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Port Chester in Westchester County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Historic Village of Port Chester

 
 
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By Michael Herrick, November 17, 2010
1. Historic Village of Port Chester Marker
Inscription.
Historic
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.
 
Location. 41° 0.048′ N, 73° 39.806′ W. Marker is in Port Chester, New York, in Westchester County. Marker is at the intersection of North Main Street (U.S. 1) and Westchester Avenue, on the right when traveling south on North Main Street. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 16 North Main Street, Port Chester NY 10573, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Port Chester Spanish American War Monument (approx. 0.2 miles away); In Memory of Newell Rising
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By Michael Herrick, November 17, 2010
2. Historic Village of Port Chester Marker
(approx. 0.2 miles away); Rye Soldiers Memorial (approx. 0.3 miles away); Byram Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.4 miles away in Connecticut); Christopher Columbus (approx. half a mile away); Port Chester World War I Monument (approx. 0.7 miles away); Port Chester World War II Memorial (approx. 0.7 miles away); Luigi Del Bianco Memorial (approx. 0.7 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Port Chester.
 
Also see . . .
1. village of Port Chester, New York. (Submitted on November 19, 2010, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
2. Port Chester, New York on Wikipedia. (Submitted on November 19, 2010, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
 
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
 
Historic Village of Port Chester Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, November 17, 2010
3. Historic Village of Port Chester Marker
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 637 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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