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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.
Photographed 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.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: AgricultureArts, Letters, MusicEducationSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the New York, Historical Society of Rockland County series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1937.
 
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
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Sickletown Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: West Nyack NY 10994, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
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 (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). Touch for a list and map of all markers in West Nyack.
 
Van Houten Fields Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, July 5, 2011
2. Van Houten Fields Marker
Marker on Sickletown Road image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, July 5, 2011
3. Marker on Sickletown Road
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 20, 2020. It was originally submitted on July 5, 2011, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,417 times since then and 45 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 5, 2011, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.

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