Area Code 914 - Information about New York

New York

New York City, a city of endless diversity, is located in New York State. This state also has many counties that dot the landscape. Many different cultures and distinct traditions exist in New York. New York City is like no other city in the world.

There are two places in New York that are specifically named after residents and Presidents. These two places are Mount Vernon and Harrison. President George Washington lived at Mount Vernon, and was a resident of New York. His home is now on display at Mount Vernon. Many times presidents have their portraits hung in the room of Presidents.

President Abraham Lincoln's birthplace is in New York City. His grave is actually located at the National cemetery in Washington, D.C. This is the same place where President James A. Garfield was buried after he was shot. President McKinley was born in New York. He died from a gunshot wound to the head, which was only one day after he was sworn in as president.

George Washington's home in New York City is still standing today. It is named in his honor, Mount Vernon. Washington also had a plantation called Court House, that is now a museum.

Lincoln is the other town that is named after him. The President built a home here at Mount Vernon. It is named after him, Harrison. This town is very close to where President Andrew Jackson died in a duel with a citizen. His grave is also located in this town.

President Rutherford B. Hayes of New York was a native of this state. His home is at White Plains, located in Mount Vernon. President Woodrow Wilson lived in the present day town of Harrison. Two more states have a special place in New York history. Pennsylvania is named after them, and both are in central New York. President Andrew Jackson and Governor Alpheus Cutler lived in these places. They are buried here in Mount Vernon.

New York City is the largest city in the United States. It has such a diverse culture that it is hard to find a commonality. If you are looking for a place to see people, history, or art, New York will be a great place to see.