Long Island County Histories - Suffolk County

Suffolk County, N.Y. -- History    (a classified list of links & references to online and offline resources)

          See also  Long Island Indian Prehistory and History web page 
          See also  L.I. Town Histories and Records
          See also  Long Island Villages - Suffolk, A-K
          See also  Long Island Villages - Suffolk, L-Z
          See also  Montauk[ett] Indian Nation web page
          See also  Shinnecock Indian Nation web page
          See also  Unkechaug Indian Nation web page 


Classic Histories and Historical Surveys

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             See also  "L.I. - Suffolk County" vertical file 

African-American History
         See also  History - Colonial Period, ca. 1600-1775
         See also  Literary History
         See also  Slavery

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Agriculture & Horticulture

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Almshouse, Suffolk County -- Potter's Field  (Yaphank, NY)

          See also  Architecture
          See also  Indians

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          See also  Archeology
          See also  South Fork (N.Y. : Peninsula)

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        See also  East End  under North Fork and/or South Fork

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Aviation History
         See also  History - World War, 1914-1918
         See also  History - World War, 1939-1945


Camp Upton
            See also  History - World War, 1914-1918
            See also  History - World War, 1939-1945

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Camp Wikoff
           See also  Spanish-American War, 1898

Cattle Ranching 


City Directories

Crisis Counseling

  • About Us (Response of Suffolk County, Inc.) 

County Records
           See also  Colonial Pereiod, ca. 1600-1775
           See also  Genealogy
           See also  Military Records
           See also  Revolution, 1775-1783

East End

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--  North Fork (N.Y. : Peninsula)

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--  South Fork (N.Y. : Peninsula)

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Education History

Environmental History

Farmland Preservation

Firefighting history

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           See also   Almshouse, Suffolk County -- Potter's Field (Yaphank, NY)   [above]

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Historic Places

Historical Societies

         See also  Archaeology
         See also  History - Colonial Period, ca, 1600-1775
         See also  Whaling
         See also  L.I. Indian Prehistory & History web page

Jewish American History

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Ku Klux Klan

         See also  Shipwrecks

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Literary History
        See also  South Fork (N.Y. : Peninsula)

           See also  Motion Pictures

Maritime History
          See also  Lighthouses
          See also  Shipwrecks

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Military Records

Motion Pictures
          See also  Mansions

          See also Historic L.I. Newspapers web page 

North Fork (N.Y. : Peninsula)
          See   East End  under  North Fork
          See also  Long Island Town Histories and Records web page under  Riverhead (N.Y. : Town), Southold  (N.Y. : Town),
                            and/or under Shelter Island (N.Y. : Town)                   

Police History

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Political History

  • "Great Gathering at Patchogue!:  'Down with the Wages of Labor!' Says the Administration. -- 'Down with the Administration!' Say the Laborers."  [Sag Harbor]  Corrector, September 30, 1840:  p. 3.
  • "Suffolk County." Brooklyn Eagle, November 16, 1875:  p. 2.  -- recounts that in the 1840's Democrats could count on regular majorities of 600-800 in what they called "Old Reliable Suffolk," then with the Civil War Suffolk went Republican, by a usual majority of 600; but that in 1875, it had reversed itself again for the first time in roughly 20 years.
  • "The Long Island Contribution to the Reform Majority.  An Account of the Splendid Work Done in Queens County and the Amazing Work Done in Suffolk County."  Brooklyn Eagle, November 14, 1876:  p. 4.
  • "Suffolk's Assemblymen."  Brooklyn Eagle, June 10, 1895:  p. 7.  [text:] "Patchogue, L.I., June 10 -- The following contribution to the discussion in relations to the division of Suffolk County into two assembly districts is furnished by an old political historian of this place:   Since 1867 the county has had but one representative in the [State] assembly chamber, but previous to that for forty-four years, commencing in 1823, two assemblymen were sent from Suffolk.  Twenty years previous there were three assemblymen, and from 1762 to 1803 there were four.  Going further back into history we find that from the first session under the first constitution in 1777, for eleven consecutive years, Suffolk had five representative in the assembly chamber.  They were David Gelson, Ezra L'Hommedieu, Burnet Miller, Thomas Treadwell and Thomas Wickes.  Up to the adoption of the constitution of 1846 the election was by counties.  That constitution required the board of supervisors to divide the counties into districts, Suffolk having two from 1847 to 1866.  The First district was composed of the five eastern towns:  East Hampton, Riverhead, Shelter Island, Southampton and Southold.  The Second, of Brookhaven, Huntington, Islip and Smithtown. The last two members from Suffolk were James H. Tuthill of Riverhead and Richard A. Udall of Babylon.  The first sole representative was Alfred Wagstaff, in 1867, a Republican at that time.  He was followed by James H. Halsey of Bridgehampton, a Democrat, in 1868."
  • "Latest Long Island News.  A Tremendous Vote Being Polled All Over the Island.  Party Leaders Hard at Work.  Suffolk County Claimed for McKinley by 3,000 and Queens by 5,000 -- Very Few Split Tickets Being Cast -- Teams Out to Carry Voters to the Polls -- W.K. Vanderbilt in a Line of Oystermen at Sayville."  Brooklyn Eagle, November 3, 1896:  p. 4.

Postal History

Radio History
          See also  History - World War, 1914-1918

Rivers, Wetlands, & Water Resources Management


         See also  History - Revolution, 1775-1783
         See also  History - World War, 1914-1918
         See also  History - World War, 1939-1945

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         See also  African American History
         See also  Colonial Period, ca. 1600-1775
         See also  Revolution, 1775-1783 

South Fork (N.Y. : Peninsula)  [mainly "The Hamptons]
           See  East End  under  South Fork
           See also  Architecture
           See also  Long Island Town Histories and Records web page  under  East Hampton (N.Y. : Town), Riverhead (N.Y. : Town), Southampton (N.Y. : Town), and/or Shelter Island (N.Y. : Town)

Suffolk County Alms House


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Utopian Community

           See also  History - Colonial Period, ca. 1600-1775
           See also  Indians              



  • The Witchcraft Cases of Hall and Harrison, George Lincoln Burr, ed. (Hanover Historical Texts Project; drawn from Narratives of the Witchcraft Cases, 1648-1706.  New York:  C. Scribner’s Sons, 1914:  41-52)

Women's history

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World War, 1914-1918