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Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Another Article About the 19th Century Boundary Dispute Between Pelham and New Rochelle

Periodically I have written about Pelham's 19th century boundary dispute with neighboring New Rochelle. See, e.g.:

Thursday, March 16, 2006: 1869 New York Herald Article About Pelham's Boundary Dispute With New Rochelle.

Monday, September 17, 2007: Articles About the 19th Century Boundary Dispute Between Pelham and New Rochelle.

Today's Historic Pelham Blog posting transcribes an additional article that appeared in the New-York Tribune on November 26, 1900 regarding the dispute.


The Appellate Division of the Supreme Court has given a decision affirming the decisions of the lower courts in the suit involving the boundary line between the city of New-Rochelle and the town of Pelham in Westchester County. The opinion sustains the Supervisors, who in 1897 gave the town of Pelham a strip of land containing fifty acres, which for many years had been in dispute and had alternately been assessed by the authorities of the two towns. The strip is a long, narrow one, running entirely through the villages of Pelham, Pelham Manor and North Pelham and the inhabitants for years had been in doubt as to where they were entitled to vote and should pay taxes. A number of plots of land on which taxes were not paid were sold by both towns, and it was a frequent occurrence for the residents to have their votes challenged at the local polling places."

Source: Pelham Wins Over New-Rochelle, New-York Tribune, Nov. 26, 1900, p. 7, col. 2.

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