chilmark

Topics: United States, 19th century, Native Americans in the United States Pages: 4 (2142 words) Published: October 18, 2014
 and Chilmark. In the precolonial era, the area was inhabited by a band of the Wappinger tribes of Native Americans. In the early 19th century, the area was known as Whitson's Corners. Walter William Law moved to the area and purchased lands during the 1890s; he also developed the village, establishing schools, churches, parks and the Briarcliff Lodge. The village wasincorporated in 1902, growing from 331 people when established to 7,867 in the 2010 census. It is primarily residential and has a relatively wealthy population. Its recreational facilities and parks, about 180 acres (73 ha), are all accessible to the public. The village has an elected local government, with departments including police, fire, recreation, and public works (Village Hall pictured). A 2012 study found it had  and Chilmark. In the precolonial era, the area was inhabited by a band of the Wappinger tribes of Native Americans. In the early 19th century, the area was known as Whitson's Corners. Walter William Law moved to the area and purchased lands during the 1890s; he also developed the village, establishing schools, churches, parks and the Briarcliff Lodge. The village wasincorporated in 1902, growing from 331 people when established to 7,867 in the 2010 census. It is primarily residential and has a relatively wealthy population. Its recreational facilities and parks, about 180 acres (73 ha), are all accessible to the public. The village has an elected local government, with departments including police, fire, recreation, and public works (Village Hall pictured). A 2012 study found it had  and Chilmark. In the precolonial era, the area was inhabited by a band of the Wappinger tribes of Native Americans. In the early 19th century, the area was known as Whitson's Corners. Walter William Law moved to the area and purchased lands during the 1890s; he also developed the village, establishing schools, churches, parks and the Briarcliff Lodge. The village wasincorporated in 1902, growing from...
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