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How North White Plains, NY Served the War

The personal injury attorneys in North White Plains, NY at Banville Law present this article on the area.

North White Plains

The neighborhood of North White Plains is located 15.3 miles northeast of Yonkers and just over 30 miles from New York City. 


North White Plains was the home of the Elijah Miller house that George Washington stayed in and set up as his headquarters during the American Revolutionary War. Today visitors can view this historical landmark. The house initially was located on 600 acres and was thought to be built in 1738 by John Miller. Elijah was one of John's eight children and was born in 1728. Elijah married Anne Fisher, and together they would move into the home in 1770. Elijah was part of the Westchester County Militia, along with his two sons John and Elijah. Elijah died in August 1776, and his two sons soon followed in December the same year. 

After the passing of the Millers, General George Washington would set up his headquarters in the home. With Anne Miller as his hostess, Washington would stay in the house three times:

  • October 1776 - during the Battle of White Plains
  • 1778
  • 1781

In 1917, Westchester County purchased the home and made some much-needed restorations. The county converted the house into the George Washington Headquarters Museum and opened it to the public in 1918. Unfortunately, the house has become run down again. However, another set of renovations are being discussed, and in 2017, up to $2 million funds were set aside. 


Residents in the area commute to work on average between 15 and 30 minutes each way daily. It is no wonder most prefer to take their own vehicle. The breakdown for residential commuting options is the following:

  • 82.2% drive their own car
  • 11.1% take the train
  • 6.7% carpool or walk

With the income for the area being among the 15% highest in the nation, it is no wonder that the childhood poverty rate is also the lowest in America. The resident's occupational makeup is the following: 

  • 57.7% executive or management
  • 20.7% sales or service
  • 11.4% manufacturing or labor
  • 10.2% assistant, clerical, or tech support


This suburban neighborhood is quite diverse. It has the largest population from Brazilian and South American ancestries than other American communities. English is the primary language spoken by only 59.8%, and the rest speak Chinese, Portuguese, or Spanish. The ancestral breakdown of North White Plains residents is the following:

  • 15.4% South American
  • 2.1% Brazilian
  • 10.8% German
  • 10.1% Irish
  • 27% Italian
  • 6.3% English

If you found this article interesting, continue reading: A Look into the History of Valhalla, NY

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Laurence P. Banville
Date Published: April 8, 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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