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Ossining is a town in Westchester County, New York, United States. The population was 36,534 at the 2000 census. It contains two villages, the Village of Ossining and part of Briarcliff Manor, the rest of which is located in the Town of Mount Pleasant.
Frederick Philipse bought the area which presently constitutes the Town of Ossining from the Sint Sinck Indians in 1685. His manor extended from Spuyten Duyvil Creek on the border between present day Manhattan and The Bronx to the Croton River. The last lord of the manor, also named Frederick Philipse, was a Loyalist in the American Revolutionary War, so the State of New York confiscated the manor in 1779. In 1813, the village of Sing Sing was incorporated. In 1845, the New York State Legislature created a new town out of the northern part of what had been the Town of Mount Pleasant.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 40.4 square kilometers and 30.3 square kilometers of it is land and 10.1 square kilometers of it is water. In the town the population was spread out with 21.8 percent under the age of 18, 7.8 percent from 18 to 24, 34.5 percent from 25 to 44, 22.9 percent from 45 to 64, and 13.0 percent who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 106.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 105.4 males.

Today, one can also learn about its history, from its earliest times and gain enthusiasm in its natural beauty and populace. Ossining enjoys a very positive reputation with worldwide travelers.

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