The Organization of the Farm

The Organization of the Farm (HMGEG)

Location: Katonah, NY 10536 Westchester County
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Country: United States of America
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N 41° 15.102', W 73° 39.521'

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John Jay Homestead

John Jay began planning his farm soon after he amassed the 750 acres by inheritance and purchase in the 1780s.

In 1832, William Jay made several improvements to the Jay farm. He enlarged the cow barn, renovated the main barn, had an old barn removed, and began construction on a new one. Many changes to the farm during this period were the result of William's experimentation with silage (winter animal feed), drainage, horticulture, and raising livestock.

In 1862, John Jay's grandson wrote that at the family's Bedford farm the buildings appeared better and more numerous than on other farms because they had originally "been grouped together - so as to form a large cluster."

Over the years, the family added more barns to this nucleus. Interestingly, almost all of the buildings were aligned on a north-south or east-west axis.
Marker Number6
Placed ByFriends of the Jay Homestead
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Date Added Saturday, October 18th, 2014 at 12:31pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 612377 N 4567566
Decimal Degrees41.25170000, -73.65868333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 41° 15.102', W 73° 39.521'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds41° 15' 6.12" N, 73° 39' 31.26" W
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Area Code(s)914, 917
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 400 Jay St, Katonah NY 10536, US
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