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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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  • Thefts from autos reported in city, South Laurel [Crime log]

    Thefts from autos reported in city, South Laurel [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 Westmeath Drive, 14100 block, Oct....
  • Mack Statham's trilogy was cornerstone of Sing for King [Obituary]

    Mack Statham, 78, of Laurel, organist at First United Methodist Church and a composer whose "Trilogy of Dreams" was performed each of the last six years at Laurel's Sing for King commemoration of Dr. Martin Luther King Day, died Sept. 2. Statham was...
  • 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. Anne Arundel County police report major crimes. City...
  • 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...
  • Families, racing fans flock downtown for Grand Prix action

    Race cars whipped around downtown Baltimore on Saturday, turning usually traffic-choked streets into a speedway, their engines filling the air with the sounds of a hornet's hum on the straights and a smoker's cackle at the hairpin turn. As the cars...
  • 'Von Stueben's Drill Book found In Ohio' [History Matters]

    50 Years Ago Knock, knock From the Glenwood social column:   "Mr. and Mrs. John Cotton visited  friends in Holidaysburg, Pa. over last weekend. "Mr. R. Clyde Pindell was the weekend guest of Mrs. Harry Naylor of Silver Springs. "Mrs. Warfield...
  • Forced entry burglary reported on Washington Boulevard in Laurel [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 Baltimore Avenue, 14600 block,...
  • Laurel Police report seven forced-entry burglaries during September [Crime log]

    Laurel police report felonies, arrests and property crimes. Prince George's County police report violent crimes and property crimes. Anne Arundel County reports. Howard County police report major crimes, break-ins and car thefts. City of Laurel...
  • ICC meeting revenue projections, state says

    ICC meeting revenue projections, state says
    Nearly two years after opening, the Intercounty Connector is meeting revenue projections for the state as traffic volumes on the toll road continue to build, according to the Maryland Transportation Authority. Last fiscal year, drivers made 17.2 million...