Westchester County, New York

Westchester County is a county located in the southeast of the state of New York in the United States. The administrative headquarters ( County Seat) is White Plains.


Historical sights

  • The historic Elephant Hotel in Somers regarded as landmark. It was recorded in 2005 as a historical monument and is located on the New York State Route 202 to number 335
  • In Port Chester is located in the historic North Main Street Life Savers Building. The building of the same manufacturer Lifesavers candy was included as a historical site with the number 85001496 on the National Register of Historic Places on July 11, 1985.
  • The Yorktown Heights Railroad Station is located in the homonymous village on Commerce Street. Built in 1877 Station was recorded in 1981 by the NRHP, and now serves as a museum.
  • At the Gate of Heaven Cemetery in Hawthorne numerous personalities from sports, politics and culture are buried.


The Westchester County lies between the Hudson River to the west and Connecticut to the south of the U.S. state of New York. In the south of the county, in the city Yonkers, Long Iceland by the sound in the southeast and the Hudson River is formed a peninsula in the West, which continues to the south. In the south of the county is bordered by New York.

The coast of Long Iceland sound is flat; There are sandy beaches and marshes. The coast are offshore islands different:

  • Columbia Iceland
  • David's Iceland
  • Glen Iceland
  • Huckleberry Iceland

Westchester County was affected in the past several times by tornadoes, so from Westchester County tornado in 1900 and the Westchester County Tornado 2006.


The surface of the county is - just like in Manhattan - from gneiss and mica schist.


In the north of the county of Interstate 684 runs through the landscape. It ends near Harrison on Interstate 287, an east -west connection between Interstate 87 and Interstate 95 both highways extending in a north-south direction, the former, however, along the Hudson River, the latter with, along the Long Iceland Sound from Connecticut to New York.

All along the Hudson River leads the U.S. Highway 9, along the Long Iceland Sound of U.S. Highway 1 In the far north of the county also run the U.S. Highways 6 and 202 in east-west direction.

Cities and Towns

(in brackets number of inhabitants according to the census of 2000 )



Combined Towns / Villages


Census-designated places