Westchester County, New York

The selectable images and aerial photographs on this page present facts related to Westchester County, New York. Westchester County, known to locals simply as Westchester, is a county located in the U.S. state of New York (41.1500° N, 73.7750° W). Westchester covers an area of and has a population of 949,113 according to the 2010 Census, residing in 45 municipalities. It was named after the city of Chester in England, and the county seat is White Plains.

The county's location puts New York City and Long Island Sound to its south, Putnam County to its north, Fairfield County, Connecticut on its east, and Rockland County as well as New Jersey to the west across of the Hudson River. Westchester became the first suburban area of its scale in world to develop. Its significance as a suburb derived mostly from the upper-middle class development of entire communities in the late 19th century, and the rapid population growth that occurred as a result.

According to 2011 U.S. Census Bureau data, the per-capita income in the county was $47,814, median income for a household in the county was $77,006. In terms of household income, Westchester County ranks number five (after Nassau County, Putnam County, Suffolk County, and Rockland County) for wealthiest county in New York State and the forty-seventh wealthiest county nationally. Westchester County ranks second immediately after New York County in terms of highest median income per person—with its higher concentration of incomes in smaller households.

History

Original inhabitants

At the time of European contact in the 16th and 17th centuries, the Native American inhabitants of what would become Westchester County were part of one of the Algonquian peoples whose name for themselves was Lenape ("the people"). The region inhabited by the Lenape—called by them Lenapehoking—consisted of the area around and between the Delaware and lower to middle Hudson Rivers. Throughout the region were spoken two related languages (part of the Algonquian language family and related to Mahican) collectively known as the Delaware languages: Unami and Munsee. Munsee was spoken by the inhabitants of what is today known as Westchester County as well as those from Manhattan island. Some ethnographers of the past, lacking valid contemporary sources, simply referred to the various tribes of the area as Munsee speakers, or, even more generally, as Lenni Lenape (the "true people").

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Close places of interest

Church of Saint Mary the Virgin (Chappaqua, New York) (0.65 km)

The Church of Saint Mary the Virgin is an Episcopal church located on South Greeley Avenue in Chappaqua, New York, United States. It was built in the early years of the 20th century on land donated by Horace Greeley's daughter Gabrielle and her husband, himself a priest of the Episcopal Church. In 1979 it was one of several properties associated with Greeley in Chappaqua listed on the National Register of Historic Places as the Church of Saint Mary Virgin and Greeley Grove.

Chappaqua, New York (1.36 km)

Chappaqua is a hamlet and census designated place in the Town of New Castle, in northern Westchester County, New York, United States. As of the 2010 census, following a major revision to the delineation of its boundaries by the Census Bureau, the population was 1,436. At the 2000 census, with very different census-defined boundaries, Chappaqua had a population of 9,468. History In the early 1730s a group of Quakers moved north from Purchase, New York, to settle in present-day Chappaqua. They built their homes on Quaker Street and held their meetings at the home of Abel Weeks.

Pleasantville, New York (1.84 km)

Pleasantville is a village in Westchester County, New York, United States. The population was 7,019 at the 2010 census. It is located in the town of Mount Pleasant. Pleasantville is home to a campus of Pace University and to the Jacob Burns Film Center. Pleasantville was the original home of Reader's Digest, which still uses a Pleasantville postal address. Geography Pleasantville is located at (41.136410, -73.787521). According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of, all of it land.

Pleasantville High School (New York) (2.08 km)

Pleasantville High School is in the Village of Pleasantville within the Town of Mount Pleasant in Westchester County, New York. On July 8, 2013 during a school board meeting, Dawn Bartz was asked to resign as principal.

Captain Lawrence Brewing Company (2.72 km)

Captain Lawrence Brewing Company is an award-winning craft brewery located in Elmsford, NY. The brewery is owned and run by head brewer Scott Vaccaro. Vaccaro, a homebrewer since 1995, trained in brewing science at UC Davis. Many of Captain Lawrence's beers are strongly influenced by traditional Belgian ale styles, although often with an American twist. Barrel-aging and ales with sourness or flavors contributed by wild yeasts, such as Brettanomyces, and bacteria are also part of their repertoire.

Other mentions of Westchester County, New York

New York, Westchester and Boston Railway

The New York, Westchester and Boston Railway Company (NYW&B), known to its riders as "the Westchester" and colloquially as the "Boston-Westchester", was an electric commuter railroad in the Bronx and Westchester County, New York from 1912 to 1937. It ran from the southernmost part of the South Bronx, near the Harlem River, to Mount Vernon with branches north to White Plains and east to Port Chester. From 1906, construction and operation was under the control of the New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad (NH) until its bankruptcy in 1935.

WEZN-FM

WEZN-FM (99.9 FM, "Star 99.9") is a radio station broadcasting an Adult Contemporary format, licensed to the Bridgeport, Connecticut community. The station is owned by Connoisseur Media and it has a strong signal which reaches into most of Westchester County, New York and well north of Hartford, Connecticut. WEZN was the first station station to be assigned the WJZZ call sign in 1964 followed by 105.9 FM in Detroit, Michigan (now WDMK) and 107.5 FM in Atlanta, Georgia (now WAMJ). History and programming The station was purchased from Cox Radio by Connoisseur Media.

Stepping Stones Light

Stepping Stones Light is a Victorian-style lighthouse in Long Island Sound, in Nassau County, New York. The lighthouse is square-shaped and made of red brick, standing one-and-a-half stories high. The Hudson-Athens Lighthouse is a virtual twin of this structure. The light is in current use, under the management of the United States Coast Guard. It is not open to the public. The reef upon which it sits was given its name by Siwanoy (Minnefords) Native American legends.

WEBE

WEBE 107.9 FM (advertised on air as "WEBE 108"), owned by Cumulus Media, is an Adult Contemporary music formatted radio station licensed to serve the community of Westport, Connecticut. The station is usually ranked number one the Stamford-Norwalk,Bridgeport and Fairfield County ratings, and is in the top 5 of the New Haven Market rating. One of the main elements behind the station's success is its traffic coverage reports that cover the entire route from interior Connecticut to lower Fairfield County.
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