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White Plains hotels, White Plains restaurants, Guide to White Plains New York White Plains hotels, White Plains restaurants, Guide to White Plains New York
White Plains hotels, White Plains restaurants, Guide to White Plains New York White Plains hotels, White Plains restaurants, Guide to White Plains New York
Situated 25 miles north of Manhattan, White Plains New York is one of the top suburban office and retail centers in the nation. It is the Westchester County seat and the center for business, retail, and Federal, State and County courts and offices. White Plains ranks 5th in New York State for annual retail sales volume and features major retail establishments such as Sak's Fifth Avenue, Bloomingdale's, Nordstrom's, Macy's and Neiman Marcus. It offers a comprehensive, efficient, multi-modal public transportation system and is the gateway to both metropolitan and upstate New York, New England and other major northeaster markets. It is no surprise that White Plains is viewed by resident and visitor alike as one of the most attractive and desirable cities in the state, and proudly displays the flag, "Tree City U.S.A."

Early History of White Plains: White Plains was first settled by the Weckquaeskeck tribe, members of the Mohican nation, who called this area Quarropas. The name was descriptive of the fogs that hung above the swamplands and remained suspended for days on end like a white opaque blanket. Translated, Quarropas means "the white marshes" or "the white plains." The land White Plains now occupies - settled by New England colonists who bought it from the Mohican Indians in 1683 - has been a focal point in the history of New York State and the nation. The White Plains Armory on South Broadway stands on the site of the original County Courthouse where, on July 11, 1776, the Declaration of Independence was read publicly in New York State for the first time. This historical event supports the claim that White Plains is the birthplace of the State of New York. George Washington later established headquarters here, and the Battle of White Plains marked a turning point in the struggle for independence. In 1778, White Plains became county seat of Westchester by legislative act. On April 3, 1866, White Plains became an incorporated village and in 1916 the Village was incorporated as a City.



White Plains hotels, White Plains restaurants, Guide to White Plains New York
White Plains hotels, White Plains restaurants, Guide to White Plains New York
White Plains hotels, White Plains restaurants, Guide to White Plains New York

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