Sparkill, New York

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Sparkill, New York
Census-designated place
Sparkill depot square.jpeg
Location in Rockland County and the state of New York.
Location in Rockland County and the state of New York.
Sparkill, New York is located in New York
Sparkill, New York
Sparkill, New York
Location within the state of New York
Coordinates: 41°1′44″N 73°55′59.8″W / 41.02889°N 73.933278°W / 41.02889; -73.933278Coordinates: 41°1′44″N 73°55′59.8″W / 41.02889°N 73.933278°W / 41.02889; -73.933278
Country United States
State New York
County Rockland
 • Total 0.529 sq mi (0.851 km2)
 • Land 0.529 sq mi (0.851 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Population (2010)
 • Total 1,565
 • Density 3,000/sq mi (1,800/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 10976
Area code(s) 845
FIPS code 36-70068
GNIS feature ID 02631237

Sparkill, formerly known as Tappan Sloat, is a 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. As of the 2010 census, the CDP had a population of 1,565.[1] The hamlet is home to St. Thomas Aquinas College and the Dominican Sisters of Sparkill.


Sparkill is located at 41°3′52″N 73°57′25″W. According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 0.529 square miles, all of which is land.


As of the 2010 census, there were 1,565 people, 503 homes, and 415 families in Sparkill. The population density was 2,958 persons per square mile. The racial makeup of the CDP was 83.2% White, 2.0% African American, 0.1% Native American, 9.8% Asian, 2.5% from other races, and 2.4% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 12.2% of the population.

There were 504 households out of which 46.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 67.3% were married couples living together, and 17.7% were non-families. 30% of households had individuals over the age of 65. The average household size was 3.11 persons. The median age was 39.9 years.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $77,440, and the median income for a family was $123,750. About 17.6% of all families, or 16.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 27.7% of those under the age of 18 and 5.5% of those above the age of 65.


U.S. Route 9W overpass

Important thoroughfares in Sparkill are U.S. Route 9W, New York State Route 340, and Rockland County Route 8. The hamlet is located approximately 3.5 miles south of the Tappan Zee Bridge and 13.9 miles north of the George Washington Bridge.

Public transportation to Sparkill is served by Rockland Coaches, also known as Red and Tan Lines, operated by Coach USA. Rockland Coaches Route 9A connects Sparkill to the George Washington Bridge Bus Terminal, while Route 9T serves the Port Authority Bus Terminal in New York City.[2] All bus service operates from Depot Square, off of Main Street.

Sparkill used to be served by the Northern Branch of the Erie Railroad, with service to Pavonia Terminal in Jersey City, New Jersey. Passenger service was discontinued in 1966.

Sparkill Creek


Historical Markers[edit]

  • 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[edit]

  • 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


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