Briarcliff Manor | Briarcliff Manor Westchester County New York
Scenic picnic grounds  at Ward Pound Ridge in Westchester

 Go Back  
Back


Briarcliff Manor


Briarcliff Manor

Westchester County


  Briarcliff Manor

914-941-4800
 
Briarcliff Manor is located in the municipality of Briarcliff Manor in the central western part of Westchester County, NY. 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”.


Location: Briarcliff Manor

Categories
Town History Town History | Briarcliff Manor Town History | Westchester Town History | Hudson Valley

Looking for something else...
 
Web WestchesterTowns.com