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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Babylon, 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; HMdb.org; J.J.Prats/dc:title> https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Usa_counties_large.svg Suffolk County, NY (428) Nassau County, NY (245) Fairfield County, CT (372) Middlesex County, CT (112) New Haven County, CT (355) New London County, CT (242) Washington County, RI (45)  SuffolkCounty(428) Suffolk County (428)  NassauCounty(245) Nassau County (245)  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)
Location of Babylon, New York
    Suffolk County (428)
    Nassau County (245)
    Fairfield County, Connecticut (372)
    Middlesex County, Connecticut (112)
    New Haven County, Connecticut (355)
    New London County, Connecticut (242)
    Washington County, Rhode Island (45)
 
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1New York (Suffolk County), Babylon — 794 — Auto Races
First U.S. Auto Race Held April 14, 1900. 50-Mile Round Trip Queens to Babylon. Sponsored By American Auto Club. Won By Andrew L. RikerMap (db m173251) HM
2New 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
3New York (Suffolk County), Babylon — 643 — Babylon Station
Site of Marconi Wireless Telegraph Station & School. Trained Operators 1902-1907 Original Radio Shack Moved To RCA Rocky Point in 1930.Map (db m173254) HM
4New 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
5New 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
6New 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
7New 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
8New 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
9New York (Suffolk County), Babylon — Conklin House
. . . Map (db m34534) HM
10New 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
11New 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
12New 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
13New 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
14New 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
15New 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
16New 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
17New 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
 
Jun. 20, 2021