The land was originally inhabited by an Algonquin tribe of Native American Indians, but the land was purchased from them by a wealthy Dutch family in 1685. The town was established in 1779, when the manor was confiscated by the government.
Today, Ossining is known for its prison, downtown area, historic mansions and manor homes, and surrounding mountains and forests.
People Born in Ossining
Ossining in People's Lives
Hailee Steinfeld: I traveled here in 2014 to film scenes of the movie Ten Thousand Saints.
Jared Leto: I traveled here in 2005 to film scenes of the movie Lonely Hearts.