Garnerville, New York

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Garnerville, previously known as Calicotown, is a hamlet in the Town of Haverstraw Rockland County, New York, United States located north of New City; east of Mount Ivy; south of Stony Point and west of West Haverstraw. Most of the Hamlet is governed by West Haverstraw Village, a small portion of Garnerville defaults to Town of Haverstraw.

Received name from Garner family which operated textile printing industry called Garner Printworks on Minisceongo Creek near Railroad Avenue beginning 1838. East of where the Garner printworks operated is the abandoned Calico Hill Cemetery.

The community is bisected by U.S. Route 202. The Town of Haverstraw Town Hall resides in the hamlet, along with several small shopping centers and the newly renovated King's Daughters Library. The schools in Garnerville include North Garnerville Elementary School and St. Gregory Barbarigo Parochial School; the village is part of the North Rockland Central School District.

Rockland Community College symbolically recognized David J. Rojas of Garnerville as State University of New York (SUNY) “millionth graduate” at the 46th Commencement Ceremony held on June 3, 2007.


Historical markers[edit]

  • Calico Hill - 31 West Railroad Avenue
  • Garner Works - 55 West Railroad Avenue

Landmarks and places of Interest[edit]

  • Garner Mansion Site - Railroad Avenue
  • King’s Daughters Public Library - 10 W. Ramapo Road
  • Garnerville Arts and Industrial Center (GAGA)- 55 W. Railroad Avenue is a not for profit art center with over 14, 0 square feet (0 m2) of unique performance and exhibition space in the Garnerville Arts and Industrial Center. The center is a landmark, pre-Civil War factory complex. Opened in 2001, GAGA attracts 5,000 art lovers each June for its annual GAGA Arts Festival: a two-day event featuring open studios, art exhibitions, live music, film, and performance.

Notable residents[edit]

  • Casey, Dr. Thomas F.X., 74, of Garnerville, NY, (September 1, 1935 -December 5, 2009) Historian of the Town of Haverstraw since 1973 and appointed the title of official Historian of the County of Rockland since 1977. He was President of the Board of the Kings Daughter's Public Library, past president and Senior Historian of the Historical Society of Rockland County,as well as, Chairman of the Rockland County Preservation Board. Laid to rest at Mount Repose Cemetery in the Village of Haverstraw.

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Coordinates: 41°12′06″N 73°59′40″W / 41.20167°N 73.99444°W / 41.20167; -73.99444