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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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  • Traffic: Accident on Route 175 West in Anne Arundel

    Traffic: Accident on Route 175 West in Anne Arundel
    An accident with injury reported in Anne Arundel County on MD 175 West at the Baltimore Washington Parkway has closed the westbound shoulder at 8:32 a.m. Monday, according to the state Department of Transportation. In other incidents, all lanes have been...
  • Robbery with firearm reported in Laurel [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. Howard County police report major crimes, break-ins and car thefts. City...
  • Cameras on cops

    Cameras on cops
    Over the years there have any number of citizen complaints about police use of excessive force and other misconduct, including some high-profile cases where suspects died while in custody. But too often investigations into such complaints end in a...
  • Laurel Police report three burglaries [Crime Log]

    Laurel police report felonies, arrests and property crimes. Prince George's County police report violent crimes and property crimes. City of Laurel Woodland Court, 100 block, Nov. 15. Unforced-entry burglary. Player Drive, 9300 block, Nov. 14. Motor...
  • Tennis: Byrd, Whited, Jones earn age-group titles on final day of PAJTL Thanksgiving Classic

    Tennis: Byrd, Whited, Jones earn age-group titles on final day of PAJTL Thanksgiving Classic
    Mya Byrd of Norfolk, Sarah Whited of Virginia Beach and Justice Jones of Laurel, Md., captured titles on the last day of the Peninsula Area Junior Tennis League Thanksgiving Classic. Byrd, ranked 66th nationally and first in the state among fifth-...
  • Laurel Police report robbery with firearm [Crime Log]

    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 Laurel Lakes Court, 7900 block,...
  • Memories of sister lost in 1963 Birmingham church bombing fill Laurel home

    On Sunday, Sept. 15, 1963, members of the Ku Klux Klan planted a bomb in the basement of the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Ala., killing four young black girls. One of those girls was Diane Braddock's 14-year-old sister, Carole Robertson. It...
  • SC Water District has new leader

    SC Water District has new leader
    The South Coast Water District has a new general manager, the agency announced in a news release. Andrew Brunhart started Dec. 2 and replaces Betty Burnett, the district's legal counsel who had been general manager for eight months. The district board...
  • Laurel Police report three forced-entry burglaries [Crime log]

    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 Washington Boulevard, Unit block,...
  • Laurel Police report forced-entry burglary [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, 14700 block, Nov. 26. Shoplifting....
  • Robbery with firearm on Laurel Bowie Road reported by Laurel Police [Crime log]

    Laurel police report felonies, arrests and property crimes. Prince George's County police report violent crimes and property crimes. City of Laurel Scott Adam Court, 9100 block, Dec. 8. Theft from motor vehicle Braygreen Road, 7800 block, Dec. 7....