Mount Kisco Public Library

Mount Kisco Public Library

100 East Main Street, Mount Kisco, NY 10549
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Mount Kisco History

The New York State Board of Regents chartered the Mount Kisco Public Library on March 31, 1910. The Library is governed by a Board of Trustees who set policy, oversee the Library budget and perform other vital functions. Board members are elected to three year terms.

The Mount Kisco Historical Society's primary objectives are to keep Mount Kisco history alive and virbrant across and within our unique community. We do this as Mount Kisco historical preservers, archivists and through a comprehensive MOunt Kisco historical education program comprised of presentations and guided walks held throughout the year. Click on the icon below titled MOUNT KISCO HISTORICAL SOCIETY to access our new website, join our efforts, attend our activities and events or find out how you can lend your support. Click on the icon titled MOUNT KISCO 'THE LONG JOURNEY' to learn about what we accomplished in 2012 and what our objectives for 2013.

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Eva Marshall - President (Primary Contact - MK Historical Society and Archives)
Home: (914) 666-5390, Cell: (914) 391-8921
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Mount Kisco Historian

Harold McCartney
60 Barker St. Apt 216
Mount Kisco, NY 10549
Home: (914) 666-7708, Cell: (914) 589-9784 Email: MCCTNEY@PRODIGY.NET

Westchester County Historical Society Bedford Historical Society New Castle Historical Society North Castle Historical Society at Smith’s Tavern
Westchester County Land Records Virtual Archives Historic Hudson Valley Yorktown Family History Center

Mount Kisco Public Library Newspaper Holdings on Microfilm:

Historical Maps:

Westchester Heritage Map Westchester County Under the Mohegan Indians Map of the Manors Map of Boundry Dispute
Westchester Heritage map (2.7MB) from the book "Atlas of the Village/Town of Mount Kisco" compiled by Frances Cook Lee. Westchester County Under the Mohegan Indians, 1608 (1.1MB) from “The History of Westchester County” by Robert Bolton, 1848. Map of the Manors (565kB) compiled from Manor Grants and Ancient Maps from “History of Westchester County” J. Thomas Scharf, editor. Map of Boundry Dispute, (111kB) from “Bedford Historical Rcords” volume 1, page ix.

1797 Map of the Town of Bedford 1797 Map of the Town of New Castle Bedford’s Eight purchases from the Indians, including the Hopp Ground purchase Bedford Village 1681-1685: The Original Land Allotments
1797 Map of the Township of Bedford (635kB) prepared by Charles Webb. 1797 Map of the Township of New Castle (336kB) prepared by William Adams modified to show fifteen road districts as prepared by Francis Cook Lee. Bedford’s Eight purchases from the Indians, including the Hopp Ground purchase of 1680 (shaded area). From “Bedford Historical Records”, volume IV, page ix. Bedford Village original Land Allotments 1680 - 1685 (528kB) from “Bedford Historical Records” volume II, page 176

Lots in the Great Plain (North Plain) Laid Out 1690 Bedford West Purchase 1700-1738 Surveyor’s Map of Bedford Northeast Corner - 1736 Bedford Township about 1725
Distribution of Lots in the Great Plain laid out in 1690 (123kB) from “Bedford Historical Records” volume II, page 181 Bedford West Purchase 1700 - 1738 (545kB) An Interpretive Map Prepared from the Record Set Down by John Copp as Clerk to the Proprietors of the West Purchase from “Bedford Historical Records” volume II, pages 262-263 Surveyor’s Map Drawn for the Division Among the Town’s Twenty-nine Patentees of the 1723 Purchase from the Indians (332kB) from “Bedford Historical Records” volume II, page viii Bedford Township about 1725 (258kB) drawn from highway and land records of the time by A. I. Bernhard. from ‘Katonah, The History of a New York Village and Its People by F. R. Duncombe, pages 66-67

Holdings of Van Cortlandt heirs Division of Bedford’s Largest Land Holding: 1738-1787 Military Routes through Bedford Military Routes through Bedford
Holdings of Van Cortlandt heirs (262kB) Originally prepared in 1743 by Samuel Purdy to show the Bedford lands owned by heirs of Jacobus Van Cortlandt. from “Katonah, The History of a New York Village and Its People” by F. R. Duncombe, pages 146-147 Division of Bedford’s Largest Land Holding: 1738-1787 (434kB) from “Bedford Historical Records” volume II, page viii Military Routes through Bedford. from “Bedford Historical Records” volume II, page 288 Military Routes through Bedford. from “Bedford Historical Records” volume II, page 288

Surveys in New York and Connecticut States for His Excellency General Washington, 1778 The Bedford Area in 1779 Military Routes through Bedford
Surveys in New York and Connecticut States for His Excellency General Washington, 1778 (700kB) from Robert Erskine, DeWitt Map (Courtesy of the New-York Historical Society) The Bedford Area in 1779 (184kB) Buildings and sites referred in eyewitness accounts on 1858 Westchester County Map. (from “The Burning of Bedford July 1779”)

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