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Suffolk County History

 

Suffolk County, N.Y., History
 
a classified list of links & references to online and offline resources
 
      See also  L.I. Town Histories and Records
                           under  L.I. - Towns - Suffolk County
                     Long Island Villages - Suffolk, A-K
                     Long Island Villages - Suffolk, L-Z
 
General
--  Classic Histories and Historical Surveys
 

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             See also  "L.I. - Suffolk County" vertical file 

African-American History

       See also  History - Colonial Period, ca. 1600-1775

                     Literary History

                     Slavery

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Agriculture & Horticulture

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Almshouse, Suffolk County -- Potter's Field  (Yaphank, NY)

Archeology

        See also  Architecture

                      Indians

  • Suffolk County In The Archaeological History of New York (New York State Museum Bulletin, Part 2, vols. 237-238 Se-Oc 1920; Patchogue-Medford Library.  Celia M. Hastings Local History Room Collections) 
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Architecture
         See also  Archeology
                       South Fork (N.Y. : Peninsula)
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Artists
       See also  East End
                            under North Fork
                                     South Fork
  • Famous Artists (Long Island Convention and Visitors Beureau and Sports Commission.  Suffolk County Culture and History)
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Aviation History
        See also  History - World War, 1914-1918
                      History - World War, 1939-1945
Biography

Camp Upton

 
         See also  History - World War, 1914-1918
                       History - World War, 1939-1945

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Camp Wikoff
          See also  Spanish-American War, 1898

Cattle Ranching 

Cemeteries
City Directories
Crisis Counseling
  • About Us (Response of Suffolk County, Inc.) 
County Records
         See also  Colonial Pereiod, ca. 1600-1775
                       Genealogy
                       Revolution, 1775-1783
East End
 
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--  North Fork (N.Y. : Peninsula)
 
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--  South Fork (N.Y. : Peninsula)
 
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Education History
Environmental History
Farmland Preservation
Firefighting history
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Genealogy
            See also   Almshouse, Suffolk County -- Potter's Field (Yaphank, NY)   [above]
 

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Hispanic Americans
Historic Places
Historical Societies
Indians
        See also  Archeology
                      History - Colonial Period, ca, 1600-1775
                      Whaling
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Jewish American History
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Ku Klux Klan
Lighthouses
        See also  Shipwrecks
  • Lighthouses (Long Island Convention and Visitors' Bureau and Sports Commission.  Suffolk County Culture and History)

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Literary History
        See also  South Fork (N.Y. : Peninsula)
Mansions
        See also  Motion Pictures
Maritime History
        See also  Lighthouses
                      Shipwrecks
 
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Motion Pictures
        See also  Mansions
  • Famous Film Sites (Long Island Convention and Vistors Center and Sports Commission.  Suffolk County Culture and History)
Newspapers
North Fork (N.Y. : Peninsula)
         See   East End
                       under  North Fork
         See also  Long Island Town Histories and Records web page
                               under  Riverhead (N.Y. : Town)
                                          Southold  (N.Y. : Town)
                                          Shelter Island (N.Y. : Town)
                                               
Police History
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Political History
  • "Great Gathering at Patchogue!:  'Down with the Wages of Labor!' Says the Administration. -- 'Down with the Administration!' Say the Laborers."  [Sag Harbor]  Corrector, September 30, 1840:  p. 3.
  • "Suffolk County." Brooklyn Eagle, November 16, 1875:  p. 2.  -- recounts that in the 1840's Democrats could count on regular majorities of 600-800 in what they called "Old Reliable Suffolk," then with the Civil War Suffolk went Republican, by a usual majority of 600; but that in 1875, it had reversed itself again for the first time in roughly 20 years.
  • "The Long Island Contribution to the Reform Majority.  An Account of the Splendid Work Done in Queens County and the Amazing Work Done in Suffolk County."  Brooklyn Eagle, November 14, 1876:  p. 4.
  • "Suffolk's Assemblymen."  Brooklyn Eagle, June 10, 1895:  p. 7.  [text:] "Patchogue, L.I., June 10 -- The following contribution to the discussion in relations to the division of Suffolk County into two assembly districts is furnished by an old political historian of this place:   Since 1867 the county has had but one representative in the [State] assembly chamber, but previous to that for forty-four years, commencing in 1823, two assemblymen were sent from Suffolk.  Twenty years previous there were three assemblymen, and from 1762 to 1803 there were four.  Going further back into history we find that from the first session under the first constitution in 1777, for eleven consecutive years, Suffolk had five representative in the assembly chamber.  They were David Gelson, Ezra L'Hommedieu, Burnet Miller, Thomas Treadwell and Thomas Wickes.  Up to the adoption of the constitution of 1846 the election was by counties.  That constitution required the board of supervisors to divide the counties into districts, Suffolk having two from 1847 to 1866.  The First district was composed of the five eastern towns:  East Hampton, Riverhead, Shelter Island, Southampton and Southold.  The Second, of Brookhaven, Huntington, Islip and Smithtown. The last two members from Suffolk were James H. Tuthill of Riverhead and Richard A. Udall of Babylon.  The first sole representative was Alfred Wagstaff, in 1867, a Republican at that time.  He was followed by James H. Halsey of Bridgehampton, a Democrat, in 1868."
  • "Latest Long Island News.  A Tremendous Vote Being Polled All Over the Island.  Party Leaders Hard at Work.  Suffolk County Claimed for McKinley by 3,000 and Queens by 5,000 -- Very Few Split Tickets Being Cast -- Teams Out to Carry Voters to the Polls -- W.K. Vanderbilt in a Line of Oystermen at Sayville."  Brooklyn Eagle, November 3, 1896:  p. 4.
Postal History
Radio History
        See also  History - World War, 1914-1918
Rivers, Wetlands, & Water Resources Management
Scouting
Shipwrecks
        See also  History - Revolution, 1775-1783
                      History - World War, 1914-1918
                      History - World War, 1939-1945

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Slavery
       See also   African American History
                      Colonial Period, ca. 1600-1775
                      Revolution, 1775-1783 
South Fork (N.Y. : Peninsula)  [mainly "The Hamptons]
        See  East End
                      under  South Fork
        See also  Architecture
                      Long Island Town Histories and Records web page
                              under  East Hampton (N.Y. : Town)
                                         Riverhead (N.Y. : Town)
                                         Southampton (N.Y. : Town)
                                              Shelter Island (N.Y. : Town)
 
Submarines
  • Birth of the Electric Boat, by Edward C. Whitman (Undersea Warfare, Summer 2003.  John Holland:  Father of the Modern Submarine)

Suffolk County Alms House

Transportation
 
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Utopian Community
Whaling
        See also   History - Colonial Period, ca. 1600-1775
                       Indians              
Windmills
  • Windmills (Long Island Convention and Visitors' Bureau and Sports Commission.  Suffolk County Culture and History)
Witchcraft
  • The Witchcraft Cases of Hall and Harrison, George Lincoln Burr, ed. (Hanover Historical Texts Project; drawn from Narratives of the Witchcraft Cases, 1648-1706.  New York:  C. Scribner’s Sons, 1914:  41-52)

Women's history

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