West Nyack in Rockland County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
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 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.
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° 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 Sickletown Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: West Nyack NY 10994, United States of America.
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 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.
Categories. • 20th Century •
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