Tappan, New York

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Tappan (pronouncded tuh-PAN) is a hamlet (and a census-designated place) in the Town of Orangetown Rockland County, New York, United States located north of Old Tappan, New Jersey; east of Nauraushaun and Pearl River; south of Blauvelt and west of Palisades and Sparkill. The population was 6,757 at the 2000 census.



The Tappan were a Lenape people who inhabited the region radiating from Hudson Palisades and New York – New Jersey Highlands at the time of European colonialization in the 17th century.[1]


The first County Courthouse was built in Tappan, though by 1737, sessions alternated between Tappan and Goshen.


The first school house in Rockland County was built in Tappan. It was used as a school until 1860. There would not be another school in the county until late in the 18th century.

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