Verplanck, NY




Verplanck is a hamlet and census-designated place (CDP) located in the town of Cortlandt, Westchester County, New York.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the hamlet has a total area of 0.8 square miles (2.0 km²).0.7 square miles (1.8 km²) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.2 km²) of it is water. The total area is 11.54% water.

Tourist attractions

Verplanck is the home of a replica of the ship the Half Moon, with which Henry Hudson explored the Hudson River.

Verplanck is also known for its Revolutionary War history, specifically the location of the strategic Kings Ferry between Stony Point and Verplanck's Point, which George Washington's army used to cross the Hudson on its march to Yorktown, Virginia, in 1781