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Our Genealogy Helper for Tarrytown ...

We have a couple of goals for our Gazetteer:

  • That it be a tool which helps us with planning our trips.
  • We're trying to shape our Gazetteer as a tool to help us understand the community in which our ancestors lived, the community that was part of their daily lives.
  • On our trips, we try to visit those places where our ancestors left their footprints.

By learning about Tarrytown (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 Tarrytown. 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 the Vicinity of Tarrytown ...

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 37 newspapers that have been published in the area around Tarrytown.

We have organized these newspapers into two lists:

  • A Local Newspaper List - focusing on the papers published in the immediate area of Tarrytown. There are actually two parts to this list - papers printed in the immediate area of Tarrytown and those printed in the larger area surrounding Tarrytown.
  • An Extended Newspaper List - a longer list, sorted by paper name and containing those papers published within 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> of Tarrytown.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we like to start with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These websites 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 Tarrytown:

  • 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.
    • At this time (Dec 2022), GenDisasters website is currently offline due to a hacker attack. Hopefully they will be back soon.
    • Stories from Connecticut
    • Stories from New Jersey
    • Stories from New York

Cemeteries Near Tarrytown ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Tarrytown.

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 Tarrytown covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

  • Sleepy Hollow Cemetery
  • Ferncliff Cemetery
  • Kensico Cemetery
  • Mt. Eden Cemetery
  • Mt. Pleasant Cemetery
  • Gate of Heaven 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
  • 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
  • Rockland Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Rockland Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Rockland Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rockland Cemetery
  • Mt. Calvary 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
  • Nyack Rural Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Nyack Rural Cemetery
    • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for the Nyack Rural Cemetery. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<4>
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nyack Rural Cemetery
    • Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #2243480<2>
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    • St. Catherines Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the St. Catherines Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the St. Catherines Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on St. Catherines Cemetery
    • Temple Israel Memorial Park
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Temple Israel Memorial Park
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Temple Israel Memorial Park have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Temple Israel Memorial Park
    • Cooke Family Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Cooke Family Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Cooke Family Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cooke Family 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.<5>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that Tarrytown had a population of 3,562 people in 1895 with a post office and railroad service. In 2020, Tarrytown had a population of 11,285 people.

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

  • Tarrytown
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tarrytown
    • Tarrytown lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Tarrytown.
    • 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<6>
  • Sleepy Hollow
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sleepy Hollow
    • Sleepy Hollow lies less than 2 miles<1> to the north of Tarrytown.
    • 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<6>
  • Eastview
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Eastview
    • Eastview lies less than 2 miles<1> to the east of Tarrytown.
    • 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
  • Pocantico Hills
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pocantico Hills
    • Pocantico Hills lies less than 2 miles<1> to the northeast of Tarrytown.
    • 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<6>
  • Irvington
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Irvington
    • Irvington lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the south of Tarrytown.
    • 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<6>
  • Elmsford
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elmsford
    • Elmsford lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Tarrytown.
    • 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<6>
  • South Nyack
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for South Nyack
    • South Nyack lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the west of Tarrytown.
    • 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
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grand View-on-Hudson
    • Grand View-on-Hudson lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the west of Tarrytown.
    • 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
  • Piermont
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Piermont
    • Piermont lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Tarrytown.
    • 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<6>
  • Woodlands
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Woodlands
    • Woodlands lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the south of Tarrytown.
    • 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
  • Upper Nyack
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Upper Nyack
    • Upper Nyack lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Tarrytown.
    • 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
  • Nyack
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Nyack
    • Nyack lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the west of Tarrytown.
    • 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<6>
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    • Scarborough
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Scarborough
      • Scarborough lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the north of Tarrytown.
      • 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<6>
    • Sparkill
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sparkill
      • Sparkill lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Tarrytown.
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 816 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Sparkill had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sparkill have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sparkill
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sparkill<6>
    • Dobbs Ferry
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dobbs Ferry
      • Dobbs Ferry lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the south of Tarrytown.
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 2,083 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 10,919 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Dobbs Ferry had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dobbs Ferry have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dobbs Ferry
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Dobbs Ferry<6>

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

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Tarrytown. 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' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Tarrytown) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Tarrytown. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from TarrytownOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Tarrytown. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.0767, Longitude: -73.8602    
<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>An 'estimated' location is one where we have been given GPS coordinates, but are unable to verify the accuracy of those coordinates. That said, we have some confidence that we have placed the marker near the actual location. A typical reason for being unable to verify a location is that it might be on private property or maybe historic and gone without an obvious trace.
<5>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 Tarrytown, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<6>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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