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Rye (C)

New York is a state in the northeastern United States. Rye is a city in Westchester County, New York, United States. It is separate from the Town of Rye which despite its name, is larger than the city. The population was 14,955 at the 2000 census and 14,992 at 2005 U.S. census. Rye houses the home and burial place of John Jay, a Founding Father and the first Chief Justice of the Supreme Court. Original milestones, fixed in 1763 by Benjamin Franklin along the Boston Post Road during his term as Postmaster General still mark the 24th, 25th, and 26th miles from New York City. The City of Rye is home to Rye Country Day School, a college preparatory private school. Rye is mentioned on the website of Smirnoff's Tea Partay.
The oldest house in the town, the Timothy Knapp House, is owned by the Rye Historical Society and dates in its original version to around 1667. The site at 210 Boston Post Road where founding father John Jay grew up and where he is buried is now the Jay Historical Center. A later 19th century home on the site is under restoration. The Historical Society also owns a former inn or tavern built in 1730, the Square House, which operates as a museum. George Washington stayed at the Square House on two separate occasions, remarking favorably on his stay in his diaries.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 51.9 square kilometers. 15.0 square kilometers of it is land and 36.9 square kilometers of it is water. In the city the population was spread out with 29.8 percent under the age of 18, 3.8 percent from 18 to 24, 29.7 percent from 25 to 44, 23.3 percent from 45 to 64 and 13.5 percent who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 92.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 87.6 males.
Rye is also known as the best geographical environment and has traced its origins back to prehistoric times. Today, one can also learn about its history, from its earliest times and can also enjoy its natural beauty concealed by the beautiful landscapes.

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