About Us

Historical Marker Program

Blauvelt House Marker 2011

Since the Historical Society of Rockland County began its marker program in 1980, we have placed a total of 81 historical markers on posts and three plaques on boulders around the county.

A number of criteria are used to select sites for HSRC markers. They include:

  • Association of a site with a noted person or family in Rockland County;
  • Association with an important event in Rockland, New York State, or national history;
  • Significant architectural or archaeological features.

If you are interested in sponsoring a historical marker and making a lasting contribution to Rockland history, please contact us by email at [email protected].

A notebook containing the text of each marker, along with photographs and further information about the sites, is available in the HSRC library.

A list of the markers erected by the HSRC in PDF format can be downloaded below.

You can also click on the red and brown "marker" icons on the Google map for direct links to individual HSRC markers on the Historical Marker Database website. The blue and green marker icons indicate historical markers and plaques placed by the State of New York and by other historical or civic organizations or individuals, respectively. Links are provided where available.

If you are interested in historical markers in Rockland and beyond, we encourage you to explore www.HMDB.org, which indexes thousands of historical markers throughout the United States and Canada.

HSRC Historical Markers as of 2019


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