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Briarcliff Manor

Westchester County

Zip: 10510

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Briarcliff Manor
Westchester County
Hudson Valley

History of Briarcliff Manor
Briarcliff Manor is located in the municipality of Briarcliff Manor in the central western part of Westchester County, New York. To the east of the Village of Ossining lay an area called Whitson’s Corners. It was settled during the 19th century. On November 21, 1902, it was officially incorporated as the Village of Briarcliff Manor. The population at that time was 331 residents.

In 1890, an English businessman named Law bought 232 acres of farmland in Whitson’s Corners, calling it “Briarcliff Farms”. He turned the farm’s poor herd of Jersey cows into a profitable venture, distributing milk products. He also cultivated American Beauty Roses "Briarcliff Roses" which were shipped daily to New York City. His holdings soon increased to 5,000 acres and he had about 300 employees. A community began to evolve there. Law’s estate was said to be a city within itself, including houses for his employees, roads, a Church, the Briarcliff Lodge, a vacation resort and the Briarcliff Manor Light and Power Company. Law’s friend, industrialist Andrew Carnegie, called him “Laird of Briarcliff Manor”.

About Briarcliff Manor
For information about activities, attractions, and things to do in or near Briarcliff Manor, visit local and state parks near Briarcliff, including the beautiful Croton Point Park, a 508-acre park situated on a peninsula on the east shore of the Hudson River, just north of Briarcliff Manor. Play golf at Westchester golf courses, renowned for having among the best golf courses in the country. Trump National Golf Club is located at 339 Pine Road in Briarcliff Manor, NY 10510. The American Academy of Hospitality Sciences has bestowed the International Star Diamond Award on Trump National Golf Club in Westchester. This recognition is given exclusively to five star establishments deemed to be of pinnacle quality.

Visit antique shops in Briarcliff Manor. Ossining, a short distance from Briarcliff Manor, has some wonderful antique dealers. Select from a wide range of outdoor activities in Westchester County. Go fishing at Westchester parks, biking in Briarcliff Manor, or take the kids on a picnic in Briarcliff. If you enjoy birding, don't miss birding at Rockefeller State Park Preserve, designated an "Important Bird Area" by the National Audubon Society. Bring your friends, family, and children to this beautiful preserve. Children and adults of all ages will enjoy the natural beauty of Rockefeller Park.

If you live in Manhattan or are visiting New York City, go to Grand Central Station and take the MTA Metro-North Railroad to Scarborough Train Station at 156 Scarborough Station Road (between Kemeys Road & River Road) in Scarborough, NY, 10510. Scarborough Station is only 29.5 miles from Grand Central Terminal and only one mile from Briarcliff Manor.




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