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Old Westbury

Old Westbury
Beginnings: Old Westbury's roots are far from the Gatsby-era Gold Coast mansions for which it is now famous. Edmond Titus and Henry Willis were the first European settlers there. Willis named the area Westbury after a town in his home county of Wiltshire, England. Farmers were attracted because of its combination of plains, useful for farming, and forests, which supplied firewood. Indeed, it was known alternately as Plainedge or Wood edge. As the village of Westbury developed, the area to the north was known first as Westbury Station and then, since 1912, as Old Westbury.
Photo: Pond at Post Road in Old Westbury (Newsday / Karen Wiles Stabile)
Beginnings: Old Westbury's roots are far from the Gatsby-era Gold Coast mansions for which it is now famous. Edmond Titus and Henry Willis were the first European settlers there. Willis named the area Westbury after a town in his home county of Wiltshire, England. Farmers were attracted because of its combination of plains, useful for farming, and forests, which supplied firewood. Indeed, it was known alternately as Plainedge or Wood edge. As the village of Westbury developed, the area to the north was known first as Westbury Station and then, since 1912, as Old Westbury.
Photo: Pond at Post Road in Old Westbury (Newsday / Karen Wiles Stabile)
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