“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”

Suffern, New York Historical Markers

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By Bill Coughlin, November 29, 2009
Suffern Marker
New York (Rockland County), Suffern — Horse Watering Trough
Located at the center of Laffayette & Orange Avenue in the Late 1800’s. Built at the Hillburn Granite Quarry, by James Rice Sr., father of James Rice Mayor of Suffern for 16 years. Donated by: The Mayor and the Zeck Family Suffern Chamber . . . — Map (db m24981) HM
New York (Rockland County), Suffern — Rochambeau’s Encampment1781 – 1782
After crossing the Hudson, Commander-in-chief of the French army in America, General Jean-Baptiste Rochambeau, encamped here with his 5000 troops en route from Newport, R.I. to Virginia. Joining with Gen. Washington, the two armies hurried to . . . — Map (db m25761) HM
New York (Rockland County), Suffern — Soldier’s Monument
The ground at this intersection, “Historic Crossroads of the American Revolution,” had long been a grassy triangle. In 1908 Charles E. Suffern gave the village this cannon, and the stone wall was built around it. Some residents, . . . — Map (db m24978) HM
New York (Rockland County), Suffern — Suffern Grammar School
A one-room schoolhouse, Suffern's first, was erected nearby circa 1853. In 1880 a five-room schoolhouse was built on this site. By 1901 a brick school was constructed for $25,000 to accommodate a growing student population. As more students . . . — Map (db m84082) HM
New York (Rockland County), Suffern — Suffern’s Tavern
Erected     Oct. 4, 1924 Site of Suffern’s Tavern a noted hostelry of the Revolution Headquarters of • General • George Washington • July 15th to 20th, 1777 • Headquarters of Colonel Aaron Burr commanding the troops guarding the Ramapo . . . — Map (db m24974) HM
New York (Rockland County), Suffern — Suffern's Depot, 1841-1941
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 . . . — Map (db m84081) HM
New York (Rockland County), Suffern — This Cannon “Independence” 1776 – 1908
This cannon “Independence” used at the Battle of Long Island, Aug. 27th, 1776, was purchased by the Union Hill Association in 1851 and presented by the only surviving member, Chas. E. Suffern, to the Village of Suffern on April 23rd, . . . — Map (db m24973) HM
New York (Rockland County), Suffern — Viola United Methodist Church
The Methodist Episcopal Church of Mechanicsville, an outgrowth of the Wesley Chapel, was built in 1856 and derived its name from the community, known for the mills and industry which thrived in the area. In 1882 the first post office . . . — Map (db m84074) HM

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