WestchesterTowns.com Westchester Towns
Westchester Towns WestchesterTowns.com

Mount Pleasant

Westchester County

Zip: 10570

NY Times
In Times Square Attack, Bollards Stopped One Car. But What About the Next?

More Corporate Sponsors Abandon Puerto Rican Day Parade

Cuomo Steps Into Transit Fray With Ideas for After ‘Summer of Hell’

About New York: New Jersey Town Used Zoning to Discriminate Against Islam

Stipend Scandal Fuels Divide Among New York’s Democratic State Senators

Malaysian Money. Opulent Ideas. But Now, for Park Lane, a Forced Sale.

Executive for ‘Soup Nazi’ Company Pleads Not Guilty to Felony Tax Evasion

A Gadget Favored by Fingers Both Fidgety and Sticky

Witness Describes Arranging Meeting That Ended in Murder

Uber to Repay Millions to Drivers, Who Could Be Owed Far More

Metropolitan Diary: Talking Milkshakes on the Train

High Ticket Prices Are Fueling a Broadway Boom

For Forgotten Veterans, a Dignified End

Noted: Inside the Studio of David Korins, Set Designer of ‘Hamilton’

Off the Menu: 180 Tenth by Smorgasburg Opens at the High Line Hotel

Christie Warns of Summer Detours Into Hoboken for Many N.J. Transit Riders

Thought of the Day
The important thing is not to stop questioning.

Yesterday's Thought Was
Wine makes a man more pleased with himself; I do not say that it makes him more pleasing to others.
By Samuel Johnson  1709 - 1784

English author, critic, & lexicographer; wrote "Dictionary of the English Language" 1747-1755, novel "Rasselas" 1759, 10-volume "Lives of the Poets" 1779-1781.

 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