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Rockland County
New York
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County Information
County Seat: New City
Year Organized: 1798
Square Miles: 174

Courthouse Info:
County Courthouse
1 South Main Street
New City, NY 10956-3549


Located 15 miles northwest of Manhattan and part of the New York City Metropolitan Area, it is the southernmost county in New York west of the Hudson River, and the smallest county by area in New York outside of New York City.
The name derives from "rocky land", as the area was described by early Dutch and English settlers. Rockland's county seat is the hamlet of New City.

The county comprises five towns and nineteen incorporated villages, with numerous unincorporated villages (16) and hamlets. Rockland County is designated as a Preserve America Community, and roughly one-third of the county is parkland.
[source: wikipedia]

There are nineteen incorporated villages in Rockland County, twelve of which are located at least partially in the town of Ramapo:
Airmont (Town of Ramapo) * Chestnut Ridge (Ramapo) * Grand View-on-Hudson (Orangetown) * Haverstraw
Hillburn (Ramapo) * Kaser (Ramapo) * Montebello (Ramapo) * New Hempstead (Ramapo) * New Square (Ramapo) * Nyack (Orangetown/Clarkstown)
Piermont (Orangetown) * Pomona (Haverstraw/Ramapo) * Sloatsburg (Ramapo) * South Nyack (Orangetown) * Spring Valley (Ramapo/Clarkstown)
Suffern (Ramapo) * Upper Nyack (Clarkstown) * Wesley Hills (Ramapo) * West Haverstraw (Haverstraw)

Rockland County also has a number of unincorporated hamlets, including:
Bardonia (Clarkstown) * Blauvelt (Orangetown) * Centenary (Clarkstown) * Central Nyack (Clarkstown) * Congers (Clarkstown)
Garnerville (Haverstraw) * Grassy Point (Stony Point) * Hillcrest (Ramapo) * Jones Point (Stony Point) * Ladentown (Ramapo)
Monsey (Ramapo) * Mount Ivy (Haverstraw) * Nanuet (Clarkstown) * Nauraushaun, New York (Pearl River) * New City (Clarkstown)
Orangeburg (Orangetown) * Palisades (Orangetown) * Pearl River (Orangetown) * Rockland Lake, New York (Clarkstown) * Sparkill (Orangetown)
Stony Point (Stony Point) * Tappan (Orangetown) * Thiells (Haverstraw) * Tomkins Cove (Stony Point) * Valley Cottage (Clarkstown)
Viola (Ramapo) * West Nyack (Clarkstown)




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Website Updates:
April 2014: Vietnam Casualties, Korean War Casualties, WW2 Enlistments, WW2 Honor List, 1840 Pensioners, 1883 Pensioners, and the completion of the 1890 Vet Census
Dec 2013:  ACKERSON bios
June 2013: 1890 Veterans Census; Community and Church news items; obit for WILLIAMS; Crime News story for ALCOTT

Previous Updates:
Obit for GOLDHAGEN


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