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From: "David Roberts" <>
Subject: Re: [NYSUFFOL] Re: Newtown, NY, Suffolk County
Date: Sat, 16 Mar 2002 14:08:27 -0500
References: <MFMBM002mLAztxc1o8y00029e2b@mfmbm002.myfamilycorp.local>


I wonder, with this excellent geographical summary, if somebody could get
one of the LDS FHC's to try to get Salt Lake to change its geographic error
? Maybe, if the FHC's on L. I. brought this to their attention, it might
carry more weight than a correction coming from an FHC in Maryland.
David

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Subject: [NYSUFFOL] Re: Newtown, NY, Suffolk County


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> The old town of Newtown today would be communities of East Elmhurst,
Corona, Jackson Heights, Woodside, Winfield, Elmhurst, Forest Hills, Rego
Park, part of Kew Gardens, Laurel Hill, Maspeth, Middle Village, Glendale
and Ridgewood.
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> Prior to 1870 when the municipality of Long Island City was erected,
Newtown also consisted of today's communities of Astoria, Ravenswood,
Steinway, Dutch Kills, Blissville, Hunter's Point, Queensbridge and
Sunnyside.
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> The "town spot" was Newtown Village, today's Elmhurst. It was never
incorporated but it was called a village, even in the official town records
and in all the Long Island newspapers.
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