Marker Logo HMdb.org THE HISTORICAL
MARKER DATABASE
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
East Patchogue in Suffolk County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

The Avery Homestead

 
 
The Avery Homestead Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, April 21, 2019
1. The Avery Homestead Marker
Inscription.  (right plaque:)
Site of a homestead. This is part of land sold by Tobaccus, Sachem of Unkechaug Indians, to Gov. John Winthrop of Connecticut in 1664, extending from Bellport through Bluepoint, from Great South Bay to the middle of the island. By 1680 it was known as 'Winthrop's Patent'.

Humphrey Avery, of Preston, Conn., purchased Pine Neck from John Still Winthrop in 1752.

He sold the land by lottery in 1756, repurchasing the lot on which the Swan River Nursery office now resides, built in 1820 as the Avery homestead.

(left plaque:)
The following members of the Avery Family owned and inhabited this site

Humphrey Avery 1699-1788
Humphrey Avery 1725-1789
Roger Avery 1755-1824
John Avery 1791-1868
Humphrey Avery 1816-1889
Charles W. Avery 1854-1915
Humphrey R. Avery (illegible)

 
Erected 1976 by the Avery Family.
 
Location. 40° 46.011′ N, 72° 59.436′ W. Marker is in East Patchogue, New York, in Suffolk County. Marker is at the intersection

The Avery Homestead Marker - wide view, looking north across South Country Road image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, April 21, 2019
2. The Avery Homestead Marker - wide view, looking north across South Country Road
of South Country Road and Robinson Road, on the left when traveling east on South Country Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Patchogue NY 11772, 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. Squire Mott Grist Mill (about 800 feet away, measured in a direct line); Monorail (approx. 1.4 miles away); The Lace Mill (approx. 1.6 miles away); Site of Hart's Tavern (approx. 1.7 miles away); Hart's Tavern (approx. 1.7 miles away); The Wreck of the Louis V. Place (approx. 1.7 miles away); The Wreck of the Nahum Chapin (approx. 1.7 miles away); Town of Islip Grange (approx. 4.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in East Patchogue.
 
Regarding The Avery Homestead. Note that the marker is located on posted private property. The marker is not quite legible from the sidewalk, and the lead photo here reflects that. The transcription provided here of the marker was taken from the February 25, 1976 issue of the Long Island Advance (p. 2-A).
 
Also see . . .
1. Plaques Trace Avery Tract History (Long Island Advance, February 5, 1976). (Submitted on May 17, 2019.)
2. Avery Homestead, East Patchogue, Town of Brookhaven (Preservation Long Island). (Submitted on May 17, 2019.)
 
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
 
More. Search the internet for The Avery Homestead.
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 17, 2019. This page originally submitted on May 17, 2019, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 57 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 17, 2019, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.
 
Editor’s want-list for this marker. closeup photos of the plaques • Can you help?
Paid Advertisement We are suspending Amazon.com advertising until they remove an ad for a certain book from circulation. A word in the book’s title has given rise to number of complaints. The word is inappropriate in school classroom settings.