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

The Long-Islander

 
 
The Long-Islander Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, September 4, 2019
1. The Long-Islander Marker
Inscription.  The Long-Islander Newspaper was founded by Walt Whitman in a barn on this block in 1838. It is still published nearby.
 
Erected 2016 by Press Club of Long Island.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Communications. In addition, it is included in the Walt Whitman 🏳️‍🌈 series list.
 
Location. 40° 52.299′ N, 73° 25.802′ W. Marker is in Huntington, New York, in Suffolk County. Marker can be reached from Gerard Street, in the median. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Huntington NY 11743, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Huntington Post Office (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Suffrage Rally (about 800 feet away); Street House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Masonic Lodge (approx. 0.2 miles away); Fire Department (approx. ¼ mile away); Nathan Hale (approx. ¼ mile away); Patriots of Long Island (approx. ¼ mile away); “The Forgotten War” (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Huntington.
 
More about this marker. The marker is located off the street, roughly in the middle of the Gerard Street municpal parking lot. If entering from the Gerard Street entrance, the marker will be on your right.
 
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The Long-Islander Marker - wide view, looking south image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, September 4, 2019
2. The Long-Islander Marker - wide view, looking south
 Town Unveils Historic Marker for The Long Islander (The Huntingtonian, June 3, 2016). "The newspaper, which continues to publish, began in 1838, when Walt Whitman purchased a printing press in New York and began to publish the paper, on an unpredictable schedule – sometimes weekly, sometimes biweekly and sometimes every three weeks. He did the writing, editing, typesetting, printing and delivery. The headquarters was a barn near the location of the historic marker, in the Gerard Street municipal parking lot." (Submitted on September 12, 2019.) 
 
Additional keywords. LGBT, LGBTQ, 🏳️‍🌈
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 22, 2020. It was originally submitted on September 12, 2019, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 108 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 12, 2019, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.
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