Orient in Suffolk County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Four acre tract of land acquired by a group of Orient's citizens and presented to the Oysterponds Historical Society in 1955. On this site many Indian artifacts have been found, indicative that it was one of their campsites. Poquatuck was the Indian name for the whole area of Oysterponds.
Erected by Oysterponds Historical Society, Inc.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Native Americans • Parks & Recreational Areas.
Location. 41° 8.327′ N, 72° 18.219′ W. Marker is in Orient, New York, in Suffolk County. Marker is on Village Lane south of Orchard Street, on the right when traveling south. Marker is located on right side of Village Lane entrance to Poquatuck Park. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1440 Village Lane, Orient NY 11957, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Webb House (a few steps from this marker); The Methodist Church (within shouting distance of this marker); Mile Marker #30 (approx. 3.4 miles away); Fire Fighter Klenawicus Airfield (approx. 4.6 miles away); Union Chapel (approx. 4.6 miles away); Site of First School House (approx. 5.2 miles away); Site of First Meeting House (approx. 5.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Orient.
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1. Orient, NY.
Orient is the eastern-most town on Long Island's picturesque North Fork. It was originally named Poquatuck, after the name of the local Native American tribe that resided along the inland waterways, then named Oyster Ponds because of the nearby oyster beds. Orient and East Marion were originally called Oysterponds because of the abundance of shellfish in the area. What is now Orient was known as Lower Neck, while East Marion was called Upper Neck. (Submitted on March 9, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
2. Orient’s Treasure On the Edge of the Sea.
There’s little record left of the Poquatuck Indians of Orient, except for a fisherman’s tribute carved into the rocks on the Long Island Sound shore in the 1930s, and even that record appears to be fading as time and storms weather the rocks. (Submitted on March 9, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
3. History of Orient.
Indians, part of the Algonkian nation, were Orient's first inhabitants, and called the land Poquatuck. Englishmen who settled here around 1661 called it Oysterponds. Orient became its name in 1836. (Submitted on March 9, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
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