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Copiague 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 line built 1867
LIRR assumed line by 1876.
First depot 1901 named
Copiague. Failed attempt to
rename Marconiville 1920s.
 
Erected 2018 by William G. Pomeroy Foundation. (Marker Number 436.)
 
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 year for this entry is 1867.
 
Location. 40° 40.841′ N, 73° 23.971′ W. Marker is in Copiague, New York, in Suffolk County. Marker is at the intersection of Great Neck Road and Railroad Avenue, on the right on Great Neck Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Copiague NY 11726, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Four Chaplains Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Copiague World War I Immigrant Memorial (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); American Warrior (Copiague World War I Memorial) (about 300 feet away); Babylon Railroad Co. Trolley Route (about 700 feet away); Great Neck Road School
South Side R.R. Marker - wide view, with Copiague LIRR Station in the background image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, October 28, 2018
2. South Side R.R. Marker - wide view, with Copiague LIRR Station in the background
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(approx. 0.2 miles away); Naomi W. Griffiths (approx. 0.6 miles away); Drive-In Theatre (approx. 0.7 miles away); Suffolk County (approx. 0.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Copiague.
 
Also see . . .  South Side Railroad of Long Island (Wikipedia). "The South Side Railroad of Long Island was a railroad company in the U.S. state of New York. Chartered in 1860 and first opened in 1867 as a competitor to the Long Island Rail Road, it was reorganized in 1874 as the Southern Railroad of Long Island and leased in 1876 to the LIRR. After a reorganization as the Brooklyn and Montauk Railroad in 1879 (immediately after which it was again leased to the LIRR) it was merged in 1889." (Submitted on November 10, 2018.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 10, 2018. It was originally submitted on November 10, 2018, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 79 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 10, 2018, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.

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