Long Island: Huntington Station


Huntington Station, Long Island Huntington Station is a hamlet and census-designated place located in Suffolk County, on the North Shore of Long Island, New York. It is within the Town of Huntington.

As of the 2010 census, there were 33,029 people, 10,067 households, and 7,449 families residing in the CDP. The median income for a household in the CDP was $73,453, and the median income for a family was $78,315. The latitude of Huntington Station is 40.853N. The longitude is -73.411W. It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 217 feet.

Huntington Station Welcome A sign thanks visitors for stopping at Huntington Station, Long Island.

Huntington Station TributeA stone figure in Huntington Station.

The Long Island Rail Road played a very important role in Huntington Station. In 1867, the railroad extended its tracks to the hills south of Huntington and constructed a depot bounded by farmland. The former and merged name was Fairground which came from a racetrack a mile from the station. On July 24, 1980, a post office was established in the railroad station and it was changed into Huntington Station in around 1912. Horse-drawn stage was the first transportation system in the area that was operated between the train station and Halesite starting in 1867.

Huntington Station TrainHuntington Station Train Station.

Huntington Station Post OfficeHuntington Station Post Office.

James D. Wetherbee is an astronaut living in Huntington Station and it was also the birthplace of poet Walt Whitman. His home remains there as a museum. The racial makeup composes of 71.55% White, 11.56% African American, 0.35% Native American, 3.09% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 10.04% from other races, and 3.39% from two or more races.

Huntington Station Manor Field ParkHuntington Station Manor Field Park located on East 5th Street.

Huntington Station LibraryHuntington Station Library, first opened in December 1929.

Huntington Station is served by South Huntington School District which provides students with a safe and secure environment while enhancing the student’s academic skills as well as developing social and moral skills as self-directed learners and risk takers.

Huntington Station Intermediate School.Huntington Station Intermediate School.

The district has two primary and intermediate schools, one middle school, and a high school. The South Huntington Public Library is a place where all residents of the South Huntington School District can come together. The Library is modern in its outlook with a new and growing range of electronic and multi-media materials.

Huntington Station Horse A Wooden Horse marks Huntington Station’s love of equestrian centers.

The Walt Whitman Birthplace State Historic Site is a farmhouse listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is now a historical site and museum dedicated to Whitman containing 130 portraits of Whitman, letters, manuscripts, and artifacts related to the poet. There are also several shopping malls and restaurants can be found anywhere in Huntington Station.

Huntington Station Gateway ParkHuntington Station Gateway Park Community Organic Garden.

Huntington Station BannerHuntington Station Banner.

Huntington Station Walt Whitman MallThe Walt Whitman Mall in Huntington Station.

Huntington Manor Fire Department Historical MarkerA historical marker for the Huntington Manor Fire Department. The early headquarters stood at this site from 1903 to 1971 when the department moves to its current location at 1650 New York Avenue in Huntington Station.

The Walt Whitman Mall is Long Island’s premier shopping destination which has nearly 100 of the nation’s finest retailers, including Bloomingdale’s, Lord & Taylor, Macy’s and Saks Fifth Avenue. Houses and apartments in Huntington Station are very affordable rates which range from as low as $300,000 to $1 million-plus single-family homes as well as co-ops and a few multifamily residences.





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