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Suffern in Rockland County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Suffern's Depot, 1841-1941

 
 
Suffern's Depot, 1841-1941 Marker image. Click for full size.
The Historical Society of Rockland County, November 15, 1998
1. Suffern's Depot, 1841-1941 Marker
Inscription. As the gateway to the Ramapo Pass, Suffern became an important stop after the Erie Railroad laid its tracks from the Piermont Pier in 1841. In 1848, rails were extended from Jersey City to Suffern. From this period to the mid 20th century Suffern became a hub for summer tourist and commuter service. The magnificent 1887 Victorian station, built on this site, was razed in 1941 when the stop was relocated to the south. The smaller Wells Fargo Express Mail depot of 1908 symbolizes the earlier station's architecture.

Suffern Centennial Committee
 
Erected by The Historical Society of Rockland County.
 
Location. 41° 7.047′ N, 74° 9.34′ W. Marker is in Suffern, New York, in Rockland County. Marker is on Orange Ave.. Touch for map. North end of Commuter Lot A. Marker is in this post office area: Suffern NY 10901, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Suffern Grammar School (approx. 0.2 miles away); Horse Watering Trough (approx. 0.4 miles away); Soldier’s Monument (approx. 0.4 miles away); Suffern’s Tavern (approx. 0.4 miles away); Rochambeau’s Encampment

Suffern's Depot with Howard Glinsky, Andrew Haggerty, Craig H. Long, HSRC Trustree with son Craig image. Click for full size.
The Historical Society of Rockland County, November 15, 1998
2. Suffern's Depot with Howard Glinsky, Andrew Haggerty, Craig H. Long, HSRC Trustree with son Craig
(approx. 0.4 miles away); This Cannon “Independence” (approx. 0.4 miles away); American Brake Shoe Foundry (approx. one mile away in New Jersey); Hopper Gristmill Site (approx. 1.2 miles away in New Jersey). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Suffern.
 
More about this marker. Suffern Centennial Committee, sponsor
 
Categories. Railroads & Streetcars
 
Suffern's Depot image. Click for full size.
The Historical Society of Rockland County, November 15, 1998
3. Suffern's Depot
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 3, 2015, by The Historical Society of Rockland County of New City, New York. This page has been viewed 215 times since then and 24 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 4, 2015, by The Historical Society of Rockland County of New City, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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