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Town of Riverhead, Suffolk County, New York

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Riverhead was first settled by Europeans in 1649 when they purchased the "Southold land" from the local Algonquian Indians and the Shinnecock Nation. Additional land was purchased in 1742 before the town of Riverhead was created in 1792. Riverhead was divided from the town of Southold, which lies to the north and to the east of Riverhead, by the New York State Legislature. This was done at the behest of its people who felt that the town of Southold was too long and inconvenient for western most inhabitants to attend town meetings and conduct other business of the town. River Head was named the county seat and later combined in its contemporary spelling of Riverhead. [1]


Hamlets (unincorporated)

  • Aquebogue -
  • Baiting Hollow
  • Calverton (small part in the Town of Brookhaven)
  • Jamesport -
  • Laurel (partially, with the Town of Southold) -
  • Manorville (mostly in Brookhaven) -
  • Northville -
  • Riverhead (hamlet)
  • Wading River (small part in Brookhaven) -

Towns marked by "-" need a category page made.

Other communities

  • Centerville
  • Polishtown
  • Reeves Park
  • Roanoke
  • South Jamesport
  • Sweyze

Historic Homes

These properties are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Hallock-Bilunas Farmstead
733 Herricks Lane
Downs House and Farm
5793 Sound Ave.

1873 Italianate farmhouse at center of farm with varying agricultural products over the years

Jedediah Hawkins House
400 South Jamesport Avenue
Hallock Homestead
163 Sound Avenue
Jamesport Meeting House
1590 Main Road
Daniel and Henry P. Tuthill Farm
1146 Main Road

Mid-19th century family potato farm with surviving buildings

Tuthill-Lapham House
324 Sound Road, at the corner of Sunset Boulevard
Wading River
Benjamin King Woodhull House
126 Sound Road
Wading River


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