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Smithtown Map Smithtown is a town in Suffolk County, on the North Shore of Long Island, New York. It is also a census designated place within the Township of Smithtown.

As of the 2010 census, there were 117,801 people (increase of 2% over 2000 census) residing in the town and 26,470 in the CDP. The median income for a household in the CDP was $110,387 and the median income for a family was $130,053. Males had a median income of $85,375 and $64,630 for females. The Town is located at 40° 52′ 13″ North, 73° 13′ 3″ West (40.862786, -73.215175).

Smithtown Township A sign by the local chamber of commerce along Route 25 welcomes visitors and residents to Smithtown, a township in Suffolk County New York on the North Shore of Long Island.

Statue of Whisper the Bull The Statue of Whisper the Bull, said to have been ridden by Richard Smith in order to claim the land that became the Town of Smithtown.

Statue of Whisper the Bull The large statue of Smith’s bull known as Whisper, at the fork of Jericho Turnpike and Saint Johnland Road.

Smithtown Bull Statue The Statue of Whisper the Bull, said to have been ridden by Richard Smith in order to claim the land that became the Town of Smithtown.

Large Smithtown Bull The large statue of Smith’s bull known as Whisper, at the fork of Jericho Turnpike and Saint Johnland Road.

Smithtown is bordered on the north by the Long Island Sound, the west by Huntington, the south by Islip and the east by Brookhaven, and lies in the western part of Suffolk County, approximately 50 miles east of New York City.

Saint Catherine of Siena Medical Center Saint Catherine of Siena Medical Center.

Saint James A sign highlights the Saint James area within the township of Smithtown.

Smithtown Long Beach Marina Smithtown Long Beach Marina, in St James NY, boat and yacht docks at Smithtown Long Beach Marina.

Lamppost Banner A banner attached to a lamppost shows the township establishment in 1665.

Postal Service The United States Postal Service in Smithtown on Route 111.

The town was first settled in 1650. The local legend has it that Native Americans told Smith (an early settler) that he would be granted title to all the land he could ride across in one day on a bull. The land he acquired in this way is said to estimate the current town’s location. There is a large statue of Smith’s bull known as Whisper, at the fork of Jericho Turnpike and Saint Johnland Road. The town was originally named as Smithfield.

Town Hall for Smithtown The Town Hall for Smithtown New York.

Smithtown Town Hall The Smithtown Town Hall, at 99 West Main Street, Smithtown.

Memorial Plaque A memorial plaque in front of the United States flag which stands outside the Town Hall building.

Vintage Ground Cannons Vintage ground cannons of some sort decorate the lawn in front of the Town Hall building.

World War II Memorial Plaque A memorial plaque placed in memory of the men from Smithtown who gave their lives in World War II.

The Nissequogue River is in the area with attractions such as the 543-acre Caleb Smith State Park and historic sites like the Franklin O. Arthur Farm. The hamlet has attracted young buyers and a great place to raise a family because of its child-friendly environment and many quality homes which are made at affordable prices. The growing demand for new homes in Smithtown has lead to many new developments being built.

Establishment in 1665 Another welcome to Smithtown banner showing establishment in 1665.

Smithtown Central School District Administration The Smithtown Central School District Administration building on New York Avenue.

Smithtown Veterans Plaza. The Smithtown Veterans Plaza.

Memorial Plaque A plaque dedicated to Patrick Vecchio, town supervisor as well as others including Eugene Cannataro, Michael Lanzarone, Bradley Harris and Michael Sullivan.

Memorial Plaque A memorial plaque dedicated to the people of Smithtown and the VFW Post 10870 in honor of Nicholas Albanese, United States Marine Corps, 1952 through 1955..

The Smithtown Central School District has a total of nine elementary schools, three middle schools, and two high schools on two different campuses. The Smithtown Christian School is the only private school in the area (pre-school to twelfth grade). The Town of Smithtown is also home to the Kings Park Central School District, a portion of the Commack Union-Free School District (shared with the Town of Huntington), and a portion of the Sachem Central School District (shared with the Town of Brookhaven).

Smithtown Fire Department The Smithtown Fire Department on Elm Avenue.

Bank of Smithtown Building The Bank of Smithtown Building.

Smithtown Center for the Performing Arts The Smithtown Center for the Performing Arts.

Smithtown Rotary Club A customized circular shaped stone dedicated to 50 years of service to the Smithtown community by the Smithtown Rotary Club.

Memorial Benches Memorial benches placed by the Rotary Club of Smithtown at the corner of Main Street and Lawrence Avenue at the intersection which begins the border for the community of Village of the Branch.

As of 2014 the median home price currently on the Multiple Listing Service of Long Island for Smithtown is $499,000 while the median price of homes that actually sold is about $490,000. As for as apartments the median rental price is $1,400, which is about 33% higher than the New York average.

Find a list of Long Island Towns and hamlets in our Long Island towns section.




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