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Welcome to Tappan ...

Tappan is located in Rockland County<1>.

The location of Tappan has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

While we don't have a date for the founding of Tappan, you might get a feel for it by knowing that during our research the earliest mention that we found (so far) was in a book dated 1895.

Tappan is 40 feet [12 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Tappan lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Tappan is located in the (845) area code.

Communities Also Named Tappan ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are 4 communities that are also named Tappan - they are located in Alabama, Michigan, Ohio and West Virginia.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Tappan.

Communities near Tappan ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Tappan.

  • Bronx
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the south)
    • Bronx is located in Bronx County
    • Population from the 2010 Census: 1,385,108 people
    • Bronx has also been known as:
    • Bronx
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bronx
    • Jump to a Google Map centered on Bronx
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bronx <4>
  • Yonkers
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the southeast)
  • Paterson
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the southwest)
    • Paterson is located in Passaic County (NJ)
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 144,801 people
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Paterson
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  • Clifton
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the southwest)
    • Clifton is located in Passaic County (NJ)
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 85,025 people
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clifton
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  • New Rochelle
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the southeast)
  • Passaic
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the southwest)
    • Passaic is located in Passaic County (NJ)
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 69,340 people
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Passaic
    • Jump to a Google Map centered on Passaic
  • Union City
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the south)
    • Union City is located in Hudson County (NJ)
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 67,137 people
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Union City
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  • Mount Vernon
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the southeast)
  • Greenwich
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Greenwich have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Greenwich is located in Fairfield County (CT)
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 62,769 people
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Greenwich
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  • White Plains
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the east)

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Tappan. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Tappan.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Tappan. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Tappan.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Tappan. See our Newspapers Page for Tappan.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Tappan ...

Looking for more information about Tappan? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Tappan, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Tappan.

Adding Tappan to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Tappan in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Tappan was in the book titled Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Tappan on a map titled Rand McNally Map of New York (1897).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Tappan.

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

The official website for Rockland County:

The official website for State of New York:

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of New York's counties, including Rockland, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>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 found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Tappan - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>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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