WestchesterTowns.com Westchester Towns
Westchester Towns WestchesterTowns.com
        

Mount Pleasant

Westchester County

Zip: 10570

NY Times
New York Today: New York Today: Moments of Unity

Fixing the Subway Requires Pain. But How Much, and for How Long?

In Search of Donald Trump at His Boyhood Home

New Jersey Is Front Line in a National Battle Over Bail

Mayor de Blasio Says He ‘Does Not Believe’ in Congestion Pricing

After 127 Years, the Gavel Falls on a Connecticut Courthouse

Herman Farrell Set to Close a 42-Year State Assembly Career

‘Bonded in Fire,’ Staff at Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Recovering From Tragedy

A Tranquil Swimming Hole Is Overwhelmed by Its Own Internet Fame

Public Hospitals Treat Greater Share of Mental Health Patients

Safety Plan for J’ouvert in Brooklyn Borrows From New Year’s Eve Tactics

Metropolitan Diary: A Weekend Transported

Leo Hershkowitz, 92, Dies; Unearthed New York City History

A Birkin Bag in the Box Is Worth a Lifetime of Debt

Front Burner: Food Scholar Shares His Story on the Upper East Side

Front Burner: Death Ave Opens a Tap Room

Thought of the Day
Money: A blessing that is of no advantage to us excepting when we part with it. An evidence of culture and a passport to polite society.

Yesterday's Thought Was
Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will.
By Mahatma Gandhi  1869 - 1948

Full name is: Gandhi, Mohandas Karamchand (Mahatma). Assassinated.


 Mount Pleasant, NY 10570 Demographics  Demographics for Mount Pleasant

 

 Mount Pleasant Gardens, Nature Centers & Nature Trails  Gardens, Nature Centers & Nature Trails

 

 Mount Pleasant Listings  Mount Pleasant listings

 

 Mount Pleasant MTA Metro-North | Train Stations  MTA Metro-North | Train Stations

 

 Mount Pleasant Police Departments / Sherriff's Offices  Police Departments / Sherriff's Offices

 

 Mount Pleasant School Districts | Public Schools  School Districts | Public Schools

 
 

Mount Pleasant

Westchester County


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 has been written about two hundred 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 and written in an "older world" writing style. "Historical Collections of the State of New York, Published by S. Tuttle, 194 Chatham-Square, 1841

    Mount Pleasant
    Mount Pleasant is a large and fine township, diversified with hills and valleys. Pop. 7,308. Beds of marble abound in this vicinity, and are extensively quarried at Sing Sing and other places. Sing Sing, Pleasantville, Sparta, and Unionville are villages. The village of Sing Sing, 34 miles from New York, and 111 from Albany, was incorporated in 1813. Its name is derived from the Chinese Tsingsing, the title of a celebrated governor, in China, of a city so called. It is said to have been brought to this country by a Dutch settler who had traded with China. The village is situated on an uneven spot of ground, and is quite diversified in its appearance; and is a thriving place, having 4 churches, an academy for males, an institution for females, a number of mills, and upwards of 200 dwellings. The State Prison on the bank of the Hudson River in Sing Sing village, usually contains from 800 to 900 convicts.




Top of Page