Crompond is a hamlet in the Town of Cortlandt and is located in the northwestern corner of Westchester County, NY. Cortlandt includes two incorporated villages, Croton-on-Hudson and Buchanan. Cortlandt also includes several hamlets: Cortlandt Manor, Crompond, Crugers, Montrose and Verplanck, Lake Peekskill and a section of Mohegan Lake. The rural character of the town is defined by the Hudson River, New York City Watershed Lands, numerous wooded hills and steep slopes, wetland areas and beautiful streams.
History of Crompond
Hendrick Hudson discovered the Hudson River in 1609, sailing his ship the Half Moon north anchoring at Verplanck’s Point. Cortlandt derived its name from the Van Cortlandt family who began purchasing land in 1677 from the Croton River north to Anthony’s Nose and east to Connecticut. Cortlandt was the site of many skirmishes during the Revolutionary War. Local Roads, such as Watch Hill and Furnace Dock Road, where the furnaces that made ammunition for the war effort were located, bear names reflecting the Revolutionary time.
In 1788 under the Township Act, Cortlandt became one of 20 townships in Westchester County with Philip Van Cortlandt as the first Supervisor. During the 19th century the railroad was extended to the area and industrialization began to occur with the hamlet of Verplanck becoming an important brickmaking center. Throughout the late 19th and early 20th centuries the Town of Cortlandt was predominantly a rural, agricultural community with seasonal bungalow colonies serving the residents of New York City. By the 1950's Federal housing programs, combined with improvements to the road network and the railroad, led to the suburbanization of the Town, which was typical throughout New York State.
During the Revolutionary War, Lieutenant Colonel Cortlandt commanded the 2nd New York Regiment in the Continental Army. He was awarded the rank of brigadier general for gallant conduct at the siege of Yorktown under General Lafayette.
He served in both houses of the New York State Legislature and represented New York in the United States House of Representatives from 1793 until 1809. He died November 21, 1831 at Van Cortlandt Manor House in Croton in November of 1831 at the age of eighty-two. Van Cortlandt is buried at th Hillside Cemetery in Cortlandt.
Point of Interest: Philip Van Cortlandt, born August 21, 1749 was a land surveyor, land-owner and politician from Westchester County, New York. He pursued classical studies; attended Coldenham Academy and was graduated from King's College (now known as Columbia University) in 1768.
If you live in Manhattan or are planning a visit to New York City, you can easily take a train from Grand Central to Crompond. Go to Grand Central Station and take the
MTA Metro-North to Peekskill. The train station in Peekskill is located at:
There are many things to do in and around Crompond. Find information about activities, attractions, and things to do in
Crompond and Nearby locations in Yorktown.
parks in Crompond. Play golf at some of the country's best
golf courses located in Westchester County.
Hollow Brook Golf Club is located at 1060 Oregon Road, Cortlandt Manor, NY 10567 in the beautiful Hudson River Valley. Designed by Eric Bergstol, Hollow Brook is set on 250 pristine acres in Cortlandt Manor, New York. In the northwest corner of the county, Hollow Brook is part of a still-growing portfolio of Bergstol golf courses. Bergstol has established a national reputation for golf courses that preserve and protect the environment and compliment the natural beauty of the land.
antique shops in and around Cortlandt. Find antiques in Buchanan, Croton-on-Hudson, Crompond, Crugers, Montrose, Verplank, Lake Peekskill, and other hamlets and villages in the northern part of Westchester County. Select from a wide range of
outdoor activities in Westchester County. Go
fishing in Cortlandt,
biking around Crompond, or take the kids on a
picnic in Cortlandt, offering many beautiful parks. Take the children on a nature study walk, or for experienced hikers, hike up Mt. Sptzenberg at
Blue Mountain Reservation. Blue Mountain is located at Welcher Avenue in Peekskill, NY. Blue Mountain is a 1500 acre park in the northwest section of Westchester County. It is primarily a passive park. It features miles of trails for mountain biking, hiking, walking, nature study and more. It also offers challenging hikes to the tops of two large peaks: Mt. Spitzenberg and Blue Mountain.
MTA - Peekskill Station
300 Railroad Avenue
Peekskill, NY, 10566-4412
Peekskill Station is 41.2 miles to Grand Central Terminal