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History of Southold, New York, USA

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Southold, New York, USA

Southold, Suffolk, New York, USA
Southold was settled by English colonists in 1640, and in most histories is reported as the first English settlement on Long Island in the future New York State. Lion Gardiner established a manor on Gardiners Island in East Hampton a year earlier in 1639. The Dutch colonists, who had arrived in the region earlier, had settlements to the west- Fort Orange (later renamed Albany by the English) in 1615 and New Amsterdam (later renamed Manhattan) in 1625.

Mattituck is a hamlet and census-designated place in Suffolk County, New York, United States.
English Puritans from New Haven Colony in Connecticut settled in Southold on October 21, 1640. Under the leadership of the Reverend John Youngs, with Peter Hallock, the settlement consisted of the families of Barnabas Horton, John Budd, John Conklin, William Wells, John Tuthill, William Purrier, Richard Terry, Matthias Corwin, Robert Akerly, Zachariah Corey, Isaac Arnold, and James Haines. They had purchased the land in the summer of 1640 from the group of Indians related to the Pequot of New England, who lived in the territory they called Corchaug (now Cutchogue). Settlers spelled the Indian name of what became Southold as Yennicott...

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  • Southold was settled by English colonists in 1640
    The church built in 1640 served the colonists in Southold not only for religious services but was also the center of town government and its arsenal.
    http://www.southoldtownny.gov/

  • 1684 - A new, larger church is built in Southhold to replace the original church
    The colonists dug a dungeon under the original meeting house and used it as a jail for the entire county from 1684 until 1725.
    http://www.southoldtownny.gov/

  • In 1776, although many Southolders remained loyal to the Crown almost half fled to Connecticut.
    It became known that the British were sending an occupying force to Southold to requisition produce and livestock for the British army in New York...Read MORE...


  • When England finally evacuated from New York in 1784, many of the refugees of 1776 returned to Southold.
    They attempted to rebuild their homesteads, replant crops and forests destroyed by the enemy and replace flocks and herds. Many were forced to borrow ...Read MORE...


  • 1795 - Methodist Episcopal church built in Southold

    http://www.southoldtownny.gov/

  • Around 1810, a Baptist church was built in Southold

    http://www.southoldtownny.gov/

  • 1824 - Southold
    A New York State Gazetteer of 1824 describes Southold's houses as "principally old, without paint and very poor". The population was a little less...Read MORE...


  • 1836 - Universalist church built in Southold

    http://www.southoldtownny.gov/

  • 1844 - The railroad came to Southold

    http://www.southoldtownny.gov/

  • 1854 - Southold
    Southold, a post-township of Suffolk co., New York, borders on Long Island sound and Great Peconic bay. Population, 4723.

    Southold, a...Read MORE...


  • Mattituck’s Episcopal church was built in 1878

    http://www.southoldtownny.gov/

  • 1879 - Lutheran church built in Southold

    http://www.southoldtownny.gov/

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  • Southold was settled by English colonists in 1640
    The church built in 1640 served the colonists in Southold not only for religious services but was also the center of town government and its arsenal.
    http://www.southoldtownny.gov/
  • 1684 - A new, larger church is built in Southhold to replace the original church
    The colonists dug a dungeon under the original meeting house and used it as a jail for the entire county from 1684 until 1725.
    http://www.southoldtownny.gov/
  • In 1776, although many Southolders remained loyal to the Crown almost half fled to Connecticut.
    It became known that the British were sending an occupying force to Southold to requisition produce and livestock for the British army in New York... Read MORE...

  • When England finally evacuated from New York in 1784, many of the refugees of 1776 returned to Southold.
    They attempted to rebuild their homesteads, replant crops and forests destroyed by the enemy and replace flocks and herds. Many were forced to borrow ... Read MORE...

  • 1795 - Methodist Episcopal church built in Southold

    http://www.southoldtownny.gov/
  • Around 1810, a Baptist church was built in Southold

    http://www.southoldtownny.gov/
  • 1824 - Southold
    A New York State Gazetteer of 1824 describes Southold's houses as "principally old, without paint and very poor". The population was a little less... Read MORE...

  • 1836 - Universalist church built in Southold

    http://www.southoldtownny.gov/
  • 1844 - The railroad came to Southold

    http://www.southoldtownny.gov/
  • 1854 - Southold
    Southold, a post-township of Suffolk co., New York, borders on Long Island sound and Great Peconic bay. Population, 4723.

    Southold, a... Read MORE...

  • Mattituck’s Episcopal church was built in 1878

    http://www.southoldtownny.gov/
  • 1879 - Lutheran church built in Southold

    http://www.southoldtownny.gov/

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