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

1 Mile To Nyack

 
 
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By Michael Herrick, July 26, 2010
1. 1 Mile To Nyack Marker
Inscription.
Erected by the
Rockland County Society
To commemorate the opening of the
Nyack Turnpike
Between Nyack and Suffern
The first direct highway across the County of Rockland and the first important public work undertaken therin by private enterprise.
The Nyack Turnpike Road Company was incorporated by act of the New York Legislature April 17th, 1816. When a new charter was granted, April 20th, 1830, the following men – the projectors and founders of the Nyack Turnpike were appointed trustees:
Tunis Smith   John Green   Peter Smith   Lucas Acker   Edward Suffern   Isaac Lydacker   Jeremiah H. Pierson
Under this charter – renewed in 1853, 1873 and 1883 – the turnpike was maintained as a toll road unntil 1893. It became a part of the county road system in 1894 and was designated as a state highway in 1911.
At this place, the modern thoroughfare follows the course of an Indian path of prehistoric days.
October, 1926
 
Erected 1926 by Rockland County Society.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the New York, Historical Society of Rockland County marker series.
 
Location. 41° 5.668′ N, 73° 56.154′ W. Marker is in
1 Mile To Nyack Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, July 26, 2010
2. 1 Mile To Nyack Marker
Nyack, New York, in Rockland County. Marker is at the intersection of New York State Route 59 and Mountainview Avenue, on the right when traveling west on State Route 59. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Nyack NY 10960, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Rockland Brink's Robbery (within shouting distance of this marker); Historic Underground Railroad (approx. 0.4 miles away); Oak Hill Cemetery (approx. 0.4 miles away); a different marker also named Historic Underground Railroad (approx. 0.7 miles away); Stephen Rowe Bradley Sr. Park (approx. 0.7 miles away); Hopper House (approx. 0.9 miles away); First Reformed Church of Nyack (approx. one mile away); Couch Court (approx. one mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Nyack.
 
Also see . . .
1. The Historical Society of Rockland County. (Submitted on July 27, 2010, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
2. Its About Time - Turnpike Tales. (Submitted on July 27, 2010, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
 
Categories. Roads & Vehicles
 
1 Mile To Nyack Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, July 26, 2010
3. 1 Mile To Nyack Marker
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 789 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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