Palisades in Rockland County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
In 1841, William Thompson, an African Methodist Episcopal itinerant preacher bought Jack’s house, built a church on his land, and became resident preacher.
Over one hundred families lived in Skunk Hollow including Brown, Oliver, Sisco, Thompson, Williams and others.
Erected by African-American Historical Society of Rockland County.
Marker series. This marker is included in the New York, Historical Society of Rockland County marker series.
Location. 41° 0.09′ N, 73° 54.699′ W. Marker is in Palisades, New York, in Rockland County. Marker is on U.S. 9W, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is on Route 9W just north of the New Jersey border. Marker is in this post office area: Palisades NY 10964, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Joseph Dubois House (approx. ¾ mile away in New Jersey); Rockleigh (approx. 0.8 miles away in New Jersey); Jacob Concklin House (approx. Rockleigh Road (approx. one mile away in New Jersey); Abraham A. Haring House (approx. one mile away in New Jersey); Piermont Road (approx. 1.1 miles away in New Jersey); John A. Haring House (approx. 1.1 miles away in New Jersey); Battle of Edgar's Lane (approx. 1.6 miles away).
Also see . . .
1. Skunk Hollow: History of a 19th Century Community of Free African-Americans. The Palisades Newsletter.
2. Photograph of "Uncle Billy Thompson". Historic photograph of Uncle Billy (William) Thompson, an African Methodist Episcopal minister in Skunk Hollow, from the collecion of the Palisades Free Library.
3. Historic Photograph of Aunt Betty Thompson. Historic photograph of Aunt Betty Thompson, wife of William Thompson, a minister in Skunk Hollow.
Categories. • African Americans •
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