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  1. Al Cyone says:

    I wondered why the station is spelled as two words (and no apostrophe) while the neighborhood is a single word. I suppose it’s just tradition. In any case, I found this additional information on the NYC Parks site:

    “Williamsbridge Oval is derived from Williams’ Bridge, which was named for John Williams. In the 18th century Williams had a farm on the east bank of the Bronx River in the vicinity of Gun Hill Road and White Plains Road. Some credit him with building the first crossing over the Bronx River. Though the story remains unproven, his farm was closest to the earliest span, and by the 19th century the bridge and surrounding community had become known as Williamsbridge.”

  2. Dan says:

    Any idea when New York Central built the station, Al?

  3. William Hays says:

    Used to be a lumber yard and a coal dealer SE of the station into the ’50s.

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