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Pelham (V)

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Pelham is a village in Westchester County, New York, United States. As a village, it is located in the Town of Pelham. The population was 6,400 at the 2000 census. According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 2.1 square kilometers.
Pelham is the oldest town in Westchester County. Thomas Pell signed a treaty in 1654 with the Siwanoy Indians to buy what is not only the Town of Pelham but is the entire borough of the Bronx and the land along Long Island Sound north to the Rye border and inland to the Bronx River. Pell named his manor Pelham in honor of his tutor, Pelham Burton. The State Legislature incorporated the Town of Pelham on March 7, 1788, and at that time included all of City Island and is now Pelham Bay Park east of the Hutchinson River. In 1895, the Town of Pelham was reduced to its current area. Three Villages were incorporated within the town, the Village of Pelham Manor in 1891 and two others, the Village of North Pelham and the Village of Pelham, in 1896. In 1975, the Villages of North Pelham and Pelham merged to form the present Village of Pelham.
In the village the population was spread out with 27.7 percent under the age of 18, 6.0 percent from 18 to 24, 30.7 percent from 25 to 44, 23.5 percent from 45 to 64, and 12.0 percent who were 65 years of age or older.
It can also be considered as the preeminent, historical and potential tourism destination that enjoys a very positive reputation with worldwide travelers to become one of the most visited places.

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