Cities Near Spring Valley, NY
Local city information for Spring Valley, NY
, incorporated on July 9, 1902 is a village in the Town of Ramapo Rockland County, New York, United States located north of Nanuet; east of Airmont and Monsey; south of Hillcrest and west of West Nyack. The population was 25,464 at the 2000 census.
The Village of Spring Valley
is on the border of two towns and spans the east town line of the Town of Ramapo, which is the west town line of the Town of Clarkstown. The village is next to the New York State Thruway (Interstate 87) and is served by a Metro-North commuter rail station at the terminus of the Pascack Valley Line.
Spring Valley is 22 miles north of Manhattan, and 5 miles north of the New Jersey border.
Spring Valley is considered to be one of the more urban communities in Rockland County.
Home to Rockland Community College - Spring Valley Extension
For over 50 years, Spring Valley was the site of a military parts distributor, Sarafan Auto Supply, which supplied military parts all around the world. This third generation business became part of the community; as business expanded, it grew to take up a large portion of the industrial section of the downtown area. Recently the business moved out of Spring Valley, but the lot which it occupied still has many of the original buildings built by Jacob Sarafan in the early 1900’s.
Efforts are currently underway to revitalize the downtown sector and surrounding areas.
In 1842, New York and Erie Railroad called this part of the territory Pascack, after a stream by the same name. The residence of the area decided to call the place Spring Valley - "one cerain large spring in the Valley Pond being responsible for the name. Prior to naming territory Spring Valley, it was called Scotland, named after their homeland, by Scotsmen who had settled in the area.
In 1914, Theodore Roosevelt, 26th
President of the United States came to Spring Valley to discuss the political issues of the day, speaking at Lyceum.
On July 21st 1919, The Valley Theatre was first opened.
In 1923, The Edwin Gould Foundation was incorportated. The Lakeside School for Girls and the Kingsland Industrial Schools for Boys opened in South Main street.
In 1929, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, then Governor of the State of New York and afterwards the 32nd
President of the United States was the principal speaker at the Fourth of July celebration in Spring Valley.
In 1948, Harry S. Truman, 33rd
President of the United States stopped at Spring Valley while touring the country in the last whistle-stop campaign by train.
Around World War II Spring Valley had summer resorts that had many New York City Jewish people as customers. After World War II large restorts in the Catskills Mountains and other areas began to attract the Jews instead, leaving the Spring Valley hotels empty. William Casey, the Rockland County historian, said that many Hasidic groups began to settle during this period.
In 2007, Spring Valley Mayor George Darden was elected vice president of the World Conference of Mayors
during the organizations' 23rd annual mayors’ conference held in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. The organization includes mayors from the National Conference of Black Mayors
and the Union of African Villages
whose goal is to foster constructive relationships among mayors around the world.
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