Waccabuc

Waccabuc is a hamlet and lake in the town of Lewisboro, Westchester County, New York. Lake Waccabuc is known by many outside of the town for its Castle Rock.[1]

Waccabuc is considered “New York’s Secret Suburb” and is home to a “collection of privacy-loving C.E.O.’s and bright stars in other firmaments,” according to an Upstart Business Journal article about the tremendous number of notable residents in a hamlet of just a few hundred people.[2]

Before becoming its own hamlet, Waccabuc was originally a vacation retreat established by the Mead family, who are considered one of the First Families of Westchester. The retreat prided itself for having no “tramps, bars, or malaria.”[3] A couple of the hamlet’s handful of roads, such as “Tarry-a-Bit,” are named after the vacation house they originally served.[3] Waccabuc Country Club’s main clubhouse sits at the site of one of the original vacation houses.[4]

On July 1, 1956, Marilyn Monroe wed Arthur Miller in a Jewish ceremony at a private house in Waccabuc. Their nuptials were celebrated at the home of Miller’s literary agent, Kay Brown. Some 30 friends and relatives attended the hastily arranged party.[5]

The Mead Memorial Chapel and The Homestead are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.[6] The Waccabuc Historic District was listed on July 28, 2015.

Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Waccabuc,_New_York

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