Westchester County

Westchester County, locally known as Westchester, is a county located in the U.S. state of New York. Westchester covers an area of 450 square miles and has a population of 949,113 according to the 2010 Census, containing 45 municipalities. The county, established in 1683, was named after the city of Chester in England. The county seat of Westchester is the City of White Plains. The county's location puts New York City and Long Island Sound to its south, Putnam County to its north, Fairfield County, Connecticut on its east, and Rockland County as well as New Jersey to the west across of the Hudson River. Westchester became the first suburban area of its scale in world to develop. Its ... more on Wikipedia