About This Place
Suffern is a village in the Town of Ramapo, Rockland County, New York, United States located north of the State of New Jersey; east of Hillburn; south of Montebello and west of Airmont. As of the 2010 census, Suffern's population was 10,723.
The village is one of the more urban communities in Rockland County.
"The Point of the Mountains" or "Sidman's Clove" were names used in designating the present village of Suffern before the Revolution. Originally inhabited by the Monsey (Minsi) Indians, a sub-tribe of the Sanhicans, who were a division of the great Delaware or Lanni-Lenape Indian nation. Upon Sidman's death it passed into the hands of his son-in-law, John Smith, who sold it to John Suffern.