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West Nyack in Rockland County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Clarksville Inn

 
 
Clarksville Inn Marker Photo, Click for full size
Historical Society of Rockland County, January 16, 2009
1. Clarksville Inn Marker
Inscription. This historic inn built by Thomas Warner in 1840 was a stopping place for stage coaches and travelers to and from the Port of Nyack. It was a center of social life for more than a century and the scene of farewell balls for recruits during the Civil War. Known in the recent decades as the Clarksville Inn, the buildings on these premises were restored in 1957.
 
Erected 1982 by Historical Society of Rockland County, sponsored by American Legion Post #1519.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the New York, Historical Society of Rockland County marker series.
 
Location. 41° 5.641′ N, 73° 58.35′ W. Marker is in West Nyack, New York, in Rockland County. Marker is at the intersection of Strawtown Road (County Route 23) and West Nyack Road (County Route 59A), on the right when traveling south on Strawtown Road. Click for map. The marker is near the front of the Clarksville Inn, near the sidewalk. Marker is at or near this postal address: One Strawtown Road, West Nyack NY 10994, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Clarksville (within shouting distance of this marker); The Nyack Turnpike (approx. 0.2 miles away); West Nyack's Last Horse Trough
Clarksville Inn Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Bill Coughlin, July 5, 2011
2. Clarksville Inn Marker
(approx. 0.3 miles away); Van Houten Fields (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Old Parsonage (approx. half a mile away); West Nyack World War I Memorial (approx. half a mile 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.
 
Regarding Clarksville Inn. This area of West Nyack was once called Clarksville, which is how the inn got its name.
 
Also see . . .
1. Regiments and Batteries Raised in Rockland County. Several units were raised in the county. Of the list, the most likely linked to the Clarksville Inn is the 17th New York Infantry. (Submitted on January 20, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

2. Historic Photograph of the Clarksville Inn. Historic photograph of the Clarksville Inn 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. Notable BuildingsWar, US Civil
 
Clarksville Inn and Marker Photo, Click for full size
Historical Society of Rockland County, January 16, 2009
3. Clarksville Inn and Marker
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Historical Society of Rockland County of New City, New York. This page has been viewed 2,753 times since then. Photos:   1. submitted on , by Historical Society of Rockland County of New City, New York.   2. submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.   3. submitted on , by Historical Society of Rockland County of New City, New York. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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