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North Hempstead, New York, USA - Arrandale Ave., Great Neck, N.Y.

North Hempstead, New York

The area was first settled by Europeans around 1643 and became part of the town of Hempstead. During the American Revolution the southern part of Hempstead was primarily Tory, while the northern part, having been settled by Yankees, supported the revolution. Following the war, the Town of North Hempstead was split off in 1784.

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Arrandale Ave., Great Neck, N.Y.
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The Thomaston School, Great Neck, L.I.
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Udall's Bridge, Great Neck, L.I.
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View of Bar Beach, Town of North Hempstead, Long Island, N.Y.
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North Hempstead Country Club, Port Washington, Long Island, N.Y.
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North Hempstead Country Club, Port Washington, Long Island, N.Y.
St. Aloysius High School, Great Neck, L.I. N.Y., 1944
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St. Aloysius High School, Great Neck, L.I. N.Y., 1944

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1854 - North Hempstead
North Hempstead, a post-township of Queen's co., New York, on Long Island sound. Population, 4291.

North Hempstead, a post-village in the above township, and capital of Queen's co., near the Long Island railroad, and about 20 miles E. from New York.
A New and Complete Gazetteer of the United States: Giving a Full and Comprehensive Review of the Present Condition, Industry, and Resources of the American Confederacy ... Thomas Baldwin (of Philadelphia.) Joseph Thomas January 1, 1854 Philadelphia : Lippincott, Grambo & Company 1854.
1906
Manhasset, a post-village of Nassau co., N.Y., is on Manhasset (or Cow) Bay, an inlet of Long Island Sound, and on the Long Island R., 18 miles ENE. of Brooklyn. Pop. about 600.
Lippincott's New Gazetteer: A Complete Pronouncing Gazetteer Or Geographical Dictionary of the World, Containing the Most Recent and Authentic Information Respecting the Countries, Cities, Towns ... in Every Portion of the Globe Publisher J.B. Lippincott Company, 1906
2023 - There's something for everyone to enjoy in North Hempstead. Here's a list of places to go and things to do in the area:
Sands Point Preserve: This historic estate features stunning mansions, beautiful gardens, and scenic trails along the Long Island Sound. It's a perfect place for a leisurely stroll or a picnic.

Old Westbury Gardens: A magnificent estate with formal gardens, woodlands, and a mansion. It's a popular spot for photography and hosts various cultural events throughout the year.

Port Washington Waterfront: Take a walk along the picturesque waterfront in Port Washington. You can also dine at one of the many restaurants with views of the harbor.

Nassau County Museum of Art: Located in Roslyn Harbor, this museum boasts an impressive collection of art, including works by famous artists like Picasso and Warhol.

Tilles Center for the Performing Arts: Enjoy concerts, theater productions, and other live performances at this renowned venue on the campus of LIU Post.

Hempstead Harbor Trail: Hike or bike along this scenic trail that offers breathtaking views of Hempstead Harbor and the... Read MORE...

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