The Suffolk County chapter
in Mather & Brockett's Geographical History of the State of New York
(1848). We have grouped the counties and provided several in a
download according to their sequence in this historic volume.
Included in this grouping are Albany County, New York County, Kings
County, Queens County, Richmond County, and Suffolk County. 50+
pages, PDF format, download now for $3.75
The Suffolk County chapter
from French's Gazetteer of the State of New York (1860). Here is a look
at Suffolk County a bit over a decade after Mather & Brockett's
treatment of the subject. The localities mentioned in this
chapter, most of which are still extant today, are: Brookhaven,
Port Jefferson, Setauket, Stony Brook, Mt. Sinai, Miller's Place, Rocky
Point, Swezys Landing, Patchogue, Bellport, Blue Point, Fire Place, East
Moriches, West Moriches, Seatuck, Yaphank, South Haven, Mastic, Middle
Island, Selden, New Village, Coram, Wampmissic, Center Moriches,
Waverly, Medford, East Hampton, Amaganset, Wainscott, Springs, Sag
Harbor, Huntington, Cold Spring, Northport, Centerport, Vernon Valley,
Babylon, Amityville, Deer Park, Melville, Comac, West Hills, Dix Hills,
Islip, Penataquit, Midroadville, Sayville, Lakeland, Thompson's Station,
North Islip, Modern Times, Riverhead, Upper Aquebogue, Old Aquebogue,
Franklinville, Jamesport, Northville, Bating Hollow, Wading River,
Shelter Island, Smithtown, The Branch, St. Jamesville, Fresh Pond,
Hoppogue, Nissequaque, Southampton, Sag Harbor, Bridgehampton,
Shinnecock, Sagg, Scuttle Hole, Watermill, Flanders, Speonk, Ketchabonee,
Quogue, Goodground, Canoe Place, Riverhead, Southold, Greenport,
Hermitage, Cutchogue, Mattituck, New Suffolk, Franklinville, West
Southold, East Marion, and Orient. 10+ pages, in PDF format,
download now for $2.50.
Antiquities of Long Island
Gabriel Furman (1874). This item is a classic compendium of the
colonial history of Long Island (including Suffolk County) -- its Dutch Reformed, Puritan, Anglican
religious traditions; its time as a part of Connecticut; dealings with
Native Americans; a little genealogy -- it's all here. While Long
Island is a melting pot today, this volume reveals how long the history
of cultures meeting and mixing on Long Island has been a way of life.
274 pages, in PDF format, download now for $4.25.
from various sources.
As the name implies, this offering is a collection of various Suffolk
County historical items relating to Southold. It came to us a bit by
surprise – we had been looking on eBay for New York State historical
material, and the “Summer of History” booklet was up for auction. We
won, and, expecting only the booklet, we scarcely looked at the item
when it arrived. When we did finally get ready to queue it up for
production, we discovered that we now had the following items to offer:
==“A Summer of History” – the 24 page official program of
Southold’s 325th anniversary celebration (1965). It’s a nice
item, with photos, two articles dealing with Southold history, a listing
of historic sites, and a program of the events that the Town of Southold
scheduled for that summer.
==A flier for an exhibition of antiques back in 1915, celebrating
the town’s 275th anniversary.
==A four page brochure from the Southold Historical Society and
Museum dating from sometime after 1966. Principally it’s an
introduction to the museum.
==An undated one page typescript listing the births of one Gilbert
Case (born 1748), his wife Susanna (born 1754), and their several
children (born 1754 through 1794). Noted on the typescript is that it
was “Recorded here Feb 21st, 1829, A very blustering day.”
We don’t know the source or the reliability of the information, but it
was evidently of importance to someone researching the Case family.
==The four page program of “The Pageant of Southold, L.I.” written
and directed by May Marshall Addy, to be presented Saturday afternoon,
July 24, 1915, at “Creekside”.
==A large map of Southold, including Fisher’s Island, clearly drawn
by hand, dated 1965. We don’t know the source or the person who mapped
it, but it is described as “Section 3” suggesting that it is a map of a
portion of a larger area – perhaps Suffolk County? The map was too
large for our largest scanner, so it appears here as two separate pages.
We think that if you are
interested in the North Shore of Long Island and its history, that you
will find this collection of what we might call ephemera relating to the
history of Suffolk County’s moth northeastern Township to be an
interesting addition to your collection. It is certainly a tribute to
the local historians who have obviously spent many, many years compiling
the history of Southold and we feel fortunate to be able to offer as
varied a collection to you instead of simply just the “Summer of
History” program we had originally intended.
it now, in PDF format, a total of 35 pages (comprising six different
articles) for $5.00.