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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: Emergency roadwork on MD 147

    Traffic: Emergency roadwork on MD 147
    The state Department of Transportation said that emergency roadwork in Baltimore County on MD 147 South at Putty Hill Avenue that began on Wednesday continued Thursday morning. The Maryland Transit Administration reported minor local bus, mobility...
  • 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...
  • Laurel Police report motorcycle stolen on Contee Road [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 Montrose Avenue, 300 block, Nov. 3....
  • Laurel Regional Hospital to expand focus on women's health

    Laurel Regional Hospital officials are in the development stage of a major project that focuses on tackling women's health issues in a big way. According to hospital officials, they hope to soon open a one-stop facility, separate from the main building,...
  • Laurel Police report nine thefts in six days [Crime log]

    Laurel police report felonies, arrests and property crimes. Prince George's County police report violent crimes and property crimes. City of Laurel Split Rail Lane, 7200 block, Oct. 26. Theft. Fifth Street, 800 block, Oct. 25. Forced-entry burglary....
  • Savage/North Laurel

    Needle art exhibit Sponsored by Stitching Pretty of Laurel, Montpelier Mansion hosts the 18th annual Needleart Show, Sunday and Monday, Nov. 3-4, at Montpelier Mansion, 9650 Muirkirk Road in Laurel. The exhibit features an array of stitched art from...
  • Laurel Board of Trade sponsors Army Field Band concert

    The Laurel Board of Trade is sponsoring the U.S. Army Field Band and Soldiers' Chorus in concert Friday, Nov. 8 from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Laurel High School Auditorium, 8000 Cherry Lane. Telling the story of America's Army, this diverse program features...
  • Halloween Happenings begin in Laurel

    Happy Halloween — For families with preschoolers, Wed., Oct. 23, 10 a.m., repeated Thu., Oct. 24, 7 p.m., Maryland City at Russett library, 3501 Russett Common. Enjoy delightfully spooky stories, activities and fun. Come in costume and join in...
  • Cemetery advocate's crusade goes on

    Cemetery advocate's crusade goes on
    Carolyn Jacobi's broad-brimmed hat and cape stood out bright red against a gray afternoon recently at Rosa Bonheur Memorial Park in Elkridge, a combined pet and human cemetery, the latest stop in her 18-year national crusade for the buried dead and...
  • Howard County officer injured in shooting is discharged from hospital

    Howard County officer injured in shooting is discharged from hospital
    A Howard County police officer who was shot and wounded by a suspect who has since been captured has been released from the hospital, police said Sunday. Steven Houk, 30, a two-year veteran of the department, was seriously wounded after being shot on...
  • 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,...