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By Marianne Leese, June 12, 2015
Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church
New York (Rockland County), Airmont — Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church
This congregation, originally Ramapo Lutheran, was founded by Palatine Germans on June 14, 1715. For economic reasons they had left the Lower Rhine in Germany for the mid-Hudson Valley, and in 1713 about fifty finally settled on the . . . — Map (db m84073) HM
New York (Rockland County), Airmont — Dogwoods
In 1924 author, economist, philosopher, Ralph Borsodi and family designed and began construction of this homestead, utilizing native field stone, their own and semi-skilled labor. By 1934 they completed "Dogwoods" and an enclave of five . . . — Map (db m84060) HM
New York (Rockland County), Bear Mountain — Ancient Canyon
The rivers surface is sea level, and the water is 120 feet deep in the channel. Below that is an old canyon 650 feet deep filled with mud and gravel. — Map (db m54101) HM
New York (Rockland County), Bear Mountain — Anthonys Nose
The top of the mountain across the river is 909 feet above the Hudson River. One story about the mountain’s name says the “nose” was a rocky-ledge blasted away in 1846. — Map (db m54100) HM
New York (Rockland County), Bear Mountain — Appalachian Trail
This 2,000 mile hiker’s path from Georgia to Maine goes over the top of Bear Mountain at 1,300 feet, and down to the lowest spot on the entire trail (120 feet) at the Bear Den. — Map (db m52869) HM
New York (Rockland County), Bear Mountain — Bear Mountain Bridge
Bear Mountain Bridge The first highway bridge to span the Hudson River south of Albany Begun March 24th 1923 – Opened Nov. 27th 1924 To all who With thought labor and loyalty have Contributed to the construction of This bridge and . . . — Map (db m48083) HM
New York (Rockland County), Bear Mountain — Bear Mt. Bridge
It opened in 1924. At the time it was the worlds longest suspension-bridge at 2,257 feet. It was built by the Harriman family in 1910, and sold to NYS in 1940. — Map (db m54099) HM
New York (Rockland County), Bear Mountain — Boundaries
Four counties come together here. Your’e standing in Rockland and looking at Westchester across the river. North of the bridge is Orange County on this side, and Putnam on the other. — Map (db m54104) HM
New York (Rockland County), Bear Mountain — Doodletown
Half a mile up this road is Doodletown, pioneer hamlet through which the British army marched to attack Ft. Clinton, 1777 — Map (db m52704) HM
New York (Rockland County), Bear Mountain — Dunderberg Mt.
It’s at the south end of the park at an elevation of 930 feet, and is the southern gateway to the Hudson Highlands. — Map (db m54106) HM
New York (Rockland County), Bear Mountain — 3 — Fighting at Hessian Lake
Fighting at Hessian Lake You are walking part of the 1777 historic trail that retraces as nearly as possible the routes taken by the British army during the Revolutionary War. On October 6, 1777, Lieutenant General Sir Henry Clinton landed . . . — Map (db m47833) HM
New York (Rockland County), Bear Mountain — First Fighting at Fort Clinton
Erected June 25 1921 When The British Attacked Forts Clinton And Montgomery Oct. 6 1777 The First Fighting Occurred Over The Outworks Located At This Point Gen. Geo. Clinton Commanded the American Forces Sir Henry Clinton Commanded the . . . — Map (db m47777) HM
New York (Rockland County), Bear Mountain — Fort Clinton’s Outer Redoubt
You are looking at the remains of Fort Clinton’s Outer Redoubt; it is all that survives of this Revolutionary War fort. Work on Fort Clinton began in July 1776 on the recommendation of American officers who were concerned that this high ground . . . — Map (db m52689) HM
New York (Rockland County), Bear Mountain — Gray’s Hill
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New York (Rockland County), Bear Mountain — Hudson River
From its beginning in the high peaks of the Adirondacks, to the Atlantic Ocean, the Hudson flows for 315 miles. — Map (db m54105) HM
New York (Rockland County), Bear Mountain — Indian Campsite
The finding of knives, net sinkers, arrowpoints, scrapers and chips, indicates that the level ground in front of you was used as a campsite by Indians while on hunting and fishing expeditions. Additional artifacts, that were found here and . . . — Map (db m52868) HM
New York (Rockland County), Bear Mountain — Iona Island
The land to the east of the tracks was the site of a naval annumition depot thru both World Wars and the Korean Conflict. It became NYS Parklands in 1965, and is a winter sanctuary for bald eagles. — Map (db m54107) HM
New York (Rockland County), Bear Mountain — Outer Redoubt of Fort Clinton1776 - 1777
A redoubt is a small enclosed, heavily armed fortification built to protect a strategic location. In 1776, fearing a possible assault by land, the Americans constructed the outer redoubt on this high piece of ground. It not only commanded the main . . . — Map (db m52701) HM
New York (Rockland County), Bear Mountain — Palisades Interstate Park
Palisades Interstate Park Has Been Designated A Registered National Historic Landmark Under the Provisions of The Historic Sites Act of August 21, 1935 This Site Possesses Exceptional Value In Commemorating and Illustrating The . . . — Map (db m37133) HM
New York (Rockland County), Bear Mountain — Perkins Tower
This drive and tower are dedicated by the Commissioners of the Palisades Interstate Park to the memory of George Walbridge Perkins Their first president 1900-1920 whose broad vision and tireless energy made possible the preservation of the . . . — Map (db m65286) HM
New York (Rockland County), Bear Mountain — Popolopen Creek Trail to Fort Montgomery
You are standing on the site of Fort Clinton, which was built along with Fort Montgomery to prevent British ships from sailing up the Hudson River during the Revolutionary War. On October 6, 1777, the British captured both forts and destroyed them . . . — Map (db m52724) HM
New York (Rockland County), Bear Mountain — Railroads
The CSX Railroad runs trains on the east coast from Maine to Florida & west to Chicago. It leases its tracks on the other side of the river to Amtrak for nationwide passenger service, as well as to Metro-North for commuters between Albany & NYC. You . . . — Map (db m54102) HM
New York (Rockland County), Bear Mountain — River Docks
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New York (Rockland County), Bear Mountain — Scenic Road
US Routes 6 & 202 cross the bridge and head south toward Peekskill. From a roadside overlook there’s a spectacular view looking back at Bear Mountain Park. — Map (db m54103) HM
New York (Rockland County), Bear Mountain — Stephen Tyng MatherJuly 4, 1887 - Jan. 22, 1930
He laid the foundation of the National Park Service, defining and establishing the policies under which its areas shall be developed and conserved unimpaired for future generations. There will never come an end to the good that he has done. — Map (db m47775) HM
New York (Rockland County), Bear Mountain — The British Attempt to Divide the Colonies during the War of Independence
In 1777, the British attempted to divide the colonies by gaining control of the Hudson Valley. This campaign ended with the first overwhelming defeat of the British army and a turning point for the American cause. General Burgoyne planned to . . . — Map (db m52698) HM
New York (Rockland County), Bear Mountain — 4 — The Historic 1777 & 1779 Trails
The Historic 1777 & 1779 Trails You are walking part of the 1777 historic trail that retraces as nearly as possible the routes taken by the British army during the Revolutionary War. The 1777 trail represents the route taken by British . . . — Map (db m47832) HM
New York (Rockland County), Bear Mountain — 2 — The Historic 1777 & 1779 Trails
The Historic 1777 & 1779 Trails You are walking part of the 1777 historic trail that retraces as nearly as possible the routes taken by the British army during the Revolutionary War. The 1777 trail represents the route taken by British . . . — Map (db m48074) HM
New York (Rockland County), Bear Mountain — The West Redoubt of Fort Clinton
The West Redoubt of Fort Clinton 1776 – 1777 ------- Defended with conspicuous bravery by a greatly outnumbered American Garrison under Brigadier General James Clinton ------- Captured by British Oct. 6, 1777 Destroyed Oct. 26, 1777 ------- . . . — Map (db m52684) HM
New York (Rockland County), Bear Mountain — Walt Whitman
Walt Whitman 1819 – 1892 To commemorate the gift in 1910 by Mary Wilson Harriman Making Possible The Bear Mountain-Harriman State Park Dedicated November 17, 1940   Jo Davidson, Sculptor [ Marker next to the Statue ] . . . — Map (db m47774) HM
New York (Rockland County), Blauvelt — Blauvelt-Norris-Burr-House
The main section and south kitchen of this Dutch sandstone homestead were built c. 1790-1800, the north addition c. 1840, on land earlier owned by David Bogert. The first known occupant was Garret I. Blauvelt. In 1853 the farm was acquired . . . — Map (db m84058) HM
New York (Rockland County), Blauvelt — Cuyper-Van Houten House
In 1731 Tunis Cooper built the main section of this sandstone farmhouse which was inherited by his son Abraham. Circa 1812 Rulof C. Van Houton purchased the homestead and nearby saw and grist mill. The roof was raised and stone east wing . . . — Map (db m84069) HM
New York (Rockland County), Blauvelt — Jacob J. Blauvelt Homestead
Jacob J. Blauvelt built the main section of this sand- stone home ca. 1780 on the farm of his father, Johannes J. Blauvelt. The east wing was added soon after. A west unit was replaced by the present frame structure ca. 1830. By the 1806 . . . — Map (db m84124) HM
New York (Rockland County), Blauvelt — Johannes Isaac Blauvelt House
This Dutch farmhouse on the northwest corner of the Tappan Patent contains late 18th and early 19th century construction features. Johannes (1743-1828) was a charter member of the Greenbush Church. His son David (Dauvum) began the county's . . . — Map (db m84125) HM
New York (Rockland County), Blauvelt — Johannes J. Blauvelt Homestead
Jacob A. Blauvelt and family, the first of 7 generations of Blauvelts to live on this farm, occupied a log structure nearby early in the 18th century. Jacob's son, Johannes J. Blauvelt, built the sandstone south unit of this home, circa 1755. . . . — Map (db m84123) HM
New York (Rockland County), Chestnut Ridge — Haring Homestead
Construction of this sandstone farmhouse was started c. 1788 by the Halstead family. John Yeary bought the property in 1791 and built a sawmill, later combined with a gristmill on the nearby Pascack Brook. In 1795 the farm was purchased by . . . — Map (db m84059) HM
New York (Rockland County), Congers — Collyer Farm Pond and New City Park
The 19th century mill pond and dam, sawmill, icehouse and farmhouse had outlived its productive days when Omley, Hansen and Hall of an American Scandinavian group discovered it in 1926. With the Depression, the summer community soon became . . . — Map (db m44210) HM
New York (Rockland County), Congers — Congers Lake Dam
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 . . . — Map (db m44281) HM
New York (Rockland County), Congers — Congers School
The Congers School opened in 1928 as a high school. Students came from as far away as West Nyack and Tappan, often traveling by train to the Congers Station. Centralization of Clarkstown’s schools resulted in the building of the Clarkstown . . . — Map (db m44286) HM
New York (Rockland County), Congers — Congers Station
In 1880 the fledgling Jersey City & Albany Railway Co. completed a track through this area on easements granted by Abraham and Mary Conger, large landholders and prominent citizens. In 1883 a new railroad timetable listed the stop as . . . — Map (db m44285) HM
New York (Rockland County), Congers — Congers World War I Memorial1917       1918
This tablet is erected in honor of the men of Congers New York who served in the World War Louis Behrens • Joseph E. Chasse • Frank Conklin • G.A.R. Cropsey • James Denton • Louis G. Didion • Arthur Douglas • Howard P. Eckhart • Ralph Eckhart • . . . — Map (db m44318) HM
New York (Rockland County), Congers — Doctor Davies Farm
This farm homestead built c. 1836 was part of a 450-acre farm extending from Rockland Lake to the Hudson River. In 1891, this portion of the farm became the home of artist Arthur Bowen Davies, a pioneer in modern art in America, and his wife, Lucy . . . — Map (db m44211) HM
New York (Rockland County), Congers — Kings Highway
This road was a main artery of travel through the county for more than two centuries, connecting Hudson River communities from New Jersey to Albany. Originally an Indian trail, it was gradually widened by fur traders, post riders, farm carts, . . . — Map (db m44207) HM
New York (Rockland County), Congers — King's Highway and the Long Clove
Proclaimed by royal decree almost three centuries ago this onetime Indian trail wound its way northward through Long Clove to the Hudson River below. Kings Highway's original purpose was military as the English Crown feared invasion by the French . . . — Map (db m84080) HM
New York (Rockland County), Congers — Paul Farmhousec. 1810
The easterly section of this Dutch farmhouse was constructed by John Paul in the early 19th Century. Soon after the similar westerly addition was added resulting in a rare style of twin front door entrances. The structure, a frame of sawn heavy . . . — Map (db m44282) HM
New York (Rockland County), Congers — Snedeker Farm
The Snedeker family occupied this portion of the Pond Patent from c. 1730 until 1909 – about 179 years. Part of this stone house was built c. 1747 by Tunis Snedeker’s son Johannes, a captain in the colonial militia. As patriots in the . . . — Map (db m44208) HM
New York (Rockland County), Congers — St. Paul’s Church
St. Paul’s was begun in 1891 to serve local ice & quarry workers. Land was donated by John McGuiness, quarry owners donated the brick. The 1st Mass was on Easter, 1894. The old post office, bought for $485, became the rectory. St. Paul’s School . . . — Map (db m44288) HM
New York (Rockland County), Grand View-on-Hudson — Grand View-on-Hudson, Birthplace of the Modern Women's Movement
In Grand View Betty Friedan wrote The Feminine Mystique. Its publication in 1963 and the birth of the National Organization for Women (NOW), which Friedan co-founded and headed in 1966, helped reduce gender discrimination for millions of . . . — Map (db m84113) HM
New York (Rockland County), Haverstraw — Andre The Spy
Andre the spy landed here September 21, 1780 — Map (db m52487) HM
New York (Rockland County), Haverstraw — Calico Hill
Calico Hill In 1789 This Site Was Purchased By The First Presbyterian Church For A Church And Cemetery. — Map (db m37057) HM
New York (Rockland County), Haverstraw — De Harte Patent
In 1666 Balthzar De Harte obtained first land grant in what is now Rockland County. U.S. Bicentennial Map (db m33217) HM
New York (Rockland County), Haverstraw — Haverstraw World War I Monument
Lest We Forget The Honored Dead Louis W. King • John Cashman Oldfield • Michael James McGuire • Richard V. Brophy • James E. Hinshelwood • Joseph A. Craven • Thomas F. Lynch, Jr. • Harold Ferguson • Herbert Matlege Schaper • Leo B. Laders • . . . — Map (db m36884) HM
New York (Rockland County), Haverstraw — Kurt Weill and Lotte Lenya
Composer Kurt Weill (1900-1950) and his wife, singer-actress Lotte Lenya (1898-1981) are buried here. Born in Germany, Weill achieved fame with The Threepenny Opera in 1928. After fleeing Nazi persecution, Weill and Lenya settled in New York in 1935 . . . — Map (db m83169) HM
New York (Rockland County), Haverstraw — Treason Site
Within these woods, in the early morning hours of September 22, 1780, American General Benedict Arnold and British Major John André plotted the surrender of the American fortress at West Point. While attempting to return to British lines, André was . . . — Map (db m92475) HM
New York (Rockland County), Monsey — Historic Monsey Cemetery
Historic Monsey Cemetery We here highly resolve that the men who fought for freedom in the wars of 1776 – 1812 – 1861 Shall not have died in vain At the coming and the setting Of the sun We shall . . . — Map (db m32547) HM
New York (Rockland County), Montebello — Bayard Lane
Bayard Lane (named after Blandina Bayard, an early Ramapo settler) was the first of the back-to-the-land homestead communities formed by Ralph Borsodi, the economist who established The Independence Foundation to promote and finance . . . — Map (db m84075) HM
New York (Rockland County), Montebello — Cobblestone Farm
The cobblestone barn, carriage house and huge dairy barn were the centerpiece of the 200-acre country estate of Henry von L. Meyer Sr., founder and vice president of White Laboratories, which manufactured nationally known drugs such as . . . — Map (db m84085) HM
New York (Rockland County), Montebello — Montebello
The country estate of financier Thomas Fortune Ryan and his wife Ida Barry Ryan was built in 1901, replacing an 1860s structure of stockbroker David Groesbeck. This 44-room mansion contained a private chapel, two bowling alleys and electric . . . — Map (db m84056) HM
New York (Rockland County), Montebello — School of Living
In 1934 Ralph Borsodi founded the School of Living to teach and demonstrate his principles of self-sufficient living. In 1937 this building was erected to house the School, with space for resident students and for seminars and . . . — Map (db m84076) HM
New York (Rockland County), Nanuet — Scotland Hill Burial Ground 1749-1859
This area received its name from the Scots who came in the early 1700s. Among those buried here are tenant farmers Clark and McDougall as well as Blauvelt family members, including Revolutionary War veterans Harmanus Blauvelt and . . . — Map (db m84083) HM
New York (Rockland County), New City — Blauvelt Homestead
In 1832 Jacob J. and Margaret (Remsen) Blauvelt built the main section of this Dutch Colonial-style farmhouse. Jacob was a farmer, inspector of common schools, a justice of the peace for the Town of Clarkstown and an officer in the 83rd Regiment of . . . — Map (db m73064) HM
New York (Rockland County), New City — In Grateful Recognition
In Grateful Recognition Of Those Who Served In The Armed Forces Of The United States Of America During The Korean And Vietnam Conflicts Compatriots And Friends Of The Stony Point Chapter SAR Shatemuc Chapter DAR November 11, . . . — Map (db m32554) WM
New York (Rockland County), New City — Jacob Blauvelt House1834
Built on lands belonging to the Blauvelt Family from 1741 to 1970 when it was acquired by the Historical Society of Rockland County Presented by Daniel De Clerque Chapter Daughters of the American Colonists — Map (db m21380) HM
New York (Rockland County), New City — Martinus Hogenkamp Cemetery
This cemetery, named after an early owner of the land, began in the 18th century as a family or community burial ground. Abandoned and forgotten, it was rescued by the Martinus Hogenkamp Cemetery Association. Several stones are inscribed in Dutch, . . . — Map (db m44209) HM
New York (Rockland County), New City — New City World War I Monument
In Grateful Recognition Of The Services Of These Sons Of New City To Their Town, Their Country And The World. 1917 – 1919 Anderson, Raymond • Bardon, Chris. S • Biehl, Henry • Blauvelt, William • Carnoghan, Fred G. • Carnoghan, G. M. • . . . — Map (db m32555) HM
New York (Rockland County), New City — New Hempstead Presbyterian Church
Founded 1734 New Hempstead Presbyterian called the English Church by Dutch Settlers. Rebuilt 1827. Washington’s troops camped on this ground. — Map (db m44220) HM
New York (Rockland County), New City — Rockland County Court House
Rockland County Court House Our forebears commitment to the rule of law was manifested in the first court house built in Tappan in 1691. In 1774 a small frame court house was constructed on this more convenient site, replaced in 1827 by a larger . . . — Map (db m32552) HM
New York (Rockland County), New City — Rockland County Korea - World War II - Vietnam Monument
[ left plaque ] Korea Ablondi, Bruno • Augenblick, Ira • Baker, Philip T. • Brown, Robert A. Caputo, Louis • Cervene, Sam J. • Cook, Jr., Henry Wm. • De Freese, Samuel W. • De Groat, Roland • Duhaime, Louis S. • Freytag, Peter D. • . . . — Map (db m32549) WM
New York (Rockland County), New City — Rockland County Law Enforcement Memorial
[ east side ] In Memory Of Those Law Enforcement Officers, Residents Of Rockland County Who Dedicated And Sacrificed Their Lives In The Line Of Duty Constable John Cahill – Aug. 19, 1905 Haverstraw Village Police Department . . . — Map (db m32551) HM
New York (Rockland County), New City — Rockland County Veterans Monument
[ inscription on the granite base ] Erected By The People Of Rockland County In Grateful Appreciation Of The Noble Sacrifice Of These Sons And Daughters Who Gave Their Lives In The World War 1914-1918 Greater Love Hath No . . . — Map (db m32548) WM
New York (Rockland County), New City — Snedekers Landing
Early in the 19th century the Snedeker family’s landing on the Hudson shore below came into use for local shipping. In 1845 the Snedekers established a shipyard with marine railway for repairing brickyard vessels and a dock for scheduled steamboats. . . . — Map (db m33212) HM
New York (Rockland County), New City — The English Meeting House
Erected by the Rockland County Society to commemorate the establishment of the New Hempstead Presbyterian Church as the second religious organization in the present County of Rockland, New York. This church was founded a few years after 1713, when . . . — Map (db m44223) HM
New York (Rockland County), New Hempstead — Shady Side Farm
In 1826 Gilbert and Phebe Johnson, prominent Ramapo landholders, deeded five acres and a small farmhouse, rear wing of present house, to their son Daniel. He added the two and one-half story east section in 1836. His son, Erastus, completed . . . — Map (db m84061) HM
New York (Rockland County), Nyack — 1 Mile To Nyack
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 . . . — Map (db m33648) HM
New York (Rockland County), Nyack — First Reformed Church of Nyack
Ca. 1830 a group of local residents of Dutch Reformed faith began holding private religious services in Nyack. They built their first small church on this site in 1836 and in 1853 incorporated as The First Reformed Protestant Dutch Church of Nyack. . . . — Map (db m44226) HM
New York (Rockland County), Nyack — Historic Underground Railroad
At this crossroads stood the home of the Edward Hesdra Family. This home is believed to have been a link in the underground slave railway, c1855. — Map (db m18690) HM
New York (Rockland County), Nyack — Historic Underground Railroad
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New York (Rockland County), Nyack — Historic Upper Nyack FirehouseErected 1887
This building, home of Empire Hook and Ladder Company no. 1 has, in recognition of its architectural significance, and under the provisions of the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966, been listed on the National Register of Historic Places . . . — Map (db m44313) HM
New York (Rockland County), Nyack — Hopper House
Birthplace and boyhood home of the eminent realist painter Edward Hopper (1882-1967). The Hoppers’ forebears came from Holland in 1652, and the artist’s grandfather built this house in 1858. After graduating from Nyack High School, Hopper moved to . . . — Map (db m44206) HM
New York (Rockland County), Nyack — Memorial ParkJuly 26, 1920
This park was deeded to the Village by the Tappan Zee Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Park Association in 1935. The 9 trees around the perimeter of the Park are in memory of the 9 Nyack families whose sons were killed in World War . . . — Map (db m84084) WM
New York (Rockland County), Nyack — Nyack First Settlement
The Tappan Indians, from time immemorial, occupied these lands fronting on the river shore. Here, in summer, they lived upon the fish and oysters which the waters produced in abundance. In the Algonkian dialect, spoken by them, they called this . . . — Map (db m44310) HM
New York (Rockland County), Nyack — Oak Hill Cemetery
This nonsectarian cemetery was dedicated on June 27, 1848 before a crowd of 3,000 people. The establishment of the cemetery reflected a transition from small family or religious cemeteries. Oak Hill Cemetery has been enlarged several times and . . . — Map (db m18274) HM
New York (Rockland County), Nyack — Old Stone Church
Placed by the Rockland County Society to mark the oldest building dedicated to God’s service now standing in the County of Rockland, New York ----- this ----- “Old Stone Church” was erected in the year 1813 by a newly organized Society . . . — Map (db m44304) HM
New York (Rockland County), Nyack — Rockland Brink's Robbery
Rockland Brink's Robbery On October 20, 1981, a three-year crime spree in the New York Metropolitan area came to an end at this site. Members of the Weather Underground, a radical domestic terrorist group, robbed a Brink's armored car at the Nanuet . . . — Map (db m33649) HM
New York (Rockland County), Orangeburg — Clausland Cemetery
Burial grounds used by the first settlers of this northern part of the Tappan Patent, among them the Smith and Blauvelt families. The earliest of 216 recorded graves is 1744 but prior interments were made. There are 14 Revolutionary . . . — Map (db m84064) HM
New York (Rockland County), Orangeburg — Colonial Orangetown
The “Towne of Orange” formed in the Tappan Patent grant of 1686-7 became the seat of provincial government of all Orange County, established in 1683, which then included this area, south of the mountains, set off as Rockland County in . . . — Map (db m43777) HM
New York (Rockland County), Orangeburg — Orangeburg World War I Monument
In Honor of the Men Of Orangeburg, N.Y. Who Served Their Country 1917 World War 1918 *Charles Krebs   *Benjamin Logatto *Archie Engles Petro Antonio • Albert Aluise • John Buhler • Frank Edsall • Robert Edsall • James Havey • . . . — Map (db m77101) WM
New York (Rockland County), Orangeburg — Orangeburg World War II Memorial
In Lasting Tribute To Those Who Made The Supreme Sacrifice Louis Casazza   James E. Drake   Thomas Linek In Honor Of Those Who Served Rev. William S. Ackerman • Rev. Francis J. Stauback • Rev. Lafayette W. Yarwood • George J. Adams • Andrew . . . — Map (db m77104) WM
New York (Rockland County), Orangeburg — Shanks Village1946 - 1956
On this site many of the Camp Shanks barracks were converted into housing for World War II veterans and their families. Providing living quarters for about 4,000 people, it became the largest veterans' student housing complex in the . . . — Map (db m84066) HM
New York (Rockland County), Palisades — Skunk Hollow
Skunk Hollow or, “the mountain,” was a free black community from 1806-1905. The first known deed dated 1806 belonged to Jack Earnest from Palisades. In 1841, William Thompson, an African Methodist Episcopal itinerant preacher bought . . . — Map (db m8630) HM
New York (Rockland County), Pearl River — Johannes Perry House
This house stands on the north half of lot No. 42 of the Kakiat Patent bought from William Bayard by Peter Perry c. 1773. The earliest section of the existing structure was probably built by his son Johannes c. 1774. It has been enlarged . . . — Map (db m84128) HM
New York (Rockland County), Pearl River — Salyer House
This late 18th century home- stead stands on lot no. 10 of the 1727 Kakiat Patent. Mary Salyer, daughter of Michael Salyer and Elizabeth Mabie, inherited the house and 9 acres in 1811. Among other early owners were DeClark, Aymar and . . . — Map (db m84077) HM
New York (Rockland County), Piermont — “Watchfires”
The Vietnam Veterans of America, Chapter 333, Rockland County observes Memorial Day every May 30th at Piermont Pier An annual event at several locations in our country; the “Watchfires” are lit at midnight with full military . . . — Map (db m84391) HM WM
New York (Rockland County), Piermont — Bogertown
This small early 19th century community of ten houses assumed the name of its prominent colonial Dutch residents, the Bogert family. C. 1824 this road, Paradise Ave., was lengthened through the salt marshes to a 500- foot pier on the . . . — Map (db m84078) HM
New York (Rockland County), Piermont — Last Stop U.S.A.
Last Stop U.S.A. During World War Two, 40,000 U.S. troops per month, including many Piermont residents, passed this spot enroute to the end of Piermont Pier, the largest port of embarkation on the East Coast, where ships were waiting to . . . — Map (db m84404) WM
New York (Rockland County), Piermont — Piermont Pier
This monument is dedicated to the many thousands of men from Camp Shanks who left this port to fight on foreign soils in defense of their country during World War II. Their dedication and sacrifice have made America the proud and safe nation it is . . . — Map (db m84390) WM
New York (Rockland County), Piermont — Roll of HonorRobert Gair Company
1941   Roll of Honor   1945 Robert Gair Company, Inc. Dedicated To The Following Employees Who Entered The Armed Forces Of Our Country In World War II Leon Aamold • James R. Ainsworth • Charles Albanese • Victor Alfieri • Donald A. Argenti . . . — Map (db m84405) WM
New York (Rockland County), Piermont — Sneden House
Home, c. 1800 of John Sneden, Jr. (1770-1821), shipbuilder on the Slote, grandson of famed Dobbs- Sneden ferrywoman Molly Sneden and son of patriot John Sneden. John, Jr. married Phebe Gesner of prominent shipbuilding family. Their 6th . . . — Map (db m84053) HM
New York (Rockland County), Pomona — Ladentown United Methodist Church
Built in 1865, this church was an outgrowth of the Wesley Chapel, located a few miles to the south. In 1862 a group of residents felt the need for their own church and were sent their first pastor, the Rev. George D. Carmichael, in 1863. His . . . — Map (db m84088) HM
New York (Rockland County), Pomona — Pig Knoll School
Architect Walter Robb Wilder designed this one-room schoolhouse in 1915 for Ramapo District Eleven in which he owned a farmstead. Attended by neighborhood children for 16 years, the school later became the West Pomona Community . . . — Map (db m84072) HM
New York (Rockland County), Sloatsburg — Ramapo ValleyHistoric New York
          The steep, barren Ramapo Mountains, with elevations of less than 1300 feet, isolated this region from the mainstream of developments in the Hudson Valley. The Ramapo River, flowing from Round Lake near Monroe into New Jersey, provided a . . . — Map (db m56696) HM
New York (Rockland County), Sloatsburg — Sloat House & Inn
Original house built around 1755 by Ramapo Pass pioneer, Stephen Sloat. It served as a command post under captain Sloat to prevent British troops from moving north through the pass. The Sloat family also operated an inn offering lodging and meals, . . . — Map (db m64693) HM
New York (Rockland County), Sloatsburg — The Glenwood Hotel
This building existed in the late 1890s as a rooming house for workers in the mills of Sloatsburg until around 1950. The ground floor of the building was converter into a restaurant, circa 1904 by Henry & Kathleen Tobin, offering open-air dining on . . . — Map (db m82148) HM
New York (Rockland County), Sloatsburg — Torne Brook Farm
This elegant mansion of eclectic styles was built in the early 1870's by Charles T. Pierson. His grandfather, Jeremiah H. Pierson, founded the Ramapo Iron Works which operated nearby from 1795 to 1851. Charles T. Person opened the . . . — Map (db m84062) HM
New York (Rockland County), South Nyack — Carson McCullers1917 – 1967
Carson McCullers, writer and dramatist, made this house her home from 1945 to her death on September 29, 1967. Born in Columbus, Ga., on February 19, 1917, she achieved fame with The Heart is a Lonely Hunter 1940 and Reflections in a . . . — Map (db m44279) HM
New York (Rockland County), South Nyack — Couch Court
Built in 1854 for A. J. Storms of the Storms Tub & Pail Factory. 1875-1882 home of Edwin Stillwell, Captain of the Nyack-Tarrytown Ferry. Purchased 1885 by the Couch Family. Dr. Louis Couch used the tower for his Homeopathic practice. Daughter . . . — Map (db m44276) HM
New York (Rockland County), South Nyack — Stephen Rowe Bradley Sr. Park
Shortly before his death, community leader and benefactor Stephen Rowe Bradley, Sr. (b. 1836; d. 1910) expressed his intent to donate 212 acres of his land to the Palisades Interstate Park Commission. His heirs implemented his wishes and . . . — Map (db m84087) HM
New York (Rockland County), Sparkill — Christ Episcopal Church Piermont and Sparkill
Organized March 1, 1848 and incorporated April 10, 1848 in Piermont, the church, the oldest Episcopal congregation in Rockland County, first held services in the Lime Kiln Building, Piermont, purchased from Eleazor Lord (1788-1871).The present . . . — Map (db m78863) HM
New York (Rockland County), Sparkill — Gravesite of General John Charles Frémont1813 – 1890 — Explorer, Pathmarker, Mapper of the Oregon Trail
Atop Rockland Cemetery lies the grave of he whose exploration in the 1840s opened the way west for countless settlers, who issued the first Emancipation Proclamation and who saved the west for the Union in 1861. From the ashes of his campfires . . . — Map (db m8606) HM
New York (Rockland County), Sparkill — John Charles FremontRear Admiral U.S. Navy
Born   April 19, 1851 – Died   March 7, 1911 A brilliant Officer and a successful commander holding more independent commands during his life time than any of his contemporaries. The United States ships Pinta, Drift, Culgoa, torpedo boats . . . — Map (db m42561) HM
New York (Rockland County), Sparkill — John Charles FremontCaptain United States Navy (Ret’d)
Born   February 26, 1880 Died   October 13, 1957 A brilliant Officer and a successful commander Served in Spanish-American War on U.S.S. St. Louis Later saw service in China Squadron In World War I served with distinction in command of destroyer . . . — Map (db m42563) HM
New York (Rockland County), Sparkill — St. Charles A.M.E. Zion Church
This church built in 1897 is successor to the Skunk Hollow Mountain Church of 1856 (Methodist Episcopal Church of Coloured People) and the 1865 Swamp Church of Palisades (an A.M.E. Zion Church), both organized by the Reverend . . . — Map (db m84065) HM
New York (Rockland County), Spring Valley — Brick ChurchProtestant Dutch Church of Kakeath (Kakiat)
Estab. 1774 as Prot. Dutch Reformed Church of Kakeath on land from Teunis Cuyper. Initial church built 1778. Present church built 1856. — Map (db m27678) HM
New York (Rockland County), Stony Point — "I … imagined them to be British Troops, but found my mistake by being wounded and taken prisoner."
During the night of the attack, Captain Francis Tew was stationed near the abatis with four companies of the 17th Regiment, part of the total British garrison of 564 men. On this spot, a small defensive position called flech #2 had been constructed, . . . — Map (db m11632) HM
New York (Rockland County), Stony Point — “… the enemy entered the upper work at the barrier at the same time I did.”
Here, by the innermost abatis, a British eight-inch howitizer – an artillery weapon that could hurl a 45-pound explosive shell a distance of 1900 yards – was aimed towards the shallow waters of Haverstraw Bay to guard the southern flank . . . — Map (db m11643) HM
New York (Rockland County), Stony Point — “… with the greatest Intrepidity and coolness.”
Near this location passed the north column of 300 American Light Infantry, commanded by Colonel Richard Butler of Pennsylvania. On the rocky height in front of you was the Flagstaff Battery, which mounted a 12-pounder cannon. This weapon, like many . . . — Map (db m11660) HM
New York (Rockland County), Stony Point — “By the light occasioned by the flash of the gun I could perceive a body of them...”
Fleche #1 was situated on this hill, and mounted a brass 12-pounder cannon (one which fired a 12-pound ball) under the command of Lieutenant William Horndon, of the Royal Artillery. Horndon was unaware that the shots from Major Murfree’s Light . . . — Map (db m11635) HM
New York (Rockland County), Stony Point — “For God’s sake, why is the Artillery here not being made use of?”
In front of you is the Upper Works, and inside were two flank batteries, each with large ship guns. Lieutenant John Roberts of the Royal Artillery went to the left battery, nearest the bay, after the first shots of the attack were fired: Captain . . . — Map (db m11646) HM
New York (Rockland County), Stony Point — “The fort and garrison, with Col. Johnson, are ours.”
You are now inside the remains of the Upper Works. Within 15 minutes of each other, the two columns of American Light Infantry converged on the flanks of these fortifications. Lieutenant Colonel Francois de Fleury, a French engineer and professional . . . — Map (db m11649) HM
New York (Rockland County), Stony Point — 17th British Regiment of Foot
British War Veterans of America, Inc. New York Branch of the British Legion erected this plaque to perpetuate the memories of men of the 17th British Regiment of Foot who died near this spot defending the Stony Point fortification against General . . . — Map (db m11621) HM
New York (Rockland County), Stony Point — British Defenses: The Outer Works
After cutting down most of the trees at Stony Point to reduce cover for potential attackers and create a “field of fire” for artillery, the British constructed two sets of fortifications – the Outer Works, located near the present . . . — Map (db m11626) HM
New York (Rockland County), Stony Point — British Defenses: The Upper Works
The Upper Works was the main British defensive position. As in the Outer Works, an abatis spanned the width of the peninsula. Included in the abatis were artillery positions, but these weapons, mostly heavy ship guns, were intended for long-range, . . . — Map (db m11642) HM
New York (Rockland County), Stony Point — Capture of Stony Point
This tablet is to commemorate the heroic capture of the fortress of Stony Point by troops of the Light Infantry under the command of Maj. Gen. “Mad” Anthony Wayne the night of July 15-16, 1779 Erected by the Jewish War Veterans of . . . — Map (db m11617) HM
New York (Rockland County), Stony Point — Commerce and the Hudson River
The Hudson River has always been a major avenue of New York State’s economy. During the 19th century, many industries, large and small, sprang up along its shores. To the south of Stony Point, beds of rich clay near Haverstraw Bay were utilized to . . . — Map (db m11695) HM
New York (Rockland County), Stony Point — Flight 6231Northwest Airlines Flight 6231
On December 1, 1974 a Northwest Orient Airlines Boeing 727 flying between John F. Kennedy International Airport and Buffalo, NY, encountered atmospheric icing and crashed on this site. Flight 6231 was operating a ferry flight, having been chartered . . . — Map (db m93451) HM
New York (Rockland County), Stony Point — Fraser’s Highlanders
On the rise in front of you was located fleche #3, where the British had placed a brass 12-pounder cannon and two 5 and ½-inch mortars, called Royals, to defend the right flank of the outer abatis. In addition, two Grenadier companies of the . . . — Map (db m11681) HM
New York (Rockland County), Stony Point — King’s Ferry
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New York (Rockland County), Stony Point — King’s Ferry
Below you, between Stony Point and Verplanck’s Point on the opposite shore, the Hudson River narrows to a width of three-quarters of a mile. All travelers, Continental Army troops, supplies, communications, both military and civil, passing between . . . — Map (db m11690) HM
New York (Rockland County), Stony Point — Opportunities Missed and Taken
“I was surprised when I viewed in the morning the difficulties our troops surmounted,”     wrote Captain Champion. “This piece of ground was fortified by all British art and industry ….” . . . — Map (db m11653) HM
New York (Rockland County), Stony Point — Stony Point 9-11 Memorial
The Charles R. Lewis VFW Post Is Proud To Honor All the Victims Who Perished on 9/11/01 in the WTC Especially The Five Victims From Stony Point Janet Alonso Robert McCarthy Luke Nee Gerald O'Leary Thomas Schoales God Bless . . . — Map (db m37058) HM
New York (Rockland County), Stony Point — Stony Point Battlefield
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New York (Rockland County), Stony Point — Stony Point Battlefield
Stony Point Battlefield has been designated a Registered National Historic Landmark Under the provisions of the Historic Sites Act of August 21, 1935 this site possesses exceptional value in commemorating and illustrating the history of the . . . — Map (db m11619) HM
New York (Rockland County), Stony Point — Stony Point Battlefield State Historic Site
On the night of July 15-16, 1779, Brigadier General Anthony Wayne of Pennsylvania led the American Light Infantry in a midnight assault against a British force that had occupied Stony Point. Approximately one hour later, the garrison had been . . . — Map (db m11708) HM
New York (Rockland County), Stony Point — Stony Point Battlefield Today
In the early 20th century, a number of stone structures were constructed here by the American Scenic and Historic Preservation Society. After the State purchased the site in 1897, the administration was turned over to the Society and the site opened . . . — Map (db m11663) HM
New York (Rockland County), Stony Point — Stony Point Cannon Memorial1779 - 1997
From the Revolutionary soldier led by General Anthony Wayne in the Battle of Stony Point and to all past wars this cannon memorial is dedicated to all veterans living and deceased who have fought bravely to preserve our independence and everlasting . . . — Map (db m33069) HM
New York (Rockland County), Stony Point — Stony Point State Park
Left Tablet: Stony Point A British Outpost commanding the King’s Ferry Assaulted and taken July 15-16, 1779 by the Corps of light infantry commanded by Anthony Wayne Renamed Fort Wayne Acquired by the State of New York 1897 The American Scenic . . . — Map (db m8257) HM
New York (Rockland County), Stony Point — Stony Point Veterans Monument
1776 – 1976 Dedicated to all veterans living and dead of all American wars who fought to ensure this great country’s freedom — Map (db m33071) HM
New York (Rockland County), Stony Point — Stony Point Veterans Monument
WW I   1917 – 1918 In Flanders Field Loved and Were Loved And Now We Lie In Flanders Field By John McCrea The War to End All Wars President Woodrow Wilson WW II   1941 – 1945 Pearl Harbor Dec. 7th 1941 A Day . . . — Map (db m37059) WM
New York (Rockland County), Stony Point — The American Strategy
In reaction to Sir Henry Clinton’s move against Stony Point, the Continental Army marched north from New Jersey, to protect West Point, and a plan was devised to counter the British advance. Apprised of the formidable British defenses at Stony . . . — Map (db m11629) HM
New York (Rockland County), Stony Point — The Appalachian Trail
The Appalachian National Scenic Trail, designated a linear National Park by the 1968 National Trails System Act, is a continuous, marked public footpath extending approximately 2,144 miles from Mount Katahdin, Maine to Springer Mountain, Georgia . . . — Map (db m29869) HM
New York (Rockland County), Stony Point — The Battle’s Aftermath
Although Stony Point and Verplanck’s Point became a focus of British strategy in 1779, they had shown interest in the Hudson Highlands before. On October 6, 1777, the British had landed here and attacked Forts Clinton and Montgomery, seven miles to . . . — Map (db m11668) HM
New York (Rockland County), Stony Point — The British Occupy Stony Point
In late May 1779, a British force of more than 6000 men captured the Hudson River and the small American fort at Verplanck’s Point on the opposite shore. These strategic locations guarded the southern entrance to the Hudson Highlands. The British . . . — Map (db m11624) HM
New York (Rockland County), Stony Point — The Lighthouse at Stony Point
In the 19th century, improved navigational aids were required, as the number of commercial vessels increased. In 1825, the Erie Canal was opened, allowing ships to sail from the Great lakes to the Atlantic Ocean by way of the Hudson River, a tidal . . . — Map (db m11693) HM
New York (Rockland County), Stony Point — The Palisades Interstate Parkway Scenic Byway Corridor
It Began with a Boom Just over a century ago, more than a thousand cubic yards of the Palisades Cliffs were being blasted away every day for a growing New York in need of roads and foundations. The constant explosions could be felt and heard . . . — Map (db m44589) HM
New York (Rockland County), Stony Point — Washington Tree
On this site stood the walnut tree where under its branches Gen. George Washington paid his troops. 1779 — Map (db m33209) HM
New York (Rockland County), Suffern — Horse Watering Trough
Located at the center of Laffayette & Orange Avenue in the Late 1800’s. Built at the Hillburn Granite Quarry, by James Rice Sr., father of James Rice Mayor of Suffern for 16 years. Donated by: The Mayor and the Zeck Family Suffern Chamber . . . — Map (db m24981) HM
New York (Rockland County), Suffern — Rochambeau’s Encampment1781 – 1782
After crossing the Hudson, Commander-in-chief of the French army in America, General Jean-Baptiste Rochambeau, encamped here with his 5000 troops en route from Newport, R.I. to Virginia. Joining with Gen. Washington, the two armies hurried to . . . — Map (db m25761) HM
New York (Rockland County), Suffern — Soldier’s Monument
The ground at this intersection, “Historic Crossroads of the American Revolution,” had long been a grassy triangle. In 1908 Charles E. Suffern gave the village this cannon, and the stone wall was built around it. Some residents, . . . — Map (db m24978) HM
New York (Rockland County), Suffern — Suffern Grammar School
A one-room schoolhouse, Suffern's first, was erected nearby circa 1853. In 1880 a five-room schoolhouse was built on this site. By 1901 a brick school was constructed for $25,000 to accommodate a growing student population. As more students . . . — Map (db m84082) HM
New York (Rockland County), Suffern — Suffern’s Tavern
Erected     Oct. 4, 1924 Site of Suffern’s Tavern a noted hostelry of the Revolution Headquarters of • General • George Washington • July 15th to 20th, 1777 • Headquarters of Colonel Aaron Burr commanding the troops guarding the Ramapo . . . — Map (db m24974) HM
New York (Rockland County), Suffern — Suffern's Depot, 1841-1941
As the gateway to the Ramapo Pass, Suffern became an important stop after the Erie Railroad laid its tracks from the Piermont Pier in 1841. In 1848, rails were extended from Jersey City to Suffern. From this period to the mid 20th century . . . — Map (db m84081) HM
New York (Rockland County), Suffern — This Cannon “Independence” 1776 – 1908
This cannon “Independence” used at the Battle of Long Island, Aug. 27th, 1776, was purchased by the Union Hill Association in 1851 and presented by the only surviving member, Chas. E. Suffern, to the Village of Suffern on April 23rd, . . . — Map (db m24973) HM
New York (Rockland County), Suffern — Viola United Methodist Church
The Methodist Episcopal Church of Mechanicsville, an outgrowth of the Wesley Chapel, was built in 1856 and derived its name from the community, known for the mills and industry which thrived in the area. In 1882 the first post office . . . — Map (db m84074) HM
New York (Rockland County), Tappan — “76 House”
Where Major John Andre, British spy, plotter with Arnold, to deliver West Point, was confined before his execution. — Map (db m7304) HM
New York (Rockland County), Tappan — Andre Monument
On the hill south is the site of the gallows where Major John Andre, British spy, was hanged, and buried, on Oct. 2, 1780. — Map (db m59755) HM
New York (Rockland County), Tappan — André Monument
Here died, October 2, 1780, Major John Andre of the British Army who, entering the American lines on a secret mission to Benedict Arnold for the surrender of West Point, was taken prisoner, tried and condemned as a spy. His death, though according . . . — Map (db m59756) HM
New York (Rockland County), Tappan — Bear Mountain & Harriman Trails
Trails of the Bear Mountain – Harriman Parks Bear Mountain – Harriman State Park’s trail system is an extensive web of paths, trails and old roads that satisfy the hiker seeking natural beauty and a quiet escape. While the best . . . — Map (db m53753) HM
New York (Rockland County), Tappan — Blauvelt House1835-36
has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior Occupancy Karl Kirchner 1936 — Map (db m52955) HM
New York (Rockland County), Tappan — Camp Shanks1942 - 1946
Site of one of the largest U.S. Army staging areas and embarkation points in the United States during World War II. More than 1.3 million men and women passed through the camp enroute to Europe. The camp was 2 ½ miles long by one mile . . . — Map (db m84067) HM
New York (Rockland County), Tappan — Camp ShanksWalkway of American Heroes
Camp Shanks This Memorial Erected In Memory Of The Millions Of Men And Women Who Passed Through This Port Of Embarkation, The Last Stop U.S.A. January 1943   -   July 1946 A.D. 1967 To Honor The Camp Shanks Memorial Committee . . . — Map (db m84417) WM
New York (Rockland County), Tappan — De Wint House
has been designated a Registered National Historic Landmark under the provisions of the Historic Sites Act of August 21, 1935. This site possesses exceptional value in commemorating or illustrating the history of the United States. U.S. . . . — Map (db m7289) HM
New York (Rockland County), Tappan — De Wint House
Washington’s Headquarters Sept. 28-Oct. 2, 1780, during the trial of Andre, British spy, plotter with Benedict Arnold. — Map (db m7294) HM
New York (Rockland County), Tappan — DeWint House
This house served as General Washington’s headquarters during Major John André’s trial and in 1783, when Sir Guy Carleton visited to plan the evacuation of New York City. Revolutionary War Heritage Trail — Map (db m8710) HM
New York (Rockland County), Tappan — Dr. Morris Bartow House1835
has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior Restored by Edward & Molly Samett 1993 — Map (db m52954) HM
New York (Rockland County), Tappan — Grave Markers from Slave Burial Grounds
It has been documented that the earliest settlers of the Tappan Patent owned slaves; indeed, Daniel DeClark owned two slaves when he lived on this site. These grave stones are attributed to a cemetery on farm land, once owned by the Mann family, . . . — Map (db m7894) HM
New York (Rockland County), Tappan — Hickory Hill Cooperative
Here in 1950 a group of WWII G.I. Bill student-veterans from Shanks Village planned and built a community of homes cooperatively on McGillicuddy’s farmland. Houses and road were sited to preserve the natural environs. Low on funds, each family . . . — Map (db m52951) HM
New York (Rockland County), Tappan — Mill Stone
This is the Bottom or Grinding Stone from a grist mill in nearby Ramapo, Rockland County, New York. Two rotating wheels, turned by water power, ground corn and wheat kernels into flour. A gift of R.W. Harry Sky George Washington Masonic . . . — Map (db m7446) HM
New York (Rockland County), Tappan — Reformed Dutch Church of Tappan
Organized 1694 Used as a military hospital and prison during the Revolution. The trials of Major John Andre as a spy, and of Joshua Heit Smith for treason, were held here in 1780. — Map (db m7375) HM
New York (Rockland County), Tappan — Salix Babylonica - Weeping Willow
The Weeping Willow Tree you see is a shoot from what was recorded as the largest Weeping Willow Tree in the entire United States. The original tree was toppled by a storm on July 13, 1987. Legend has it that the original tree was planted at the . . . — Map (db m7443) HM
New York (Rockland County), Tappan — Tappan World War I Memorial
“Lest we forget” ♦ ♦ 1917 – 1918 ♦ ♦ Charles Ahrens • Gilbert Bell • Bonnard Blakeney • Gordon Blakeney • Harry Buckland • Joseph Grandell • George Garrecht • Samuel Gifford • Russell Goodyear • Jerome . . . — Map (db m52957) HM
New York (Rockland County), Tappan — The De Wint House
Dedicated to the American people as a shrine of Patriotism, an altar of Citizenship and a Memorial to George Washington, a great Mason, a great American. May 1, 1932. M.W.Charles H. Johnson Grand Master of Masons State of New York — Map (db m7317) HM
New York (Rockland County), Tappan — The First Courthouse
A log structure, with whipping posts and stocks, was erected on this Tappan green C. 1691. Here justice was administered to all of Orange County, which then included present Rockland. A more permanent courthouse and "gaol," built in 1739, was . . . — Map (db m8542) HM
New York (Rockland County), Tappan — The Manse
Built 1726, Domine Samuel Verbryck lived here during Revolution. He was friend of Washington. He founded Rutgers College, N.J. — Map (db m8639) HM
New York (Rockland County), Tappan — The Old ‘76 HouseMabie’s Tavern 1752
Site of the signing of the Orangetown Resolutions 1774 and the incarceration of British Spy Major John Andre 1780 has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior Restored in 1987 by . . . — Map (db m52950) HM
New York (Rockland County), Tappan — The Palisades Interstate Parkway Scenic Byway Corridor
It Began with a Boom Just over a century ago, more than a thousand cubic yards of the Palisades Cliffs were being blasted away every day for a growing New York in need of roads and foundations. The constant explosions could be felt and heard . . . — Map (db m53741) HM
New York (Rockland County), Tappan — Third Continental Light Dragoons
. . . — Map (db m95511) HM
New York (Rockland County), Tappan — This House was Occupied by General George Washington
This House was occupied by General George Washington as Army Headquarters on four occasions during the Revolutionary War. ******** Here the General in 1780, after reviewing the evidence in the case of Major John Andre, Adjunct General of the . . . — Map (db m7316) HM
New York (Rockland County), Tappan — Trial of Andre
The British spy Andre, was found guilty, in the Dutch Church which stood, in 1780, on the side of this edifice. — Map (db m7306) HM
New York (Rockland County), Tappan — Washington and Carleton Meeting
Commemorating the 200th anniversary of the meetings between General George Washington and General Sir Guy Carleton at Tappan and aboard H.M.S. Perseverance. Jointly by the Historical Society of Rockland County and Tappantown Historical Society. . . . — Map (db m7291) HM
New York (Rockland County), Tappan — Washington’s Flag1775
This is a Reproduction of the Personal Flag used by General George Washington, the Commander-In-Chief during the Revolutionary War. Presented by R.W. Ronald J. Steiner, Chairman, George Washington Masonic Historic Site Committee, In memory of . . . — Map (db m7442) HM
New York (Rockland County), Tomkins Cove — Buckberg Mountain
Here Generals Washington and Wayne, surveyed the British fort on Stony Point and panned the victory Of July 15-16, 1779 — Map (db m63946) HM
New York (Rockland County), Tompkins Cove — Hudson River Reserve Fleet
This plaque commemorates the hudson river national defense reserve fleet moored at this point in the river from April 1946 to April 1971. At peak of activity, 189 WW II cargo and passenger ships were anchored here. These ships after heroic WW II . . . — Map (db m36882) HM
New York (Rockland County), Tompkins Cove — Wayne -Washington Lookout
From this site Generals Washington and Wayne planned the storming of Stony Point — Map (db m63718) HM
New York (Rockland County), Valley Cottage — Rockland Lake and Hook Mountain
This road was formerly Main Street in the Hamlet of Rockland Lake.

In the early 17th Century the Dutch named the local cliffs Verdrietige Hoek, or "Tedious Point," which referred to the area surrounding the natural ridge of the . . . — Map (db m84086) HM

New York (Rockland County), West Haverstraw — Col. A. H. Hay
On this site stood the home of Colonel A. Hawkes Hay – Soldier, Legislator, Confidante of Washington. U.S. Bicentennial Map (db m8268) HM
New York (Rockland County), West Haverstraw — Crossroads
Washington led his army from Kings Ferry to this spot at which they divided to march south and west U.S. Bicentennial Map (db m94506) HM
New York (Rockland County), West Haverstraw — Treason House
At Joshua Hett Smith’s home here, Sept. 22, 1780 Benedict Arnold betrayed the plans of West Point to British spy Maj. Andre. Historical Soc. Rockland County Map (db m42743) HM
New York (Rockland County), West Nyack — Clarkstown Reformed Church
Worship services in this hamlet were held as early as 1740 in a log meeting house at the old burial ground northwest of historic Pye’s Corner. The First Reformed Protestant Dutch Church was organized there in 1750. Initially services were in Dutch . . . — Map (db m44204) HM
New York (Rockland County), West Nyack — Clarksville
The Nyack Turnpike Toll Road c. 1825 crossed the Oblenis Farm here, creating a busy intersection knows as Oblenis Corners at Strawtown and Sickeltown roads. The first post office named Nyack Turnpike was established in the New Oblenis Store in 1834. . . . — Map (db m21381) HM
New York (Rockland County), West Nyack — Clarksville Inn
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 . . . — Map (db m15351) HM
New York (Rockland County), West Nyack — Colonial Clarkstown
Ancient Indian trails intersected at this place adjoining a large Indian village which extended to the Hackensack Creek. Early in the 18th century the De Clark family built a gristmill on these premises, scene of the last witchcraft trial in New . . . — Map (db m44200) HM
New York (Rockland County), West Nyack — Mount Moor Cemetery
This "Burying ground for Colored people", was deeded on July 7, 1849 by James Benson and Jane Benson, his wife, to William H. Moore, Stephen Samuels and Isaac Williams, trustees. The cemetery has provided burial space for colored people, including . . . — Map (db m21378) HM
New York (Rockland County), West Nyack — Old Clarkstown Reformed Church Cemetery
A Dutch meeting house and burial ground occupied this site ca. 1740. The First Reformed Protestant Dutch Church was organized here in 1750. A sandstone building replaced the old wooden structure in 1826. This cemetery, in use for almost two . . . — Map (db m44201) HM
New York (Rockland County), West Nyack — Pye's Corner
In 1798 Hendrick Van Orden, owner of a sandstone house on this site, sold the house and surrounding farm to Dr. Abraham Cornelison, who lived here 51 years. He became the first president of the Rockland County Medical Society in 1829. Isaac Pye . . . — Map (db m26199) HM
New York (Rockland County), West Nyack — Site of the First Reformed Protestant Dutch Church of New HempsteadErected   Oct. 1925
Site of the First Reformed Protestant Dutch Church of New Hempstead Organized                             Jan. 12, 1750 First consistory Chosen       Apr. 22 1750 First Stone Laid                    Jun. 11 1751 Dedicated                             . . . — Map (db m44322) HM
New York (Rockland County), West Nyack — The Nyack Turnpike
Dutch farmers first settled here early in the 18th century on land purchased from Indians who had occupied this region for millennia. Under mounting pressure for a cross-county road between the port of Nyack and Ramapo a turnpike was built. The . . . — Map (db m15352) HM
New York (Rockland County), West Nyack — The Old Parsonage
For almost a century the Clarkstown Reformed Church shared the services of its pastor with the church at Tappan. In 1834 a full-time pastor was called and this building, on a site across the road, was purchased for him. It was enlarged in 1835. . . . — Map (db m26196) HM
New York (Rockland County), West Nyack — Van Houten Fields
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 . . . — Map (db m44203) HM
New York (Rockland County), West Nyack — Washington’s Encampment
This property on lot 13 in the 1727 division of the Kakiat Patent was part of the DeClark farm from which the name Clarkstown originated. In August 1780 General Washington and his troops encamped here on an ancient Indian village site. In 1880 the . . . — Map (db m54842) HM
New York (Rockland County), West Nyack — West Nyack World War I Memorial
In commemoration of the men in the World War who entered the armed service of their country during 1917 – 1918 from West Nyack, N.Y. Arthur R. Conklin • John Conklin • Leroy A. Crumley • Edmund L. Galvin • Melvin H. Green • Hans C. Gronager • . . . — Map (db m44319) HM
New York (Rockland County), West Nyack — West Nyack's Last Horse Trough
This trough was built at a time when horses provided the basic means of transporting people and their possessions in Rockland County. It was fed by an underground spring that provided clean water for any thirsty animal in the neighborhood. Using . . . — Map (db m21379) HM

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