Tarrytown, New York

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Tarrytown is a village in the Town of Greenburgh in Westchester County, New York, United States. It is located on the eastern bank of the Hudson River, about 25 miles north of midtown Manhattan in New York City, and is served by a stop on the Metro-North Hudson Line. To the north of Tarrytown is the village of Sleepy Hollow (formerly "North Tarrytown"), to the south the village of Irvington and to the east unincorporated parts of Greenburgh. The Tappan Zee Bridge crosses the Hudson at Tarrytown, carrying the New York State Thruway (Interstates 87 and 287) to Nyack and points upstate.

The population was 11,090 at the 2000 census. The population in 2009 was 11,169.[1]

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Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 14.7 km2 (5.7 sq mi). 7.7 km2 (3.0 sq mi) of it is land and 7.0 km2 (2.7 sq mi) of it (47.54%) is water.

History

In 1780, in a famous Revolutionary War incident, Major John André was arrested as a spy in Tarrytown. André, a British army officer, was travelling south through the village on the Albany Post Road when he was stopped and searched by three local militiamen. When suspicious papers were found in his boot, he was arrested as a spy and later convicted and hanged.

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