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City of White Plains statistics

White Plains has a population of about 53,100 in an area of about ten square miles. Minimum building lots range from 5,000 square feet to one acre.

Commuting to Manhattan on the Harlem Division of Metro-North takes about 34 minutes. (Metro-North provides 250,000 customers trips daily)

The Indians called White Plains Quarropas, or "White Marshes." A group of settlers from Rye purchased the area in 1683.

White plains was granted a Royal Patent by the Crown in 1721. The Westchester County Court was moved to White Plains in 1759 to the site of the former armory at the corner of the South Broadway and Mitchell Place. On July 9, 1776, after the Provincial Congress of the colony of New York City, the congress met in White Plains to ratify the Declaration of Independence. The first public reading of the Declaration in New York State was from the courthouse steps on July 11.

The rocky bluffs of Chatterton Hill, west of the present railroad station, were the site of the battle of White Plains, fought on October 28, 1776. Although General Washington's army was outnumbered, they managed to hold off the British.

In 1778, White Plains became the seat of Westchester County. Charter government began in 1866, when the state legislature created the incorporated village of White Plains. On January 1, 1916, White Plains was incorporated as a city under its present charter. At the time, it had fewer than 20,000 residents and an annual budget less than a million dollars.

White Plains is the home of private country clubs, public and private golf courses, swimming facilities, and horse-riding clubs and outstanding YMCA and YWCA facilities, Within a five mile radius, residents can find marinas, beach clubs, and year-round ice skating.

White Plains is the fourth largest ciy in Westchester County with a population of over 53,000. (Yonkers is the largest - over 196,000. New Rochelle is second - over 72,000 and Mount Vernon is third - over 68,000.)

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City of White Plains
Municipal Building
255 Main Street
White Plains, NY 10601
Phone: 914-422-1200
Fax: 914-422-1395
E-mail: wp@mail.cloud9.net

White Plains
Department of Public Safety:

Police Department
77 South Lexington Avenue
White Plains, NY 10601
tel: 914-422-6111

Fire Department
77 S Lexington Avenue
White Plains, NY 10601
tel: 914-422-6360

White Plains Public Library
100 Martine Avenue
White Plains, NY 10601
tel. 914-422-1400
fax 914-422-1462
White Plains Public Library

White Plains Public Schools
5 Homeside Lane
White Plains, NY 10605
Parent Information Center

Board of Education
5 Homeside Lane
White Plains, NY 10605

Post Road School
175 West Post Road
White Plains, NY 10606

Church Street School
295 Church Street
White Plains, NY 10603

Ridgeway School
225 Ridgeway
White Plains, NY 10605

George Washington School
100 Orchard Street
White Plains, NY 10604

Mamaroneck Avenue School
Nosband Avenue
White Plains, NY 10605

Highlands Middle School Campus
128 Grandview Avenue
White Plains, NY 10605

White Plains High School
550 North Street
White Plains, NY 10605

Adult and Continuing Education
Rochambeau Building
228 Fischer Avenue
White Plains, NY 10606

NY Presbyterian Hospital Program
21 Bloomingdale Road
White Plains, NY 10605
Elementary Programs - 914-997-5848
Secondary Programs - 914-997-5945

Area Colleges

Immediate Neighbors:

Town of Mount Pleasant
1 Town Hall Plaza
Valhalla, NY 10595
Phone: 914-742-2300
Fax: 914-769-3155


Village of Scarsdale
Village Hall
Scarsddale, NY 10583
Phone: 914-722-1100
Fax: 914-722-1119

Town of Mamaroneck
740 W. Boston Post Road
Mamaroneck, NY 10543
Phone: 914-381-7805
Fax: 914-381-7809

Village of Mamaroneck
Village Hall
Prospect Ave.
Mamaroneck, NY 10543
Phone: 914-777-7700
Fax: 914-777-7787


Town of Harrison
Municipal Building
1 Heinman Place
Harrison, NY 10528
Phone: 914-835-2000
Fax: 914-835-3076


Town of Greenburgh
Town Hall
320 Tarrytown Road
Elmsford, NY 10523
Phone: 914-993-1540
Fax: 914-993-1554

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