Things You Didn’t Know About Mount Kisco
From its history to its famous residents, we’re betting there a few honors you didn’t know this town had under its belt.
• Kisco comes from an Indian word. The town isn’t exactly sure which one, but its historians think it’s either "kiskamenahook," which means “settlement near a brook” or "cisqua," meaning “a muddy place.”
• At the Abyss Scuba (abyss-scuba.net) shop, you can become a certified scuba diver.
• John Schneider, actor and co-founder of Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, was born in Mount Kisco.
• Mount Kisco’s municipal complex is recognized on the National Register of Historic Places. Built in the 1930s, the complex initially housed the town hall, the police station, the library, the jail, and the post office. Today, many of Mount Kisco’s government offices are still housed there.