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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Rockland County, New York

 
Clickable Map of Rockland County, New York and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil; HMdb.org; J.J.Prats/dc:title> https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Usa_counties_large.svg Rockland County, NY (256) Orange County, NY (476) Putnam County, NY (114) Westchester County, NY (198) Bergen County, NJ (401) Passaic County, NJ (126)  RocklandCounty(256) Rockland County (256)  OrangeCounty(476) Orange County (476)  PutnamCounty(114) Putnam County (114)  WestchesterCounty(198) Westchester County (198)  BergenCountyNew Jersey(401) Bergen County (401)  PassaicCounty(126) Passaic County (126)
Adjacent to Rockland County, New York
    Orange County (476)
    Putnam County (114)
    Westchester County (198)
    Bergen County, New Jersey (401)
    Passaic County, New Jersey (126)
 
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1New York (Rockland County), Airmont — Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church
This congregation, originally Ramapo Lutheran, was founded by Palatine Germans on June 14, 1715. For economic reasons they had left the Lower Rhine in Germany for the mid-Hudson Valley, and in 1713 about fifty finally settled on the . . . Map (db m84073) HM
2New York (Rockland County), Airmont — Dogwoods
In 1924 author, economist, philosopher, Ralph Borsodi and family designed and began construction of this homestead, utilizing native field stone, their own and semi-skilled labor. By 1934 they completed "Dogwoods" and an enclave of five . . . Map (db m84060) HM
3New York (Rockland County), Bear Mountain — Ancient Canyon
The rivers surface is sea level, and the water is 120 feet deep in the channel. Below that is an old canyon 650 feet deep filled with mud and gravel.Map (db m54101) HM
4New York (Rockland County), Bear Mountain — Anthonys Nose
The top of the mountain across the river is 909 feet above the Hudson River. One story about the mountain’s name says the “nose” was a rocky-ledge blasted away in 1846.Map (db m54100) HM
5New York (Rockland County), Bear Mountain — Appalachian Trail
This 2,000 mile hiker’s path from Georgia to Maine goes over the top of Bear Mountain at 1,300 feet, and down to the lowest spot on the entire trail (120 feet) at the Bear Den.Map (db m52869) HM
6New York (Rockland County), Bear Mountain — Bear Mountain Bridge
Bear Mountain Bridge The first highway bridge to span the Hudson River south of Albany Begun March 24th 1923 – Opened Nov. 27th 1924 To all who With thought labor and loyalty have Contributed to the construction of This bridge and . . . Map (db m48083) HM
7New York (Rockland County), Bear Mountain — Bear Mt. Bridge
It opened in 1924. At the time it was the worlds longest suspension-bridge at 2,257 feet. It was built by the Harriman family in 1910, and sold to NYS in 1940.Map (db m54099) HM
8New York (Rockland County), Bear Mountain — Boundaries
Four counties come together here. Your’e [sic] standing in Rockland and looking at Westchester across the river. North of the bridge is Orange County on this side, and Putnam on the other.Map (db m134171)
9New York (Rockland County), Bear Mountain — Doodletown
Half a mile up this road is Doodletown, pioneer hamlet through which the British army marched to attack Ft. Clinton, 1777Map (db m52704) HM
10New York (Rockland County), Bear Mountain — Dunderberg Mt.
It’s at the south end of the park at an elevation of 930 feet, and is the southern gateway to the Hudson Highlands.Map (db m54106) HM
11New York (Rockland County), Bear Mountain — 3 — Fighting at Hessian Lake
Fighting at Hessian Lake You are walking part of the 1777 historic trail that retraces as nearly as possible the routes taken by the British army during the Revolutionary War. On October 6, 1777, Lieutenant General Sir Henry Clinton landed . . . Map (db m47833) HM
12New York (Rockland County), Bear Mountain — First Fighting at Fort Clinton
Erected June 25 1921 When The British Attacked Forts Clinton And Montgomery Oct. 6 1777 The First Fighting Occurred Over The Outworks Located At This Point Gen. Geo. Clinton Commanded the American Forces Sir Henry Clinton Commanded the . . . Map (db m47777) HM
13New York (Rockland County), Bear Mountain — Fort Clinton’s Outer Redoubt
You are looking at the remains of Fort Clinton’s Outer Redoubt; it is all that survives of this Revolutionary War fort. Work on Fort Clinton began in July 1776 on the recommendation of American officers who were concerned that this high ground . . . Map (db m52689) HM
14New York (Rockland County), Bear Mountain — Gray’s Hill
. . . Map (db m52723) HM
15New York (Rockland County), Bear Mountain — Hudson River
From its beginning in the high peaks of the Adirondacks, to the Atlantic Ocean, the Hudson flows for 315 miles.Map (db m54105) HM
16New York (Rockland County), Bear Mountain — Indian Campsite
The finding of knives, net sinkers, arrowpoints, scrapers and chips, indicates that the level ground in front of you was used as a campsite by Indians while on hunting and fishing expeditions. Additional artifacts, that were found here and . . . Map (db m52868) HM
17New York (Rockland County), Bear Mountain — Iona Island
The land to the east of the tracks was the site of a naval annumition depot thru both World Wars and the Korean Conflict. It became NYS Parklands in 1965, and is a winter sanctuary for bald eagles.Map (db m54107) HM
18New York (Rockland County), Bear Mountain — Outer Redoubt of Fort Clinton1776 - 1777
A redoubt is a small enclosed, heavily armed fortification built to protect a strategic location. In 1776, fearing a possible assault by land, the Americans constructed the outer redoubt on this high piece of ground. It not only commanded the main . . . Map (db m52701) HM
19New York (Rockland County), Bear Mountain — Palisades Interstate Park
Palisades Interstate Park Has Been Designated A Registered National Historic Landmark Under the Provisions of The Historic Sites Act of August 21, 1935 This Site Possesses Exceptional Value In Commemorating and Illustrating The . . . Map (db m37133) HM
20New York (Rockland County), Bear Mountain — Perkins Tower
This drive and tower are dedicated by the Commissioners of the Palisades Interstate Park to the memory of George Walbridge Perkins Their first president 1900-1920 whose broad vision and tireless energy made possible the preservation of the . . . Map (db m65286) HM
21New York (Rockland County), Bear Mountain — Popolopen Creek Trail to Fort Montgomery
You are standing on the site of Fort Clinton, which was built along with Fort Montgomery to prevent British ships from sailing up the Hudson River during the Revolutionary War. On October 6, 1777, the British captured both forts and destroyed them . . . Map (db m52724) HM
22New York (Rockland County), Bear Mountain — Railroads
The CSX Railroad runs trains on the east coast from Maine to Florida & west to Chicago. It leases its tracks on the other side of the river to Amtrak for nationwide passenger service, as well as to Metro-North for commuters between Albany & NYC. You . . . Map (db m54102) HM
23New York (Rockland County), Bear Mountain — River Docks
. . . Map (db m54108) HM
24New York (Rockland County), Bear Mountain — Scenic Road
US Routes 6 & 202 cross the bridge and head south toward Peekskill. From a roadside overlook there’s a spectacular view looking back at Bear Mountain Park.Map (db m54103) HM
25New York (Rockland County), Bear Mountain — Stephen Tyng MatherJuly 4, 1887 - Jan. 22, 1930
He laid the foundation of the National Park Service, defining and establishing the policies under which its areas shall be developed and conserved unimpaired for future generations. There will never come an end to the good that he has done.Map (db m47775) HM
26New York (Rockland County), Bear Mountain — The British Attempt to Divide the Colonies during the War of Independence
In 1777, the British attempted to divide the colonies by gaining control of the Hudson Valley. This campaign ended with the first overwhelming defeat of the British army and a turning point for the American cause. General Burgoyne planned to . . . Map (db m52698) HM
27New York (Rockland County), Bear Mountain — 4 — The Historic 1777 & 1779 Trails
The Historic 1777 & 1779 Trails You are walking part of the 1777 historic trail that retraces as nearly as possible the routes taken by the British army during the Revolutionary War. The 1777 trail represents the route taken by British . . . Map (db m47832) HM
28New York (Rockland County), Bear Mountain — 2 — The Historic 1777 & 1779 Trails
The Historic 1777 & 1779 Trails You are walking part of the 1777 historic trail that retraces as nearly as possible the routes taken by the British army during the Revolutionary War. The 1777 trail represents the route taken by British . . . Map (db m48074) HM
29New York (Rockland County), Bear Mountain — The West Redoubt of Fort Clinton
The West Redoubt of Fort Clinton 1776 – 1777 ------- Defended with conspicuous bravery by a greatly outnumbered American Garrison under Brigadier General James Clinton ------- Captured by British Oct. 6, 1777 Destroyed Oct. 26, 1777 ------- . . . Map (db m52684) HM
30New York (Rockland County), Bear Mountain — Walt Whitman
Walt Whitman 1819 – 1892 To commemorate the gift in 1910 by Mary Wilson Harriman Making Possible The Bear Mountain-Harriman State Park Dedicated November 17, 1940   Jo Davidson, Sculptor [ Marker next to the Statue ] . . . Map (db m47774) HM
31New York (Rockland County), Blauvelt — 914 Sound Recording Studios
On this spot in the 1970's, a garage was reborn as a refuge where rock-'n'-roll bands gave voice to a generation yearning for change. Back when music was captured on vinyl. Brooks Arthur's 914 Sound Recording Studios allowed musicians the freedom to . . . Map (db m97018) HM
32New York (Rockland County), Blauvelt — Blauvelt Lions Memorial
The Blauvelt Lions Honor The Following Heros Who Gave Their Life For Their Country Cpl. Manuel Lopez U.S. Army KIA 4/12/05 Capt. Phillip Esposito U.S. Army KIA 6/8/05 Cpl. Steve Vahaviolos U.S. Marines KIA 5/11/06 Spec. 4 Justin Garcia . . . Map (db m112066) WM
33New York (Rockland County), Blauvelt — Blauvelt-Norris-Burr-House
The main section and south kitchen of this Dutch sandstone homestead were built c. 1790-1800, the north addition c. 1840, on land earlier owned by David Bogert. The first known occupant was Garret I. Blauvelt. In 1853 the farm was acquired . . . Map (db m84058) HM
34New York (Rockland County), Blauvelt — Cuyper-Van Houten House
In 1731 Tunis Cooper built the main section of this sandstone farmhouse which was inherited by his son Abraham. Circa 1812 Rulof C. Van Houton purchased the homestead and nearby saw and grist mill. The roof was raised and stone east wing . . . Map (db m84069) HM
35New York (Rockland County), Blauvelt — Jacob J. Blauvelt Homestead
Jacob J. Blauvelt built the main section of this sand- stone home ca. 1780 on the farm of his father, Johannes J. Blauvelt. The east wing was added soon after. A west unit was replaced by the present frame structure ca. 1830. By the 1806 . . . Map (db m84124) HM
36New York (Rockland County), Blauvelt — Johannes Isaac Blauvelt House
This Dutch farmhouse on the northwest corner of the Tappan Patent contains late 18th and early 19th century construction features. Johannes (1743-1828) was a charter member of the Greenbush Church. His son David (Dauvum) began the county's . . . Map (db m84125) HM
37New York (Rockland County), Blauvelt — Johannes J. Blauvelt Homestead
Jacob A. Blauvelt and family, the first of 7 generations of Blauvelts to live on this farm, occupied a log structure nearby early in the 18th century. Jacob's son, Johannes J. Blauvelt, built the sandstone south unit of this home, circa 1755. . . . Map (db m84123) HM
38New York (Rockland County), Blauvelt — Lt. Col. Michael L. Murphy
Lt. Col. Michael L. Murphy USMC Age 38 Was Killed On December 11, 2000 While Test Piloting The Mv-22 Osprey Helicopter Semper FiMap (db m112065) WM
39New York (Rockland County), Chestnut Ridge — Haring Homestead
Construction of this sandstone farmhouse was started c. 1788 by the Halstead family. John Yeary bought the property in 1791 and built a sawmill, later combined with a gristmill on the nearby Pascack Brook. In 1795 the farm was purchased by . . . Map (db m84059) HM
40New York (Rockland County), Congers — Collyer Farm Pond and New City Park
The 19th century mill pond and dam, sawmill, icehouse and farmhouse had outlived its productive days when Omley, Hansen and Hall of an American Scandinavian group discovered it in 1926. With the Depression, the summer community soon became . . . Map (db m44210) HM
41New York (Rockland County), Congers — Congers Lake Dam
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 . . . Map (db m44281) HM
42New York (Rockland County), Congers — Congers School
The Congers School opened in 1928 as a high school. Students came from as far away as West Nyack and Tappan, often traveling by train to the Congers Station. Centralization of Clarkstown’s schools resulted in the building of the Clarkstown . . . Map (db m44286) HM
43New York (Rockland County), Congers — Congers Station
In 1880 the fledgling Jersey City & Albany Railway Co. completed a track through this area on easements granted by Abraham and Mary Conger, large landholders and prominent citizens. In 1883 a new railroad timetable listed the stop as . . . Map (db m44285) HM
44New York (Rockland County), Congers — Congers World War I Memorial1917       1918
This tablet is erected in honor of the men of Congers New York who served in the World War Louis Behrens • Joseph E. Chasse • Frank Conklin • G.A.R. Cropsey • James Denton • Louis G. Didion • Arthur Douglas • Howard P. Eckhart • Ralph Eckhart • . . . Map (db m44318) HM
45New York (Rockland County), Congers — Doctor Davies Farm
This farm homestead built c. 1836 was part of a 450-acre farm extending from Rockland Lake to the Hudson River. In 1891, this portion of the farm became the home of artist Arthur Bowen Davies, a pioneer in modern art in America, and his wife, Lucy . . . Map (db m44211) HM
46New York (Rockland County), Congers — Kings Highway
This road was a main artery of travel through the county for more than two centuries, connecting Hudson River communities from New Jersey to Albany. Originally an Indian trail, it was gradually widened by fur traders, post riders, farm carts, . . . Map (db m44207) HM
47New York (Rockland County), Congers — King's Highway and the Long Clove
Proclaimed by royal decree almost three centuries ago this onetime Indian trail wound its way northward through Long Clove to the Hudson River below. Kings Highway's original purpose was military as the English Crown feared invasion by the French . . . Map (db m84080) HM
48New York (Rockland County), Congers — Paul Farmhousec. 1810
The easterly section of this Dutch farmhouse was constructed by John Paul in the early 19th Century. Soon after the similar westerly addition was added resulting in a rare style of twin front door entrances. The structure, a frame of sawn heavy . . . Map (db m44282) HM
49New York (Rockland County), Congers — Snedeker Farm
The Snedeker family occupied this portion of the Pond Patent from c. 1730 until 1909 – about 179 years. Part of this stone house was built c. 1747 by Tunis Snedeker’s son Johannes, a captain in the colonial militia. As patriots in the . . . Map (db m131428) HM
50New York (Rockland County), Congers — St. Paul’s Church
St. Paul’s was begun in 1891 to serve local ice & quarry workers. Land was donated by John McGuiness, quarry owners donated the brick. The 1st Mass was on Easter, 1894. The old post office, bought for $485, became the rectory. St. Paul’s School . . . Map (db m44288) HM
51New York (Rockland County), Grand View-on-Hudson — Grand View-on-Hudson, Birthplace of the Modern Women's Movement
In Grand View Betty Friedan wrote The Feminine Mystique. Its publication in 1963 and the birth of the National Organization for Women (NOW), which Friedan co-founded and headed in 1966, helped reduce gender discrimination for millions of . . . Map (db m84113) HM
52New York (Rockland County), Haverstraw — 650 — African Church
First African Methodist Episcopal Church in County established here 1846 on land purchased for $100 by black brick workers. Relocated after 1906 landslide.Map (db m171790) HM
53New York (Rockland County), Haverstraw — Andre The Spy
Andre the spy landed here Sept. 21, 1780Map (db m144325) HM
54New York (Rockland County), Haverstraw — Brick Industry
In 1815 on the lands of John DeNoyelles, James Wood used claybanks to begin village brick industry.Map (db m138311) HM
55New York (Rockland County), Haverstraw — Calico Hill
Calico Hill In 1789 This Site Was Purchased By The First Presbyterian Church For A Church And Cemetery.Map (db m37057) HM
56New York (Rockland County), Haverstraw — De Harte Patent
In 1666 Balthzar De Harte obtained first land grant in what is now Rockland County. U.S. BicentennialMap (db m33217) HM
57New York (Rockland County), Haverstraw — Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library
Be it known that Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library in recognition of its significance in American History and culture was listed on the State Register of Historic Places on 13 June 1991 and on the National Register of Historic Places on 9 . . . Map (db m138317) HM
58New York (Rockland County), Haverstraw — Haverstraw World War I Monument
Lest We Forget The Honored Dead Louis W. King • John Cashman Oldfield • Michael James McGuire • Richard V. Brophy • James E. Hinshelwood • Joseph A. Craven • Thomas F. Lynch, Jr. • Harold Ferguson • Herbert Matlege Schaper • Leo B. Laders • . . . Map (db m36884) HM
59New York (Rockland County), Haverstraw — Kurt Weill and Lotte Lenya
Composer Kurt Weill (1900-1950) and his wife, singer-actress Lotte Lenya (1898-1981) are buried here. Born in Germany, Weill achieved fame with The Threepenny Opera in 1928. After fleeing Nazi persecution, Weill and Lenya settled in New York . . . Map (db m83169) HM
60New York (Rockland County), Haverstraw — Treason Site
Within these woods, in the early morning hours of September 22, 1780, American General Benedict Arnold and British Major John André plotted the surrender of the American fortress at West Point. While attempting to return to British lines, André was . . . Map (db m165783) HM
61New York (Rockland County), Hillburn — Thurgood Marshall and the Hillburn Schools
On this site in 1943, Thurgood Marshall, NAACP Legal Director and later US Supreme Court Justice, led the movement to end racial segregation in Hillburn schools. His petition prompted the New York State Commissioner of Education to close Brook . . . Map (db m129834) HM
62New York (Rockland County), Monsey — Historic Monsey Cemetery
Historic Monsey Cemetery We here highly resolve that the men who fought for freedom in the wars of 1776 – 1812 – 1861 Shall not have died in vain At the coming and the setting Of the sun We shall . . . Map (db m32547) HM
63New York (Rockland County), Montebello — Bayard Lane(Founded 1935)
Bayard Lane (named after Blandina Bayard, an early Ramapo settler) was the first of the back-to-the-land homestead communities formed by Ralph Borsodi, the economist who established The Independence Foundation to promote and finance . . . Map (db m84075) HM
64New York (Rockland County), Montebello — Cobblestone Farm
The cobblestone barn, carriage house and huge dairy barn were the centerpiece of the 200-acre country estate of Henry von L. Meyer Sr., founder and vice president of White Laboratories, which manufactured nationally known drugs such as . . . Map (db m84085) HM
65New York (Rockland County), Montebello — Montebello
The country estate of financier Thomas Fortune Ryan and his wife Ida Barry Ryan was built in 1901, replacing an 1860s structure of stockbroker David Groesbeck. This 44-room mansion contained a private chapel, two bowling alleys and electric . . . Map (db m84056) HM
66New York (Rockland County), Montebello — School of Living
In 1934 Ralph Borsodi founded the School of Living to teach and demonstrate his principles of self-sufficient living. In 1937 this building was erected to house the School, with space for resident students and for seminars and . . . Map (db m84076) HM
67New York (Rockland County), Nanuet — Scotland Hill Burial Ground 1749-1859
This area received its name from the Scots who came in the early 1700s. Among those buried here are tenant farmers Clark and McDougall as well as Blauvelt family members, including Revolutionary War veterans Harmanus Blauvelt and . . . Map (db m84083) HM
68New York (Rockland County), New City — Blauvelt Homestead
In 1832 Jacob J. and Margaret (Remsen) Blauvelt built the main section of this Dutch Colonial-style farmhouse. Jacob was a farmer, inspector of common schools, a justice of the peace for the Town of Clarkstown and an officer in the 83rd Regiment of . . . Map (db m73064) HM
69New York (Rockland County), New City — In Grateful Recognition
In Grateful Recognition Of Those Who Served In The Armed Forces Of The United States Of America During The Korean And Vietnam Conflicts Compatriots And Friends Of The Stony Point Chapter SAR Shatemuc Chapter DAR November 11, . . . Map (db m32554) WM
70New York (Rockland County), New City — Jacob Blauvelt House1834
Built on lands belonging to the Blauvelt Family from 1741 to 1970 when it was acquired by the Historical Society of Rockland County Presented by Daniel De Clerque Chapter Daughters of the American ColonistsMap (db m21380) HM
71New York (Rockland County), New City — Martinus Hogenkamp Cemetery
This cemetery, named after an early owner of the land, began in the 18th century as a family or community burial ground. Abandoned and forgotten, it was rescued by the Martinus Hogenkamp Cemetery Association. Several stones are inscribed in Dutch, . . . Map (db m44209) HM
72New York (Rockland County), New City — New City World War I Monument
In Grateful Recognition Of The Services Of These Sons Of New City To Their Town, Their Country And The World. 1917 – 1919 Anderson, Raymond • Bardon, Chris. S • Biehl, Henry • Blauvelt, William • Carnoghan, Fred G. • Carnoghan, G. M. • . . . Map (db m32555) HM
73New York (Rockland County), New City — New Hempstead Presbyterian Church
Founded 1734 New Hempstead Presbyterian called the English Church by Dutch Settlers. Rebuilt 1827. Washington’s troops camped on this ground.Map (db m44220) HM
74New York (Rockland County), New City — Rockland County Court House
Rockland County Court House Our forebears commitment to the rule of law was manifested in the first court house built in Tappan in 1691. In 1774 a small frame court house was constructed on this more convenient site, replaced in 1827 by a larger . . . Map (db m32552) HM
75New York (Rockland County), New City — Rockland County Korea - World War II - Vietnam Monument
[ left plaque ] Korea Ablondi, Bruno • Augenblick, Ira • Baker, Philip T. • Brown, Robert A. Caputo, Louis • Cervene, Sam J. • Cook, Jr., Henry Wm. • De Freese, Samuel W. • De Groat, Roland • Duhaime, Louis S. • Freytag, Peter D. • . . . Map (db m32549) WM
76New York (Rockland County), New City — Rockland County Law Enforcement Memorial
[ east side ] In Memory Of Those Law Enforcement Officers, Residents Of Rockland County Who Dedicated And Sacrificed Their Lives In The Line Of Duty Constable John Cahill – Aug. 19, 1905 Haverstraw Village Police Department . . . Map (db m32551) HM
77New York (Rockland County), New City — Rockland County Veterans Monument
[ inscription on the granite base ] Erected By The People Of Rockland County In Grateful Appreciation Of The Noble Sacrifice Of These Sons And Daughters Who Gave Their Lives In The World War 1914-1918 Greater Love Hath No . . . Map (db m32548) WM
78New York (Rockland County), New City — Snedekers Landing
Early in the 19th century the Snedeker family’s landing on the Hudson shore below came into use for local shipping. In 1845 the Snedekers established a shipyard with marine railway for repairing brickyard vessels and a dock for scheduled steamboats. . . . Map (db m33212) HM
79New York (Rockland County), New City — The English Meeting House
Erected by the Rockland County Society to commemorate the establishment of the New Hempstead Presbyterian Church as the second religious organization in the present County of Rockland, New York. This church was founded a few years after 1713, when . . . Map (db m44223) HM
80New York (Rockland County), New Hempstead — Shady Side Farm
In 1826 Gilbert and Phebe Johnson, prominent Ramapo landholders, deeded five acres and a small farmhouse, rear wing of present house, to their son Daniel. He added the two and one-half story east section in 1836. His son, Erastus, completed . . . Map (db m84061) HM
81New York (Rockland County), Nyack — 1 Mile To Nyack
Erected by the Rockland County Society To commemorate the opening of the Nyack Turnpike Between Nyack and Suffern The first direct highway across the County of Rockland and the first important public work undertaken therin by private . . . Map (db m33648) HM
82New York (Rockland County), Nyack — Bench by the Road: Cynthia Hesdra
A Bench by the Road There is no place you or I can go, to think about or not think about, to summon the presences of, or recollect the absences of slaves; nothing that reminds us of the ones who made the journey and of those who did not . . . Map (db m130327) HM
83New York (Rockland County), Nyack — First Reformed Church of Nyack
Ca. 1830 a group of local residents of Dutch Reformed faith began holding private religious services in Nyack. They built their first small church on this site in 1836 and in 1853 incorporated as The First Reformed Protestant Dutch Church of Nyack. . . . Map (db m44226) HM
84New York (Rockland County), Nyack — Historic Underground Railroad
At this crossroads stood the home of the Edward Hesdra Family. This home is believed to have been a link in the underground slave railway, c1855.Map (db m18690) HM
85New York (Rockland County), Nyack — Historic Underground Railroad
. . . Map (db m44218) HM
86New York (Rockland County), Nyack — Historic Upper Nyack FirehouseErected 1887
This building, home of Empire Hook and Ladder Company no. 1 has, in recognition of its architectural significance, and under the provisions of the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966, been listed on the National Register of Historic Places . . . Map (db m44313) HM
87New York (Rockland County), Nyack — Hopper House
Birthplace and boyhood home of the eminent realist painter Edward Hopper (1882-1967). The Hoppers’ forebears came from Holland in 1652, and the artist’s grandfather built this house in 1858. After graduating from Nyack High School, Hopper moved to . . . Map (db m44206) HM
88New York (Rockland County), Nyack — Memorial ParkJuly 26, 1920
This park was deeded to the Village by the Tappan Zee Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Park Association in 1935. The 9 trees around the perimeter of the Park are in memory of the 9 Nyack families whose sons were killed in World War I. Charles . . . Map (db m84084) WM
89New York (Rockland County), Nyack — Nyack First Settlement
The Tappan Indians, from time immemorial, occupied these lands fronting on the river shore. Here, in summer, they lived upon the fish and oysters which the waters produced in abundance. In the Algonkian dialect, spoken by them, they called this . . . Map (db m44310) HM
90New York (Rockland County), Nyack — Oak Hill Cemetery
This nonsectarian cemetery was dedicated on June 27, 1848 before a crowd of 3,000 people. The establishment of the cemetery reflected a transition from small family or religious cemeteries. Oak Hill Cemetery has been enlarged several times and . . . Map (db m18274) HM
91New York (Rockland County), Nyack — Old Stone Church
Placed by the Rockland County Society to mark the oldest building dedicated to God’s service now standing in the County of Rockland, New York ----- this ----- “Old Stone Church” was erected in the year 1813 by a newly organized Society . . . Map (db m44304) HM
92New York (Rockland County), Nyack — Rockland Brink's Robbery
Rockland Brink's Robbery On October 20, 1981, a three-year crime spree in the New York Metropolitan area came to an end at this site. Members of the Weather Underground, a radical domestic terrorist group, robbed a Brink's armored car at the Nanuet . . . Map (db m33649) HM
93New York (Rockland County), Orangeburg — Camp Shanks
Camp Shanks Orangeburg, New York May 8th, 2005 60th Anniversary of Victory in Europe and the Return Home for Those Who Left Here to Fight For Freedom and to Help Make This World a Safer Place. It Has A Feeling and Emotion That We, the . . . Map (db m112064) WM
94New York (Rockland County), Orangeburg — Camp Shanks Bataan Road
Camp Shanks Bataan Road April 8, 2017 In Commemoration of the 75th Anniversary of the Bataan Death March and In Honor of the American and Filipino Troops Whose Courage and Fortitude Inspired the Nation and the 1.3 Million Soldiers Who Embarked . . . Map (db m112063) WM
95New York (Rockland County), Orangeburg — Clausland Cemetery
Burial grounds used by the first settlers of this northern part of the Tappan Patent, among them the Smith and Blauvelt families. The earliest of 216 recorded graves is 1744 but prior interments were made. There are 14 Revolutionary . . . Map (db m84064) HM
96New York (Rockland County), Orangeburg — Colonial Orangetown
The “Towne of Orange” formed in the Tappan Patent grant of 1686-7 became the seat of provincial government of all Orange County, established in 1683, which then included this area, south of the mountains, set off as Rockland County in . . . Map (db m43777) HM
97New York (Rockland County), Orangeburg — John G. Bell
Noted naturalist-taxidermist John Graham Bell (1812-89) and his wife, Ann Briggs Bell (1820-94), lived here. Mr. Bell was a pioneer in taxidermy and friend and associate of leading naturalists and ornithologists of his day. In 1843 he traveled with . . . Map (db m122290) HM
98New York (Rockland County), Orangeburg — Orangeburg World War I Monument
In Honor of the Men Of Orangeburg, N.Y. Who Served Their Country 1917 World War 1918 *Charles Krebs   *Benjamin Logatto *Archie Engles Petro Antonio • Albert Aluise • John Buhler • Frank Edsall • Robert Edsall • James Havey • . . . Map (db m77101) WM
99New York (Rockland County), Orangeburg — Orangeburg World War II Memorial
In Lasting Tribute To Those Who Made The Supreme Sacrifice Louis Casazza   James E. Drake   Thomas Linek In Honor Of Those Who Served Rev. William S. Ackerman • Rev. Francis J. Stauback • Rev. Lafayette W. Yarwood • George J. Adams • Andrew . . . Map (db m77104) WM
100New York (Rockland County), Orangeburg — Shanks Village1946 - 1956
On this site many of the Camp Shanks barracks were converted into housing for World War II veterans and their families. Providing living quarters for about 4,000 people, it became the largest veterans' student housing complex in the . . . Map (db m84066) HM

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