August 19th, 2009
Interactive Map: Dutch Place Names in New York

  • Erik

    Thank you for this list of Dutch names in NY. It may be fun to add that Helle Gadt means “hell hole,” and Gravesant “the count’s sand grounds”

    Schermerhorn is another Dutch name. It’s both a family name and the name of a town in the province of North Holland.

    spelling: spUYten Duyvil

The year 2009 marks the 400th anniversary of explorer Henry Hudson's voyage to New York State and the river that bears his name. Check out the links below for more information about Dutch New York and happenings in and around the state during New York's quadricentennial.