Introduction to Pearl River, New York
Pearl River, New York, in Rockland county, is 10 miles NW of Yonkers, New York and 22 miles N of New York, New York. The town benefits from easy access to the nearby cities and towns that it shares the New York metropolitan area with. Pearl River's population is approximately 15,553.
Pearl River History
Pearl River was originally known as "Muddy Creek." It was once a deserted area and was purchased in 1870 by Julius E. Braunsdorf, who wanted to develop it into a company town. During its early years, the town had five divisions: Muddy Brook, Naurashaun, Pascack, Sickletown and Middletown. According to historians, Dr. Ves Bogert, a resident of the town, found pearls in mussels in Muddy Creek. This led to the renaming of the town as Pearl River.
Pearl River and nearby Attractions
- Van Houten Homestead
- Pascack Brook County Park
- Tallman Mountain State Park
- Blauvelt State Park
- Kaufman Campground
- Blue Hill Golf Club
Things To Do In Pearl River
Pearl River is home to many interesting places. The Braunsdorf Park Pearl River provides facilities like picnic areas, playgrounds and sports fields. The Orangetown Museum & Archives would interest people who are interested in learning more about the history of the area.
Pearl River Transportation
La Guardia Airport is nearby.
Pearl River Higher Education
Rockland Community College, Bergen Community College, Mercy College and Ramapo College of New Jersey are in the neighborhood.