Introduction to Harrison, New York
Harrison, New York, in Westchester county, is 5 miles SE of White Plains, New York and 21 miles NE of New York, New York. The village is in the New York City Metropolitan area. There are 24,154 residents in Harrison.
According to local legend, John Harrison was given 24 hours to ride his horse as far as possible in 1695. The distance he covered on his horse would become his own land. The area was thereafter named Harrison’s Purchase. However, in March 1788, the New York State Government renamed it the Town of Harrison. A railroad first passed through this area in 1848 and the first station was built in 1870.
Harrison and nearby Attractions
- Westchester Country Club
- Silver Lake Preserve
- Twin Lakes Park
- Bruce Museum
- Neuberger Museum of Art
- Saxon Woods Park
Things To Do In Harrison
Harrison's recreation department regularly organizes sporting events, musical performances and other special programs and events for the entertainment of its residents and visitors. The area also has ample parkland and nearby beaches.
La Guardia Airport is the nearest major airport.
Harrison Higher Education
SUNY College at Purchase, Iona College, SUNY Westchester Community College and The College of New Rochelle are nearby.