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Montrose, New York
Location of Montrose, New York
Location of Montrose, New York
Country United States
State New York
County Westchester
Town Cortlandt
 • Total 1.7 sq mi (4.3 km2)
 • Land 1.6 sq mi (4.2 km2)
 • Water 0.04 sq mi (0.1 km2)
118 ft (36 m)
 • Total 2,731
 • Density 1,684/sq mi (650.2/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (Eastern (EST))
ZIP code
Area code(s) 914
FIPS code 36-48208
GNIS feature ID 0957565

Montrose is a hamlet (and census-designated place) within the town of Cortlandt, in the northwestern corner of Westchester County, New York, United States. It is located near Croton-on-Hudson and Buchanan. The rural character of the hamlet is defined by the Hudson River, numerous wooded hills and steep slopes, wetland areas and beautiful streams. As of the 2010 census, Montrose had a population of 2,731.

Montrose Improvement District

Montrose's water is provided by a local independent water company, the Montrose Improvement District, which purchases water from New York City's Catskill Aqueduct and sells it to Peekskill, Cortlandt and to Montrose residents.


Cole's Market, a deli which offers services from catering to individual sandwiches, And Reasonable Locksmithing A Long Time Certified Locksmith Service Since 1988 And Many Other sits in the center of the small built-up area of town, just across from Hendrick Hudson High School. A fire station, the site of an annual parade, and health club are also in Montrose. The town is also home to the Franklin D. Roosevelt campus of the Hudson Valley Veterans Affairs healthcare system, whose sprawling campus contains 50 brick buildings. George's Island Park is a 208-acre (0.84 km2) waterfront park offering good views of the Hudson River. It contains tidal wetlands, a freshwater pond and wooded trails, and provides boat access to the Hudson River as well as areas for nature study and picnicking. Sunset Field and Seabolt Field/Playground are the main recreational parks for baseball and football.


Montrose is in the Hendrick Hudson School District (HHUD). In Montrose there are two schools, Hendrick Hudson High School and Frank G. Lindsey Elementary School. Other schools in the HHUD (which are not in Montrose) are Blue Mountain Middle School, Buchanan-Verplanck Elementary School, and Furnace Woods Elementary School. The Hendrick Hudson Free Library is located at 185 Kings Ferry Road in Montrose and covers the communities of Buchanan, Verplanck, Crugers, Montrose, and parts of Cortlandt Manor, Croton-on-Hudson, and the city of Peekskill. It has six on-line computers with ready access to a variety of databases and the internet. The Community Room seats 100 people and serves as a gallery space for art exhibits.

Notable people

  • Frederick W. Seward, Assistant U.S. Secretary of State during the Civil War

See also

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