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The Town of North Castle is situated at the narrow waist of Westchester County where the corner of the State of Connecticut extends west toward the Kensico Reservoir. The bulk of the Town's land area lies north of this corner, but the most densely populated part of the Town lies to the south. The Kensico Reservoir separates these two parts of North Castle.
The Town has been divided into three distinct geographic areas: North White Plains, Armonk, and the Eastern District (the hamlet area in the Eastern District is referred to as Banksville). North White Plains is the most urban portion of the Town. The Eastern District retains its low-density residential character.
The seat of Town government is located in Armonk. This is why North Castle is often referred to as Armonk though the town has other equally beautiful and thriving locations including the hamlets of Banksville, North White Plains and Middle Patent in its area of 26 square miles.
Along King Street one can easily find the 400-acre world headquarters of IBM Corporation. IBM is Westchester's largest private employer, with about 9,000 workers. Besides IBM, North Castle also has in its distinguished roster of conglomerates Swiss Re and the Municipal Bond Insurance Association. Municipal Bond bought land on Cooney Hill to make way for additional corporate space. These corporations help keep residential property taxes down, as does New York City, which also owns 3,000 acres in North Castle, including the Kensico Reservoir.
Armonk originated from Armonck, the name the Siwanoy Indians gave to the Byram River. Another theory explains the name Armonk is derived from another Mohican word, 'Cohamoog', which means 'the wide, flat place where the water runs'.
Many of North Castle�s locations were named after the Native Indian sachems (or chiefs): Wampus Pond and stream from Sachem Wampus, Mianus Gorge and River from Sachem Mayano, Kensico Reservoir and the lost village of Kensico from Sachem Cokenseko, and Coman Hill School from Sachem Cohamong.
North Castle's name is said to derive from a barrier built by the Mohican people to protect themselves from enemy attacks. This stood on the same hill where the IBM Headquarters can be found. The site was called "North Fort" and later, because early settlers felt it resembled a castle, it became "North Castle".