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

Congers Lake Dam

 
 
Congers Lake Dam Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 5, 2011
1. Congers Lake Dam Marker
Inscription.
This dam, constructed in 1995, replaced an original weakened stone and earthen dam built more than a century ago to create a recreational area for the St. Rita Parish of New York City. The Dutch called this stream, an easterly branch of the Hackensack River, the Kill von Beaste (Devils Brook). First called The New Lake, the impounded waters became Lake St. Rita and finally, in the 1920s, Congers Lake. For many years this point was known as Jones Landing.
Town of Clarkstown † 1987

 
Erected by The Historical Society of Rockland County.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the New York, Historical Society of Rockland County marker series.
 
Location. 41° 8.171′ N, 73° 56.521′ W. Marker is in Congers, New York, in Rockland County. Marker is on Gilchrest Road north of Von Beaste Lane, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Congers NY 10920, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Paul Farmhouse (a few steps from this marker); St. Paulís Church (approx. 0.9 miles away); Congers Station (approx.
Marker on Gilchrest Road image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 5, 2011
2. Marker on Gilchrest Road
one mile away); Congers School (approx. one mile away); Congers World War I Memorial (approx. one mile away); Kings Highway (approx. one mile away); Snedeker Farm (approx. 1.2 miles away); Doctor Davies Farm (approx. 1.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Congers.
 
Categories. Man-Made Features
 
Present-day Dam image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 5, 2011
3. Present-day Dam
This dam is located next to the marker.
Congers Lake Dam Reconstruction image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 5, 2011
4. Congers Lake Dam Reconstruction
This plaque is located just north of the marker. It lists those responsible for the Congers Lake Dam reconstruction.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 580 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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