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Clarkstown, New York, USA (Congers)
1860 - Clarkstown


CLARKSTOWN - was formed from Haverstraw, March 18, 1791. It lies upon the Hudson, and is the central town upon the E. border of the co. Verdrieteges Hook, a rocky ridge 500 to 800 feet above tide, extends along the N. line, and the Nyack Range occupies a considerable portion to the s. E. corner. The remaining parts of the town, comprising four-fifths of its surface, are rolling or moderately hilly. Hackensack River flows s. through near the center, and a narrow swamp extends along the greater part of its course. Rockland Lake, about 1 mi. from the Hudson, is a fine sheet of pure water, 3 mi. in circumference and 160 feet above the river. The soil is a reddish, sandy loam underlaid by clay. Considerable attention is given to fruit growing. Rockland Lake,3 (p. v.,) in the E. part of the town, and extending from the lake to the river, contains a church, a foundery and machine shop, and a ship yard. Pop. 430. An extensive business is carried on at this place in preserving and exporting ice. New City, (Clarkstown p. o.,) the co. seat, a little N. w. of the center, contains the co. buildings, a church, and 28 dwellings. Nanuet, (p. v.,) formerly "Clarkstown Station," a station upon the Piermont Branch of the Erie R. R., in the s. w. part, contains 1 church and 20 dwellings. Clarksville, (Nyaok Turnpike p.o.,) in the s. part, contains a church and 18 dwellings. Dutch Factory, a hamlet in the w. part, contains a cotton factory and 2 woolen yarn factories. The first settlements were made by the Dutch, at an early period. The first church (Ref. Prot. P.) was formed near Clarksville.

Gazetteer of the State of New York by J. H. French, LL.D., 1860

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