March 22, 2011
Westchester County is so rich in history. Have you ever wondered what your neighborhood looked like in the early 20th century? Now you can visit Westchester Records Online (“WRO”) at wro.westchesterclerk.com to find out. In 1930, G.M. Hopkins Co. published four volumes of maps of Westchester County. Each volume of maps represented a different section of the county. These real estate maps, which are now available online, show lot dimensions, street widths, and other buildings and landmarks, including churches, cemeteries, mills, schools, roads, railroads, lakes, ponds, rivers, and streams. They indicate areas covered by previously filed maps by map name and number.
“These atlas maps, which are available in our White Plains office, are used as a resource by title searchers and surveyors,” began Westchester County Clerk Timothy C. Idoni. “But they are also a great resource for anyone curious about what their Westchester neighborhood looked like in the early 20th century.” The 1930 atlas maps were scanned as part of a continuing effort to make Westchester County Clerk records available online.
To view these maps, simply:
• Visit wro.westchesterclerk.com
• Choose “Maps”
• Place a check mark to the left of “1930 Atlas Maps”
• Choose your municipality from the drop down
• Choose “Search” and then follow the instructions that appear on the screen
Westchester Records Online houses the Westchester County Clerk’s online records which range from deeds to judgments to satisfactions of mortgage. For more information about the Office of the Westchester County Clerk, visit www.WestchesterClerk.com or call (914)995-3080.