Historic Village of Port Chester

Historic Village of Port Chester (HMPL1)

Location: Port Chester, NY 10573 Westchester County
Country: United States of America

N 41° 0.048', W 73° 39.806'

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Village of Port Chester
in the
State of New York
County of Westchester
Town of Rye
A border community with the State of Connecticut on Long Island Sound. Settled as the Town of Rye in 1660, the area became known as "The Saw Pits". The name was derived from the process of making planks used in ship building.
On March 11, 1837, the settlement of "The Saw Pits" was renamed "Port Chester". On May 14, 1868, it was incorporated into a village. "Port" is another word for haven. Port Chester has always been a refuge for immigrants seeking a better way of life.
This site abuts "Liberty Square", the center of the village and the site of mustering soldiers during both the Revolutionary and Civil Wars. It is the hub of village activity.
HM NumberHMPL1
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Date Added Monday, September 22nd, 2014 at 11:04pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 612407 N 4539706
Decimal Degrees41.00080000, -73.66343333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 41° 0.048', W 73° 39.806'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds41° 0' 2.88" N, 73° 39' 48.36" W
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Area Code(s)914
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 18 N Main St, Port Chester NY 10573, US
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