West Nyack in Rockland County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
In August 1780 General Washington and his troops encamped here on an ancient Indian village site. In 1880 the first train of the fledgling New York & Albany Railroad crossed the farm land below where a station platform was built.
Erected by Historical Society of Rockland County.
Marker series. This marker is included in the New York, Historical Society of Rockland County marker series.
Location. 41° 6.228′ N, 73° 58.333′ W. Marker is in West Nyack, New York, in Rockland County. Marker is on Strawtown Road near Old Mill Road, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 134 Strawtown Road, 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. Pye's Corner (a few steps from this marker); Colonial Clarkstown (within shouting distance of this marker); Clarkstown Reformed Church (about 700 feet West Nyack World War I Memorial (about 700 feet away); The Old Parsonage (approx. 0.2 miles away); West Nyack's Last Horse Trough (approx. 0.4 miles away); Site of the First Reformed Protestant Dutch Church of New Hempstead (approx. 0.6 miles away); Old Clarkstown Reformed Church Cemetery (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in West Nyack.
Categories. • Colonial Era • Railroads & Streetcars • War, US Revolutionary •
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 25, 2012, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,125 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on April 25, 2012, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.