July 10, 2014

Historic Bedford Village

My blog team is on holiday.  Please enjoy this repeat.

The town of Bedford, where I live, encompasses the small hamlets of Katonah, Bedford Hills, and Bedford Village. Bedford was founded in 1680 when a group of New England Puritans purchased the parcel of land from Chief Katonah and other Native Americans with fur coats, blankets, and cloth. I recently gave you a little tour of Katonah and some of my favorite shops there and I thought it would be fun to give you a peek of Bedford Village, dating back to 1681. This historical little village was very important during the Colonial period and served as the wartime Westchester County seat during the Revolutionary War. In 1779, the British burned the village down and it was rebuilt. Today, Bedford Village is listed on both the New York State and the National Register of Historic Places.