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History of Hempstead, New York, USA

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Hempstead, New York, USA

Hempstead, New York

The town was first settled around 1644 following the establishment of a treaty between English colonists, John Carman and Robert Fordham, and the Lenape Indians in 1643.

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  • Hempstead, New York, USA
    Episcopal Parsonage, Erect. 1793
  • 1854 - Hempstead
    Hempstead, a post-township of Queen's co., New York, on the Atlantic ocean, intersected by the Long Island railroad. Population, 8311.

    Hempstead, ...Read MORE...


  • 1895 - Hempstead
    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 ...Read MORE...


  • 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



Old Photos, Pictures, Advertisements and Postcards from Hempstead, New York, USA


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Episcopal Parsonage, Erect. 1793

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Fulton Street, Hempstead, L.I.

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Main Street

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Public School, 1905

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Birdseye View of Hempstead, N.Y., 1908


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Greenwich Street, looking South

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Thorne Ave.

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Hempstead Pond, Fulton Ave.

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Main Street, 1912

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Main Street, 1918

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Central Nassau Building, Hempstead, L.I., N.Y.

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Post Office

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Main St., from Front St.


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The Moose Club

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L.I.R.R. Station

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Main Street, 1938

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Brower Hall, Hofstra College, Hempstead, Long Island, N.Y.

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New Village Hall and Fire House, Hempstead, L.I.

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Hempstead High School, 1943
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  • 1854 - Hempstead
    Hempstead, a post-township of Queen's co., New York, on the Atlantic ocean, intersected by the Long Island railroad. Population, 8311.

    Hempstead, ... Read MORE...

  • 1895 - Hempstead
    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 ... Read MORE...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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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