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Try a Subject search in the Pace Library Catalog on “ Westchester County N Y History ” or “ New York State History” or browse the stacks at the call # F127

Reference Titles

Some Reference Titles to Consider:  

Dictionary of New York Historic Places        
Mortola Reference F117 .D5 1997

Encyclopedia of New York State      
Mortola Reference F119 .E53 2005

From Abbotts to Zurich: New York State Placenames
Mortola Reference F117.V37 2004

Guide to the Collections of the Westchester County Archive            
Mortola Reference F127.W5 C37 1993
Check their web site for an updated guide to their collections:

History Keepers Companion:
Guide to Sites & Sources of the Lower Hudson Valley and Western Connecticut

Mortola Reference F127 .H8 H29 1998

Updated version online at:

History of Westchester County, New York : including Morrisania, Kings Bridge, and West Farms, which have been annexed to New York City
Mortola Reference F127.W5 S3 1992 (two volumes)

Picturing our past : National Register sites in Westchester County
Mortola Reference Desk F127.W5 W5 2003
**There is also a copy available to check out in the stacks

The Place Names of Westchester County, New York by Richard M. Lederer, Jr.
Harrison, N.Y.: Harbor Hill Books, 1978
Mortola Reference F127.W5 L4

Westchester Place Names: Strata of Folk-Life and History
New York Folklore Quarterly, Vol 24, #1, 1968: Pgs 44-49
*This article is at the reference desk in the Mortola Library

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