Larchmont (New York)

Westchester County


Larchmont (German: Larch Mountain ) is a town in Westchester County in the U.S. state of New York. It is located on Long Iceland Sound northeast of New York City and has about 6,500 inhabitants (as of 2000). Larchmont is one of the upmarket residential areas in the catchment area of New York City.


The first known settlers in what is now Larchmont, which was discovered in 1614 by a Dutch navigator who were Siwanoy, Indians from the tribe of the Algonquin. After the beginning of the 18th century, the country was increasingly taken over by the British and the Dutch, were living in 1720 only a few Indians in the area.

In the 19th century, mainly Quakers from New England and wealthy New Yorkers moved into the place, which was in 1891 raised to the community.