Marlborough was named for John Churchill, the Duke of Marlborough and officially became a town in 1788. Early settlers included the Hallock family in Milton, the DuBois family in Marlboro, and the Carpenter family in Lattintown.
The fertile land and close proximity to the Hudson River helped Marlborough become a successful farming community. Apples, raspberries, and grapes are still the main crops in the area and you can still find many of the original farms.
For information about our town please contact our Town Historian, Tom Schroeder at 845-795-5100 Ext. 4.