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Welcome to Purchase ...

Purchase is located in Westchester County<1>.

Purchase is 350 feet [107 m] above sea level.<2>.

Time Zone: Purchase lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Websites for Purchase ...

Chamber of Commerce:   www.westchester.org/

Although we don't have any websites that are specific to Purchase, the following might be of interest:

Adding Purchase to Our Gazetteer ...

As we work on our Gazetteer, we occasionally find mention of a community that is new to us. When we find such a community, we add it to our Gazetteer with the hope of adding more information in the future.

We originally found mention of Purchase in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, we also found mention of Purchase elsewhere: The earliest book where we found it mentioned was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Purchase on a Rand McNally Map of New York (1897).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Purchase on our Genealogy Page.

Communities Also Named Purchase ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 2 communities that are also named Purchase - they are located in Michigan and Virginia.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Purchase.

Communities near Purchase ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Purchase.

  • Bronx [Bronx County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bronx
    • Bronx [Bronx County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<3> to the southwest of Purchase
    • Population from the 2010 Census: 1,385,108 people
    • Bronx has also been known as:
    • Bronx
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bronx
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bronx<4>
  • North Hempstead [Nassau County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for North Hempstead
    • North Hempstead [Nassau County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<3> to the south of Purchase
    • Estimated population in 2019: 230,933 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for North Hempstead have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on North Hempstead
  • Yonkers [Westchester County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Yonkers
    • Yonkers [Westchester County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<3> to the southwest of Purchase
    • Estimated population in 2019: 200,370 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Yonkers
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Yonkers<4>
  • Stamford [Fairfield County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stamford
    • Stamford [Fairfield County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<3> to the east of Purchase
    • Estimated population in 2019: 129,638 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stamford
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Stamford<4>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Stamford [Fairfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stamford
      • Stamford [Fairfield County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<3> to the northeast of Purchase
      • Estimated population in 2019: 129,638 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stamford have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stamford
    • Greenburgh [Westchester County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Greenburgh
      • Greenburgh [Westchester County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<3> to the west of Purchase
      • Estimated population in 2019: 90,989 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Greenburgh have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greenburgh
    • Norwalk [Fairfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Norwalk
      • Norwalk [Fairfield County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<3> to the east of Purchase
      • Estimated population in 2019: 88,816 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Norwalk
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Norwalk<4>
    • Norwalk [Fairfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Norwalk
      • Norwalk [Fairfield County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<3> to the east of Purchase
      • Estimated population in 2019: 88,816 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Norwalk have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Norwalk
    • Clarkstown [Rockland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clarkstown
      • Clarkstown [Rockland County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<3> to the northwest of Purchase
      • Estimated population in 2019: 86,237 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Clarkstown have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clarkstown
    • New Rochelle [Westchester County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Rochelle
      • New Rochelle [Westchester County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<3> to the southwest of Purchase
      • Estimated population in 2019: 78,557 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Rochelle
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for New Rochelle<4>

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Purchase. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Purchase.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Purchase. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Purchase.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Purchase. Our list includes 7 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Purchase.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Purchase ...

Looking for more information about Purchase? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Purchase, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Purchase.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for New York

About Westchester County

About New York

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Purchase. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Westchester County: www.westchestergov.com/

The official website for State of New York: https://www.ny.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of New York's counties, including Westchester, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Purchase - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<3>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Purchase) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Purchase. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Purchase

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Purchase. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.0368, Longitude: -73.7141    
<4>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<5>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.






















 

 

 

 

 


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