National Register Listings in
Westchester County, New York

African Cemetery All Saints Episcopal Church Amawalk Friends Meeting House Armour-Stiner House Asbury United Methodist Church and Bethel Chapel and Cemetery Austin, Richard, House Bar Building Bear Mountain Bridge Rd. Bedford Road Historic District Bedford Village Historic District Beecher-McFadden Estate Bell Place-Locust Avenue Historic District Bird Homestead Bolton Priory Booth, Evangeline, House Boston Post Road Historic District Brandreth Pill Factory Bridge L-158 Bronx River Parkway Reservation Bronxville Womens' Club Bush-Lyon Homestead Capitol Theater Caramoor Catt, Carrie Chapman, House Chappaqua Railroad Depot and Depot Plaza Christ Episcopal Church Church of Saint Mary the Virgin and Greeley Grove Church of St. Barnabas Church of St. Joseph of Arimathea Copcutt,John,Mansion Copland, Aaron, House Crane, Gerard, House Cropsey, Jasper F., House and Studio Croton Aqueduct, Old Croton North Railroad Station Dale Cemetery Davenport House Delavan Terrace Historic District Downtown Ossining Historic District Downtown Ossining Historic District (Boundary Increase) Draper, John W., House Drum Hill High School Dutch Reformed Church East Irvington School Edgewood House Elephant Hotel Elmsford Reformed Church and Cemetery Estherwood and Carriage House First Baptist Church and Rectory First Baptist Church of Ossining First Presbyterian Church and Pintard, Lewis, House First United Methodist Church Flagg, Ethan, House-Blessed Sacrament Monastery Ford Administration Building Forster, Marmaduke, House Foster Memorial A.M.E. Zion Church Friedlander, Leo, Studio Glenwolde Park Historic District Good Counsel Complex Grainger, Percy, Home and Studio Greeley House Hadden-Margolis House Halcyon Place Historic District Hammond House Harden, Edward, Mansion Hart, Eleazer, House Hartford, John A., House Hartsdale Pet Cemetery Hartsdale Railroad Station Hastings Prototype House Haviland's, Widow, Tavern Highland Cottage Homestead, The Hyatt, Caleb, House Hyatt-Livingston House Irving, Washington, High School Irvington Historic District Irvington Town Hall Jay, John, Homestead Jones, John, Homestead Jug Tavern Katonah Village Historic District Knapp, Timothy, House and Milton Cemetery Knickerbocker Press Building Larchmont Avenue Church Lawrence Park Historic District Leffingwell-Batcheller House Leland Castle Life Savers Building Lispenard-Rodman-Davenport House Lord and Burnham Building Lyndhurst Mamaroneck Methodist Church Mandel, Richard H., House Manor Club Mapleton Marble Schoolhouse Masterton-Dusenberry House McVickar House Mead Memorial Chapel Merestead Metropolitan Life Insurance Company Hall of Records Miller House Mott Mill Mount Kisco Municipal Complex Mt. Zion Methodist Church Music Hall Nelson Avenue-Fort Hill Historic District Nelson, Thomas, House New Rochelle Railroad Station New York Central & Hudson River Railroad Power Station New York, Westchester and Boston Railway Highbrook Avenue Bridge North Grove Street Historic District North Salem Town Hall Nuits Odell House Old Chappaqua Historic District Old Croton Dam, Site of Old St. Peter's Church Osborn-Bouton-Mead House Paine, Thomas, Cottage Palmer-Lewis Estate Patriot's Park Peekskill Downtown Historic District Peekskill Freight Depot Peekskill Presbyterian Church Pelham Picture House Pelhamdale Peoples National Bank and Trust Company Building Philipsburg Manor Philipsburgh Building Philipse Manor Hall Philipse Manor Railroad Station Pioneer Building Plashbourne Estate Playland Amusement Park Pound Ridge Historic District Presbyterian Rest for Convalescents Proctor's Theater Public Bath House No. 2 Public Bath House No. 3 Public Bath House No. 4 Public School No. 13 Purdy, Jacob, House Purdy, Joseph, Homestead Putnam and Mellor Engine and Hose Company Firehouse Quaker Ridge Golf Club Rehoboth Reid Hall, Manhattanville College Resnick, Solomon, House Robinwood Historic District Rochelle Park-Rochelle Heights Historic District Rockefeller Pocantico Hills Estate Historic District Rockefeller, John D., Estate Romer-Van Tassel House Rye Meeting House Rye Town Park-Bathing Complex and Oakland Beach Sarles' Tavern Scarborough Historic District Scarsdale Railroad Station Scarsdale Woman's Club Sherwood House Skinny House Sleepy Hollow Cemetery Smith Tavern Smith, Alexander, Carpet Mills Historic District Somers Hamlet Historic District Somers Town House Soundview Manor South Presbyterian Church South Salem Presbyterian Church Cemetery Spanish American War Monument to the 71st Infantry Regiment St. Augustine's Episcopal Church Complex St. George's Church St. John's Episcopal Church St. John's Protestant Episcopal Church St. Luke's Episcopal Church St. Mark's Cemetery St. Mark's Episcopal Church St. Paul's Church National Historic Site St. Paul's Episcopal Church and Rectory St. Peter's Episcopal Church St. Peter's Episcopal Church St. Thomas' Episcopal Church Complex Standard House Stepping Stones (Wilson, Bill and Lois, House) Stevens, John, House Stonecrest Stony Hill Cemetery Sunnyside Tarrytown Lighthouse The Woodpile Thompson, W. B., Mansion Trevor, John Bond, House Trinity Episcopal Church Complex Trinity-St. Paul's Episcopal Church Tuckahoe High School Underhill-Acker House Union Church of Pocantico Hills Union Hall United Methodist Church and Parsonage Untermyer Park US Post Office-Bronxville US Post Office-Dobbs Ferry US Post Office-Harrison US Post Office-Larchmont US Post Office-Mount Vernon US Post Office-New Rochelle US Post Office-Peekskill US Post Office-Port Chester US Post Office-Rye US Post Office-Scarsdale US Post Office-Yonkers Usonia Historic District Van Cortlandt Manor Van Cortlandt Upper Manor House Van Cortlandtville School Villa Lewaro Villa Loretto Waccabuc Historic District Walter's Hot Dog Stand Ward, William E., House Washington Irving Memorial Washington School Wayside Cottage West Somers Methodist Episcopal Church and Cemetery White Plains Armory White Plains Rural Cemetery Wildcliff Williams-DuBois House Wilson, Albert E. and Emily, House Winged Foot Golf Club Witthoefft House Woman's Club of White Plains Yonkers Trolley Barn Yonkers Water Works Yorktown Heights Railroad Station Young, Isaac, House Zion Episcopal Church
The oldest standing lighthouse in New York State is the Montauk Point Lighthouse, which was completed in 1796 and is located on the eastern tip of Long Island. It is also the fourth-oldest active lighthouse in the United States.
Westchester County, located in the southeastern part of the state of New York, has a rich history dating back thousands of years. The original inhabitants of the area were Native American tribes, including the Wappinger and Siwanoy, who lived off the bountiful resources of the Hudson River and the region's forests.

European colonization of Westchester began in the early 1600s, when Dutch settlers established trading posts and farms in the area. The Dutch West India Company purchased land from Native American tribes and built settlements along the Hudson River, including present-day Yonkers and Tarrytown. In 1674, Westchester came under English rule as part of the Province of New York, and English towns and cities began to emerge.

During the American Revolution, Westchester County played a crucial role as a strategic location between the British-held city of New York and the Continental Army's headquarters in the Hudson Valley. Several major battles and skirmishes took place in the area, including the Battle of White Plains in 1776. Westchester residents were divided in their loyalties, with some supporting the British Crown and others fighting for American independence.

In the 19th and 20th centuries, Westchester experienced rapid industrialization and suburbanization. The construction of railroads and the opening of the Tappan Zee Bridge in 1955 facilitated the growth of commuter suburbs, attracting residents from New York City. Today, Westchester County is known for its wealthy towns, vibrant arts scene, and scenic landscapes, making it a popular destination for residents and visitors alike.

This timeline provides a condensed summary of the historical journey of Westchester County, New York.

  • 1683 - Westchester County is founded by an act of the New York Colonial Assembly.
  • 1776 - During the American Revolution, Westchester County is partially occupied by British forces.
  • 1788 - The village of Sing Sing (now called Ossining) becomes the location of New York State's first state prison.
  • 1846 - The first railroad in Westchester County, the New York and Harlem Railroad, opens.
  • 1872 - Untermyer Park and Gardens, one of Westchester's most famous parks, is established in Yonkers.
  • 1883 - The Bronx is separated from Westchester County and becomes part of New York City.
  • 1918 - The Bronx River Parkway, the first public parkway in the United States, is opened in Westchester County.
  • 1921 - Playland amusement park opens in Rye.
  • 1954 - The Tappan Zee Bridge, connecting Westchester and Rockland counties, is opened to traffic.
  • 1977 - Westchester becomes the first suburban area to implement a curbside recycling program.