--Detail from 'View from
Misses Masters School' by J. C. Cropsey, c.1890
The farther backward you can look,
the farther forward you are likely to see.
Winston S. Churchill
History is philosophy, teaching by examples. Thucydides
I view it as a noble undertaking to rescue from oblivion those who deserve to be eternally remembered. Pliny
This page provides links to historic maps of Dobbs Ferry and neighboring localities.
For a map of Washington's 1781 march from Dobbs Ferry to Virginia, prepared by historians at the United States Military Academy, see page 11 of the "Washington-Rochambeau Encampment of the American and French Armies at Dobbs Ferry, Ardsley, Hartsdale and Edgemont."
This Revolutionary War era map of Dobbs Ferry provides the names of property owners in 1779 (detail from "Map of the Manor of Philipsborough... based on John Hill's map, for the Commissioners of Forfeiture")
This map of the
encampment in lower Westchester County, at Dobbs Ferry, Ardsley,
Hartsdale and Edgemont, was drawn by Louis-Alexandre Berthier,
officer in the French army under the command of General Rochambeau.
July and August 1781:
DOBBS FERRY GATEWAY
and PARADE FOR THE MARCH TO VIRGINIA,
August 19, 1781:
This map shows the convergence of Continental Army troops at the Dobbs Ferry Gateway intersection when they were "paraded for the march" to Virginia on Sunday morning, August 19, 1781 (superimposed on a modern road map).
This 1867 map shows Dobbs Ferry, Ashford, Abbotsford, Hastings and Irvington (detail from Greenburgh map of 1867).