“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
West Nyack in Rockland County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)

The Nyack Turnpike

The Nyack Turnpike Marker Photo, Click for full size
Historical Society of Rockland County, January 16, 2009
1. The Nyack Turnpike Marker
Inscription. Dutch farmers first settled here early in the 18th century on land purchased from Indians who had occupied this region for millennia. Under mounting pressure for a cross-county road between the port of Nyack and Ramapo a turnpike was built. The section through the Greenbush Swamp and "the little swamp" here in Clarksville was opened by 1825. When completed in the 1830's the turnpike became a toll road until 1893.
Erected 1983 by Historical Society of Rockland County. Sponsored by West Nyack Lions Club.
Marker series. This marker is included in the New York, Historical Society of Rockland County marker series.
Location. 41° 5.642′ N, 73° 58.099′ W. Marker is in West Nyack, New York, in Rockland County. Marker is on West Nyack Road (Alternate New York State Route 59) near West Nyack Way, in the median. Click for map. The marker is located in the triangular shaped median at the junction of West Nyack Road and West Nyack Way. It can be seen from either road. Marker is in this post office area: West Nyack NY 10994, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Clarksville (approx. 0.2 miles away); Clarksville Inn (approx. 0.2 miles away); West Nyack's Last Horse Trough
The Nyack Turnpike Marker Photo, Click for full size
Historical Society of Rockland County, January 16, 2009
2. The Nyack Turnpike Marker
The median where the marker is located.
(approx. 0.4 miles away); Van Houten Fields (approx. 0.4 miles away); Mount Moor Cemetery (approx. half a mile away); The Old Parsonage (approx. 0.6 miles away); West Nyack World War I Memorial (approx. 0.6 miles away); Clarkstown Reformed Church (approx. 0.6 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in West Nyack.
More about this marker. This section of West Nyack was once known as Clarksville.
Also see . . .  Historic Documents and Maps of Nyack Turnpike. Collection of Maps and Documents relating to the Nyack Turnpike from the collection of the Historical Society of Rockland County. (Submitted on August 28, 2009, by Historical Society of Rockland County of New City, New York.) 
Categories. Man-Made FeaturesRoads & Vehicles
The Nyack Turnpike Marker Photo, Click for full size
Historical Society of Rockland County, January 15, 2009
3. The Nyack Turnpike Marker
West Nyack Road which was a section of the Nyack Turnpike.
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Historical Society of Rockland County of New City, New York. This page has been viewed 1,827 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Historical Society of Rockland County of New City, New York. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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