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Pelham Governance Chart

Pelham Governance Map

Pelham has a rich history that includes land acquired from the Siwanoy Indians, a Revolutionary War battle and neighborhoods that had their beginnings as real estate developments approx. 100 years ago; Chester Park, Pelham Heights, Pelhamwood and Pelville.  Pelham Village is 0.8 square miles and combined with the Village of Pelham Manor compromises the Town of Pelham, a little over 2 square miles in total.  Pelham is considered New York City’s first true bedroom community due to the impact of rail travel.

“Early History of the Village of Pelham” detailed history by Blake Bell, 2002

Brief chronological history of the Town of Pelham

The Historic Pelham Web site has been archived, but remains available.  Here is a link to the home page: https://web.archive.org/web/20111005005055/http:/historicpelham.com/

The Daily Blog is located at http://historicpelham.blogspot.com There is a two-part index to all of the postings to the Blog. (There are 1,534 articles published so far.)
The two-part index may be found at:

Part I: http://historicpelham.blogspot.com/2015/02/happy-tenth-anniversary-to-historic.html

Part II: http://historicpelham.blogspot.com/2015/02/index-with-links-to-historic-pelham.html
Use the "Control / F" search function to search each of the two lengthy index pages

Walking Tour of the Village of Pelham, includes history by neighborhood