Researching Your House History: a guide to resources from The Nyack Library: Maps
Historic Maps of the Nyacks & Rockland County
MAPS ON OUR WALLS
1859 Map of Orange and Rockland Counties
(Bachman Publishers, Philadelphia) "from actual surveys by French, Wood, and Beers" Recently restored this is the large oversized map on the wall.
1873 Map of the Village of Nyack, M. Dripps, 1873
1876 Nyack Maps from The Atlas of Rockland County
1884 Nyack on the Hudson by L.R. Burleigh of Troy, N.Y. (This panoramic view of Nyack is for sale at the front desk in the library)
Landmarks of Rockland County with old roads and early buildings, published by the Historical Society of Rockland County
MAPS IN THE FLAT FILES with selected links to maps online
Hand drawn 1841 Map of Nyack
Details of the 1859 Map of Orange and Rockland Counties map #47 (Drawer 1, folder #3)
6 separate copies of portions of an 1859 map of Rockland County: 47A b/w Nyack, 47B color Nyack, 47C Upper Nyack, 47D Piermont, 47E Tappan (Orangetown section) 47F Tappan, 47G New City/Rockland Lake. Names of landowners are included.
*1891 Atlas of the Hudson River Valley
-detailed maps in mylar of Grandview, South Nyack, Nyack, Upper Nyack
The general maps from the atlas are online at Hudson River Valley Heritage
They are also online at the davidrumsey.com and embedded below are sections 7 & 8 of the general maps which show the Nyacks:
Sanborn Insurance Maps
-October 1926 (2 copies of this map are in the flat files, drawer #1, folder #2, map #25)
-May 1934 UPDATE of the 1926 map
Sanborn Insurance Maps
Map of the Village of Upper Nyack New York showing the history of land ownership from before the Revolutionary War (1776) through incorporation (1872)
Drawn for the centennial in 1972 by Winston C. Perry, Jr.
Rockland County Atlas, 1876
CALL # 912.7472 DAV
This atlas has been digitized by The Palisades Library and is online at Hudson River Valley Heritage.
Of particular interest to residents of the Nyacks are the following maps:
*Map of a portion of Nyack in Orangetown Township
*Map of a portion of Nyack in Orangetown Township with an inset of Woodburn in Ramapo Township
*Map of a portion of Nyack in Orangetown Township with insets of West of Stony Point and Caldwells Landing in Stony Point Township