WestchesterTowns.com Westchester Towns
Westchester Towns WestchesterTowns.com
        

Maryknoll

Westchester County

Zip: 10545

NY Times
New York Today: New York Today: Who Is Your New Yorker of the Year?

For Blacks Facing Parole in New York State, Signs of a Broken System

The Scourge of Racial Bias in New York State’s Prisons

Citi Bike May Need Public Funding to Reach More New Yorkers

Reality Show Would Follow New York City Councilman’s Mayoral Dreams

At New Jersey Tree Farm, a White (and Blue and Purple) Christmas

Crime Scene: The One That Waddled Away: Retracing a Weighty Gold Theft

New York City Council Seeks Tougher Oversight of Deed Restrictions

The Neediest Cases: Happy to Do Homework After a Long Journey From Guatemala

Metropolitan Diary: In a Box of More Than 300 Letters, a Godsend for a Broken Heart

Grace Notes: Not Sleeping Enough? Arianna Huffington Wants to Help

Thought of the Day
Assume a virtue, if you have it not.

Yesterday's Thought Was
History is a pack of lies we play on the dead.
By Voltaire  1694 - 1778

French author, humanist, rationalist, & satirist; leading philosopher of the Enlightenment; wrote "Candide", "Zadig", "La Henriade", "Discourse on Man".


 Maryknoll, NY 10545 Demographics  Demographics for Maryknoll

 

 Maryknoll Listings  Maryknoll listings

 

 Maryknoll Post Offices  Post Offices

 

 Maryknoll Town History  Town History

 
 

Maryknoll

Westchester County


Maryknoll is located in the municipality of Ossining in the western part of Westchester County, NY. In 1685, Frederick Philipse bought what later became the Town of Ossining from the Sint Sinck Indians, members of the Wappinger Confederacy. This land formed part of the vast Frederick Philpse landholdings. The Manor of Philipsburg extended from Spuyten Duyvil Creek to the Croton River. All of Colonel Philpse's land was confiscated by the state in 1779 because he was a Loyalist during the Revolutionary War. Subsequently, many former landowners bought their farms from the state.

In 1813 the Village of Sing Sing, now Ossining, became the first incorporated village in Westchester County. In 1845 the Town of "Ossinsing" was created from the section of the Town of Mount Pleasant that contained Sing Sing, Sparta, and Scarborough. This new town was called Ossinsing, a different form of Sing Sing. In 1846, the following year, the name was shortened to Ossining which was easier to pronounce. In 1901, local officials changed the name of the village from Sing Sing to Ossining to avoid confusing village-made goods with products (such as shoes and stoves) made at Sing Sing prison.




Top of Page