Chappaqua, New York
Chappaqua is located in the Town of New Castle, Westchester County NY. As of the 2000 census, it had a total population of 9,468. Parts of the Chappaqua ZIP code area are located in the Towns of Mount Pleasant, Yorktown, Bedford, and North Castle.
Like in many suburbs and rural areas in the Northeast, Emergency Medical Service and fire service are provided by volunteer agencies. The Chappaqua Volunteer Ambulance Corps (CVAC) provides Basic Life Support services to most of New Castle, including Chappaqua. The hamlet is protected by the New Castle Police Department, which provides first-response services for medical and fire emergencies, too.
- The Chappaqua Friends Meeting House, circa 1753, is the oldest Quaker meeting house standing in Westchester County.
- America's first concrete barn: It was completed by Horace Greeley on his Chappaqua farm in 1865. It was also one of the first concrete buildings ever built in the U.S.
- World headquarters of Reader's Digest (physically located in Chappaqua, however its mailing address is in neighboring Pleasantville, New York).
- One of Horace Greeley's homes: Part of the original structure still stands, and is part of the present-day New Castle Historical Society.