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  Baldwin Place is one of five communities in the Town of Somers. The other communities are Amawalk, Granite Springs, Lincolndale, and Shenorock. The Town of Somers is located in the northern part of Westchester County, NY. Baldwin Place History  (Somers) | Westchester  website and more . . .


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  The Somers Central School District is located at 250 Route 202, Somers, NY 10589. Somers is located in the northern part of Westchester County. Somers is comprised of the following communities of Amawalk, Baldwin Place, Granite Springs, Heritage Hills, Lincolndale, Shenorock and Somers . Somers Central School District - Baldwin Place | Westchester  website and more . . .


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Baldwin Place
Town of Somers
Westchester County
Hudson Valley

Baldwin Place is one of five communities in the Town of Somers located in the northern part of Westchester County, NY. The other communities are Amawalk, Granite Springs, Lincolndale, and Shenorock.

History of Baldwin
The Mohegan tribe of the Algonquin nation originally occupied Somers. Settlement in Somers began in 1700. The town was originally named Stephentown. However, a town by the same name already existed in Renssealaer County. This lead to the name being changed to Somerstown and in 1808 to Town of Somers.

The railroad developed in the 1840’s and bypassed Somers. This caused a decline in the rate of growth of Somers over the next hundred years. However, the presence of the railroad in nearby communities allowed for a shift from agriculture towards dairy production and fruit growing. Industry continued to thrive, with grist, paper, saw and clothing mills operating in the area. Between 1890 and 1910, the Croton and Muscoot Rivers were flooded to create the New York City Reservoir system, thereby changing the local landscape considerably. After World War II the rolling hillside country attracted weekenders from New York City. The construction of I-684 in the mid-70’s facilitated additional residential and commercial development. IBM and PepsiCo built office complexes in the 1980’s.

Point of Interest: In 1804, a farmer and cattle merchant named Hachaliah Bailey acquired an African Elephant he named “Old Bet”. She was one of the first elephants in America. Although Bailey had planned to use the elephant for heavy-duty work on the farm, many people came to Somers to see the elephant. This inspired Bailey to exhibit Old Bet throughout the northeast. His success in this venture attracted numerous partners and rivals from local families, who joined in the business of importing and exhibiting exotic animals. The resulting menagerie business paralleled the development of the circus in America, and by the 1830’s the two forms of popular entertainment merged to form the basis of the modern American circus. In fact, the majority of early 19th century circus proprietors came from Somers and neighboring towns in Northern Westchester and Putnam counties. This has led to Somers being titled “The Cradle of the American Circus”.

Today, numerous 19th century historic buildings remain including Mount Zion Church (1794) and the Wright-Reis Homestead (1867). The Somers Historical Society oversees these properties and makes them available for public visitation several times a year.

About Baldwin
For information about activities, attractions, things to do and places to go, in or near Baldwin Place, visit parks in Baldwin or nearby towns, golf courses in Baldwin, antiques stores in Baldwin and Northern Westchester County, hiking in Northern Westchester, and biking in Baldwin, and nearby parks in Northern Westchester, New York. If you enjoy beautiful gardens, be sure to visit Lasdon Park Arboretum in Somers, Westchester County, New York.




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