Little Rest (Littlerest) probably owes its name to the fact that in the days before the railroads, when there was a very large passenger and produce traffic by wagon between the Hudson River and Connecticut, the wagons and stages which had no accommodations at this point for spending the night, were accustomed to stop here briefly to water and rest the horses and oxen. 
- Workers of the Dutchess County Unit, Federal Writers' Project of the Works Progress Administration, Dutchess County, American Guide Series, William Penn Association, 1937, Philadelphia.
Little Rest Map
Chestnut Ridge Road • Route 343
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