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Smithtown
Creating a New County: Nassau / E. Smits. Journal of Long Island History, Vol. 11, No. 2; p.129-144; Spring 1999.
The history and creation of Nassau County, with slight notations on the formation of Queens County as well. Towns are noted as having had an impact on how the county was founded. Information dates back to 1784.
Illustrations or Maps: No


Smithtown
Notes on the History of Queens County (Part 2: 1784-1852) / H. Onderdonk, Jr. Journal of Long Island History, Vol. 7, No. 2; p.36-56; Summer/Fall 1967.
A continuation of the chronological listing of the history of Queens County, but only using larger and well known towns. Depending on date, and how much information was available, some listings are more detailed than others.
Illustrations or Maps: No


Smithtown
Suffolk County in Olden Times (1791-1827) / H. Onderbonk, Jr. Journal of Long Island History, Vol. 6, No. 2; p.23-41; Spring 1966.
A continuation of the chronological listing of the history of Suffolk County, but only using larger and well known towns. Depending on date, and how much information was available, some listings are more detailed than others.
Illustrations or Maps: No


Smithtown
Suffolk, Ocean Bulwark of State / C. Ditmars. Long Island Forum, Vol. 1, No. 1; p.5-6, 14, 18-22; Jan. 1938.
An article that discusses the establishment of Suffolk county, along with a quick note about the towns established in the county. A large part of the article notates Montauk Point.
Illustrations or Maps: No


Smithtown
The Birth of Nassau County (part 1) / G. Weeks, Jr. Long Island Forum, Vol. 3, No. 11; p.299-230; Nov. 1940.
A detailed, but brief, article about the founding of Nassau County. It primarily focuses on the politics, governmental issues, and who was involved. The towns mentioned in the article were in relation to county development and home-towns of county leaders.
Illustrations or Maps: Yes


Smithtown -- Church history
South Haven's Historic Church (Part 2) / G. Borthwick. Long Island Forum, Vol. 2, No. 7; p.9-10, 20-21; Jul. 1939.
A more detailed focus on the Brookhaven area and the South Haven Church. The article goes into great detail of how the South Haven Church has influenced the surrounding areas. It is an article that is continued into a third part.
Illustrations or Maps: No


Smithtown -- Education
Long Island's Earliest Schools (part 2) / N. Howell. Long Island Forum, Vol. 7, No. 6; p.127, 129-130; Jul. 1944.
A detailed article about the first English and Dutch schools that were developed while the island was being settled. The article begins in the late 1600s and ends around 1720. The article goes into details about the education level, the religious impact of education, and the differences between the English and Dutch schools. Image of the Clinton Academy, and a listing of attendance statistics.
Illustrations or Maps: Yes


Smithtown -- Education
Long Island's Earliest Schools (part 3) / N. Howell. Long Island Forum, Vol. 7, No. 8; p.153-155; Jul. 1944.
A detailed article about the first English and Dutch schools that were developed while the island was being settled. The article begins in the late 1600s and ends around 1720. The article goes into details about the education level, the religious impact of education, and the differences between the English and Dutch schools. Image of the Huntington Academy dated in 1825.
Illustrations or Maps: Yes


Smithtown -- Indians of North America
The Indians of Long Island (part 1) / J. Morice. Long Island Forum, Vol. 7, No. 1; p.11-13; Jan. 1944.
A very detailed article about various Native American tribes and their impact on the first Long Island settlers. The article gives details on what happened to the Native Americans as the Dutch and English settlers moved into Long Island. It also discusses how specific towns have come to be named after the Native Americans that once inhabited them.
Illustrations or Maps: Yes


Smithtown -- Indians of North America
The Indians of Long Island (part 2) / J. Morice. Long Island Forum, Vol. 7, No. 2; p.11-13; Feb. 1944.
The second part of a very detailed article about various Native American tribes and their impact on the first Long Island settlers. The article gives details on what happened to the Native Americans as the Dutch and English settlers moved into Long Island. It also discusses how specific towns have come to be named after the Native Americans that once inhabited them.
Illustrations or Maps: Yes


Smithtown -- Indians of North America
The Indians of Long Island (part 5) / J. Morice. Long Island Forum, Vol. 7, No. 5; p.89-90, 94; May. 1944.
A very detailed article about various Native American tribes and their impact on the first Long Island settlers. The article gives details on what happened to the Native Americans as the Dutch and English settlers moved into Long Island. It also discusses how specific towns have come to be named after the Native Americans that once inhabited them. This article contains more history before coming to the 1936 conclusion.
Illustrations or Maps: Yes


Smithtown -- Indians of North America
The Indians of Long Island (part 6) / J. Morice. Long Island Forum, Vol. 7, No. 6; p.109-112; Jun. 1944.
A very detailed article about various Native American tribes and their impact on the first Long Island settlers. The article gives details on what happened to the Native Americans as the Dutch and English settlers moved into Long Island. It also discusses how specific towns have come to be named after the Native Americans that once inhabited them. This discusses the 1700s in more depth, and how the Indians assimilated into European culture.
Illustrations or Maps: Yes


Smithtown -- Indians of North America
The Indians of Long Island (part 7) / J. Morice. Long Island Forum, Vol. 7, No. 7; p.131-134; Jul. 1944.
A very detailed article about various Native American tribes and their impact on the first Long Island settlers. The article gives details on what happened to the Native Americans as the Dutch and English settlers moved into Long Island. It also discusses how specific towns have come to be named after the Native Americans that once inhabited them. An article that details the Indians of the 18th and 19th century, the involvement of former President Jefferson, and some notations about the Indian languages.
Illustrations or Maps: Yes


Smithtown -- Long Island Railroad Company
The Long Island Rail Road: Still on Track After Years / M. Smith. Long Island Heritage, [no vol.]; p.28-29, 37; Mar. 1984.
A very long article about the history of the Long Island Rail Road, and how it operates today. A listing of towns and stops are given in the article, through paragraphs.
Illustrations or Maps: Yes


Smithtown -- Masonry
Suffolk's Earliest Masonry / S. Cooper. Long Island Forum, Vol. 4, No. 12; p.277-278; Dec. 1941.
An article about the Masons and their various lodges in Suffolk county. The author of the article was a Mason Master. An image of Hallock's Inn is featured, where the Mason's met. Article includes brief accounts of the major Masonic leaders.
Illustrations or Maps: Yes


Smithtown -- Peconic County
State of the Island: Peconic County: To Be or Not To Be? / R. Wunderlich. Journal of Long Island History, Vol. 9, No. 2; p.140-144; Spring 1997.
A quick statistical article with a numeric rundown of which towns and counties have the largest population. It goes into the debate of the creation of a new county in Long Island, called Peconic County.
Illustrations or Maps: No


Smithtown -- Sanitary Commission
Brooklyn and Long Island Sanity Fair: 1864 / H. Styker-Rodda. Journal of Long Island History, Vol. 4, No. 1; p.1-17; Winter 1964.
During the midlist of the Civil War, women in Brooklyn and New York City held Sanitary fairs to raise money to aid the families of those fighting. Many towns on Long Island held smaller versions of the Brooklyn and New York Sanity Fair, and they each raised a substantial sum of money.
Illustrations or Maps: No


Smithtown -- Vikings
The Vikings on Long Island / F. Pohl. Journal of Long Island History, Vol. 6, No. 4; p.1-8; Fall 1966.
A historical account of the landing of Vikings on Long Island, dating from the 1400s. He induced some biographical accounts of Leif Karlsefni, a famous Viking. The author lists several towns that played an important role in in Karlsefni's mapping of Long Island.
Illustrations or Maps: No



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