Banksville is located in the Town of North Castle in the eastern part of Westchester County, NY. The Town of North Castle comprises approximately 26 square miles and is situated at the narrow waist of Westchester County. The bulk of the Town's land area lies north of this corner, but the most densely populated part of the town lies to the south. The Kensico Reservoir separates these two parts of North Castle.
The Town of North Castle is divided into three distinct areas known as the hamlets of North White Plains, Armonk, and Banksville (also called the Eastern District of North Castle), located near Connecticut. North White Plains is an area of inviting neighborhoods with convenient access to White Plains and New York City via Metro North. Armonk has a business district with cafes, shops and professional offices. Banksville, bordering Bedford and Pound Ridge, is an area known for its bucolic settings.
A Bit of History
The Town of North Castle was incorporated on March 7, 1788. North Castle's name is said to derive from a barrier built by the Mohican people to protect themselves from enemy attacks which stood on the hillside now occupied by the international headquarters of I.B.M. Corporation.
During the American Revolution, New and North Castle were officially considered neutral territory although in reality the area was strongly patriotic. A significant Revolutionary War conflict happened in North Castle at the "Battle of White Plains". Learn more at the
American Revolution in Westchester County.
For information about attractions and things to do in Banksville and nearby, visit the
Banksville town page.If you love antiquing, visit
antique shops in Westchester.
For outdoor activities in and around Banksville
visit parks in Banksville and North Castle. Enjoy fishing, biking, or take the kids on a picnic at one of the many beautiful parks in Westchester County. There are many excellent bike paths in Westchester County so go
biking. If you're looking for a relaxing day in the fresh air, take the kids on a
picnic in North Castle.
Fisherman will enjoy
fishing in Wampus Pond Park. There are many activities for kids and the family. Try boating or take the kids on a nature walk at
Wampus Pond Park in Armonk. Children and adults of all ages will enjoy the beauty of this 102-acre park.
Play golf. Westchester is home to some of the country's best courses. Go golfing at one of the historic
golf courses in Westchester NY. The Canyon Club, founded in 1974, is a private golf and country club nestled on 160 acres overlooking the hamlet of Armonk. This championship golf course is at home in Westchester County - an area known for a world-class golf experience.
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