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CHABAD CENTERS IN KATONAH, NEW YORK:
of Bedford & Pound Ridge Towns
P.O. Box 544
Katonah, NY 10536 USA
Rabbi Arik Wolf, Director
Mrs. Sara Wolf, Co-director
Last updated on: October 29, 2006
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Katonah, New York is one of three
hamlets within the town of
Bedford, New York, United States.
Katonah is named for
Chief Katonah, an
American Indian from whom the land of Bedford was purchased
by a group of
English colonists. Founded with the name Whitlockville, the
town changed its name, and later was moved to its present site
in 1897, when its former site (Old Katonah) was flooded
by the construction of the
Cross River Reservoir. More than 50 buildings were moved
from the old site to New Katonah, were rolled on logs
pulled by horses. The move was originally ordered to start in
1894, but litigation delayed the process by almost three years.
Katonah was not the only village affected by New York City's
growing demand for water. The villages of Kirbyville and New
Castle Corners were also condemned by the city but were never
Katonah Village Historic District was added to the
National Register of Historic Places in 1983.
According to the 2010 united states census, the
hamlet of Katonah had a total population of 4,605 people. 87% of the
hamlet is white, 1% is black, 8% is Hispanic and 2% identify as Asian.
This is the first time in the United States Census history that counted
Katonah as a separate census tract instead of being lumped with the town
of Bedford, of which it is part.
The surrounding countryside includes the
John Jay Homestead, the former home of
John Jay, the first
Chief Justice of the
Supreme Court of the United States. Nearby is
The Harvey School, a private day school which offers 5 day
boarding founded in the 19th Century, which counts among its
Martha Stewart also lives in Katonah, just down the road
from the John Jay estate.
residents, Katonah is often styled as a "village". For example,
its library is called the Katonah Village Library and other
commercial functions and public works incorporate similar
terminology. Katonah generally has a concentration of population
and businesses which may include portions of several towns.
Katonah does have its own
ZIP code, 10536, and
a Metro-North station. As a result of the town's close
New York City and its immediate connection to the afore
mentioned railroad station and the interstate, a sizable portion
of the town consists of commuters. The area is part of the
Katonah-Lewisboro school district.
Andrew Saul, Chairman of the
Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board, jazz legend
John Scofield, and former
Sue Kelly are other notable residents of Katonah. Author
David Barr Kirtley and
Apollo Sunshine drummer Jeremy Black both grew up in
Apollo Sunshine's first album was also recorded in and named
after the town.
Katonah is home to
Stepping Stones, the historic home of
Alcoholics Anonymous co-founder
Bill W. and his wife
Lois Wilson. The house at 62 Oak Road is on the State and
National Register of Historic Places.
The average house price in Katonah, as of
2006, is US$ 912,000.
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