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Amityville in Suffolk County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

South Side R.R.

 
 
South Side R.R. Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, October 28, 2018
1. South Side R.R. Marker
Inscription.  
Railroad from NYC completed
October 1867. First depot
erected 1868 for travelers.
Local commerce and mail.
LIRR assumed line by 1876.

 
Erected 2018 by William G. Pomeroy Foundation. (Marker Number 416.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Railroads & Streetcars. In addition, it is included in the William G. Pomeroy Foundation series list. A significant historical month for this entry is October 1867.
 
Location. 40° 40.782′ N, 73° 25.235′ W. Marker is in Amityville, New York, in Suffolk County. Marker is on Ketcham Avenue, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Amityville NY 11701, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Amityville Trolley Routes (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Former High School (approx. ¼ mile away); Brunswick Home (approx. 0.3 miles away); Suffolk County (approx. 0.4 miles away); Walt Whitman (approx. half a mile away); Naomi W. Griffiths (approx. 0.6 miles away); Ireland's Mill
South Side R.R. Marker - wide view, looking north on Ketcham Avenue image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, October 28, 2018
2. South Side R.R. Marker - wide view, looking north on Ketcham Avenue
The Amityville LIRR station is visible in the background.
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(approx. 0.7 miles away); Frank Buck's Zoo (approx. 0.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Amityville.
 
More about this marker. Although the marker bears a date of 2017, that was actually the grant approval date. The marker was dedicated in the spring of 2018.
 
Also see . . .
1. The Long Island Rail Road: A Comprehensive History, Part One: South Side R.R. of L.I. (V. Seyfried). (Submitted on November 7, 2018.)
2. South Side Railroad of Long Island (Wikipedia). (Submitted on November 7, 2018.)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 7, 2018. It was originally submitted on November 7, 2018, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 114 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 7, 2018, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.

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