Cortlandt Manor

Cortlandt Manor is one of many hamlets within the town of Cortlandt—in addition to Montrose, Verplanck, Crugers, Crompond, part of Mohegan Lake, and the incorporated villages of Croton and Buchanan. Located in the northwest corner of Westchester, the Town of Cortlandt spans a diverse and scenic area of nearly fifteen miles from the Hudson River inland to rolling hills, woodland and rushing streams. At the same time, the area encompasses several well-developed shopping areas, thus successfully combining attractive traits of town and country living into one area.

Hendrick Hudson discovered the Hudson River in 1609, sailing his ship the Half Moon north anchoring at Verplanck’s Point. The name Cortlandt comes from Stephanus Van Cortlandt, a merchant and the first American-born mayor of New York City, who began purchasing land from local Native Americans in the area in 1677.

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.  St. Peter's Church is a one-room Episcopal church where Gen. George Washington is said to have read morning prayers. It was also used as a hospital for French troops during the American Revolution. It is on the National Register of Historic Places, as are the adjoining Van Cortlandtville Cemetery and the Little Red Schoolhouse, which operated until 1972 and became The Van Cortlandtville Historical Society.

 

Town Facts

Incorporated in 1788
Local Highways: Taconic State Parkway, Rte 9 & 9A, Bear Mountain Parkway and the Palisades Parkway
Area: 34.5 sq miles
Population: 42,821 (2016)
Distance to NYC: 38 miles

 

Transportation

Cortlandt commuters can reach Grand Central Station in less than an hour from two convenient Metro North stations on the Hudson Line. The Cortlandt Train Station is located at 2 Memorial Dr., and the Croton-Harmon station is at 1 Croton Point Avenue.

Commuter Capacity: Cortlandt 1600 spaces, Croton-Harmon 1900 spaces. Village residents automatically get a parking permit. Outside the village, there may be a wait-list for permits. There is also daily metered parking.

Connecting Services: 

 Taxi's:

  • J & S Taxi 914-271-3333
  • Larry's Taxi 914-271-3777

Airport: Westchester County Airport is a 35 minute drive.

 

Education

Public Schools:

The town of Cortlandt does not have its own school system. The locations of its residents’ homes will determine where their children will attend schools:

For full school reports, please visit New York State Education Department.

 

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Recreation

 

Shopping/Dining


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