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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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  • 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 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...
  • Assistant prosecutor named Anne Arundel's new state's attorney

    Assistant prosecutor named Anne Arundel's new state's attorney
    A career Anne Arundel prosecutor was chosen Thursday as the county's new state's attorney, making her the first woman to hold the position as the top prosecutor in the county. Anne Colt Leitess, 49, will complete the 18 months remaining in the term of...
  • Athletes, officers bring Special Olympics Torch Run through Laurel

    Laurel Police and local Special Olympics athletes braved the afternoon heat and ran more than 8 miles northbound on Route 1 Wednesday during the 28th annual Maryland Special Olympics Law Enforcement Torch Run. The run, which took the participants from...
  • Families, friends remember fallen Marylanders

    Families, friends remember fallen Marylanders
    For Theresa Mills, the "most emotional day" came last June when the Marine Corps notification team visited her Laurel home to tell her that her older son had been killed in Afghanistan. The second most emotional day, she said, came Monday. In the...
  • Laurel Police report armed robbery on Baltimore Avenue [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 Baltimore Avenue, 14100 block, May 5. Theft. Armstrong...
  • Memorial Day ceremony to honor fallen Marylanders

    Memorial Day ceremony to honor fallen Marylanders
    Seven Maryland service members who have been killed since last May will be honored Monday in a Memorial Day ceremony at Dulaney Valley Memorial Gardens in Timonium. Cyndi Ryan of the American Red Cross said that even though this is the first Memorial...
  • Meet City Council members at Laurel Community Garden open house

    Meet City Council members at Laurel Community Garden open house
    Visit the new City of Laurel Community Garden and meet one-on-one with Laurel City Council members at a garden open house Saturday, June 1 from 9 a.m. to noon. The CLCG garden is located behind Laurel Presbyterian Church, 7610 Old Sandy Spring Road....
  • I-95 rest area in Laurel to be closed weekdays for paving

    I-95 rest area in Laurel to be closed weekdays for paving
    Beginning Monday morning, the Maryland Welcome Center on northbound Interstate 95 in Howard County will be closed for paving, the State Highway Administration said. The northbound rest area lots and the travel plaza will be closed 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.,...