The workers’ comp lawyers in Nepperhan, NY, at The Disability Guys would like to share some of the neighborhood’s history.


The community of Nepperhan is located within the city of Yonkers in the southern section of Westchester County, New York. It is situated between Saw Mill River Parkway and Interstate 87. The neighboring towns include Whitney Young, Bryn Mawr Park, Centuck, and Nepera Park.

Early History

The Algonquin, Mohegan, and Manhattes tribes were the first to dwell in the area. Henry Hudson, at the command of the Dutch West India Company, founded the area in 1609. Hudson was searching for a pathway to India. Hudson, the captain of the Half Moon, established trade with the Native Americans. He mainly traded fur up and down the Hudson River but would trade various items for his Dutch goods.

The area became known as the New Netherlands and remained under Dutch rule. Peter Minuit purchased Manhattan Island from the Natives. Twenty years later, in the late 1640s, Van der Donck was granted the Colony of Nepperhan from the West India Company and purchased the land from the Indian Sachem of the Keskeskick. At that time, the Saw Mill River was called the De Zaag Kill but was renamed the Nepperhan River, later to be renamed the Saw Mill River. Van der Donck, from which the name Yonkers was derived, established the first sawmill along the river.


Running through the center of the community is the South County Trailway. This trailway extends over 14 miles from Putnam Trail to the North County Trailway. The trail began construction in the early 1990s and was completed in 2017. The trail runs along with the New York and Putnam Railroad in Westchester County. There are several historic markers located at the varying former stations. The trail is used by many biking commuters to and from work. However, the lack of nighttime lighting and winter plowing makes it difficult for some.

Some natural preserved areas within the neighborhood include the H. Boo Wilson Park & Playground and Henning Park. Henning Park consists of 7.6 acres, and a portion of the South County Trailway runs through it. Although the park does not offer too many amenities, the natural wooded areas provide nature walks and opportunities for wildlife viewing.


As many as 18.5% of the town’s population was born in countries outside of the United States. Approximately 1.6% speak Korean as their primary language, but the residents also speak Spanish, Italian, and Polish. The most prevalent ancestries that the townspeople identify with are as follows:

  • 20.6% Dominican
  • 5.9% Sub-Saharan African
  • 5.7% Italian
  • 4.5% Puerto Rican
  • 3.7% Polish
  • 1.9% Cuban

The median household income for the Yonker’s area was $44,663 as of the 2000 census. The breakdown of common occupations held by the working residents is the following:

  • 34.9% executive, management, and professional positions
  • 23.1% clerical, assistant, and technical support roles
  • 21.3% manufacturing and laborer jobs
  • 20.7% sales and service occupations

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Our Local Office

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Markhoff & Mittman, P.C.
51 Smart Ave #200A,
Yonkers, NY 10704
(914) 600-3874