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

Van Houten Fields

 
 
Van Houten Fields Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 5, 2011
1. Van Houten Fields Marker
Inscription.
In 1937 Ralph Borsodi, author, economist and philosopher, organized a group for the purchase of this 106-acre Dutch farm to be divided into leased acreage plots. This became the largest self-administered, back-to-the-land community in Rockland County for families seeking a do-it-yourself agrarian life style. The homesteads were built, in part, by the owners. The leased land later reverted to private ownership.
Van Houten Fields Association

 
Erected by Historical Society of Rockland County.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the New York, Historical Society of Rockland County marker series.
 
Location. 41° 5.336′ N, 73° 58.321′ W. Marker is in West Nyack, New York, in Rockland County. Marker is at the intersection of Sickletown Road and Vanhouten Fields, on the right when traveling south on Sickletown Road. Click for map. 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. 0.3 miles away); Clarksville Inn (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Nyack Turnpike (approx. 0.4 miles away); West Nyack's Last Horse Trough
Van Houten Fields Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 5, 2011
2. Van Houten Fields Marker
(approx. 0.6 miles away); Mount Moor Cemetery (approx. 0.8 miles away); The Old Parsonage (approx. 0.9 miles away); West Nyack World War I Memorial (approx. 0.9 miles away); Clarkstown Reformed Church (approx. 0.9 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in West Nyack.
 
Categories. 20th Century
 
Marker on Sickletown Road image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 5, 2011
3. Marker on Sickletown Road
 
 
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