Sparkill, New York
Sparkill, formerly known as Tappan Sloat, is an affluent, suburban hamlet and census-designated place in the Town of Orangetown, Rockland County, New York, United States located north of Palisades; east of Tappan; south of Piermont and west of the Hudson River. Route 9W passes through it.
Numerous celebrities, such as Al Pacino, Rosie O'Donnell, Larry Mullen, Jr., and Hayden Panettiere, have homes in Orangetown, the town in which Sparkill is located. According to trulia.com, currently listed homes in Orangetown reach up to around $10,000,000; as of June 20, 2011, the average listing price for a home in Sparkill is approximately $833,000.
Many residents admire Sparkill for its verdant, small-town, and old-fashioned characteristics, retained even with its conveniently close proximity to New York City. Residents are included in the South Orangetown Central School District public school system.
- Fremont Monument, Rockland Cemetery - Kings Highway
- Hopson Swan Estate - (NRHP)
- Saint Charles A.M.E. Zion Church - 432 Valentine Avenue
- Stonehurst - 65 Rockland Road
Landmarks and places of interest
- Hopson-Swan Estate - 1850
- John Moore's Mill - Site on Sparkill Creek below Route 9W Viaduct, Sparkill-In early 19th century John Moore, a black American, operated a saw and grist mill and from 1810–15, a caning mill. A person of many skills. he is regarded as having made some of the finest millwheels in Rockland County.
- Rockland Cemetery - 201 Kings Highway - The cemetery was created in 1847, by Eleazar Lord, author, educator and first president of the Erie Railroad. Buried here are veterans of the American Civil War and later wars; John Charles Frémont, the Pathfinder; engineer Henry Honychurch Gorringe, and local physician Dr. George A. Leitner.
- Saint Charles A.M.E. Zion Church - 432 Valentine Avenue - Built in 1865.
- Tallman Mountain State Park - Route 9W
- The Christ Episcopal Church of Piermont - 416 Valentine Avenue - This stone church was built in 1865. It is Rockland’s first established Episcopal Church. The first service was held in 1847 in a converted warehouse. Christ Church was designed by the Rev. Charles Babcock, one of the preeminent architects in America at that time, and a founder of the American Institute of Architects provided the plans for the church at no charge. The church with its Gothic Revival architecture and Norman-influenced interior, Christ Episcopal Church is quite similar to the many small "chapel-churches" found in the English or Irish countryside. It retains an original chapel altar installed in 1898, and its stone façade is accented by a stained-glass rose window. The window was obtained by the church in 1938 from the Former Wayside Chapel in Grand View-on-Hudson when the chapel was converted to a private residence.
- Rockland Country Club
- St. Thomas Aquinas College
- Sparkill Creek