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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Suffolk County, New York
Adjacent to Suffolk County, New York
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| 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|
|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|
| Historic Church
Bethel A.M.E. Church
Founded in Amityville 1815
This building dedicated 1967 — — Map (db m133523) HM|
Stephen R. Williams formed
1887 for disabled children
and later adults. Became
Brunswick Hospital 1931.
Building razed 2012. — — Map (db m126818) HM|
|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|
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|
|Opening in 1895 Led To
District Racial Integration.
Bell Tower Removed 1915.
School Closed 1972, Converted
To Administration Building — — Map (db m164237) HM|
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|
First Amityville suffrage
club president, formed 1914.
Held local meetings and
voting rights for women. — — Map (db m114716) HM|
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|
Organized Nov. 1, 1683
One of the original
counties of the Province
of New York. Originally
East Riding of Yorkshire — — Map (db m106733) HM|
| 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|
| . . . — — Map (db m64734) HM|
Seat of town government
Until 1957. Served as town
and district court house
from 1918 to 1979
— — Map (db m64733) HM|
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|
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|
This is the site of
the birth of the
American wireless. A
pioneer station here
in 1901 first talked
with ships at sea.
Guglielmo Marconi — — Map (db m122816) HM|
is erected to honor
and perpetuate the
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|
| . . . — — Map (db m34534) HM|
On this site American naval hero
David Porter landed after
escaping from a British
Blockade ship. — — Map (db m106740) HM|
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|
|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|
|Local branch organized in 1912 at Alhambra Theatre to debate, discuss and support women's state and national voting rights. — — Map (db m114715) HM|
| The Babylon Library
has been placed on the
National Register of
Historic Places in 2015
By The United States
Department of the Interior — — Map (db m155808) HM|
|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|
Site of Argyle Hotel
Birthplace of the famous
First Professional Black Baseball Team
Babylon Village Historic and Preservation Society — — Map (db m98897) HM|
|US Life-Saving Station
Built 1872 For Shipwreck
Rescue. Became Coast Guard
Station 1915. Active During
Prohibition, WWI And WWII. — — Map (db m155716) HM|
|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|
1701 Secatogue Indian land
purchased by John Mowbray.
Queen Anne granted patent.
Known as Awixa, Mechanics-
ville and Penataquit. — — Map (db m108409) HM|
Dedicated on July 27, 1965.
Medical doctor and innovator,
sailor, author and friend
1878 - 1966
— — Map (db m108406) HM|
|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|
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
Their legacy will live on
in future . . . — — Map (db m111779) WM|
|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|
|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|
Vitagraph Company of America
Motion Picture Studio
1916 — — Map (db m148335) HM|
|Roman Catholic Church
Mission of St. Patrick's
Bay Shore; First Mass
Dec. 1885; Cemetery 1886;
Resident Pastor 1919 — — Map (db m164235) HM|
|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|
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|
|1851 utopian community
based on equitable commerce.
Stephen Pearl Andrews &
Josiah Warren, founders.
Renamed Brentwood in 1864. — — Map (db m142298) HM|
|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|
|Start/Finish Line of the
Organized by Bridgehampton
Fire Department. 1914-1921 — — Map (db m148260) HM|
To the memory of
the patriotic spirit
of the people
sacrificing service of
our soldiers and sailors
and one flag
of . . . — — Map (db m113742) HM WM|
Training grounds for the
militias of eastern Long Island
in colonial days, 1649-1776 — — Map (db m110959) HM|
|Built in 1686 by John Wick and used by American and British Soldiers during the American Revolution. — — Map (db m111020) HM|
|Former burial ground for
South Haven Presbyterian
Church. Meeting house
moved from this site to
Brookhaven hamlet 1960. — — Map (db m132690) HM|
|Saw, Grist, and Fulling
Mills Stood Near Here.
By 1745, Owned By
Carman Family 1780-1875.
Demolished 1958 For Hwy — — Map (db m156344) HM|
|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 Association — — Map (db m164182) HM|
|Estab. 1888, First Catholic
Summer Camp in the Country
Legendary Coach Vince Lombardi
Practiced Football Here
With St. Francis Prep. 1932 & 33 — — Map (db m147581) HM|
|from the Matinecock Indians in 1656, extended originally to the Nissequogue River in Smithtown. — — Map (db m148401) HM|
| Arthur Dove 1880-1946
Early abstract painter
who lived and painted
here from 1938-1946 — — Map (db m147946) HM|
|(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|
Centreport (Upper) Mill
Built By Sylvanus Townsend
in 1774, replaced an earlier
mill built further south in
1674 — — Map (db m148337) HM|
|House built 1730, enlarged 1790 Carpenter shop added in 1840 Purchased in 1988 by the Greenlawn – Centerport Historical Association. — — Map (db m42822) HM|
| 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|
|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|
|Since 2000, Location of Longest Running Professional
Ballpark and Sports Franchise in Suffolk County
History. — — Map (db m148158) HM|
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|
| 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|
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 m121088) HM|
|Founded 1852 Fire house built 1930 & 1970 — — Map (db m42814) HM|
|Of Cold Spring Harbor while jailed for counterfeiting revealed a plot to assassinate Washington in June 1776. — — Map (db m42813) HM|
|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|
|District of New York Last U.S. Custom House circa 1890 – 1913 Reuben Hall Surveyor — — Map (db m42815) HM|
|Comprising 82 Acres
101st Cavalry Regt. NYNG
Squadron "C" Cavalry Club
1903 To 1961 — — Map (db m152246) HM|
|Built 1894 for Captain
James Wright. 1843-1923,
coastwise trader. Civil War
veteran & Town of
Huntington constable. — — Map (db m127994) HM|
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 Historian — — Map (db m139135) HM|
|World War 1, U.S. Army
Signal Corps Aviation
Section, Flying Training
Field, June 1918-May 1919. — — Map (db m148599) HM|
|Oldest Methodist church
building in New York State.
Built in 1789, organized
in 1783. John Philips,
first preacher. — — Map (db m143786) HM|
|Built c. 1840 & remodeled c. 1880. A rare survivor of early settlement architecture in the Commack area. — — Map (db m139460) HM|
|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|
First purchase 1653.
First school teacher 1657.
Gov. Nicolls patent 1666.
Gov. Dongan patent 1688.
First church building 1686. — — Map (db m126774) HM|
Town of Huntington
Sight of muster & training
ground for Minutemen
before British occupation
1776 - 1783 — — Map (db m114681) HM|
| First Panel:
This statue is
dedicated to those
in uniform who served
and continue to serve
our country and
protect its freedom
World War I
1914 - 1918
The U.S. Military was engaged in WW I
from . . . — — Map (db m99518) HM WM|
|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|
World War I.
1917 - 1918
Their adopted country
found them ready
Campagnoli, Hugo. . . . — — Map (db m99526) WM|
| 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|
|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|
|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|
Railroad line built 1867
LIRR assumed line by 1876.
First depot 1901 named
Copiague. Failed attempt to
rename Marconiville 1920s. — — Map (db m126110) HM|
|Passed Through Coram
On April 22, 1790. He Travelled
North Along The Old Town Road
From Harts Tavern to Setauket
While Touring Long Island — — Map (db m156349) HM|
|An Eighteenth Century structure, originally part of a larger farm complex. — — Map (db m139375) HM|
| 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|
| 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|
|'Here was located the wigwam of Dick Pechegan and the fields that he planted.' — — Map (db m139430) HM|
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|
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|
First concrete limited
access highway, built by W.
K. Vanderbilt: A. Pardington
engineer 1908 - 1910 — — Map (db m114682) HM|
First concrete, limited
access highway built by W.
K. Vanderbilt; A. Pardington,
Engineer 1908-1910 — — Map (db m139455) HM|
|The surrounding area was purchased
from the Secatogue Indians on
December 16, 1699 — — Map (db m139285) HM|
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|
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|
|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|
East Hampton townsmen
under care of a shepherd
herded earmarked sheep
in this common pasturage
— — Map (db m114782) HM|
|Whooping-Boys-Hollow, Resting Place Of
Body of Sachem Poggatticut, When Borne to Montauk
For Burial, May 1651 — — Map (db m148091) HM|
|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|
|Largest and Most Costly on Long Island.
Here Were Ordained Samuel Buel, Samson Occom,
Lyman Beecher, and Stephen Mershom — — Map (db m148313) HM|
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|
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|
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|
| . . . — — Map (db m148982) HM|
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