Katonah in Westchester County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
The Farm Managerís Cottage
John Jay Homestead
The brick cottage was built ca. 1800 for Jayís first farm manager, Major Samuel Lyon. Lyon oversaw such daily activities on the farm as: ditching and draining land; building and maintaining fences; plowing, planting, and harvesting fields; and tending the orchards.
Like others in his economic position, John Jay employed tenant farmers who carried out the work under the managerís supervision. In return for their services, Jay provided them with cottages and small gardens, and he subsidized the cost of seeds and tools so they could plant larger cash crops on his land. When Jay collected rent from his tenants, it was often paid in the form of “shares” of these cash crops.
Erected by Friends of the Jay Homestead. (Marker Number 5.)
Location. 41° 15.09′ N, 73° 39.508′ W. Marker is in Katonah, New York, in Westchester County. Marker can be reached from Jay Street (New York State Route 22) 0.1 miles south of Beaver Dam Road, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Located on the grounds of the John Jay Homestead. Marker is at or near this postal address: 400 Route 22, Katonah NY 10536, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Brick Lot (within shouting The Organization of the Farm (within shouting distance of this marker); The Stable Courtyard (within shouting distance of this marker); The Barn Complex (within shouting distance of this marker); Bedford House (within shouting distance of this marker); The John Jay Potting Sheds (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Sundial and Fountain Gardens (about 300 feet away); Welcome to John Jay Homestead (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Katonah.
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