Skunk Hollow

Skunk Hollow (HM5FY)

Location: Alpine, NJ 28463 Columbus County
Country: United States of America

N 41° 0.09', W 73° 54.699'

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Skunk Hollow or, "the mountain," was a free black community from 1806-1905. The first known deed dated 1806 belonged to Jack Earnest from Palisades.

In 1841, William Thompson, an African Methodist Episcopal itinerant preacher bought Jack's house, built a church on his land, and became resident preacher.

Over one hundred families lived in Skunk Hollow including Brown, Oliver, Sisco, Thompson, Williams and others.
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HM NumberHM5FY
Series This marker is part of the New York: Historical Society of Rockland County series
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Placed ByAfrican-American Historical Society of Rockland County
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, September 7th, 2014 at 8:57pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 591530 N 4539493
Decimal Degrees41.00150000, -73.91165000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 41° 0.09', W 73° 54.699'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds41° 0' 5.40" N, 73° 54' 41.94" W
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Area Code(s)919, 910
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 552-556 US-9W, Alpine NJ 28463, US
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