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Subject: [NYSUF] street name
Date: Sun, 7 Sep 2003 20:21:21 EDT
On 9/7/03 (5:39:24 PM MDT), Bern () asked,
"Can anyone tell me the name of the street that crossed over the Montaulk
Highway and went all the way down to Heckscher (spelling?) State Park in East
Islip. I am trying to figure out what ED's I need to search to find an address
in the 1930 census."
For questions such as yours, you may want to contact the East Islip Public
East Islip Public Library
381 East Main Street
East Islip, NY 11730
The pertinent geography:
East Islip is a hamlet (unincorporated area) in the south-central section of
the Town of Islip, Suffolk County. There are 4 villages (incorporated
municipalities) and 23 hamlets all or partly in the Town of Islip. There are no
cities and 10 towns in Suffolk County. There are 2 Indian reservations in Suffolk
County. (I'm including after my name a NYS Geographic Glossary with the NYS
definitions of county, city, town, village, hamlet and postal zone.)
Beginning on the north and moving in a clockwise direction, the Hamlet of
Islip in the Town of Islip is bordered on the north by the Hamlet of Islip
Terrrace; on the east by the Hamlet of Great River; on the south by the Great South
Bay; and, on the west by the Hamlet of Islip.
And, as occurs in every one of Suffolk County's 157 communities (0 cities, 31
villages and 126 hamlets), the Hamlet of East Islip has a different border
than does the "East Islip, NY 11730" postal zone (i.e., a place can have an East
Islip mailing address and not be in East Islip). Those places that have an
"East Islip, NY" mailing address that are not in the Hamlet of East Islip are
in the Hamlet of Great River.
For those who have their copy of the 2002 or earlier editions of the LI
Population Survey or have already downloaded the report from the Long Island Power
Authority web site (eMail me directly if you need instructions on how to
access and download the report), you'll find the Hamlet of East Islip in the Town
of Islip, Suffolk County on pages 14 & 20 (map) and 21 (population estimate).
I hope this information is useful or, at least, interesting.
L'Shannah Tovah & Happy 5764,
. Cities, Towns, Villages, Hamlets and Postal Zones in New York State
New York State is divided into counties.
A county is a municipal corporation, a subdivision of the state, created to
perform state functions; a "regional" government. All counties are divided
into cities, towns and Indian reservations.
A city is a unique governmental entity with its own special charter. Cities
are not sub-divided, except into neighborhoods, which are informal geographic
A town is a municipal corporation and encompasses all territory within the
state except that within cities or Indian reservations. Towns can be
sub-divided into villages and hamlets.
A village is a general purpose municipal corporation formed voluntarily by
the residents of an area in one or more towns to provide themselves with
municipal services. The pattern of village organization is similar to those of a
city. A village is divided into neighborhoods, which are informal geographic
A hamlet is an unincorporated area in one or more towns that is governed
at-large by the town(s) it is in. A hamlet is divided into neighborhoods, which
are informal geographic areas.
Postal Zone "City" and "Town"
A postal zone "City" and "Town" is an administrative district established by
the U.S. Postal Service to deliver the mail. Postal zone "City" and "Town"
may not (but are encouraged to) conform to municipal or community borders.
Thus, postal zone location does not always determine city, village or hamlet
Please be aware: In many areas of New York State, the problem of
non-conforming postal zones leads to a situation where the majority of places have a
different community name in their mailing address than the community where that
place is actually located.