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In 1894, the voters of Mount Vernon (and nearby Yonkers) voted, along with the voters of Kings County (present day Brooklyn), Queens County, and Richmond County (present day Staten Island), in a referendum on whether or not they wanted to become part of a "Greater New York City". While the results were positive elsewhere, the returns were so negative in Mount Vernon and Yonkers that those two areas were not included in the consolidated city and remained independent.

Unlike neighboring Wakefield (in the Bronx), which was named after the plantation where George Washington was born, Mount Vernon was not named after a site associated with George Washington; the naming of the city of Mount Vernon precedes the eponymous Virginia plantation where Washington spent his final years. Anne Hutchinson founded the Westchester city in the 17th century and named it for its green mount (hence the name, Mount Vernon).

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  • 1854 - Mount Vernon
    Mount Vernon, a post-office of Westchester co., New York.
    A New and Complete Gazetteer of the United States: Giving a Full and Comprehensive Review of the Present Condition, Industry, and Resources of the American Confederacy ... Thomas Baldwin (of Philadelphia.) Joseph Thomas January 1, 1854 Philadelphia : Lippincott, Grambo & Company 1854.

  • News 1878 - Incendiaries At Work. A Costly Building Burned At Mount Vernon.
    Destruction By Fire of Cornelius Corson's Forty-Thousand Dollar Barn-An Extravagant Building In Ashes.

    A very large and costly barn on the...Read MORE...


  • 1895 - Mount Vernon
    Mount Vernon, a post-village of Westchester co., N.Y., in Eastchester township, on the Bronx River, and on the New York & Harlem Railroad and the New ...Read MORE...


  • News 1896 - A Midnight Fire at Mount Vernon.
    Mount Vernon, N.Y., Feb. 22.-A fire occurred this morning before daylight in the row of one-story wooden buildings fronting on Depot Place, which...Read MORE...


  • News 1900 - EXPLOSION AT MOUNT VERNON - Station Destroyed by Flames Which Follow, and Station Agent Injured.
    COUNTRY CLUB MEMBERS FLEE

    There Automobiles Imperilled by the Fire, Hotel Keeper to the Rescue—Company Sends an Old Car to Do Duty at a Depot,...Read MORE...


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    Carnegie Library, Mount Vernon, N.Y.
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    Church of the Ascension, Mount Vernon, N.Y.
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  • News 1904 - Noise At Mount Vernon Saves Its Citizens - Firemen and Police Arouse Citizens to Peril of Gas
    Commuters' Cold Breakfasts

    Accident to Main Threatens People With Asphyxiation, But Strenuous Measures Drive People Out of Doors.

    Special to...Read MORE...


  • 1906
    Mount Vernon, a residential city of Westchester co., N.Y., on the Bronx River and on the New York, New Haven and Hartford R. and the Harlem division...Read MORE...


  • News 1910 - DRAWN UNDER CAR WHEELS - Suction of Swift Train Carries Bystander to His Death.
    Special to The Washington Post

    NEW YORK, April 22. - Walter A. Seymour, a Manhattan salesman, who lived near Mount Vernon, was killed by an...Read MORE...




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  • 1854 - Mount Vernon
    Mount Vernon, a post-office of Westchester co., New York.
    A New and Complete Gazetteer of the United States: Giving a Full and Comprehensive Review of the Present Condition, Industry, and Resources of the American Confederacy ... Thomas Baldwin (of Philadelphia.) Joseph Thomas January 1, 1854 Philadelphia : Lippincott, Grambo & Company 1854.
  • News  1878 - Incendiaries At Work. A Costly Building Burned At Mount Vernon.
    Destruction By Fire of Cornelius Corson's Forty-Thousand Dollar Barn-An Extravagant Building In Ashes.

    A very large and costly barn on the... Read MORE...

  • 1895 - Mount Vernon
    Mount Vernon, a post-village of Westchester co., N.Y., in Eastchester township, on the Bronx River, and on the New York & Harlem Railroad and the New ... Read MORE...

  • News  1896 - A Midnight Fire at Mount Vernon.
    Mount Vernon, N.Y., Feb. 22.-A fire occurred this morning before daylight in the row of one-story wooden buildings fronting on Depot Place, which... Read MORE...

  • News  1900 - EXPLOSION AT MOUNT VERNON - Station Destroyed by Flames Which Follow, and Station Agent Injured.
    COUNTRY CLUB MEMBERS FLEE

    There Automobiles Imperilled by the Fire, Hotel Keeper to the Rescue—Company Sends an Old Car to Do Duty at a Depot,... Read MORE...

  • News  1904 - Noise At Mount Vernon Saves Its Citizens - Firemen and Police Arouse Citizens to Peril of Gas
    Commuters' Cold Breakfasts

    Accident to Main Threatens People With Asphyxiation, But Strenuous Measures Drive People Out of Doors.

    Special to... Read MORE...

  • 1906
    Mount Vernon, a residential city of Westchester co., N.Y., on the Bronx River and on the New York, New Haven and Hartford R. and the Harlem division... Read MORE...

  • News  1910 - DRAWN UNDER CAR WHEELS - Suction of Swift Train Carries Bystander to His Death.
    Special to The Washington Post

    NEW YORK, April 22. - Walter A. Seymour, a Manhattan salesman, who lived near Mount Vernon, was killed by an... Read MORE...

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