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Peekskill, N.Y., pop. 22,441, Honorable John G. Testa, mayor. Peekskill was incorporated in 1816. The Peekskill region, specifically what is now Annsville, N.Y., was first identified by European immigrants as "Peeck's Kill." This name was adapted from the explorer and fur businessman Jan Peeck. Thus, Mr. Peeck, or Peak, or Peek (according to various spellings), and the Dutch word for stream or creek, (which is "kill" or "kil") were combined to create the name.

The area was known to the Dutch as "Jan Peeck's Kill," and to the English as "John Peak's Creek." Peekskill is located in Westchester County, N.Y.

For more information on Peekskill, visit www.ci.peekskill.ny.us/.

Buckeye, Ariz., pop. 6,537, Honorable Bobby Bryant, mayor. Buckeye was incorporated in 1926 and is located in Maricopa County. In 1877, the founder of the settlement that was to become the Town of Buckeye led a party of six men, three women and 10 children from Creston, Iowa, to Arizona.

For more information on Buckeye, visit www.buckeyeaz.gov/.

White Settlement, Texas, pop. 14,831, Honorable James Ouzts, mayor. White Settlement was incorporated in 1941, and is located in Tarrant County. There was a development of two settlements, one occupied by white settlers and another encompassing a grouping of seven villages occupied by Native Americans. …

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