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

Indian Rock

 
 
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By Rika Schaffer, December 4, 2019
1. Indian Rock Marker
Inscription.  
Indian Rock
This 17,300-ton Proterozoic granite gneiss is 8-12 billion years old. Originating between the Ramapo Mountains and Hudson Highlands, this glacial erratic was deposited here by the Laurentide Ice Sheet approximately 21,000 years ago.
This boulder served as a meeting site for Native Americans thousands of years before the arrival of European settlers. Tradition and local lore refers to this geological landmark as Indian Rock. Otis H. Cutler’s country estate on this site was named Boulder Farm.
In 1996, the Village of Montebello preserved this rock by incorporating it into the shopping center design.
 
Erected by Indian Rock, LLC.
 
Location. 41° 6.807′ N, 74° 7.746′ W. Marker is in Suffern, New York, in Rockland County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Hermion Road and Lafayette Avenue (New York State Route 59), on the left when traveling south. Located in the Indian Rock shopping center. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 5 Indian Rock, Suffern NY 10901, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker
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By Rika Schaffer, December 4, 2019
2. Indian Rock Marker
, measured as the crow flies. Montebello (approx. ¾ mile away); Dogwoods (approx. one mile away); Suffern’s Tavern (approx. 1.1 miles away); This Cannon “Independence” (approx. 1.1 miles away); Soldier’s Monument (approx. 1.1 miles away); Rochambeau’s Encampment (approx. 1.1 miles away); Horse Watering Trough (approx. 1.1 miles away); Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church (approx. 1.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Suffern.
 
Categories. Native AmericansSettlements & Settlers
 
Indian Rock image. Click for full size.
By Rika Schaffer, December 4, 2019
3. Indian Rock
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on December 13, 2019. This page originally submitted on December 8, 2019, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 61 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 8, 2019, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.
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