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Our Genealogy Helper for Pocantico Hills ...

We have a couple of goals for our Gazetteer:

  • That it be a tool that can help us with planning our trips.
  • That it also helps us to understand the community in which our ancestors lived, the community that was part of their daily lives.

By learning about Pocantico Hills (and the surrounding area) during the time that our ancestors lived, we hope to have a better understanding of both their community and its relationship to their lifes. We hope that this tool helps to give us an insight into their world.

As we add data and organize our Gazetteer to help with our family research, we will be adding to this, our Genealogical Helper for Pocantico Hills. While we don't have information that is specific to any given person or family, we intend to expand our understanding about where and how people lived.

Newspapers Published in Pocantico Hills ...

An ongoing effort between the Library of Congress and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) has resulted in the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP).

To share their results, the partnership has created the Chronicling America website. The goal of this partnership is to assemble a database about the current and historic newspapers of the United States. This includes a growing collection of scanned images from selected papers. All of it available to the public on their website.

Using information that we've taken from the Chronicling America website, we've identified 145 newspapers that have been published in the area around Pocantico Hills.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Pocantico Hills, there are papers which were published within 10 miles [16.1 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Pocantico Hills.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we start with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These websites either offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to everyone.

To help you get started, the following links will take you to the pages that are relevant to Pocantico Hills:

  • Of Special Interest ...
    • The GenDisasters website specializes in newspaper articles about tragedies and disasters. While it makes interesting reading all by itself, it should be of special interest to genealogists and family historians looking for people who were either affected by or directly involved in such tragedies.
    • Stories from Connecticut
    • Stories from New Jersey
    • Stories from New York

Cemeteries Near Pocantico Hills ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Pocantico Hills.

This is a new section and is likely to have errors. If you find an error, such as a missing cemetery or we have the wrong name, please let us know. If you know of them, we would also appreciate learning about previous or alternate names.

If you need information about a burial or interment, photos, transcripts, how to contact the cemetery or local authorities, please visit our selection of Genealogy Websites (see below).

If not found below, our Cemetery List for Pocantico Hills covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

  • Sleepy Hollow Cemetery
  • Kensico Cemetery
  • Mt. Eden Cemetery
  • Gate of Heaven Cemetery
  • Mt. Pleasant Cemetery
  • Mt. Calvary Cemetery
  • Continue List ...
    • Sparta Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Sparta Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Sparta Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sparta Cemetery
    • All Souls Cemetery
    • Ferncliff Cemetery
    • Rural Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Rural Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Rural Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rural Cemetery
    • Banks Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Banks Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Banks Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Banks Cemetery
    • Methodist Episcopal Church Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Methodist Episcopal Church Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Methodist Episcopal Church Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Methodist Episcopal Church Cemetery
    • Palmer Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Palmer Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Palmer Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Palmer Cemetery
    • Oak Hill Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Oak Hill Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Oak Hill Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oak Hill Cemetery
    • Dale Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Dale Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Dale Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dale Cemetery

Nearby Communities in 1895 ...

We've built the following list with information that came from an Atlas published by Rand McNally in 1895. The Atlas had details such as the population of the community (which appears to have come from the 1890 Census) and whether there was a post office and/or railroad service available. We also indicate if the community no longer exists and is now historic.<4>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that in 1895, Pocantico Hills had a post office and railroad service.

These communities are listed based on their distance from Pocantico Hills, with the one closest to Pocantico Hills listed first.

  • Pocantico Hills [Westchester County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pocantico Hills
    • Pocantico Hills [Westchester County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Pocantico Hills
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Pocantico Hills had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pocantico Hills have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pocantico Hills
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pocantico Hills<5>
  • Eastview [Westchester County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Eastview
    • Eastview [Westchester County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the south of Pocantico Hills
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Eastview had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Eastview have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eastview
  • Sleepy Hollow [Westchester County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sleepy Hollow
    • Sleepy Hollow [Westchester County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southwest of Pocantico Hills
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 3,179 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 10,055 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Sleepy Hollow had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sleepy Hollow
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sleepy Hollow<5>
  • Tarrytown [Westchester County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tarrytown
    • Tarrytown [Westchester County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southwest of Pocantico Hills
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 3,562 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 11,285 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Tarrytown had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tarrytown
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tarrytown<5>
  • Elmsford [Westchester County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elmsford
    • Elmsford [Westchester County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the south of Pocantico Hills
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 26 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,193 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Elmsford had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Elmsford have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elmsford
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Elmsford<5>
  • Valhalla [Westchester County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Valhalla
    • Valhalla [Westchester County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Pocantico Hills
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Valhalla had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Valhalla
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Valhalla<5>
  • Continue List ...
    • Scarborough [Westchester County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Scarborough
      • Scarborough [Westchester County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Pocantico Hills
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 106 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Scarborough had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Scarborough
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Scarborough<5>
    • Pleasantville [Westchester County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pleasantville
      • Pleasantville [Westchester County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Pocantico Hills
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 452 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,227 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Pleasantville had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pleasantville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pleasantville<5>
    • Upper Nyack [Rockland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Upper Nyack
      • Upper Nyack [Rockland County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the west of Pocantico Hills
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 668 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,177 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Upper Nyack had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Upper Nyack have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Upper Nyack
    • South Nyack [Rockland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for South Nyack
      • South Nyack [Rockland County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the west of Pocantico Hills
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 1,496 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,305 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, South Nyack had railroad service and no post office
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for South Nyack have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on South Nyack
    • Grand View-on-Hudson [Rockland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grand View-on-Hudson
      • Grand View-on-Hudson [Rockland County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Pocantico Hills
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 296 people
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Grand View-on-Hudson had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grand View-on-Hudson
    • Irvington [Westchester County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Irvington
      • Irvington [Westchester County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the south of Pocantico Hills
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 2,299 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,424 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Irvington had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Irvington have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Irvington
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Irvington<5>
    • Woodlands [Westchester County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Woodlands
      • Woodlands [Westchester County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the south of Pocantico Hills
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Woodlands had railroad service and no post office
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Woodlands have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Woodlands
    • Nyack [Rockland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Nyack
      • Nyack [Rockland County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the west of Pocantico Hills
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 4,111 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,133 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Nyack had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nyack
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Nyack<5>
    • Piermont [Rockland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Piermont
      • Piermont [Rockland County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southwest of Pocantico Hills
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 1,219 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,527 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Piermont had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Piermont have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Piermont
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Piermont<5>

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Pocantico Hills. See our List of 1890's Communities around Pocantico Hills.

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Pocantico Hills ...

While our initial data about Pocantico Hills came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Pocantico Hills in old books and maps. When we do, we'll find a fact here or a snippet there. We've created the following list to keep track of the documents we found useful in adding to our knowledge about Pocantico Hills.

We hope that the following list of documents will be of interest to you.

Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895)
Published by Rand McNally & Co.
(Document found on Google Books)

Note for Pocantico Hills:
Services available in 1895: had a Railroad Station

Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Pocantico Hills. See our Misc Page for Pocantico Hills for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Pocantico Hills. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Westchester County: www.westchestergov.com/

The official website for State of New York: https://www.ny.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Pocantico Hills) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Pocantico Hills. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.0945, Longitude: -73.8360       In this case, the coordinates for Pocantico Hills have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website: findagrave.com.
<3>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<4>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Pocantico Hills, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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