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Bridgehampton

Bridgehampton
Beginnings: Bridgehampton records its start in 1656 when Josiah Stanborough, an original settler of Southampton, built a house in Sagg, today known as Sagaponack. Soon after the first settlers moved in, a bridge was erected over Sagg Pond, joining Sagg and Mecox to its west. They named the lane that crossed the small causeway Bridge Street, which likely inspired the hamlet's future name: Bridge Hampton (later bridged itself to form one word). Most of the founding families were connected to the whaling industry. Once Sag Harbor was settled about 1730, whaling fell off. But the soil in Bridgehampton was rich enough for farming to take over.
Photo: The Hampton House, Bridgehampton from "Lo...
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Beginnings: Bridgehampton records its start in 1656 when Josiah Stanborough, an original settler of Southampton, built a house in Sagg, today known as Sagaponack. Soon after the first settlers moved in, a bridge was erected over Sagg Pond, joining Sagg and Mecox to its west. They named the lane that crossed the small causeway Bridge Street, which likely inspired the hamlet's future name: Bridge Hampton (later bridged itself to form one word). Most of the founding families were connected to the whaling industry. Once Sag Harbor was settled about 1730, whaling fell off. But the soil in Bridgehampton was rich enough for farming to take over.
Photo: The Hampton House, Bridgehampton from "Long Island To-day" by Frederick Ruther, 1909
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