Dobbs Ferry is a village in Westchester County, New York. The population was 10,875 at the 2010 census.
Dobbs Ferry was named after Jeremiah Dobbs, a descendent of William Dobbs, of Swedish and Dutch ancestry, whose family ran a ferry service in 1698 that traversed the Hudson River at this location. Dobbs Ferry played a vital role in the American Revolutionary War. The position of the village opposite the northernmost end of The Palisades gave it importance during the war. The region was repeatedly raided by camp followers of each army; earthworks and a fort, commanding the Hudson ferry and the ferry to Paramus, New Jersey, were built; the British army made Dobbs Ferry a rendezvous, after the Battle of White Plains in November 1776, and the continental division under General Benjamin Lincoln was here at the end of January 1777. The village was originally incorporated in 1873 as Greenburgh, but the name was changed to Dobbs Ferry in 1882.