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Alpine in Bergen County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Closter Dock Road

 
 
Closter Dock Road Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Bill Coughlin, April 17, 2008
1. Closter Dock Road Marker
Inscription. Laid out in 1761 by New York over an earlier route when that province claimed jurisdiction over this area. Used by troops during the Revolutionary War, the road led from Closter to Closter Dock on the Hudson where farm produce was shipped to New York City markets. In 1805 and 1854 road improvements led to an active waterfront community. Later it was the western terminus of Yonkers Ferry. World War I soldiers marched down the road to be ferried to troop transports.
Sponsored by Alpine Bicentennial Committee, 1976
 
Erected 1976 by Bergen County Historical Society. (Marker Number 62.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the New Jersey, Bergen County Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 40° 56.881′ N, 73° 55.556′ W. Marker is in Alpine, New Jersey, in Bergen County. Marker is at the intersection of Closter Dock Road (County Route 502) and Old Dock Road, on the right when traveling west on Closter Dock Road. Click for map. Marker is in front of the Alpine Community Church. Marker is at or near this postal address: 5 Old Dock Rd, Alpine NJ 07620, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Old Alpine Trail (approx.
Closter Dock Road and Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Bill Coughlin, April 17, 2008
2. Closter Dock Road and Marker
The photo looks down Closter Dock Road in the direction followed by the British and Hessian army in November 1776.
0.4 miles away); Untangling Folklore from Fact (approx. 0.4 miles away); Along the Palisades Riverfront (approx. 0.4 miles away); Benjamin P. Westervelt Homesite (approx. 1.7 miles away); Huylerís Landing Road (approx. 1.8 miles away); Capít John Huylerís Farm (approx. 1.8 miles away); Douwe Talema (approx. 1.9 miles away); Sautes Taveís Begraven Ground (approx. 1.9 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Alpine.
 
Also see . . .  Bergen County Historical Society. (Submitted on April 18, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
 
Categories. Colonial EraRoads & VehiclesWar, US RevolutionaryWar, World I
 
Closter Dock Road Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Bill Coughlin, April 17, 2008
3. Closter Dock Road Marker
Community Church Photo, Click for full size
By Bill Coughlin, April 17, 2008
4. Community Church
The Closter Dock Road Marker is located near this church.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 3,057 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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