Oniontown, New York

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Oniontown is a road and community[1][2] in Dutchess County, New York, located 1.5 miles south of the hamlet of Dover Plains, in the Town of Dover.[3]

It was briefly the subject of worldwide media attention in 2008, when a derisive video about the area published on YouTube led to visiting outsiders being attacked.[4]


  1. ^ Smith, Aaron Lake (January 23, 2012). "Peeling Oniontown". Vice. Retrieved 2018-11-25. Despite its name, Oniontown isn’t an actual town—it’s more of a mountainside enclave filled with a haphazard collection of run-down trailers on a dead-end dirt road.
  2. ^ Kilgallen, James L. (February 20, 1947). "'So What' Is Psychology of Oniontown". Somerset Daily American. p. 7. Retrieved 2018-11-25. This is the third and final article about that unique community known as Oniontown, N. Y." "No one in the community has money, an education, or...
  3. ^ "Oniontown". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey.
  4. ^ "Teens attacked in Oniontown, N.Y." Associated Press. New York Daily News. July 4, 2008. Retrieved May 9, 2018.

Coordinates: 41°43′21″N 73°34′52″W / 41.722515°N 73.581233°W / 41.722515; -73.581233

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