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"Hempstead, a post-village of Queens co., N.Y., in Hempstead township, on the Long Island Railroad and on the Flushing & North Side Railroad, 20 miles E. of Brooklyn. The Hempstead Branch of the South Side Rail road connects it with Valley Stream Station of the main line. It has 7 churches, 2 newspaper offices, a seminary, a bank, and manufactures of straw hats and cork soles. Pop, in 1890, 4831. The township is bounded on the S. by the Atlantic Ocean, and comprises Rockaway, a fashionable bathing-place. Its surface is level, Pop. 23,756."

Lippincott's Gazetteer of the World: A Complete Pronouncing Gazetteer Or Geographical Dictionary of the World Containing Notices of Over One Hundred and Twenty-five Thousand Places ...
Joseph Thomas
January 1, 1895
J.B. Lippincott

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  • Hempstead, New York, USA
    Episcopal Parsonage, Erect. 1793
  • Hempstead, New York, USA
    Main Street
  • Hempstead, New York, USA
    Fulton Street, Hempstead, L.I.
  • Hempstead, New York, USA
    Public School, 1905
  • Hempstead, New York, USA
    Birdseye View of Hempstead, N.Y., 1908
  • News 1909 - TRAIN HITS AUTO; TWO MEN KILLED
    They Are Hurled Into the Telegraph Wires Overhead and a Third Seriously Injured.
    GAVE NO HEED TO SIGNALS
    One Man, Fearful That Some Accident Was...Read MORE...


  • News 1910 - INMATES CAUGHT IN BLAZING POORHOUSE. OLD MAN DEAD, FIVE PERSONS IN HOSPITAL AFTER MIDNIGHT FIRE IN HEMPSTEAD. PANIC ON STEEP STAIRWAYS.
    HAND GRENADES KEPT THE FLAMES BACK AND SAVED MANY LIVES, BUT SOME OF THE INJURED MAY DIE.

    Hempstead, L. I., March 10. - The Hempstead Poorhouse,...Read MORE...


  • Hempstead, New York, USA
    Greenwich Street, looking South
  • Hempstead, New York, USA
    Thorne Ave.
  • Hempstead, New York, USA
    Hempstead Pond, Fulton Ave.
  • News 1912 - LONGSTAFF FATALLY INJURED IN CRASH.
    Hempstead, N.Y., Sept. 28 - JOHN L. LONGSTAFF, a former English army officer, was mortally injured this evening while flying in a "Farman" biplane...Read MORE...


  • Hempstead, New York, USA
    Main Street, 1912
  • 1916
    Hempstead, a banking post-village and summer-resort of Nassau co., N.Y., in Hempstead township (town), on the Long Island R., 20 miles E. of...Read MORE...


  • Hempstead, New York, USA
    Main Street, 1918
  • Hempstead, New York, USA
    Main St., from Front St.
  • Hempstead, New York, USA
    The Moose Club
  • Hempstead, New York, USA
    L.I.R.R. Station
  • Hempstead, New York, USA
    Central Nassau Building, Hempstead, L.I., N.Y.
  • Hempstead, New York, USA
    Post Office
  • Hempstead, New York, USA
    Main Street, 1938
  • Hempstead, New York, USA
    Brower Hall, Hofstra College, Hempstead, Long Island, N.Y.
  • Hempstead, New York, USA
    New Village Hall and Fire House, Hempstead, L.I.
  • Hempstead, New York, USA
    Hempstead High School, 1943
  • News 1950 - February 17 - 31 die in a train crash in Rockville Center NY

    February 17, 1950

  • News 1969 - September 2 - The first automatic teller machine in the United States is installed in Rockville Center, New York.

    historyorb.com
    September 2, 1969



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