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

Pigthle

 
 
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By Alexander Erwin, June 21, 2021
1. Pigthle Marker
Inscription.  
The Hallocks used the word "pightle" (locally pronounced PIE-kel) to describe the grassy yard in front of the barn through which their driveway looped. "Pigthle" is an archaic word brought from East Anglia by the area's 17th century Puritan settlers. Not found in modern dictionaries, it originally described a small meadow or enclosure.
 
Erected by Hallockville Museum Farm. (Marker Number 2.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Anthropology & ArchaeologyColonial Era.
 
Location. 40° 58.977′ N, 72° 35.428′ W. Marker is in Riverhead, New York, in Suffolk County. Marker can be reached from Sound Avenue east of Herricks Lane, on the left when traveling east. Located on the Hallockville Museum Farm grounds. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 6038 Sound Avenue, Riverhead NY 11901, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Old Orchard (within shouting distance of this marker); Hallock Homestead (within shouting distance of this marker); Horse Block (within shouting
Pigthle image. Click for full size.
By Alexander Erwin, June 21, 2021
2. Pigthle
Looking eastward from the Old Orchard
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distance of this marker); Shoemaker's Shop (within shouting distance of this marker); Front Porch (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Hallock Homestead (within shouting distance of this marker); Battles of Penny’s and Luce’s Landing (approx. 1.7 miles away); Big Duck Ranch (approx. 5˝ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Riverhead.
 
More about this marker. This marker is a part of the Hallockville Museum Farm's Sustainability Trail.
 
Also see . . .
1. Hallockville Museum Farm. (Submitted on June 24, 2021, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
2. Hallockville Museum Farm's Virtual Sustainability Trail. (Submitted on June 22, 2021, by Alexander Erwin of East Patchogue, New York.)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 24, 2021. It was originally submitted on June 22, 2021, by Alexander Erwin of East Patchogue, New York. This page has been viewed 79 times since then. Last updated on August 16, 2021, by Alexander Erwin of East Patchogue, New York. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 22, 2021, by Alexander Erwin of East Patchogue, New York. • Michael Herrick was the editor who published this page.

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