Town of Southeast is located at the crossroads of I684 and I84 in the southeastern area of Putnam County. State Routes 22, 312, 6 & 202 also go through Southeast. Metro-North Railroad has two stops servicing Brewster Village & Southeast. In addition to convenient commuting, the town’s 18,000 residents of this quaint town, have numerous walking trails, historic sites, and plenty of shopping in nearby Danbury, CT.
Southeast, incorrectly, is referred to as Brewster. Although, Brewster is the most densely populated area of Southeast, it is actually a village in the town. In 1849 the NY railroad built its depot in Brewster naming the station after the village. This created rail customers to know the destination as Brewster. Since the post office originated in the train station, it too was given the name Brewster, instead of Southeast. Over the years the postal service continued the postmark Brewster, and 10509 zip code became known as Brewster’s. Eventually, Southeast’s name was all but forgotten. Even today exits off of I84 & I684 are identified as Brewster, and residents still use their return address as Brewster 10509, rather than Southeast.
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