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.
HM NumberHM5FY
Series This marker is part of the New York: Historical Society of Rockland County series
Placed ByAfrican-American Historical Society of Rockland County
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, September 7th, 2014 at 8:57pm PDT -07:00
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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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