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White Plains, Westchester, NY

White Plains, city, seat (1778) of Westchester county, New York, U.S. It lies along the Bronx and Hutchinson rivers. Known to the Wappinger Indians as Quarropas ("White Marshes"), probably for the area’s heavy fogs, the site was sold twice (in 1660 and in 1683) by them to different groups, causing long litigation over the title and delays in the settlement of the area. An established community by 1735 within the town (township) of Rye, White Plains became the centre of iron-mining activity in Westchester and also served as a crossroads for several transportation lines. The New York Provincial Congress met there on July 9, 1776, approved the Declaration of Independence, and proclaimed the creation of the state of New York.

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  • 1854 - White Plains
    White Plains, a post-village, semi-capital of Westchester county. New York, situated in White Plains township, on the Harlem rail road, 26 miles N....Read MORE...


  • News 1869 - Advices from Eastern New York and the New England States, on the 22d, represent the spring freshets to be the most severe since 1857.
    The New York Central and Hudson River Railways were under water for miles, and travel was suspended. Great damage had been inflicted on the low...Read MORE...


  • News 1869 - Insane Asylum
    The managers of the New York Hospitals have decided to locate the new Insane Asylum at White Plains, Westchester County. It will cost a million...Read MORE...


  • News 1888 - A fire destroyed the old Ben Holiday stone mansion on the 14th three miles from White Plains, N.Y.,
    now owned by Whitelaw Reid, of the New York Tribune. The building was one of the famous landmarks in Westchester County, having been standing for...Read MORE...


  • White Plains, New York, USA
    White Plains, N.Y. From Battle Hill. Here was fought Battle of White Plains.
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  • News 1895 - CHILDRENS' HOME DESTROYED. The 200 Inmates Get Out Safely Although Asleep When the Fire Breaks Out.
    WHITE PLAINS, N. Y., Feb. 16. - The West Chester temporary home, about a mile from the county courthouse, was totally destroyed by fire last night....Read MORE...


  • 1895 - White Plains
    White Plains, a post-village and one of the capitals of Westchester co., in White Plains township, on the New York & Harlem Railroad, 22 miles N. by...Read MORE...


  • 1906
    White Plains (officially, Whiteplains), a post-village, capital of Westchester co., N.Y., included in part in Whiteplains township (town), on the New ...Read MORE...


  • News 1907 - WHITE PLAINS MOURNS VAMPS KILLED AT FIRE. Three Dead, One Dying as a Result of Sunday Night's Blaze. WARNED, BUT WORKED ON.
    Volunteers Ignored Danger of Falling Wall and Crash Caught Them - Crowd Saw Accident.

    White Plains was in mourning yesterday for three volunteer...Read MORE...


  • White Plains, New York, USA
    Post Office, White Plains, N.Y.
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  • News 1924 - RESORT HOTEL BURNS.
    White Plains, Sept. 21. - The Gedney farm hotel here was destroyed by fire early today.

    Losses, including property of the 150 guests, were...Read MORE...


  • White Plains, New York, USA
    Community Center, Bronx River Parkway, White Plains, Westchester County, N.Y.
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White Plains, N.Y. From Battle Hill. Here was fought Battle of White Plains.
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Post Office, White Plains, N.Y.
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Community Center, Bronx River Parkway, White Plains, Westchester County, N.Y.
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  • 1854 - White Plains
    White Plains, a post-village, semi-capital of Westchester county. New York, situated in White Plains township, on the Harlem rail road, 26 miles N.... Read MORE...

  • News  1869 - Advices from Eastern New York and the New England States, on the 22d, represent the spring freshets to be the most severe since 1857.
    The New York Central and Hudson River Railways were under water for miles, and travel was suspended. Great damage had been inflicted on the low... Read MORE...

  • News  1869 - Insane Asylum
    The managers of the New York Hospitals have decided to locate the new Insane Asylum at White Plains, Westchester County. It will cost a million... Read MORE...

  • News  1888 - A fire destroyed the old Ben Holiday stone mansion on the 14th three miles from White Plains, N.Y.,
    now owned by Whitelaw Reid, of the New York Tribune. The building was one of the famous landmarks in Westchester County, having been standing for... Read MORE...

  • 1895 - White Plains
    White Plains, a post-village and one of the capitals of Westchester co., in White Plains township, on the New York & Harlem Railroad, 22 miles N. by... Read MORE...

  • News  1895 - CHILDRENS' HOME DESTROYED. The 200 Inmates Get Out Safely Although Asleep When the Fire Breaks Out.
    WHITE PLAINS, N. Y., Feb. 16. - The West Chester temporary home, about a mile from the county courthouse, was totally destroyed by fire last night.... Read MORE...

  • 1906
    White Plains (officially, Whiteplains), a post-village, capital of Westchester co., N.Y., included in part in Whiteplains township (town), on the New ... Read MORE...

  • News  1907 - WHITE PLAINS MOURNS VAMPS KILLED AT FIRE. Three Dead, One Dying as a Result of Sunday Night's Blaze. WARNED, BUT WORKED ON.
    Volunteers Ignored Danger of Falling Wall and Crash Caught Them - Crowd Saw Accident.

    White Plains was in mourning yesterday for three volunteer... Read MORE...

  • News  1924 - RESORT HOTEL BURNS.
    White Plains, Sept. 21. - The Gedney farm hotel here was destroyed by fire early today.

    Losses, including property of the 150 guests, were... Read MORE...

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