Originally known as Mianus, after the Sinawoy chief Mianos, Cos Cob has the advantage of the Mianus River running through it, leading out to Long Island Sound. Fertile lands made for ideal farming and it's proximity to the water make the perfect place to export vegetation and goods to New York City. The thriving seaport then evolved into highly regarded artists colony centered around the Bush-Holley house which today is home to the Historical Society of the Town of Greenwich. Like the other communities, Cos Cob has it's own post office, fire department and shopping district which is known as "The Hub". Here one can find fresh fish, organic foods and a variety of other business all within walking distance to it's parks and the Cos Cob Library. The homes in Cos Cob range from turn of the century farm houses and bungalows to the tudors that populate Valleywood Road. Notable residents include the late historical author Anya Seton, whose father, Ernest Thompson Seton played a vital role in founding the Boy Scouts of America.