“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)


Clarksville Marker Photo, Click for full size
Historical Society of Rockland County, August 4, 2009
1. Clarksville Marker
Inscription. The Nyack Turnpike Toll Road c. 1825 crossed the Oblenis Farm here, creating a busy intersection knows as Oblenis Corners at Strawtown and Sickeltown roads. The first post office named Nyack Turnpike was established in the New Oblenis Store in 1834. In 1847 the hamlet was renamed Clarksville, then MontMoor and since 1891 has been known as West Nyack.
Erected 1982 by Historical Society of Rockland County. Sponsored by the West Nyack Rotary Club.
Marker series. This marker is included in the New York, Historical Society of Rockland County marker series.
Location. 41° 5.634′ N, 73° 58.326′ W. Marker is in West Nyack, New York, in Rockland County. Marker is at the intersection of West Nyack Road and Strawtown Road, on the left when traveling west on West Nyack Road. Click for map. The Marker is located at the southwest corner where West Nyack, Strawtown and Sickeltown Roads meet. 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 Inn (within shouting distance of this marker); The Nyack Turnpike (approx. 0.2 miles away); West Nyack's Last Horse Trough
Clarksville Marker Photo, Click for full size
Historical Society of Rockland County, August 4, 2009
2. Clarksville Marker
Photograph shows the intersection of Strawtown and Sickeltown road mentioned in the marker. Please notice the Clarkville Inn and Historic Marker in background of the photograph.
(approx. 0.3 miles away); Van Houten Fields (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Old Parsonage (approx. half a mile away); West Nyack World War I Memorial (approx. 0.6 miles away); Clarkstown Reformed Church (approx. 0.6 miles away); Washington’s Encampment (approx. 0.7 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in West Nyack.
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