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History of Brookhaven, New York, USA

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(Patchogue) (Port Jefferson) (Setauket)

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Brookhaven, New York, USA

Brookhaven, Suffolk, NY

The Town of Brookhaven is the most populous of the ten towns of Suffolk County, New York, United States. Part of the New York metropolitan area, it is located approximately 50 miles from Manhattan. It is the only town in the county that stretches from the North Shore to the South Shore of Long Island. It is the largest of New York State's 932 towns (by area with water), and the second most populous, exceeded only by the Town of Hempstead.

Brookhaven is the anglicized name of its first settlement, Setauket. Founded as a group of agricultural hamlets in the mid-17th century, Brookhaven first expanded as a major center of shipbuilding in the 19th century. Its proximity to New York City facilitated the establishment of resort communities and then a post-war population boom...

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  • English settlers arrived on the north shore of the Town of Brookhaven in 1655.

    https://www.brookhavenny.gov/History/BrookhavenTownHistory

  • In 1686, Governor Thomas Dongan issued a Patent which granted extensive powers to the Town of Brookhaven, and established a representative form of government.

    https://www.brookhavenny.gov/History/BrookhavenTownHistory

  • Third Congregational Church of Brookhaven was established in 1815. Jacob Corwin was pastor.

    www.brookhavenny.gov

  • 1854 - Brookhaven
    Brookhaven, a township of Suffolk county, New York, extends across Long Island from Long Island sound to the Atlantic, and is intersected by the Long ...Read MORE...


  • Swan River Schoolhouse - One-room schoolhouse built in Brookhaven in 1858.

    www.brookhavenny.gov

  • 1895 - Brookhaven
    Brookhaven, a large township of Suffolk co., N.Y., is bounded on the N. by Long Island Sound and on the S. by the Atlantic Ocean, and is intersected...Read MORE...


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  • English settlers arrived on the north shore of the Town of Brookhaven in 1655.

    https://www.brookhavenny.gov/History/BrookhavenTownHistory
  • In 1686, Governor Thomas Dongan issued a Patent which granted extensive powers to the Town of Brookhaven, and established a representative form of government.

    https://www.brookhavenny.gov/History/BrookhavenTownHistory
  • Third Congregational Church of Brookhaven was established in 1815. Jacob Corwin was pastor.

    www.brookhavenny.gov
  • 1854 - Brookhaven
    Brookhaven, a township of Suffolk county, New York, extends across Long Island from Long Island sound to the Atlantic, and is intersected by the Long ... Read MORE...

  • Swan River Schoolhouse - One-room schoolhouse built in Brookhaven in 1858.

    www.brookhavenny.gov
  • 1895 - Brookhaven
    Brookhaven, a large township of Suffolk co., N.Y., is bounded on the N. by Long Island Sound and on the S. by the Atlantic Ocean, and is intersected... Read MORE...

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