The Homestead Farm

The Homestead Farm (HMGEB)

Location: Katonah, NY 10536 Westchester County
Country: United States of America

N 41° 15.032', W 73° 39.542'

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John Jay Homestead

This property has seen many changes. Over 2,200 years ago, Native Americans lived and hunted here. As the family's tenanted farm in the 1700s, it produced wheat, rye, corn, and other grains. After Jay's retirement and the development of the farm in the early 1800s, fruit orchards and mills were added. Jay's descendants further diversified the farm by producing dairy products, flowers, and vegetables for the New York City markets only 50 miles away. In the 20th century, chicken farming was attempted, but Westchester County's expanding residential development was already greatly altering the area's agricultural nature.

The Homestead reflects the life-styles of five generations of the Jay family. It also mirrors changes that our country has experienced as it evolved from a farm-based society to a market-based economy. As you walk along today, picture the farm as it was 50, 100, or 200 years ago and envision the life of the Jays of Bedford.
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HM NumberHMGEB
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Marker Number2
Placed ByFriends of the Jay Homestead
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Date Added Monday, September 22nd, 2014 at 3:06pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 612350 N 4567436
Decimal Degrees41.25053333, -73.65903333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 41° 15.032', W 73° 39.542'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds41° 15' 1.92" N, 73° 39' 32.52" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)914, 917
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 400 Jay St, Katonah NY 10536, US
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