Introduction to Port Chester, New York
Port Chester History
The origin of Port Chester goes back to 1660, when three settlers, Peter Disbrow, John Coe and Thomas Stedwell bought Manursing Island and the land near the Byram River from the local Mohegan Indians. The land they bought has grown into the present day village of Port Chester. However, the region was originally called Saw Pit because of the saw pits that were commonly used in those times. The village adopted the name Port Chester when it was officially incorporated in 1868.
Port Chester and nearby Attractions
- Westchester Country Club
- Rye Golf Club
- Saxon Woods Park
- Bruce Museum
- Neuberger Museum of Art
- Greenwich Point Park
Things To Do In Port Chester
Port Chester has developed into a flourishing retail and service economy. Its downtown Restaurant Row is famous throughout the region because of the wide variety of global cuisine that is offered by the dozens of establishments. A retail center, "The Waterfront at Port Chester," has a multiplex movie theater and several popular retail stores.
Port Chester Transportation
John F. Kennedy International is the nearest major airport.
Port Chester Higher Education
Higher studies can be pursued at SUNY College, Iona College and The College of New Rochelle.