White Plains, New York, the seat of Westchester County. It is just north of New York City and is primarily a residential city with little industry. Several of the nation's largest corporations have their headquarters here.
A division of New York Hospital is in the city. In nearby North White Plains is Elijah Miller House, temporary headquarters in 1776 for General Washington after the British army forced his troops to retreat from White Plains. East of the city is the State University of New York at Purchase. Settlers arrived here in 1683. White Plains was incorporated as a village in 1866 and as a city in 1916.