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Johnsontown, New York

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Johnsontown is a former hamlet in the town of Stony Point in Rockland County, New York, United States. History Johnsontown was founded in the late 18th century by the Johnson brothers, who came to the mountain area looking for timber to use for shipbuilding. It stretched along what is now known as Lake Sebago and Lake Kanawauke in the western part of Harriman State Park, making it the largest settlement in the Palisades Interstate Park Commission. Pine Grove Cemetery Pre-Revolutionary War era Pine Grove Cemetery, a long-forgotten plot approximately a half-acre in size, once marked the center of the hamlet of Johnsontown near what is known today as Lake Sebago in the town of Stony Point. In the 1920s and 1930s, this hamlet was destroyed by the Palisades Interstate Park Commission by removing a dozen small communities by demolishing their homes, schools, churches, farms and businesses and turning the vacated land into forests, meadows, lakes, picnic groves and swim
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