Huntington Town Clerk's Archives

Department: Archives
100 Main Street
Huntington, New York 11743-6991
Phone: 631-351-3035
Fax: 631-351-3205
Antonia Mattheou, Town Archivist -

Huntington Town Clerk's Archives


Situated in Town Hall, the Huntington Town Clerk’s Archives is a local government repository established in 1993 under the direction of the Town Clerk Jo-Ann Raia. It houses 2500 linear feet of permanent records documenting the Town’s growth and history.

The manuscript collection consists of over 300 volumes and 45 linear feet of material dating back to 1653, the date the Town was founded. The collection includes Indian deeds and patents, chattel mortgages, thatch and underwater leases, highway, town accounts, assessment and tax records, documents pertaining to the Revolutionary Era and the Civil War, court records dealing with all aspects of life, vital statistics, records regarding elections, schools, the abolition of slavery, the poor, and town trustees.

The mission of the repository is to identify, collect, preserve and organize resources essential to the Town’s legal, fiscal, administrative and historical needs. Dedicated to promoting local history and teaching through the use of historical documents, the Archives makes its holdings available to scholars, students, filmmakers, reporters, elected officials, business people and the community. It conducts research, issues publications, prepares exhibits and presentations, hosts tours and activities and participates in local history events.

The Archives is focused on improving access to its historical records and ensuring their availability for future generations. It has been recognized nationally and by the New York State Education Department, winning numerous awards. It is viewed as a model for other municipal archives to follow.

Huntington Town Clerk's Archives is a member of the Long Island Library Resources Council.


Huntington Archives

A sampling of early legal documents and photographs from the town of Huntington’s archives.

Huntington Deeds

Deeds documenting land transactions from the early history of Huntington.

Huntington Historical Maps

Historical maps showing land purchases and boundaries in the Town of Huntington.

Huntington Legal Manuscripts

Legal manuscripts of early Huntington, NY.

Huntington Postcard Collection

Historic postcards from Huntington, NY.

Huntington Town Schools

School district records from the Town of Huntington, NY dated 1815-1872.

Huntington War Manuscripts

Historical manuscripts relating to Huntington’s involvement in the Revolutionary and Civil War.