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Northport
Suffolk County, New York

ZipCodes
11768

Motto
A Place for All Seasons



Page Contents for Northport, New York

Statistics & Facts

Location

History & History-related items

City Attractions

Government

Organizations, Churches, and Sports.

Libraries.

Miscellany



Statistics & Facts

The New York state capital is Albany.
The population of Northport is approximately 7,548 1999, 7401 2010.
The approximate number of families is 3,010 1990, 2921 2010.
The amount of land area in Northport is 5.99 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Northport is 2.5 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 0.6 sq kilometers.
The distance from Northport to Washington DC is 244 miles.
The distance to the New York state capital is 123 miles. (as the crow flies)
Northport is positioned 40.90 degrees north of the equator and 73.34 degrees west of the prime meridian.

Location

on Long Island's north shore in southeast New York. The area is often called the "Gold Coast."
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History & History Related Items

Here is a history page for the Village of Northport.

The following is a collection of a few of the facts from the above history page.
The Matinecock Indians were the first residents of the area. The first white settlers came in 1650 from New Amsterdam. They report back to the Dutch that the area was good with level ground suitable for farming, good fishing and other praises. Six years later, three Englishmen purchased the land from Chief Asharoken. The area soon was known as Great Cow Harbor and prospered with farming and shell-fishing. By the 1770's, the main settlement was known as Red Hook. It was a small settlement with just a few farmhouses and an inn. After the Battle of Long Island during the Revolutionary War, the Island was under British control for eight years. After the war, re-building took place and the area was replenished. In 1798, the second lighthouse built in the United States was raised at Eaton's Neck. In 1802, the local residents petitioned the Town of Huntington for a dock at Bryant's Landing which is now the Northport Village Dock. By the early 1800's, the name of Cow Harbor was generally replaced by Northport.
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The incorporation of Northport

1894


Attractions

Northport Historical Society and Museum
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Northport City Government

The Village of Northport
224 Main Street
P.O. Box 358
Northport, New York 11768
Phone: 631 261-7502
Fax: 631 261-7521
Email

The Village of Northport is an incorporated village of Huntington Town.

Northport Libraries

Northport-East Northport Public Library Northport

Miscellany

The population of the village of Northport was:
1990 - 7,572
1999 - 7,548

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