CORNWALL LANDING

Program
NYS Historic
Subject
Site
Location
99 Shore Rd, Cornwall-On-Hudson, NY 12520, USA
Lat/Long
41.443427, -74.000418
Grant Recipient
Cornwall on Hudson Village Hall
Historic Marker

CORNWALL LANDING

Inscription

CORNWALL LANDING
SITE HERE AS EARLY AS 1770S.
LATER STEAMBOATS AND TRAINS
SHIPPED FREIGHT & PASSENGERS
FOSTERING A BUSTLING BUSINESS
COMMUNITY INTO THE 1940s.
WILLIAM G. POMEROY FOUNDATION 2018

As early as 1770 Cornwall Landing served an important role in the development of upstate New York. Located along the Hudson River, Cornwall Landing was only a few hours from Albany and New York City. This area in its prime was a bustling commercial and industrial hub. Numerous factories and mills produced brick, processed timber, and built boats as well as manufactured a variety of other goods. Steamboats and trains shipped freight and ferried passengers to and from New York City. This significantly contributed to the growth of and prosperity of Cornwall on Hudson well into the 1940s. Today the bustling industries have ceased but in their place are the recreational areas of Donahue Memorial Park and the Cornwall Yacht Club.


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