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The Historic Eastchester, NY

The personal injury lawyers in Eastchester, NY, at Banville Law, would like to share some of the neighborhood's historical highlights.


Eastchester is located in the southern region of Westchester County, New York. The 3161.6-acre area is made up of Bronxville, Tuckahoe, and the CDP Eastchester. The Bronx River forms the western border, while the Hutchinson River Parkway creates some of the eastern edge along with Lake Innisfree. White Plains Road, the oldest road in Eastchester, runs through the town's center heading north and south. 


Thomas Pell, a physician from Sussex, England, was granted land in the area and began with only ten families joining him in the area. Pell and the other families who migrated from Connecticut had dealt directly with the Native American Indians for the land. However, the Dutch would soon accuse Pell of trespassing, but in 1708 Queen Anne would grant a second patent for the area of land. 

During the Amerian Revolution, the area did not see many battles and mainly stood as a farming community. The railroad in the 1840s brought development and reassigning of the two lines, with the formation of the following areas:

  • 1853 - Mount Vernon incorporated as a city
  • 1898 - Bronxville incorporated as a village
  • 1903 - Tuckahoe incorporated as a village

Historical Landmarks

Within the town are several buildings that have been placed on the National Register of Historic Places. Some of the historic landmarks include:

  • 1832 - Westchester Funeral Home - the funeral home managed the funeral for James A. Garfield, former US President, in 1881
  • 1835 - the Marble Schoolhouse - this one-room school was built using the Tuckahoe Marble that was produced locally
  • 1920 - the Lake Isle Country Club - originally known as the Mount Vernon Country Club
  • 1930 - Tuckahoe Highschool - this Aztec-inspired building stands next door to the Tuckahoe Middle School and serves as the library for students.


As of the census in 2010, the neighborhood's population was 32,363, which was an increase of 3.3% since 2000. The racial makeup of the community was the following:

  • 87.35% white 
  • 5.80% African American
  • 5.48% Hispanic or Latino
  • 3.85% Asian
  • 0.07% Native American
  • 1.40% other races
  • 1.51% two or more races

The annual household income for the town was $101,425 in 2007. As many as 63.4% of the residents have a four-year degree or higher. The occupational makeup of the working adults includes the following:

  • 15.63% executive or management positions
  • 12.62% educational or teaching roles
  • 11.42% business or financial occupations

To continue to learn about the nearby neighborhoods: A Historical Look into Woodlawn Heights, NY

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Laurence P. Banville
Date Published: May 12, 2021
Laurence P. Banville is the managing partner of Banville Law. As an experienced personal injury attorney, Mr. Banville helps clients recover compensation from those responsible for his clients' injuries. Our firm is located in New York City, serving clients from the five boroughs: Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, The Bronx, and Staten Island.
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