Collection Facts

Extent: 
4 items
Dates of Original: 
1722-1821
Collection Owner:
NYH Topic Area(s):

Historical Context

The Town of Huntington is one of ten towns in Suffolk County, New York, United States. Founded in 1653, it is located on the north shore of Long Island in northwestern Suffolk County. With its main building in Huntington Village and its branch library in Huntington Station, the Huntington Public Library (HPL) exists to serve the 34,000 residents of the Huntington Public Library District. HPL is a school district public library, a not-for-profit organization and a member of the Suffolk Cooperative Library System.

Scope of Collection

The collection consists of historical documents and land deeds related to the Town of Huntington its various families: Ketcham, Wood, and Lloyd-Cogswell. Other documents include, "The Sag Harbor Sea Fencibles" (1814-1815) and correspondence of the Town Historian, Benjamin Thompson (1821).