Yorktown Heights, New York Yorktown Heights is a
beautiful community in Northern Westchester County, New York, 35 miles from New York
City, with forty square miles of rolling hills, farmland, residential areas and light
industry. First settled in 1683, Yorktown was of strategic importance during the American
Revolution, with the Pines Bridge crossing of the Croton River guarded by the 1st Rhode
Island Regiment, an integrated unit which included African Americans and Indians. Yorktown
was incorporated in 1788 and named in commemoration of America's decisive Revolutionary
War victory at Yorktown, Virginia.
Yorktown Heights, NY,
with surrounding areas in Somers, Peekskill, Ossining, Mahopac and Cortlandt Manor is home to Elite Defensive Tactics Martial Arts Academy, a martial arts facility that offers programs in
Kids Martial Arts, Adult Martial Arts, and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.