Southold, Long Island
Southold is a hamlet and census-designated place which located in Suffolk County, Long Island, New York. It is an unincorporated community which is part in the Town of Southold. The town itself encompasses the village of Greenport and the communities of Cutchogue, East Marion, Fishers Island, Greenport West, Laurel, Mattituck, New Suffolk, Orient, and Peconic. As of 2000 census, there were 5,465 people, 2,317 households, and 1,603 families residing in the CDP. The median income for a household in the community was $47,074, and the median income for a family was $63,032. Males had a median income of $51,094 and only $29,342 for females. The latitude of Southold is 41.064N. The longitude is -72.426W. It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 0 feet.
The hamlet was the first English settlement in the future of State of New York because of its historical technicality; the territory of New Netherlands was still owned by the Dutch during that time but Southold was in a part of Long Island; a part of Connecticut at that time. There were settlements occurred in Southold on October 21, 1640 such as English Puritans from New Haven, Connecticut. Reverend John Youngs was the leader at that time together with Peter Hallock which the settlement consisted of several families like Barnabas Horton, John Budd, John Conklin, William Wells, John Tuthill, Thomas Mapes, and many more. In the summer of 1640, an Indian tribe named Corchaugs purchased the land and changed the recent town name into Yenniock. It was remain under the jurisdiction of New Haven until 1662 and of Connecticut until 1674. The name Southold is believed by some to be a misspelling of Southwold which was the home of John Young’s' wife.
There are many historical landmarks and museums that can be found in the area such as Horton Point Lighthouse/Nautical Museum, Southold Historical Museums, and Southold Indian Museum. The Horton Point Lighthouse/Nautical Museum is very much famous with its marvelous paintings, whaling tools, logbooks and artifacts relating to sea, sound and bay. It is a working lighthouse which was authorized by George Washington in 1790. Southold has also numerous arts organizations and activities including bountiful farmlands that are very much interesting to know and commit. The Southold Free Library serves the hamlets of Southold and Peconic. The library has complete reference collection includes almanacs, directories, atlases, financial resources, consumer information, health resources, etc. House styles include cottages, capes, ranches, farm ranches, and colonials with a price as high as $900,000. If you planning to stay longer and explore the natural riches of the town, the Southold Beach Motel is the perfect choice with very affordable rates that offers beachfront accommodations on Long Island Sound.