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10506, School District, Bedford Hills Elementary School, Bedford Village Elementary School, Mt. Kisco Elementary School, Pound Ridge Elementary School, West Patent Elementary School, Fox Lane Middle School, Fox Lane High School | Westchester Bedford Central School District - Bedford Village

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  The Bedford Central School District is located at 632 South Bedford Road, Bedford, NY 10506 in Westchester County. The Bedford Central School District serves the communities of Mount Kisco, Bedford, Bedford Hills, Pound Ridge, and portions of New Castle and North Castle , NY. We have five elementary schools: Bedford Hills Elementary, Bedford Village Elementary, Mount Kisco Elementary, Pound Ridge Elementary, and West Patent Elementary - Fox Lane Middle School and Fox Lane High School. Bedford Central School District - Bedford Village | Westchester  website and more . . .


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  Bedford Chamber Concerts at St. Matthews Episcopal Church in Fellowship Hallis located at 382 Cantitoe Street, Bedford, NY 10506 in Westchester County. Bedford Chamber Concerts | Westchester  website and more . . .


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Bedford Village Court House oldest Westchester County Government Building historic landmark Historical Society museum museums Bedford-Historical-Society | Westchester Bedford Historic Courthouse c1787

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  The Bedford Historic Courthouse c1787 is located in Bedford Village. The Court House is the oldest Westchester County Government Building and one of only three Court Houses in New York State built before 1800. It is Bedford's historic landmark of the days from 1788 to 1870 when Bedford was a county seat more populous than White Plains. The Court House was restored once in 1889 and again between 1965 and 1970 when its Court Room was returned to its original dignity. The Bedford Museum is housed on the second floor. The Town owns the building and the Historical Society maintains the interior and operates the museums that are open to the public from May to October. Press blue button for the Bedford Historical Society and more historic properties. Bedford Historic Courthouse c1787 | Westchester  website and more . . .


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General Store c1838 Bedford Village Old Burying Ground Bedford Historical Society historic properties | Westchester Bedford Historic General Store c1838

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  The General Store c1838 is located in Bedford Village. Country store, post office and for many years an antique shop, this small building stood originally on Pound Ridge Road. It was moved to its current site next to the Old Burying Ground in 1890. Purchased by the Bedford Historical Society in 1968, it is currently leased to Travel Trends and G. Henschel, Architects. Press blue button for more information about the Bedford Historical Society and its historic properties. Bedford Historic General Store c1838 | Westchester  website and more . . .


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Click to enlarge photo of Bedford Historic Hall Bedford Historic Hall is located in Bedford Village. Bedford Historic Hall was moved to its present site in 1837 by twenty yoke of oxen. Historical Hall was the impetus for the founding of the Bedford Historical Society. In 1916, a group of citizens purchased the building to preserve it and prevent it from being turned into a tenement. It has been improved and maintained by the Society ever since and is used for private parties, meetings and exhibitions. Bedford Historic Hall c1806 | Westchester  website and more . . .


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Jackson House c1857 Bedford Village Court House Bedford Station Bedford Hills Bedford Historical Society historic properties | Westchester Bedford Historic Jackson House c1857

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  The Jackson House c1857 is located in Bedford Village. The corner property on Court Road was purchased by the Society in 1946 to protect the adjacent Court House. Built by George W. Jackson, the house was owned in the 1860's and 1870's by the town's livery stable proprietor, Cyrus K. Saunders, who also ran the stage to Bedford Station, now Bedford Hills. In 1998, the original building underwent extensive structural and cosmetic renovations; in 2001, the annex was restored and in 2006, the two interior spaces were reconnected. The building is currently leased to Wendy's Closet, a women's clothing store. Press blue button for more information about the Bedford Historical Society and its historic properties. Bedford Historic Jackson House c1857 | Westchester  website and more . . .


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  The Bedford Historic Library c1807 is located in Bedford Village. Until 1902, this was the Bedford Academy, one of Westchester's first classical schools. The Corporation of Bedford Academy gave the building to the Historical Society in 1972. It is currently leased for $1 a year to the Bedford Free Library who is responsible for its maintenance. Press blue button for more information about the Bedford Historical Society and its historic properties. Bedford Historic Library c1807 | Westchester  website and more . . .


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Lounsbery Building c1906 Bedford Village Greek Revival Bedford Historical Society historic properties | Westchester Bedford Historic Lounsbery Building c1906

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  The Lounsbery Building c1906 is located in Bedford Village. Also of Greek Revival style, the store adjoining the Post Office was put up by Richard P. Lounsbery to replace a nearby one that had been burned down. It was the village A & P for many years. In 1972, it was purchased by the Society who maintains its offices on the second floor. The ground floor is currently leased to the Horse Connection. Press blue button for more information about the Bedford Historical Society and its historic properties. Bedford Historic Lounsbery Building c1906 | Westchester  website and more . . .


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Click to enlarge photo of Bedford Post Office The Post Office c1838 is located in Bedford Village. An example of Greek Revival style, the Post Office was originally a harness shop. It has been the village Post Office since around 1900. It first stood next to the Library but was moved in 1930 to make room for the Fire House. It was purchased in 1972 by the Society and enlarged in 1975 so that the Post Office could remain in the village. Bedford Historic Post Office c1838 | Westchester  website and more . . .


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Bedford Village Stone Jug Museum Court House Bedford Historical Society historic properties | Westchester Bedford Historic School House c1829

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Click to enlarge photo of Bedford School House The School House c1829 is located in Bedford Village. This small stone building on the Green, often called the Stone Jug, was the village school from 1829 to 1912. From 1913 to 1969 it housed the Bedford Museum which was moved to the second floor of the renovated Court House. The School House was then restored to its original use as a 19th century one-room school. It is open to the public from May to October. Bedford Historic School House c1829 | Westchester  website and more . . .


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  The Bedford Historical Society is a non-profit, educational institution committed to preserving our historic Town and original Village Green, to educating students of all ages in Bedford's unique history and to interpreting our collections for the benefit of residents and visitors alike. Bedford Historical Society | Westchester  website and more . . .


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Click to enlarge photo of Bedford Presbyterian Church. The Bedford Presbyterian Church sits majestically on the Village Green in Bedford Village. When planning your trip to the Hudson River Valley, be sure to visit the charming hamlet of Bedford Village located in the town of Bedford in Westchester County, NY. Visit Bedford's Historic District dating back to the 18th century. Bedford Presbyterian Church | Westchester  more . . .


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Click to enlarge photo of Sutton Clock Tower. At the comer of Guard Hill and Succabone Roads stands a tall, handsome brick tower which is a landmark and a source of joy and some amusement to the townspeople. This is the famous Sutton Clock Tower, and this is the story behind it. Bedford Sutton Clock Tower | Westchester  website and more . . .


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Hills Village Katonah King William Green Court House  British burned Revolution Historic District National Register Places burying ground Colonial | Westchester Bedford Village History

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  The hamlets of Bedford Hills, Bedford Village, and Katonah comprise the municipality of Bedford. Bedford is located in the northeastern part of Westchester County, NY. Bedford Village History | Westchester  website and more . . .


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10504, Central School District, North Castle, New Castle, Mount Pleasant, Bedford, schools, Coman Hill Elementary School, Wampus Elementary Schoo, Crittenden Middle School, Byram Hills High | Westchester Byram Hills Central School District - Bedford

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  The Byram Hills Central School District Office is located at 10 Tripp Lane, Armonk, NY 10504 in Westchester County. The Byram Hills Central School District services communities in North Castle, New Castle, Mount Pleasant, and Bedford . Byram Hills School District is comprised of the following four schools: Byram Hills Central School District - Bedford | Westchester  website and more . . .


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10549, Things to Do, Hiking / Walking, museum, nature center, trails, birding, ongoing study programs, Hands-on programs Bedford Corners, Hudson River Valley | Westchester Westmoreland Sanctuary

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  Westmoreland Sanctuary is located at West 260 Chestnut Ridge Road, Bedford Corners, NY 10549, Westchester County, in the Hudson Valley. Westmoreland Sanctuary is a reconstructed 200 year-old building serving as a museum and nature center. The central room is used as an auditorium for public, school and scout programs and its periphery and second story balcony contains exhibits of flora and fauna of Westchester County. Westmoreland Sanctuary | Westchester  website and more . . .


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Bedford Village
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Bedford Village is a hamlet and CDP (census-designated place) located in the Town of Bedford. Bedford Village is also referred to simply as Bedford. The hamlets of Bedford Hills, Bedford Village, and Katonah comprise the municipality known as the Town of Bedford.

Bedford is in northern central and northeastern Westchester County, New York with Bedford Village located toward the center and eastern part of the Town. For information about activities, attractions, and things to do in or near the Town of Bedford, visit the hamlets of Bedford at Bedford Village, Bedford Hills, and Katonah.

Town History of Bedford
"On December 23, 1680, 22 men from Stamford, Connecticut, founded the Town of Bedford when they purchased, fur coats, blankets, wampum and cloth, a tract of land three miles square known as the "Hopp Ground" from Chief Katonah and several other Indians.

    "These proprietors from Stamford were New England Puritans who promptly set about to plan their new settlement providing for a meetinghouse, gristmill on the Mianus River and burying ground. Today's Village Green is one-third its original size but the graveyard and surrounding principal streets remain substantially as they were originally planned in 1681.

    "Bedford was part of Connecticut in 1697 when a patent fixed the boundaries as a six-mile square and it wasn't until England's King William issued a royal degree in 1700, to settle a boundary dispute that Bedford became part of New York.

    "The Town's importance grew during the Colonial period and served as the wartime Westchester County seat during the Revolutionary War after the Battle of White Plains and until Bedford was burned by the British on July 11, 1779. After the Revolution, Bedford became one of two seats of County government, alternating with White Plains until 1870. The Court House in Bedford Village, built in 1787 and renovated in the 1960s, is Westchester County's oldest government building."

Bedford Village
"The original 1680 Bedford settlement was in Bedford Village in the southeastern portion of the Town, with its Village Green and historic buildings dating to the 18th and early 19th centuries. Among these are the 1787 Court House and several homes built after the British burned the village during the Revolution. In 1972, the Bedford Village Historic District was established by local ordinance and is listed on both the New York State and the National Register of Historic Places. The burying ground, established in 1681, was apparently still in use after the Colonial period as the latest headstone dates to 1885. A museum in the Court House is open to the public."

Katonah
"Katonah, in the northwestern part of Bedford, saw its Historic District, in 1983, listed on the State and National registers of Historic Places. This district encompasses the Bedford Road area, a section of the hamlet designed by landscape architects, G.S. and B.S. Olmstead. Noted for its Victorian architecture, Katonah now stands somewhat south of where the original hamlet was located and before it was obliged to move in the late 1890s to make way for the expansion of the New York City watershed when the Muscoot Reservoir was built. Fifty houses were moved to their present sites in the hamlet. Katonah is widely known as home to Caramoor, Katonah Museum of Art and the John Jay Homestead, retirement home of John Jay, the first chief justice of the United States Supreme Court."

Bedford Hills
"Once known as Bedford Station when the railroad was built in 1847, Bedford Hills extends from its bustling business center at the railroad station to farms and estates as it spreads eastward along Harris, Babbitt and Bedford Center roads and south along the busy Route 117 business corridor toward Mt. Kisco. This hamlet is the site of the Bedford Hills Correctional Facility, the largest women's prison in New York State. Bedford Hills is also the seat of Town government and home to the Town House, built in 1927, and several other Town buildings where the Police Department and Town offices are located."

Source of Town and Hamlet History : Town of Bedford

History And Antiquities
The following covers "History and Antiquities", a general collection of interesting facts, traditions, biographical sketches, and anecdotes about Westchester County and its towns. When reading the following, remember to keep in mind that this information has been written about two hundred years ago. Population statistics and events have not been revised to reflect current events and perspective. We think this adds to the historical flavor and interest of the writings, giving a different perspective on much of this information and written in an "older world" writing style. "Historical Collections of the State of New York" , Published by S. Tuttle, 194 Chatham-Square, 1841

    Bedford
    "Bedford, from New York NE, 44 miles, was first settled under a Connecticut license in 1681 or 1682, at a place called the hop-ground, on account of its natural product. The original patent, dated 1697, bears the Connecticut seal, and it was not until 1700 that the settlement was attached to New York by order of King William. Bedford, the half-shire town, has a courthouse and about 45 dwellings. Whitlockville is a small village."

    First Chief-Justice of the United States
    John Jay during the latter part of his life resided in the northern part of this town. The annexed sketch of his life is from Blake's Biographical Dictionary: "John Jay, LL.D., first chief-justice of the United States under the constitution of 1789, graduated at Kings, (now Columbia College) in 1764 and in 1768 was admitted to the bar. He was appointed to the first American congress in 1774. Being on the committee with Lee and Livingston to draft an address to the people of Great Britain, he was the writer of the eloquent production. In the congress of 1775, he was on various important committees, performing more service perhaps than any other member except Franklin and John Adams. In May, 1776, he was recalled to assist in forming the government of New York, and in consequence his name is not attached to the declaration of Independence . . . though not a member of the convention that formed the constitution of the United States, he was present at Annapolis and aided by his advice. He also assisted Madison and Hamilton in writing the Federalist. In the convention of New York he contributed to the adoption of the constitution. He was appointed chief justice by Washington, December 26, 1789. In 1794, he was appointed minister plenipotentiary to Great Britain, and succeeded in negotiating the treaty, which still goes, by his name. Chief-Justice John Jay was governor of the state of New York from 1795 to 1801. The remainder of his life passed in retirement. He died in 1829, aged 84."

About Bedford Village Today
If you enjoy history and historic buildings, visit Bedford Village Memorial Park. Look around the Village Green and you will see several historic buildings.

If you're ready for lunch or dinner, select a restaurant in Bedford, New York from the www.WestchesterRestaurantGuide.com.

About Bedford Hills Today
Visit Bedford Hills Park or Rosaforte Park in Bedford Hills. Bedford Hills Park offers many things to do including, baseball, basketball, fishing, a playground, and for those hot summer days enjoy the swimming pools in Bedford Hills Park. Winter activities include ice skating at the park.

Go biking, hiking, or fishing, take a short drive and go to the Ward Pound Ridge Reservation. The Ward Pound Reservation is a 4,315-acre park making Ward Pound Ridge Reservation the county’s largest park. With its varied terrain and landscapes and miles of wooded trails the park provides a variety of activities in all seasons. There are areas for picnicking, lean-to camping, fishing and cross-country skiing. The park is home to the Trailside Nature Museum, which hosts weekend nature interpretive programs year-round.

About Katonah Today
For a fun day out with the kids, visit historic sites in Katonah. For music and art enjoy the excellence of outstanding music events at Caramoor. Take the train from Grand Central Station to the train station in Katonah. The train station is located near charming shops, excellent restaurants, and historic Victorian homes.

If you enjoy historic sites, be sure to visit the John Jay Homestead State Historic Site. Children of all ages will enjoy visiting this historic site.

For music, art, festivals, and history, visit Caramoor in Katonah. With its outstanding performances, engaging arts-in-education programming, the extraordinary Rosen House, and beautiful grounds, Caramoor is a cornerstone of the cultural life of Westchester County.




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