Tappan in Rockland County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Hickory Hill Cooperative
Here in 1950 a group of WWII G.I. Bill student-veterans from Shanks Village planned and built a community of homes cooperatively on McGillicuddy’s farmland. Houses and road were sited to preserve the natural environs. Low on funds, each family worked 1000 hours on neighbors’ houses. Recreational facilities were created on common land. In 1981 townhouses for seniors and a community house were built on an adjacent site. Earlier and later families have continued the cooperative tradition.
Erected 2000 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° 1.359′ N, 73° 57.503′ W. Marker is in Tappan, New York, in Rockland County. Marker is at the intersection of Old Tappan Road (County Route 8) and Hickory Hill Road, on the right when traveling west on Old Tappan Road. Touch for map. Marker is located just north of the New Jersey border. Marker is in this post office area: Tappan NY 10983, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Andre Monument (approx. 0.2 miles away); André Monument (approx. 0.2 miles away); Tappan Historic District Tappan Historic District (approx. half a mile away); Teunis Haring House (approx. half a mile away in New Jersey); The Manse (approx. half a mile away); The First Courthouse (approx. half a mile away); Tappan Vietnam Veterans Memorial (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Tappan.
Categories. • Settlements & Settlers •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 24, 2012, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 527 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on February 24, 2012, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.