Historical Markers in
Suffolk County, New York

1707 Meeting House 1796 Site Of 1859 Dame House 1884 Church Site 1918 Crash Site Abraham Woodhull Abraham Woodhull Home Allen AME Church Alvin Building American Farm Windmill American Revolution Veterans Memorial American Warrior (Copiague World War I Memorial) Amistad Memorial Amityville Trolley Routes Ann Hallock Currie-Bell House Antiaircraft Training at Camp Hero Applecroft Arrowheads Atheneum Auto Races Auto Races Babylon Railroad Co. Trolley Route Babylon Railroad Co. Trolley Route Babylon Railroad Company Trolley Route Babylon Station Babylon Town Hall Babylon World War I Memorial Babylon's Heros World War I Memorial Baldwin Carriage House Ball Bearing Battery Dunn (Battery 113) Battle of Fort Slongo Battles of Penny’s and Luce’s Landing Bay Shore Bay Shore 1695 Bay View Schoolhouse Bayles Chandlery Bayport Aerodome Bayport Aerodrome Bayport History Bellport Veterans Memorial Belmont Junction Benjamin Franklin Mile Markers Benjamin Tallmadge Bethel A.M.E. Church Bethel A.M.E. Church Bethel A.M.E. Church Bicentennial of US Constitution Bicycle Path Big Duck Ranch Birth of the American Wireless Bridgehampton Founders Monument Brindley Field Brookville Brookwood Hall Brunswick Home Burial Ground Buried Village Ca. 1740 Cemetery Caleb Smith House Camp Alvernia Camp Upton Capt. Austin Roe Capt. Hank Haff Capt. John Underhill Home Site / Historic Peck's Inn Capt. Joseph Swift House Captain James Berry Captain Joel Cook Monument Captured and Missing Americans in South East Asia Memorial Carll House Carman's Mill Caroline Church of Brookhaven, 1729 Carriage Shed Central Long Island Central Long Island Chicken Coop Citizen Soldier City of Breslau Clinton Academy Coast Guard Beach Col. George Washington Brush Cold Spring Harbor Fire Department Colonists Landed Near Here Comac Church Commonly Seen Vessels Conklin House Conklin House Constitution Oak Copiague World War I Immigrant Memorial Corporal Francis V. Todarello Counter-Magic Poppets or Dolls Cow Harbor Cross Island Trolley Cross-Island Trolley Culper Spy Ring David Frothingham Declaration of Rights Dedicated to Those Who Made the Supreme Sacrifice Deer Park Avenue Elementary School Delano Stewart Delivered Afloat in the Harbor Dix Hills Downs Carriage House Doxsee Clam Factory Doxsee Clams Dr. George S. King Park Drive-In Theatre Duke Fordham's Inn Early Duck Farm Early Schools Early Schools Early Schools: Monell East Northport Library East Water Street Eastern Purchase Eastport Roll Of Honor Eastport WWI Memorial Eatons Neck Edwards Homestead Einstein Square Episcopal Church Fay Kellog Fire Department Fire Department Fire Fighter First Baptist Church of Port Jefferson First Custom House First Guided Missile First House at the Branch First Larkfield Post Office First School First Schoolhouse First Sheep Fold Site 1684 First Submarine Base First Synagogue First Town Hall First Watermill Forge River Former High School Fort Golgotha Fort Hill Fort St. George Four Chaplains Memorial Front Porch Gallows Hill Gen William Floyd General William Erskine Headquarters George Washington Gibb Patent Gold Star Families War Memorial Grave Site of General Nathaniel Woodhull Great Neck Road School Great River Depot Half Hollow School Hallock Homestead Handcut Millstone Harness Track Hart's Tavern Hawkins Family Cemetery Hay Rake Historic Sites of Early Mills and Bridges Historic South Bay Avenue Historic Union Avenue Home of Arthur Dove Home of John Dewey (1859-1952) Home of John Whitman Home of Obadiah Smith Homestead Gardens Homestead Kitchen End Hook & Ladder Horse Block Horton Point Lighthouse Hotel Row Howard Orphanage Hubbs House Huntington Post Office Huntington Village Green Huntington World War I Memorial Huntington's Earliest Church Huntington's Old Burying Ground Ida Bunce Sammis Important Architectural Features Indian Ground Indian Head Farm Indian Landmark Buc-Usk-Kil Indian Preacher Indian Princess International Boundary Ireland's Mill Islip Airport Islip Beach Islip Crowd Islip Depot Islip Manor Islip September 11 Memorial Islip Veterans Memorial Israel Ketchum J. Gardiner Farm Jacob Conklin James Havens John Coltrane Home John Jermain's Mill John Steinbeck Joseph Buffet Joseph F. Miller, Jr. Joseph Lloyd Manor Josiah Woodhull House Jupiter Hammon Kelsey Outrage 1873 Kerry P. Hein Memorial Ketewomoke Y.C. Kissam House Klenawicus Airfield L.I. Motor Parkway La Grange Inn Lance Corporal Jordan C. Haerter Memorial Ligonee Lily Lake Lindenhurst Memorial Village Hall Korean and Vietnam War Veterans Memorial Lindenhurst War Memorial Lindenhurst World War I Memorial Lloyd Harbor Locust Bridge Log House Long Island Ducks Long Island Motor Parkway Long Island Motor Parkway Long Wharf Longwood Estate Lord Shipyard Lost At Sea Lt. Colonel Lawrence R. Boyll, Sr. M. Olivia Sage Manure Spreader Marconi Mary (Longbothom) Muirson Mary L. Booth Masonic Lodge Mastic Station Masury Ballroom May Groot Manson Meigs Monument Meigs' Expedition Methodist Methodist Church Mile Marker #30 Modern Times Monorail Montauk Air Force Station Montauk Lighthouse Montauk Manor Montauk Point Lighthouse Moriches Inn Mother Chick's Inn Mountain Mist Spring Naomi W. Griffiths Nathan Hale Nathan Hale Nathaniel Whitman Natural Habitat Area Nature's Sculptures Near This Site Neighbor Across the Way Nissequogue School North Babylon Veteran's Memorial North End Graveyard North Meadow Northport Railroad Station Oaks Cemetery Ocker’s Barns and Outbuildings Old Burial Hill Old Burr Farm Old Country Road Old Field Old Huntington Green Old Orchard Old Whalers' Church Oldest House Oliver Farm Plow Orient Point Schoolhouse Orient WWI Memorial Orient WWII Memorial Original Settlement of Smithtown P.G. Wodehouse 1881-1975 Paper Mill Patriots of Long Island Patriot's Rock Pattersquas Paul the Tailor Building Peace and Plenty Inn Peaken's Tavern Percy Williams Cottage (1901) Persian Gulf and Middle East Wars Memorial Peter's Green Pigthle Platt Homestead Platt’s Tavern Poospatuck Res. Poquatuck Park Port of Cold Spring Porters Landing Poxabogue Windmill Presbyterian Church Pyrrhus Concer Red Owl Legend Reichert Family Barn Richard Smith Richard Smith Richard Woodhull Robert Moses Robinson Cottage (1926) Roe Tavern Ronek Park Roseneath Cottage Sag Harbor Korean and Vietnam Wars Memorial Sag Harbor Whalers Memorial Sag Harbor World War I Memorial Sag Harbor World War II Memorial Sagtikos Manor Sayville War Memorial Secatogue Indian Village Selah B. Strong - Kate Strong House Sergei Rachmaninoff Setauket Post Office Setauket Presbyterian Church Setauket School Setauket Village Green Setauket World War I Memorial Setauket World War II Memorial Sewing & Trade School Shinnecock Canal Shoemaker's Shop Sickle Bar Mower Silas Wood Site of Browns Pottery Site of Carll Burr House Site of Centreport (Upper) Mill Site of Civilian Conservation Corps Camp 1934-1938 Site of First Meeting House Site of First School House Site of Grist Mill Site of Hart's Tavern Site of Mabel F. Carrl Farmhouse Site of Northport Farmers Club Site of Odd Fellows Hall Site of Peter Crippen House Site of Stone Fort Site of Strongs Neck Bridge Site of Sweet Hollow School Site of Vitagraph Company of America Skidmore House Slaves Burying Ground Smithtown Bull Smithtown Historical Society Museum Smith's Bull Ride Soper (Later Rothman) Pickle Works 1892-1961 South Side R.R. South Side R.R. South Side R.R. South Side R.R. Southampton World War I Memorial Southampton World War II and Korean War Veterans Memorial Speonk-Remsenburg War Memorial Spider Legged Mill Spike Tooth Harrow Squadron "C" Farm Squaw Pit Purchase Squire Mott Grist Mill St. George’s Manor Cemetery St. John Nepomucene St. Johnland St. John's St. John’s Episcopal Church St. Mark's St. Mary's Church State Hospital State Hospital Still on Patrol Still on Patrol Street House Suffolk County Suffrage Rally Suffrage Study Club Summer Home of Booker T. Washington SUNY Farmingdale Suydam House Suzan Johnson Cook Swego The Anchor of Our Community The Arsenal The Avery Homestead The Babylon Library The Babylon Village Fountain The Breakwater The Connetquot River The Country Home The Cuban Giants The Cutchogue Old House The Fort at Sag Harbor The French House The Green House The James Corwith Grist Mill The Lace Mill The Lake of Haunting Mystery The Long-Islander The Methodist Church The Old Burying Ground The Old Fort The Old House The Old Mill The Osterby House The Point House The Silent Service The United States Life-Saving Service on Fire Island The Wreck of the Louis V. Place The Wreck of the Nahum Chapin Thimble Factory Third Town Hall Thomas Moore Home Lot/Samuel Landon House Thomas Wickes Town Church Town of East Hampton Town of Huntington Town of Islip Grange Town of Southampton Town of Southold Town Square Train Station Triangular Commons Trolley Stop Trumans Beach Tuthill Case House (1850) U.S. Merchant Mariners and U.S. Navy Armed Guard Union Chapel USLSS Oak Beach USS Montauk VFW Post 8300 War Memorial Vietnam War Memorial Wading River Radio Station Walt Whitman Walt Whitman Water Mill Rolls of Honor Webb House Well-Worn Ways West Hills School West Meadow Beach Cottages Whale Shark Wharf Street Whitman's Hollow Wick's Tavern William K. Vanderbilt Estate Willow Brook Windmill Replica Women of the Armed Forces Memorial Woodbury Ave School Woodhull Grave World War II World War II Memorial World War II Memorial Tree Wright House Wyandanch Veterans Memorial Zachariah Hawkins Zachariah Hawkins Home "Bucket of Blood" "Downtown" Camp Hero "Lady with the Torch" “The Forgotten War”
The first woman to vote in a United States presidential election was a resident of Rochester, New York named Susan B. Anthony. She cast her ballot in the 1872 election, for which she was arrested and fined.
Suffolk County, located on Long Island in New York, has a rich and diverse history dating back to the early colonial era. The first European settlers arrived in the 17th century, with the Dutch establishing trading posts and the English later taking control of the region. The area was home to Native American tribes, notably the Shinnecock and Montaukett peoples, who were gradually displaced as European settlements expanded.

During the American Revolutionary War, Suffolk County played a significant role. The county saw numerous battles and skirmishes, and the region served as a base for both American and British forces. After the war, the county experienced rapid growth as agriculture and maritime trade flourished. The early 19th century witnessed the rise of shipbuilding, fishing, and whaling industries, with towns like Greenport and Sag Harbor becoming significant maritime hubs.

In the mid-19th century, the construction and expansion of railroads transformed Suffolk County into a popular summer resort destination for wealthy New York City residents. The opening of the Long Island Rail Road in 1844 allowed for easier access to the county's picturesque beaches and rural countryside. This era also marked the growth of suburban development, as more people sought to settle in Suffolk County and commute to the city.

In recent decades, Suffolk County has undergone further development and diversification. The region's economy has expanded beyond agriculture and maritime industries, with a focus on sectors such as healthcare, education, technology, and tourism. The county also faces challenges such as population growth, transportation issues, and environmental concerns, particularly regarding coastal erosion and water quality. Overall, Suffolk County remains an important part of Long Island's history, boasting a vibrant past and a thriving present.

This timeline provides a condensed summary of the historical journey of Suffolk County, New York.

  • 1640 - English settlers from New Haven, Connecticut, purchase land from local Native Americans and establish the first permanent European settlements in Suffolk County.
  • 1683 - Suffolk County is officially formed as one of the twelve original counties of the Province of New York.
  • 1692 - Witch trials occur in the town of East Hampton, resulting in the execution of three women accused of practicing witchcraft.
  • 1792 - Suffolk County splits into two separate counties: Suffolk County and Queens County.
  • 1812 - The War of 1812 begins, leading to a wave of British attacks on Suffolk County's coastal towns and shipping industries.
  • 1868 - The Long Island Rail Road expands into Suffolk County, connecting it to New York City and spurring population growth and economic development.
  • 1898 - Suffolk County's population reaches 150,000, with agriculture, fishing, and tourism as its primary industries.
  • 1938 - The "Long Island Express" hurricane devastates Suffolk County, causing widespread destruction and loss of life.
  • 1963 - Suffolk County Community College is established, providing accessible higher education to local residents.
  • 1978 - The notorious "Son of Sam" serial killer, David Berkowitz, is arrested in Suffolk County.
  • 1997 - Suffolk County approves the preservation of 10,000 acres of open space, protecting the region's natural resources and scenic beauty.