Profile for Katonah, New York, NY
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Katonah is in Westchester County, in the New York metro area.
The community was named after Indian chief.
The latitude of Katonah is 41.258N. The longitude is -73.685W.
It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 236 feet.
Katonah is on the Croton River.
The original site of Katona is a half mile north, beneath the New Croton Reservoir. Residents moved the village between 1895-1898 to make way for the reservoir.
Katonah received national attention for Martha Stewart's attempt to trademark the community's name for a line of furniture. As of late 2007, with the status of the trademark held up in court, at least two anti-trademark songs were written by community members to help in the fight against Stewart's plan.
Well-known residents have included:
· George Soros, financier
· Stanley Tucci, actor, producer, director, film writer
· Ralph Lauren, fashion designer
· Martha Stewart, TV & publishing personality
Local festivals include:
- Caramoor International Music Festival - June 27-Aug. 11, 2007
Dates often change. Check Katonah web sites and events links in the sections below.
Nearby parks & recreation:
Ward Pound Ridge Reservation
Historic sites and museums: John Jay Homestead Historic Site, Muscoot Farm, Katonah Museum of Art, Caramoor
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was above the national average. (See library links below.)
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Historic districts in Katonah include Katonah Village Historic District ... View historic districts
Libraries in Katonah include Katonah Village Library ... View libraries
Westchester County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Katonah political report.
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