Nassau County History

Nassau County, N.Y. -- History 


      See also  Long Island History  web page

                           L.I. Town Histories & Records  web page

                            Under Nassau County's Towns of  Hempstead, N. Hempstead, and Oyster Bay

                      L.I. Villages & Cities -- Nassau County, N.Y.  web page

                      Queens County History  web page


Note:  The three towns comprising Nassau were orginally part of Queens County, until 1899, when they voted not to join the rest of Queens, in becoming part of greater New York City.  In 1900, after much political wrangling and sleight of hand, the 3 towns became the new County of Nassau.  Nassau and Suffolk Counties are generally considered "Long Island proper".  


--  General

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  • Martin, Linda B.  "After 100 Yerars, Finding the Old in Today's Nassau."  New York Times, January 3, 1999:  p. LI 9.
  • Mohan, Geoffrey.  "Nassau's Difficult Birth:  Eastern Towns of Queens Win the Fight to Separate After Six Decades of Wrangling"  (Long Island, Our Story).  Newsday, pp. A16-A17, A53-A54. 
  • Smits, Edward T. [Nassau County Historian].  "A Centennial History Discovery."  Nassau County Historical Journal, v. 54 (1999):  pp. 1-7.  -- Contents of a time capsule sealed in the cornerstone of the County Courthouse, 99 years later.

--  Agriculture

           See also  Queens County History web page

                                 Under Agriculture


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  • Carpenter, James Weaton.  The Mineola Fair.  Westbury, NY:  Agricultural Society of Queens, Nassau and Suffolk Counties, [1965].

--  Archeology

  • Nassau County In The Archaeological History of New York (New York State Museum Bulletin, vols. 237-238 Se-Oc 1920, Part 2 (Patchogue Medford Library.  Local History Collections)

--  Bibliography


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--  City Directories

--  County Seat

--  Educational history

--  Firefighting history

--  Genealogy

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--  Gold Coast

--  Hempstead Plains


--  Historical Societies

--  History -- Colonial Period, ca. 1600-1775

--  History -- Civil War, 1861-1865


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--  History, 1866-1918 

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--  History -- Spanish-American War, 1898

--  History -- World War, 1914-1918

                 See also  L.I. - History - World War, 1914-1918  web page

                                   L.I. - History, 1919-1929 web page

                                   L.I. Town Histories & Records web page (under each of the 3 towns of Nassau County)

                                   L.I. Villages - Nassau County web page 

                                   NYS - History World War, 1914-1918 web page 

--  Italian Americans


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--  Long Island (Mineola) Fair

--  Mosquitoes

--  Motor Parkway Trail

--  Names, Geographic


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--  Nassau County Centennial

--  Nassau County, N.Y.   Legislature

--  Nassau County Historical Society

--  Nassau County Bar Association

--  Nassau Veterans' Memorial Coliseum


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--  Periodical Indexes

--  Photographic Works


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--  Planning


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--  Police history

--  Politics and Government


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--  Seal, Official

--  Women's History


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