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Researching Your House History: a guide to resources from The Nyack Library: Maps

This guide will help you get started researching your house.

Historic Maps of the Nyacks & Rockland County


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.
1859 orange and rockland counties

1873 Map of the Village of Nyack, M. Dripps, 1873
Dripps Map 1873

1876 Nyack Maps from The Atlas of Rockland County
rockland county atlas 1876

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)
Nyack on Hudson 1884

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
1841 Hand drawn 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

atlas of the hudson river valley 1891

-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 and embedded below are sections 7 & 8 of the general maps which show the Nyacks:



Sanborn Insurance Maps
on microfilm

-June 1887
-June 1892
-September 1896
-September 1903
-September 1910
-August 1919
-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

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

*Map of Upper Nyack in Clarkstown Township with insets of Ladentown, Ramapo, Tallmans Station and ...