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

Lily Lake

 
 
Lily Lake Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Andrew Ruppenstein, April 20, 2019
1. Lily Lake Marker
Inscription.  
The Homan-Gerard Mill Site was a typical family mill complex. By 1771, there were at least five mill complexes along the Carmens River. The Village that grew up along the street connecting the Upper and Lower Mills became known as Millville, and later Yaphank, The lower mill pond became known as Lily Lake.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceMan-Made Features. A significant historical year for this entry is 1771.
 
Location. 40° 50.131′ N, 72° 54.995′ W. Marker is in Yaphank, New York, in Suffolk County. Marker is on County Road 21, 0.1 miles south of Main Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Yaphank NY 11980, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Mary L. Booth (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Camp Upton (approx. 2 miles away); Longwood Estate (approx. 2.2 miles away); Ca. 1740 Cemetery (approx. 2.8 miles away); Carman's Mill (approx. 2.8 miles away); Fort St. George (approx. 3˝ miles away); Poospatuck Res. (approx. 4.4 miles away); Woodhull Grave (approx. 4.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Yaphank.
 
Also see . . .  Yaphank Historical Society. Society website homepage (Submitted on February 4, 2022, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.)
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Lily Lake Marker - wide view image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Andrew Ruppenstein, April 20, 2019
2. Lily Lake Marker - wide view
Lily Lake image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Andrew Ruppenstein, April 20, 2019
3. Lily Lake
View of the lake, taken approximately 10 yards from the marker.

The lake was renamed "Lily Lake" in 2008. It had previously been known as Lower Lake.

 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 4, 2022. It was originally submitted on May 3, 2019, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Lamorinda, California. This page has been viewed 276 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on May 3, 2019, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Lamorinda, California.

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