Sterlington, New York facts for kids
Sterlington is in the Town of Ramapo, Rockland County, New York, United States located north of Suffern; east of Sloatsburg; south of Viola and west of Montebello. The name was adopted when the post office opened in 1882. The Sterling Mountain Railway transported ore to the furnaces at sterling which was known as Sterling Junction or Pierson's Depot. Sterlington ceased when the railway ceased operation.
Quote from Catskill Archive Gazetteer:
"Sterlington, junction of the Sterling Mountain Railroad, running to Sterling Lake and mines; Sloatsburg, a small hamlet, formerly of some industrial importance. From New York, 35 and 36 miles respectively."
Possibly this location was named after the Sterling Lake mentioned in the quotation.
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