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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.
Photographed 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.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Man-Made Features. In addition, it is included in the New York, Historical Society of Rockland County series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1995.
 
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. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Congers NY 10920, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles
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of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Paul Farmhouse (a few steps from this marker); St. Paul’s Church (approx. 0.9 miles away); Congers Station (approx. 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). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Congers.
 
Marker on Gilchrest Road image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, July 5, 2011
2. Marker on Gilchrest Road
Present-day Dam image. Click for full size.
Photographed 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.
Photographed 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 was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on July 6, 2011, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,215 times since then and 33 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 6, 2011, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.

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