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Bedford Hills
Hamlet & CDP
Location of Bedford Hills, New York
Location of Bedford Hills, New York
Country United States
State New York
County Westchester County
Town Town of Bedford
Area
 • Total 1.01 sq mi (2.6 km2)
 • Land 1.01 sq mi (2.6 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 341 ft (104 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 3,001
 • Density 2,971/sq mi (1,147/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 10507
Area code 914
FIPS code 36-05342
GNIS feature ID 943491

Bedford Hills is a hamlet in the Town of Bedford, Westchester County, New York, United States. The population was 3,001 at the 2010 census, which lists the community as a census-designated place. The Bedford Hills Correctional Facility for Women is located in the hamlet.

History

When the railroad was built in 1847, Bedford Hills was known as Bedford Station. Bedford Hills extends from a business center at the railroad station to farms and estates, eastward along Harris, Babbitt and Bedford Center Roads and south along the Route 117 business corridor up to Mt. Kisco. Bedford Hills is the seat of government of the Town of Bedford. The Town House, built in 1927, and Town buildings containing the Police Department and Town offices are located in Bedford Hills.

Bedford Hills old station
Old Bedford Hills Station

The Richard H. Mandel House, designed by Edward Durell Stone, was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1996.

Bedford Hills is the site of Stepping Stones, the historic home of Alcoholics Anonymous co-founder Bill W. and his wife Lois Burnham Wilson, founder of Al-Anon/Alateen. The home, located at 62 Oak Road in Katonah, is on the National Register of Historic Places, and has become a tour destination for members of 12-Step organizations.

Geography

Bedford Hills is located at 41°14′12″N 073°41′40″W / 41.23667°N 73.69444°W / 41.23667; -73.69444 (41.2367613, -73.6945751) and its elevation is 341 feet (104 m).

According to the United States Census Bureau, Bedford Hills has a total area of 1.006 square miles (2.61 km2), all land.

Climate data for Bedford Hills, New York, 1899–1977
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °F (°C) 37
(2.8)
38
(3.3)
48
(8.9)
60
(15.6)
72
(22.2)
80
(26.7)
85
(29.4)
82
(27.8)
76
(24.4)
65
(18.3)
52
(11.1)
40
(4.4)
61.3
(16.25)
Average low °F (°C) 20
(-6.7)
20
(-6.7)
29
(-1.7)
38
(3.3)
48
(8.9)
57
(13.9)
62
(16.7)
60
(15.6)
54
(12.2)
43
(6.1)
34
(1.1)
24
(-4.4)
40.8
(4.86)
Precipitation inches (mm) 3.23
(82)
3.05
(77.5)
3.71
(94.2)
3.78
(96)
3.75
(95.3)
3.87
(98.3)
4.53
(115.1)
4.55
(115.6)
4.20
(106.7)
3.49
(88.6)
3.44
(87.4)
3.73
(94.7)
45.33
(1,151.4)
Snowfall inches (cm) 8.9
(22.6)
10.2
(25.9)
7.5
(19.1)
1.1
(2.8)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
1.2
(3)
7.9
(20.1)
36.8
(93.5)
Avg. precipitation days (≥ .01 in) 9 8 9 10 10 10 10 9 8 7 8 9 109
Source: Western Regional Climate Center

Centennial

In May 2010, Bedford Hills celebrated its centennial with a number of community-wide events, including a scavenger hunt and a pie baking contest.

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