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Dobbs Ferry, New York

Dobbs Ferry is another of the storied villages along the Hudson River in Westchester County a short distance from the Tappan Zee Bridge and about 20 minutes north of the George Washington Bridge. In 2014 it earned the distinction as being the first New York State village to be certified as a Climate Smart Community.

The town was named for a ferry that crossed to Sneden’s Landing on the west side of the Hudson River. In 1781, during the Revolutionary war, General George Washington and the Continental Army were encamped at Dobbs Ferry. It was then than an intercepted letter caused him to readjust his war strategy and, instead of engaging British forces in Manhattan, the Continental Army marched south 400 miles to Virginia. The war was won soon afterwards.

National Register of Historic Places include the Estherwood House, the South Presbyterian Church, and the Hyatt-Livingston House

• Springhurst Elementary, for grades kindergarten through grade 5;
• The Dobbs Ferry Middle School for grades 6– through 8;
and the Dobbs Ferry High School
• Alcott Montessori School
• The Masters School, for grades 5 through 12, is a private coed boarding school founded in 187is also located in Dobbs Ferry. The historic Estherwood composes part of the school.

• College: Mercy College, a private college offering undergraduate and graduate programs, has its main campus in Dobbs Ferry.

Metro-North Railroad connects Dobbs Ferry to Grand Central in 37 minutes.

• Total     3.2 sq mi (8.2 km2)
• Land     2.4 sq mi (6.3 km2)
• Water     0.7 sq mi (1.9 km2)
Elevation     210 ft (64 m)
Population (2014)
• Total     11,098

Find out more by visiting Dobbs Ferry’s official website at: www.dobbsferry.com