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Long Island: Farmingdale

FarmingdaleFarmingdale is an Incorporated Village located in Nassau County, in the central part of Long Island, New York. It is within the Township of Oyster Bay.

Farmingdale is also part of the name of associated unincorporated areas outside the village limits such as South Farmingdale (also in the Town of Oyster Bay), and East Farmingdale (in the Town of Babylon within Suffolk County) which share the 11735 zip code. The Long Island Rail Road station is within walking distance from almost anywhere in the village.

Farmingdale WelcomeThe Farmingdale Community Summit Council, represents residents, organizations, merchants and houses of worship in the communities that comprise the Farmingdale School District for the common good of all.

Farmingdale WelcomeA sign welcomes visitors and residents to Farmingdale, an Incorporated Village in Nassau County Long Island.

Farmingdale VillasFarmingdale Villas, a rental community for those over 55 years of age.

Historical Marker Powell Home Historical Marker for the Powell Home, built by Thomas Powell in 1700 after purchase of Bethpage from Massapequa Indian Tribe, October 10, 1695. This marker is located on Merrits Road just north of the train tracks.

As of the 2010 census, there were 8,189 people,3,015 households, and 1,921 families residing in the area. The median income for a household in the village was $76,617, and the median income for a family was $98,376. Males had a median income of $64,047 and only $53,086 for females. Majority of the resident’s ancestry were Italian, Irish, German, and Polish. The latitude of Farmingdale is 40.732N. The longitude is -73.445W. It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 69 feet.

Farmingdale Town HallFarmingdale Village Hall, where all municipal services are consolidated at the Town Office.

Farmingdale Village GazeboFarmingdale Village Gazebo.

Farmingdale TributeAn everlasting tribute to the men and women of Farmingdale who so unselfishly served their country and humanity in World War II 1941 – 1945 and in cherished memory of those who gave their lives.

Farmingdale UniversityState University of New York at Farmingdale.

On October 18, 1695, an Englishman name Thomas Powell purchased a 15 square mile tract of land from the Massapeque Indians including Farmingdale as well as neighboring communities such as Bethpage, Melville, and Plainview. During that time, Powell and his family divided the land into lots and started more than a dozen decades of agriculture in the area. Hardscrabble was the former name of the area and it was changed to Farmingdale in 1845. The village became incorporated in 1904.

Farmingdale LIRR StationFarmingdale LIRR Station, located off Secatogue Avenue, on Front Street and Atlantic Avenue runs on the Ronkonkoma line.

Farmingdale LibraryFarmingdale Public Library, 116 Merritts Road, Farmingdale, New York 11735.

Farmingdale Post Office Farmingdale Post Office, (516) 249-1552. 380 Main Street, Farmingdale, NY 11735.

After the World War II, many establishments were constructed and their industrialization boomed. Farmingdale became a locus for the aircraft industry, notably, Republic Aviation Company. The American Airpower Museum should be on the top of the list for any person on a quick visit, for it is so inextricably linked with the history of Farmingdale. The museum is recognized for its collection of authentic World War II artifacts and memorabilia including uniforms of Allied and Axis countries, armament, photographs, weapons, and equipment.

Farmingdale MemorialThe South Farmingdale Fire Department.

Farmingdale High School Farmingdale High School is the only high school operated by the Farmingdale Union Free School District.

Farmingdale Honor Roll Farmingdale Honor Roll: World War I (1917 – 1918).

The village is served by Farmingdale School District which includes both parts of Nassau County and Suffolk County that has a total of six schools. The district helps each and every student to find a learning environment that will maximize their potentials. The State University of New York is also located in the area. It is known for their outstanding educational programs.

Farmingdale Church Farmingdale United Methodist Church.

Farmingdale Fire Department South Farmingdale Fire Department.

Farmingdale Clock Farmingdale Antique Village Clock.

Notable residents include Howard T. Hogan (New York State Supreme Court Justice), Joe Pepitone (former New York Yankees baseball player), William Gaddis (U.S. novelist), and Craig Allen (meteorologist). Farmingdale is the site of Charles Murphy’s famous Mile-A-Minute bicycle ride, a publicity stunt in which Murphy tried to keep up with a Long Island Rail Road train and wound up setting a bicycle speed record.

Farmingdale Library CafeLibrary Café, formerly the Farmingdale Public Library, offers a selection of liquor, beer and food.

Quaker Meeting HouseThe Quaker Meeting House on Quaker Meeting House Road, Farmingdale, remains a link to early history of Farmingdale and Bethpageand serves as a tangible, physical presence of the Quaker heritage which originally settled the community.

Bethpage CemeteryBethpage Cemetery is located on Quaker Meeting House Road, about a mile east of Merrits Road in Farmingdale.

Pinelawn Memorial ParkPinelawn Memorial Park and National Cemetery in Farmingdale, NY. The cemetery grounds are open daily from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. Also referred to as Long Island National Cemetery, the land consists of 364 acres with over 329,000 graves.

The Adventure Land Amusement Park is a must for children. Exciting rides, games of skills and delicious treats give kids the time of their lives and the site has all infrastructures to set up a memorable birthday party as well.

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