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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Suffolk County, New York

Clickable Map of Suffolk County, New York and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil;; J.J.Prats/dc:title> Suffolk County, NY (407) Nassau County, NY (240) Fairfield County, CT (372) Middlesex County, CT (112) New Haven County, CT (355) New London County, CT (242) Washington County, RI (45)  SuffolkCounty(407) Suffolk County (407)  NassauCounty(240) Nassau County (240)  FairfieldCountyConnecticut(372) Fairfield County (372)  MiddlesexCounty(112) Middlesex County (112)  NewHavenCounty(355) New Haven County (355)  NewLondonCounty(242) New London County (242)  WashingtonCountyRhode Island(45) Washington County (45)
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    New Haven County, Connecticut (355)
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    Washington County, Rhode Island (45)
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1New York (Suffolk County), Amagansett — 545 — Coast Guard Beach
U.S. Life-Saving Station Built in 1902. In June 1942, Guardsmen John Cullen Discovered Four German Saboteurs On This Beach.Map (db m148123) HM
2New York (Suffolk County), Amityville — Amityville Trolley Routes
Between 1909 and 1920, two trolley lines operated through Amityville. The Cross-Island Line came from Halesite, Huntington to the Amityville docks. The Babylon Railroad line ran from the Amityville Railroad Station to the ferry docks in . . . Map (db m125959) HM
3New York (Suffolk County), Amityville — Bethel A.M.E. Church
Historic Church Bethel A.M.E. Church Founded in Amityville 1815 This building dedicated 1967 Map (db m133523) HM
4New York (Suffolk County), Amityville — 432 — Brunswick Home
Stephen R. Williams formed 1887 for disabled children and later adults. Became Brunswick Hospital 1931. Building razed 2012. Map (db m126818) HM
5New York (Suffolk County), Amityville — Cross-Island Trolley — Historic Site
The Cross-Island Trolley line traveled from Halesite, Huntington to its southern terminus at the Amityville docks, from 1909 to 1919. Trolley passengers could transfer to ferries bound for the barrier beaches.Map (db m114808) HM
6New York (Suffolk County), Amityville — First Guided Missile
First Guided Missile September 11, 1916 Here Lawrence B. Sperry first demonstrated to the U.S. Navy the Perry Aerial Torpedo - the first guided missile. Presented by Sperry Gyroscope Company during 1960, centennial year of Dr. . . . Map (db m114811) HM
7New York (Suffolk County), Amityville — 644 — Former High School
Opening in 1895 Led To District Racial Integration. Bell Tower Removed 1915. School Closed 1972, Converted To Administration BuildingMap (db m164237) HM
8New York (Suffolk County), Amityville — 533 — Ireland's Mill
Purchased in 1793 by Thomas Ireland. Four generations ran saw & grist mill here. Sold feed, grain, hay & ice until ca. 1913. Razed 1915.Map (db m126763) HM
9New York (Suffolk County), Amityville — 368 — Naomi W. Griffiths
First Amityville suffrage club president, formed 1914. Held local meetings and socials supporting voting rights for women. Map (db m114716) HM
10New York (Suffolk County), Amityville — 416 — South Side R.R.
Railroad from NYC completed October 1867. First depot erected 1868 for travelers. Local commerce and mail. LIRR assumed line by 1876. Map (db m126002) HM
11New York (Suffolk County), Amityville — Suffolk County
Organized Nov. 1, 1683 One of the original counties of the Province of New York. Originally East Riding of YorkshireMap (db m106733) HM
12New York (Suffolk County), Amityville — Walt Whitman
The southern portion of this house was the poets home in West Babylon and was moved to this site in 1900.Map (db m155790) HM
13New York (Suffolk County), Babylon — Babylon Railroad Company Trolley Route — Historic Site
In 1871, David S.S. Sammis started a horse-drawn trolley line to transport passengers from the Babylon railroad station to the ferry docks. In 1910, the line was electrified and extended west to the railroad station at Amityville. Dedicated . . . Map (db m64734) HM
14New York (Suffolk County), Babylon — Babylon Town Hall — Old Town Hall - Town of Babylon History Museum
Built 1917-1918 Seat of town government Until 1957. Served as town and district court house from 1918 to 1979 Map (db m64733) HM
15New York (Suffolk County), Babylon — Babylon World War I Memorial
Dedicated ★ A.D. 1919 In Honor Of Ralph J. Billingsley • Leroy Johnson Edward Joseph Cockerill • Percy Landwehr Eugene Henry Floyd • Joseph F. Murphy Eugene Matthew Ford • Roland R. Murray John C. Huttle • Arthur Leigh Simrell . . . Map (db m98881) WM
16New York (Suffolk County), Babylon — Babylon's Heros World War I Memorial
To commemorate the supreme sacrifice made by Babylon's heros Eugene J. Cockerill • Leroy Johnson Charles Duffy • Percy Landwehr Eugene Floyd • Joseph F. Murphy Eugene M. Ford • Roland Murray John Huttle • Arthur L. Simrell . . . Map (db m98879) WM
17New York (Suffolk County), Babylon — Birth of the American Wireless
This is the site of the birth of the American wireless. A pioneer station here in 1901 first talked with ships at sea. Guglielmo MarconiMap (db m122816) HM
18New York (Suffolk County), Babylon — Captain Joel Cook Monument
This monument is erected to honor and perpetuate the memory of Capt. Joel Cook A brave solider who served in the American Army throughout the Revolutionary War, and who also recruited and commanded a company in the . . . Map (db m108831) HM WM
19New York (Suffolk County), Babylon — Conklin House
. . . Map (db m34534) HM
20New York (Suffolk County), Babylon — Porters Landing — July 6, 1814
On this site American naval hero David Porter landed after escaping from a British Blockade ship.Map (db m106740) HM
21New York (Suffolk County), Babylon — Robert Moses
Robert Moses, (1888-1981), was responsible for more building than any single person since the pharoahs ruled Egypt. Between 1924 and 1968, Moses was the dominant and sometimes controversial force in the creation of extraordinary public . . . Map (db m125762) HM
22New York (Suffolk County), Babylon — 435 — South Side R.R.
First train arrived from Jamaica October 11, 1867. Rail brought NYC visitors spurring resort era boom. LIRR assumed line by 1876.Map (db m126112) HM
23New York (Suffolk County), Babylon — 367 — Suffrage Study Club
Local branch organized in 1912 at Alhambra Theatre to debate, discuss and support women's state and national voting rights.Map (db m114715) HM
24New York (Suffolk County), Babylon — The Babylon Library
The Babylon Library has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2015 By The United States Department of the InteriorMap (db m155808) HM
25New York (Suffolk County), Babylon — The Babylon Village Fountain
On Memorial Day, May 31, 1897, the Babylon Women's Exchange presented the Village with an "enduring memorial" to their charitable work. With the last $400 remaining in the treasury, it was decided to purchase a drinking fountain for man and beast. . . . Map (db m108812) HM
26New York (Suffolk County), Babylon — The Cuban Giants
Site of Argyle Hotel Birthplace of the famous Cuban Giants First Professional Black Baseball Team 1885 Babylon Village Historic and Preservation SocietyMap (db m98897) HM
27New York (Suffolk County), Babylon — 534 — USLSS Oak Beach
US Life-Saving Station Built 1872 For Shipwreck Rescue. Became Coast Guard Station 1915. Active During Prohibition, WWI And WWII.Map (db m155716) HM
28New York (Suffolk County), Bay Shore — Bay Shore — A Historic Community on the Great South Bay
Bay Shore and the surrounding area, were called Penataquit, meaning "crooked creek," by the Secatogue Indians. In 1708, Queen Anne of England validated John Mowbray's purchase of the area from the Secatogues. Mowbray, a tailor and teacher from . . . Map (db m110955) HM
29New York (Suffolk County), Bay Shore — Bay Shore 1695
1701 Secatogue Indian land purchased by John Mowbray. Queen Anne granted patent. Known as Awixa, Mechanics- ville and Penataquit. Map (db m108409) HM
30New York (Suffolk County), Bay Shore — Dr. George S. King Park
Dedicated on July 27, 1965. Medical doctor and innovator, sailor, author and friend 1878 - 1966 Map (db m108406) HM
31New York (Suffolk County), Bay Shore — Still on Patrol
U.S. Navy submarines paid heavily for their success in World War II. A total of 374 officers and 3131 men are on board these 52 U.S. submarines still on "patrol." Albacore • Amberjack • Argonaut • Barbel • Bonefish • Bullhead • Capelin • Cisco . . . Map (db m111776) HM WM
32New York (Suffolk County), Bay Shore — The Silent Service
This monument is dedicated to the memory of all those who served their country in the United States Submarine Service and to those who made the supreme sacrifice to preserve American Freedom. Their legacy will live on in future . . . Map (db m111779) WM
33New York (Suffolk County), Bay Shore — The United States Life-Saving Service on Fire Island — Historic Coasts
Local history of the United States Life-Saving Service (USLSS) dates back to the War of 1812 between the United States of America and Great Britain when William Baker organized the first team of volunteer surfmen to patrol Fire Island looking for . . . Map (db m112843) HM
34New York (Suffolk County), Bayport — Bayport Aerodome
Only LI Airport w/ grass runways. National historic status 2008. Davis Field 1910-52. Then Edwards 1953-77. Islip Town 1978.Map (db m148403) HM
35New York (Suffolk County), Bayport — Bayport History
This Building, First Bayport Post Office & Train Station 1869 W.B. Arthur Post Master & Station AgentMap (db m169909) HM
36New York (Suffolk County), Bayshore — Site of Vitagraph Company of America
Site of Vitagraph Company of America Motion Picture Studio Bayshore Branch 1916Map (db m148335) HM
37New York (Suffolk County), Bohemia — St. John Nepomucene
Roman Catholic Church Mission of St. Patrick's Bay Shore; First Mass Dec. 1885; Cemetery 1886; Resident Pastor 1919Map (db m164235) HM
38New York (Suffolk County), Brentwood — 1859 Dame House
Modern Times octagon home designed for economy of space by William Upham Dame. Residence 1st fl. & M.T. assembly hall on 2nd fl.Map (db m142297) HM
39New York (Suffolk County), Brentwood — First School
1857-1907 One room school - Octagon - at 3rd Ave & 4th St. First teacher Mary Swain. Moved to this site 1989. National Register 1994 Map (db m142296) HM
40New York (Suffolk County), Brentwood — Modern Times
1851 utopian community based on equitable commerce. Stephen Pearl Andrews & Josiah Warren, founders. Renamed Brentwood in 1864.Map (db m142298) HM
41New York (Suffolk County), Brentwood — 5 — Red Owl Legend — Legends & Lore
In 1877, Charles A. Codman met Indian spirit in form of an owl. His kind act toward the spirit is why the Hermitage of the Red Owl.Map (db m143385) HM
42New York (Suffolk County), Bridgehampton — 544 — Auto Races
Start/Finish Line of the Bridgehampton Carnival Automobile Races Organized by Bridgehampton Fire Department. 1914-1921Map (db m148260) HM
43New York (Suffolk County), Bridgehampton — Bridgehampton Founders Monument
[Side One:] To the memory of the patriotic spirit of the people and sacrificing service of our soldiers and sailors who preserved the union one country and one flag [Side Two:] 1910 The 250th Anniversary of . . . Map (db m113742) HM WM
44New York (Suffolk County), Bridgehampton — Triangular Commons
Training grounds for the militias of eastern Long Island in colonial days, 1649-1776Map (db m110959) HM
45New York (Suffolk County), Bridgehampton — Wick's Tavern
Built in 1686 by John Wick and used by American and British Soldiers during the American Revolution.Map (db m111020) HM
46New York (Suffolk County), Brookhaven — 398 — Ca. 1740 Cemetery
Former burial ground for South Haven Presbyterian Church. Meeting house moved from this site to Brookhaven hamlet 1960.Map (db m132690) HM
47New York (Suffolk County), Brookhaven — 652 — Carman's Mill
Saw, Grist, and Fulling Mills Stood Near Here. By 1745, Owned By Carman Family 1780-1875. Demolished 1958 For HwyMap (db m156344) HM
48New York (Suffolk County), Center Moriches — 678 — Masury Ballroom
Built ca. 1898 As Part of Masury Family Estate Located 1.4 MI South on Old Neck Rd. Acquired 1957 by Holiday Beach Property Owners AssociationMap (db m164182) HM
49New York (Suffolk County), Centerport — Camp Alvernia
Estab. 1888, First Catholic Summer Camp in the Country Legendary Coach Vince Lombardi Practiced Football Here With St. Francis Prep. 1932 & 33Map (db m147581) HM
50New York (Suffolk County), Centerport — Eastern Purchase
from the Matinecock Indians in 1656, extended originally to the Nissequogue River in Smithtown.Map (db m148401) HM
51New York (Suffolk County), Centerport — Home of Arthur Dove
Arthur Dove 1880-1946 Early abstract painter who lived and painted here from 1938-1946Map (db m147946) HM
52New York (Suffolk County), Centerport — Sergei Rachmaninoff
(1873 - 1943) In 1940-41 the Noted Composer Summered at the Honeyman Estate (1/2 Mile North) Where he wrote "Symphonic Dances"Map (db m147579) HM
53New York (Suffolk County), Centerport — Site of Centreport (Upper) Mill
Site of Centreport (Upper) Mill Built By Sylvanus Townsend in 1774, replaced an earlier mill built further south in 1674Map (db m148337) HM
54New York (Suffolk County), Centerport — Suydam House
House built 1730, enlarged 1790 Carpenter shop added in 1840 Purchased in 1988 by the Greenlawn – Centerport Historical Association.Map (db m42822) HM
55New York (Suffolk County), Centerport — Swego
Indian place name for this area. Short for Otswego meaning “Flowing Out” also Op-cat-kon-tycke the “Wading Place Creek”.Map (db m148402) HM
56New York (Suffolk County), Centerport — William K. Vanderbilt Estate
William K. Vanderbilt Estate Has Been Placed On The National Register of Historic Places in 1985 By the United States Department of Interior.Map (db m147977) HM
57New York (Suffolk County), Central Islip — 001 — Long Island Ducks
Since 2000, Location of Longest Running Professional Ballpark and Sports Franchise in Suffolk County History.Map (db m148158) HM
58New York (Suffolk County), Central Islip — Methodist
1870 Church & cemetery opened from land donated by G.K. Hubbs. Remodeled in 1939. Closed 1966. Now CI Historical Society Site. Map (db m114783) HM
59New York (Suffolk County), Central Islip — State Hospital
Opened in 1889, grew from 40 patients to 10,000 by 1954. Inc. nursing school, farm, power & train depots. Closed October 10, 1996.Map (db m55302) HM
60New York (Suffolk County), Central Islip — State Hospital
Opened in 1889. Grew from 40 Patients to 10,000 by 1954. Inc. nursing school, farm, power & train depots. Closed October 10, 1996Map (db m121088) HM
61New York (Suffolk County), Cold Spring Harbor — Cold Spring Harbor Fire Department
Founded 1852 Fire house built 1930 & 1970Map (db m42814) HM
62New York (Suffolk County), Cold Spring Harbor — Israel Ketchum
Of Cold Spring Harbor while jailed for counterfeiting revealed a plot to assassinate Washington in June 1776.Map (db m42813) HM
63New York (Suffolk County), Cold Spring Harbor — Paper Mill
Built by Richard Conklin circa 1782.   Produced fine linen paper.   Site at end of a mill dam and bridge, northerly 250 ft.Map (db m42816) HM
64New York (Suffolk County), Cold Spring Harbor — Port of Cold Spring
District of New York Last U.S. Custom House circa 1890 – 1913 Reuben Hall SurveyorMap (db m42815) HM
65New York (Suffolk County), Cold Spring Harbor — Squadron "C" Farm
Comprising 82 Acres Owned By 101st Cavalry Regt. NYNG Squadron "C" Cavalry Club 1903 To 1961Map (db m152246) HM
66New York (Suffolk County), Cold Spring Harbor — 434 — Wright House
Built 1894 for Captain James Wright. 1843-1923, coastwise trader. Civil War veteran & Town of Huntington constable.Map (db m127994) HM
67New York (Suffolk County), Commack — 1918 Crash Site
In Memoriam On Aug.16, 1918 an aircraft accident at this site claimed the lives of 2nd Lts. C.S. Gideon & Harold Maxson stationed at Brindley Field. Erected by the Town HistorianMap (db m139135) HM
68New York (Suffolk County), Commack — Brindley Field
World War 1, U.S. Army Signal Corps Aviation Section, Flying Training Field, June 1918-May 1919.Map (db m148599) HM
69New York (Suffolk County), Commack — Comac Church
Oldest Methodist church building in New York State. Built in 1789, organized in 1783. John Philips, first preacher. Map (db m143786) HM
70New York (Suffolk County), Commack — Hubbs House
Built c. 1840 & remodeled c. 1880. A rare survivor of early settlement architecture in the Commack area.Map (db m139460) HM
71New York (Suffolk County), Commack — Site of Carll Burr House
Built in 1830 for the prominent Burr family & enlarged in 1885 in the French Second Empire style used as a race horse breeding & training farm in the 19th Cent.Map (db m148780) HM
72New York (Suffolk County), Commack — Town of Huntington
First purchase 1653. First school teacher 1657. Gov. Nicolls patent 1666. Gov. Dongan patent 1688. First church building 1686. Map (db m126774) HM
73New York (Suffolk County), Commack — Whitman's Hollow
Town of Huntington Whitman's Hollow Sight of muster & training ground for Minutemen before British occupation 1776 - 1783 Map (db m114681) HM
74New York (Suffolk County), Copiague — American Warrior (Copiague World War I Memorial)
First Panel: This statue is dedicated to those in uniform who served and continue to serve our country and protect its freedom Second Panel: World War I 1914 - 1918 The U.S. Military was engaged in WW I from . . . Map (db m99518) HM WM
75New York (Suffolk County), Copiague — Babylon Railroad Co. Trolley Route — Historic Site
From 1910 to 1920, an electrified trolley line known as the Babylon Railroad extended from Amityville to Babylon, passing through Copiague along Oak Street to Great Neck Road and then east toward Lindenhurst.Map (db m106734) HM
76New York (Suffolk County), Copiague — Copiague World War I Immigrant Memorial
World War I. 1917 - 1918 Their adopted country found them ready Affusa, Giacomo. Agresti, Michele. Barcellona, Carlo. Balzola, Giovanni. Ball, Frank. Bernagozzi, Giuseppe. Bogni, Angelo. Boselli, Luigi. Campagnoli, Hugo. . . . Map (db m99526) WM
77New York (Suffolk County), Copiague — 270 — Drive-In Theatre
28 acre all-weather drive-in opened here 1957. Cafeteria. Tally-Ho train. Indoor seating & amusement park. One of nation's largest. Map (db m133221) HM
78New York (Suffolk County), Copiague — Four Chaplains Memorial
Honoring the Four Heroic Chaplains who gave their life jackets so that four soldiers might live. The S.S. Dorchester was torpedoed February 3, 1943. As it sank, the four were seen linked arm in arm, heads uplifted in prayer. [The top panel is . . . Map (db m98883) HM WM
79New York (Suffolk County), Copiague — Great Neck Road School — Historic Site
First built as a wooden schoolhouse in 1911, the Great Neck Road School is the oldest elementary school in the Town of Babylon. Brick extensions were added to the original schoolhouse, in 1925, 1931 and 1954, to accommodate Copiague's growing . . . Map (db m98893) HM
80New York (Suffolk County), Copiague — 436 — South Side R.R.
Railroad line built 1867 LIRR assumed line by 1876. First depot 1901 named Copiague. Failed attempt to rename Marconiville 1920s.Map (db m126110) HM
81New York (Suffolk County), Coram — George Washington
Passed Through Coram On April 22, 1790. He Travelled North Along The Old Town Road From Harts Tavern to Setauket While Touring Long IslandMap (db m156349) HM
82New York (Suffolk County), Dix Hills — Baldwin Carriage House
An Eighteenth Century structure, originally part of a larger farm complex.Map (db m139375) HM
83New York (Suffolk County), Dix Hills — Central Long Island — Historic New York
      The first settlers came from New England and in 1653 established Huntington. Settlements spread along the north shore and early in the 18th century to the south shore. Many of the newcomers obtained rights to their land from Wyandanch, a . . . Map (db m65089) HM
84New York (Suffolk County), Dix Hills — Central Long Island — Historic New York
      The first settlers came from New England and in 1653 established Huntington. Settlements spread along the north shore and early in the 18th century to the south shore. Many of the newcomers obtained rights to their land from Wyandanch, a . . . Map (db m65090) HM
85New York (Suffolk County), Dix Hills — Dix Hills
'Here was located the wigwam of Dick Pechegan and the fields that he planted.'Map (db m139430) HM
86New York (Suffolk County), Dix Hills — Half Hollow School
Estab. 1895; One of two schools in Half Way Hollow Hills District used until 1931, then converted to a residence. Now home to the Half Hollow Historical Assoc. Map (db m139454) HM
87New York (Suffolk County), Dix Hills — John Coltrane Home
Musicians John & Alice Coltrane moved here in 1964. In this home, John composed the masterpiece "A Love Supreme" and Alice made innovative recordings.Map (db m139291) HM
88New York (Suffolk County), Dix Hills — Long Island Motor Parkway
First concrete limited access highway, built by W. K. Vanderbilt: A. Pardington engineer 1908 - 1910 Map (db m114682) HM
89New York (Suffolk County), Dix Hills — Long Island Motor Parkway
First concrete, limited access highway built by W. K. Vanderbilt; A. Pardington, Engineer 1908-1910 Map (db m139455) HM
90New York (Suffolk County), Dix Hills — Squaw Pit Purchase
The surrounding area was purchased from the Secatogue Indians on December 16, 1699Map (db m139285) HM
91New York (Suffolk County), East Farmingdale — SUNY Farmingdale
Founded 1912 State University of New York College at Farmingdale The oldest public college on Long Island   Established to serve the downstate community Map (db m133524) HM
92New York (Suffolk County), East Farmingdale — World War II
The men and women of Republic Aviation built 9,087 P-47 Thunderbolt fighters in E. Farmingdale for the USAAF: 1941-1945 Map (db m114778) HM
93New York (Suffolk County), East Hampton — Clinton Academy
Founded 1784 By Rev Dr. Buell. William Payne Was First Teacher. It Was The First Academy Chartered By State Board of Regents.Map (db m148315) HM
94New York (Suffolk County), East Hampton — First Sheep Fold Site 1684
East Hampton townsmen under care of a shepherd herded earmarked sheep in this common pasturage Map (db m114782) HM
95New York (Suffolk County), East Hampton — Indian Landmark Buc-Usk-Kil
Whooping-Boys-Hollow, Resting Place Of Body of Sachem Poggatticut, When Borne to Montauk For Burial, May 1651Map (db m148091) HM
96New York (Suffolk County), East Hampton — 371 — May Groot Manson — 1859-1917
Home of Leader of Woman Suffrage League of East Hampton & Women's Political Union of Suffolk County. Buried Cedar Lawn Cemetery.Map (db m148314) HM
97New York (Suffolk County), East Hampton — Town Church
Largest and Most Costly on Long Island. Used 1717-1861 Here Were Ordained Samuel Buel, Samson Occom, Lyman Beecher, and Stephen MershomMap (db m148313) HM
98New York (Suffolk County), East Hampton — Town of East Hampton
Founded 1648. First Church 1652. First Academy in the State of New York. Gov. Nicolls Patent 1666-7. Gov. Dongan Patent 1686.Map (db m140090) HM
99New York (Suffolk County), East Islip — Brookwood Hall
Site of Stellenwerf's Lake House Hotel 1856-1894. Mansion built by H.K. Knapp in 1903. Knapp and Thorne Estates until 1941. Orphan Asylum of Brooklyn 1942-1995. Map (db m108391) HM
100New York (Suffolk County), East Islip — Great River Depot
1867-76 Southside RR, LIRR acquired 1880. 1897 Depot built, burned 1943. 1999 EIHS moved shelter to south side. Platform added 2000. Hist. Landmark Preservation cte. Map (db m114704) HM

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