WHERE TO FIND ANSWERS TO
QUESTIONS ABOUT THE HISTORY OF MOUNT PLEASANT
Students attending schools in this township frequently receive assignments
relating to the history of the area. This pathfinder is designed to
help them access the material which will provide answers to some of the
most commonly asked questions concerning the
significant events, renowned sites and historic structures in and around
our town. While it is hoped that the links provided here will
allow quick access to local history information they should not be
considered a substitute for the rich resources available in the
library's local history collection.
The most readily available information about this area
begins in the late 1600s. Mount
itself was not incorporated until 1788, but the town's boundaries were very similar
to the former Philipsburg Manor.
The original town boundaries
included a much greater area than the present day town limits.
Further complicating research into this area is the frequent change
of village and place names over time. In addition to thinking of the
villages and hamlets which currently makeup the town (Pleasantville,
Pocantico Hills, Sleepy Hollow, Hawthorne, Thornwood,
Valhalla and a portion of
Manor we must consider all the names that have gone before:
Davis Brook, Sing Sing, Unionville, North Tarrytown, Beekmantown,
Nepperhan and Clark's Corners, as well
as names which are now outside of the town: Sparta,
Scarborough, and Ossining.
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