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Rockland County

Rockland County is named for the early settlers’ description of the terrain as “rocky land”.

 

Surrounding County Courthouses: 

N – Putnam County and Westchester County

E – Westchester County

S – Bergen County, New Jersey and Passaic County, New Jersey

W – Orange County

 

Created:  February 23, 1798                  Map of New York highlighting Rockland County

County Seat:

New City  1798 – present

 

County Courthouse – New City  

 

Location:  1 South Main Street / Congers Road

Built:  1927 – 1929

Style:  Beaux Arts / Art Deco

Architect:  Dennison & Hirons

Contractor:  Works Projects Administration using local labor and trades

 

Description:  The building faces east and is a three story gray colored Indiana limestone structure. The building is located on spacious landscaped grounds in the center of New CIty.  The east front has a recessed center section with three high rectangular opening with entrances on the first story. The north and south wings project. The roof line is flat.

 

Note:  The original courthouse for Orange County was built in 1691 at Tappan. The building was moved to New City in 1774. Rockland County was created in 1798 and a new courthouse was built in 1827 and the old courthouse was demolished. In 1846 a fire proof courthouse was built. In 1873, a new courthouse was built.

 

 

County Courthouse – New City

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photos taken 2014