Swan Lake, New York

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Swan Lake, New York
Swan Lake, New York is located in New York
Swan Lake, New York
Swan Lake, New York
Swan Lake, New York is located in the United States
Swan Lake, New York
Swan Lake, New York
Coordinates: 41°45′02″N 74°46′41″W / 41.75056°N 74.77806°W / 41.75056; -74.77806Coordinates: 41°45′02″N 74°46′41″W / 41.75056°N 74.77806°W / 41.75056; -74.77806
CountryUnited States
StateNew York
CountySullivan
Elevation
1,345 ft (410 m)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
12783
Area code(s)845
GNIS feature ID966887[1]
Swan Lake

Swan Lake (formerly Stevensville) is a hamlet in the town of Liberty in Sullivan County, New York, United States. The community is located along New York State Route 55 3.9 miles (6.3 km) south-southwest of Liberty, located at the eastern end of a lake called "Swan Lake". Swan Lake has a post office with ZIP code 12783, which opened on January 2, 1849.[2][3]

Swan Lake is the destination of New York State Route 17's exit 101.

History[edit]

Swan Lake originally called Stevensville, was named after the Stevens brothers who built a large sole leather tannery there. The tannery was in existence until about 1873.

Since the 1880s the Swan Lake area has been noted for its hotel and tourist industry. Many of the local farm girls found jobs there in the early 1900s. The lake has always had an abundance of fish and brings sportsmen into the area.

Alden S. Swan arrived there from New York about 1895 and by the time of his death in 1917 owned much of the land and all of the lake. The name was changed to Swan Lake in January 1927.

The Swan estate was purchased by Siegel and Kretchmer and the Siegels went on to build the Commodore and Stevensville the latter developing into a large sprawling hotel run by the Dinnerstein family.

Hometown hero Brendan Siegel notoriously was awarded all state in baseball for Liberty High in 2015. He now resides at House Aldrew of the Sixteen Acres.

Historic places[edit]

Jewish summer camps[edit]

Swan Lake is home to many Jewish summer camps. Some of them are: Pupa.

Satmar rebbe Rabbi Zalman Leib Teitelbaum's summer residence is in Swan Lake.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Swan Lake". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey.
  2. ^ United States Postal Service. "USPS - Look Up a ZIP Code". Retrieved September 15, 2017.
  3. ^ "Postmaster Finder - Post Offices by ZIP Code". United States Postal Service. Retrieved September 15, 2017.
  4. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. March 13, 2009.