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Larchmont

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Zip: 10538

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By Benjamin Franklin  1706 - 1790

American author, diplomat, inventor, physicist, politician, & printer; published "Poor Richard's Almanack" 1732-1757; founder & 1st president of American Philosophical Society.


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Larchmont
Westchester County
Hudson Valley

History of Larchmont, New York
The earliest known settlers were the Siwanoy Indians, an Algonquin tribe. They harvested the rich marshlands for clams and hunted inland for bear, deer, racoon and muskrat.

In 1614, a Dutch sea captain discovered Long Island Sound after passing through Hell's Gate. He reported seeing campfires in what is now known as Larchmont Manor Park. The indigenous population was not long for the area, once the British and Dutch began buying up the land. By 1720, only a handful of Siwanoys remained in what is now Larchmont.

The next century saw a steady increase in population, as first Quaker refugees from New England and then wealthy New Yorkers established estates in the area. During the late 19th century, Larchmont was known as a summer playground for New York's elite. Many of the large Victorian "cottages" of that era survive in Larchmont Manor.

The summer residents chose to incorporate as a municipality in 1891. Today, Larchmont is a one-mile-square village within the Town of Mamaroneck, served by the New Haven line of Metro-North Railroad and several major highways.

"History of Larchmont, New York" is sourced from Village of Larchmont.

History And Antiquities The following covers "History and Antiquities", a general collection of interesting facts, traditions, biographical sketches, and anecdotes about Westchester County and its towns. When reading the following, remember to keep in mind that this information was written many years ago. Population statistics and events have not been revised to reflect current events and perspective. We think this adds to the historical flavor and interest of the writings, giving a different perspective on much of this information.

Excerpts from "New York, A Guide to the Empire State" , Compiled by workers of the Writer's Program of the Work Projects Administration in the State of New York, 1940 Albany

    Larchmont
    Larchmont, 8.2 m. (100 alt., 5,955 pop.), is a residential community; more than half the total population commutes daily to New York City. Beach Avenueleads (L) to private shore and yacht clubs on the Sound. From the Larchmont Yacht Club the regattas on Labor Day are major events in eastern yachting circles.

About Larchmont
There are many things to do and wonderful places to visit in Larchmont, New York. Enjoy activities, attractions, and fine dining opportunities in Larchmont. Visit parks in Larchmont, golf courses in Larchmont, and antique stores in Larchmont. Enjoy concerts in Flint Park every Thursday evening in July. Bring a picnic and enjoy dining under the stars while you listen to the music.

When its time to eat, select from a wide range of Larchmont restaurants.

Larchmont, New York offers beautiful homes and terrific areas in which to live with an added bonus of an easy commute to New York City from the MTA Larchmont Train Station. Learn more about buying a home in Larchmont, New York, Westchester County.




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