“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Melville in Suffolk County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)

Old Country Road

Old Country Road Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Jordan Romano
1. Old Country Road Marker
Inscription.  Samuel Ketcham's Hollow; Southern Boundary Of The First Purchase From The Matinecock Indians In 1653.
Erected 1974 by Town of Huntington.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Native AmericansRoads & VehiclesSettlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1653.
Location. 40° 47.622′ N, 73° 24.94′ W. Marker is in Melville, New York, in Suffolk County. Marker is on Old Country Road near Walt Whitman Road (New York State Route 110), on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Melville NY 11747, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Site of Sweet Hollow School (approx. 0.3 miles away); Walt Whitman (approx. 1.6 miles away); Home of John Whitman (approx. 1.8 miles away); Mountain Mist Spring (approx. 1.8 miles away); Nathaniel Whitman (approx. 1.8 miles away); Peace and Plenty Inn (approx. 1.9 miles away); Site of Stone Fort (approx. 1.9 miles away); West Hills School (approx. 2 miles away).
Credits. This page was last revised on September 9, 2020. It was originally submitted on September 8, 2020, by Jordan Romano of Kings Park, New York. This page has been viewed 180 times since then and 41 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on September 8, 2020, by Jordan Romano of Kings Park, New York. • Michael Herrick was the editor who published this page.
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