Anthony's Nose and the Bear Mountain Bridge in Cortlandt Manor
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Cortlandt Manor is a hamlet located in the Town of Cortlandt in northern Westchester County, New York. Cortlandt Manor is situated directly east, north and south of Peekskill, and east of three sections of the Town of Cortlandt, Croton-on-Hudson, Crugers, and Montrose. Most of the area is made up of residential homes. Cortlandt Manor also encompasses Cortlandt Estates.
The term "Cortlandt Manor" derives from the history of Westchester County. Until the Revolutionary War, Westchester County was split into 6 manors one of which was "Cortlandt Manoor" shown on a map circa 1760 where "Cortlandt Manor" extended from the Hudson River to Connecticut. <Westchester County - A Pictorial History - page 20>.
Until 1991, this area shared a mailing address and ZIP Code (10566) with the city of Peekskill. Although it now has its own ZIP code, 10567, many directories and censuses still do not include Cortlandt Manor, because it is an unincorporated section of the Town of Cortlandt. The 10567 zip code was created by the US Postal Service to differentiate this part of the Town of Cortlandt from Cortland, New York, which is located hours away in upstate NY.
Cortlandt Manor residents are served by Hendrick Hudson Central School District, Lakeland Central School District, and Putnam Valley Central School District. Two schools in Hendrick Hudson Central School District are located in Cortlandt Manor: Furnace Woods Elementary School and Blue Mountain Middle School, which are separated by several soccer fields. Two of the Lakeland Central School District schools are located in Cortlandt Manor: Van Cortlandtville Elementary School and Walter Panas High School.
The Van Cortlandt Upper Manor House is located off Oregon Road in Cortlandt just outside the Peekskill city limits. The Upper Manor House was part of the estate of Stephanus Van Cortlandt, the colonial aristocrat and patroon who owned nearly all of northern Westchester County in the late 17th century. The more familiar centerpiece of the old estate, Van Cortlandt Manor, is located in the nearby village of Croton-on-Hudson.