Piermont, New York


Piermont, New York

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subdivision_name2 = Rockland
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timezone = Eastern (EST)
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Piermont is a village in Rockland County, New York, United States. Piermont is in the Town of Orangetown, located on the Hudson River near the New Jersey border. The population was 2,607 at the 2000 census. The name is derived by combining a natural feature and man-made feature of the village.

History

Sparkill Creek cuts through the north end of the Hudson Palisades, providing easy access to the fertile valley of the unnavigable upper Hackensack River. "Tappan Landing," "Tappan Slote," or "Taulman Landing," as the little port was called, thus became the original port for southern Orange County. The valley in the Palisades created by the creek also provided a way for the Erie Railroad to easily reach the Hudson, and the railroad built a long pier in 1839 as its principal terminal. The pier and the nearby mountains suggested a new name for the community, which was incorporated as a village in 1850. The pier was a major embarkation point for World War II troops traveling from Camp Shanks to the European Theater.

Late in the 20th century, Piermont became a modest tourist attraction for day-trippers from New York City, particularly those bicycling on Bike Route 9.

Piermont Railroad Station

Piermont Railroad station, located on Ash Street is a Victorian stick-style structure built in 1873 and served as Piermont's stop for the former Erie Railroad line, which went from Nyack to Hoboken, New Jersey. The Erie Railroad line stopped running through Piermont in 1966. The rail branch was abandoned in the 1970s as a result of railroad consolidation.

The exterior of the building was renovated to its original architecture and French gray, light-green and oxide-red color scheme in 2006 by The [http://www.piermonthistoricalsociety.org/ Piermont Historical Society] . They replaced the roof and installed a new convert|9|ft|m|sing=on cupola. The train station was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2006.

Geography

Piermont is located at coor dms|41|2|26|N|73|55|8|W|city (41.040623, -73.918788)GR|1.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 1.1 square miles (3.0 km²), of which, 0.7 square miles (1.7 km²) of it is land and 0.5 square miles (1.2 km²) of it (41.74%) is water.

Piermont is on the west bank of the Hudson River, south of the Tappan Zee Bridge.

Demographics

As of the censusGR|2 of 2000, there were 2,607 people, 1,189 households, and 672 families residing in the village. The population density was 3,878.9 people per square mile (1,502.3/km²). There were 1,320 housing units at an average density of 1,964.0/sq mi (760.7/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 78.75% White, 4.72% African American, 0.19% Native American, 7.79% Asian, 5.49% from other races, and 3.07% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 11.62% of the population.

There were 1,189 households out of which 25.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 43.7% were married couples living together, 9.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 43.4% were non-families. 35.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.19 and the average family size was 2.87.

In the village the population was spread out with 19.2% under the age of 18, 6.4% from 18 to 24, 32.7% from 25 to 44, 30.5% from 45 to 64, and 11.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 100.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 98.3 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $61,591, and the median income for a family was $89,846. Males had a median income of $50,659 versus $43,176 for females. The per capita income for the village was $43,731. About 3.0% of families and 9.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 11.5% of those under age 18 and 4.4% of those age 65 or over.

Historical Markers

*Bogertown - 102 Paradise Avenue
*Sneden House - 38 Paradise Avenue
*Dederer Stone House or Stonehurst

Landmarks and places of Interest

*Dederer Stone House or Stonehurst
*Haddock’s Hall - 300 Ferdon Avenue
*Onderdonk House - 758 Piermont Avenue
*Piermont - Formerly Tappan Landing. Tappan Slote ("Slote" is Dutch for "ditch," referring to cut passage through marshy mouth of Sparkill Creek: "kill" is Dutch for "creek"). Served as eastern terminus of New York & Erie Railroad, completed from here to Dunkirk, New York in 1851, then the longest trunk line in U.S. Still remaining is convert|4000|ft|m|abbr=on.-long pier into Hudson River once used for loading and unloading trains and boats. One can walk, or drive with a pass, to end of it. Tallman Mountain State Park to the south. The first president of the Erie Railroad, Eleazar Lord, built as his home a stone Victorian mansion in Piermont, which he called "The Cedars." It is now called "The Castle" by local residents and it is occupied privately.
*Piermont Railroad Station - Ash Street
*The Piermont Historical Society
*Rockland Road Bridge - between Piermont & Ferdon Avenue
*Sneden House - 38 Paradise Avenue
*Sparkill Creek Drawbridge - Bridge Street

Organizations

* [http://piermontlibrary.org/ Dennis P. McHugh Piermont Public Library]
* [http://piermontrowing.org/ Piermont Rowing Club]
* [http://groups-beta.google.com/group/PiermontChess Chess Club]
* [http://www.piermonthistoricalsociety.org/ Piermont Historical Society]

References

External links

* [http://www.pfd13.com/ Piermont Fire Department]
* [http://www.piermonthistoricalsociety.org/ Piermont Historical Society]
* [http://www.lohud.com/ The Journal News, the local newspaper]


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