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Laurel

Beginnings: Because it was situated midway between Aquebogue and Mattituck on the North Fork, Laurel was known for many years as Middle District. When Riverhead Town split from Southold in 1792, the new border ran through the little farming community, dividing it in half. Middle District later became Franklinville some time before residents formed their own Presbyterian church in 1831, and finally Franklinville became Laurel in 1890. The substitution may have been inspired by the area's abundance of laurel trees and bushes.
Beginnings: Because it was situated midway between Aquebogue and Mattituck on the North Fork, Laurel was known for many years as Middle District. When Riverhead Town split from Southold in 1792, the new border ran through the little farming community, dividing it in half. Middle District later became Franklinville some time before residents formed their own Presbyterian church in 1831, and finally Franklinville became Laurel in 1890. The substitution may have been inspired by the area's abundance of laurel trees and bushes. « Show less

Top Laurel Articles

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  • Dream Home: A former country kid finds happiness in a row house in Canton

    Dream Home: A former country kid finds happiness in a row house in Canton
    Brandon Hamschin grew up next door to a dairy farm in rural western Pennsylvania. So when this 31-year old engineer headed south to work in an applied physics lab in Laurel, Md., he knew a complete change was due and willingly opted for city-life. "I was...
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  • Navy Reserve airborne electronic attack squadron makes final Md. flight

    Navy Reserve airborne electronic attack squadron makes final Md. flight
    For nearly a quarter-century, members of the airborne electronic attack squadron VAQ-209 have launched their jets from this air base in Prince George's County for deployments over Bosnia, Afghanistan and Iraq. Earlier this month, Navy Cmdr. James King...
  • New buffet expands Laurel's dining options

    A long line at Laurel Plaza June 28 heralded the grand opening of Grande Buffet and Grill, where the first 100 takers in the late-morning line were treated to free chow — as much of it as they wanted. As green, yellow, red and blue streamers met a...
  • MOMS Club of Clarksville meets second Wednesdays

    These groups meet regularly. Center of Light and Love — Second Sunday, 6-7 p.m. Owen Brown Community Center, 6800 Cradlerock Way, Columbia. 410-995-4647, centeroflightandlove@comcast.net or http://www.centeroflightandlove.org. Chavurah —...
  • Laurel crime log: Laurel Police report unforced burglary and numerous thefts

    Laurel police report felonies, arrests and property crimes. Prince George's County police report violent crimes and property crimes. Howard County police report major crimes, break-ins and car thefts. City of Laurel Marton Street, 1000 block, July 16....
  • Winners: DC50 at the Montgomery County Fair

    Winners: DC50 at the Montgomery County Fair
    Thanks for entering the Montgomery County Fair Prize Giveaway Contest! *Winners* (You have 24hrs from the date listed to claim your prize by calling 202-298-1650) August 24 Scott Mohnkran, Germantown, MD, Vampire Diaries Season 2 on Blu Ray Jenni...
  • Letter: Laurel Mall news nothing to get excited about

    Laurel Mall news nothing to get excited about So a grocery store (Harris Teeter) and Burlington Coat Factory (already here and completely empty) are the main attractions to a new open center look to replace the still-standing (parking decks and all)...
  • Laurel Police report armed robbery outside Azteca Restaurant [Crime log]

    Laurel Police report felonies, arrests and property crimes. Prince George's County police report violent crimes and property crimes. City of Laurel Baltimore Avenue, 15100 block, June 18. Man robbed outside Azteca Grill Restaurant by two males with...
  • Laurel Police report home invasion robbery on Corunna Court [Crime log]

    Laurel police report felonies, arrests and property crimes. Prince George's County police report violent crimes and property crimes. Anne Arundel County Police report major crimes. City of Laurel Fifth Street, 900 block, June 16. Officers observed man...
  • Shoulder of I-83 South blocked in Baltimore Co.

    Shoulder of I-83 South blocked in Baltimore Co.
    A single-vehicle accident on I-83 South at Ruxton Road in Baltimore County has the right shoulder blocked state highway officials reported around 9:15 a.m. In Frederick County, highway officials are reporting a collision involving two vehicles on Route...