Introduction to Farmingdale, New York
Thomas Powell became the first permanent European settler in the community when he arrived in 1687. He bought a tract of land from Native Americans on October 18, 1695, a transaction which is known as the Bethpage Purchase. Local land developer Ambrose George bought a tract of land in the area and built a general store, which he named Farmingdale. The Long Island Railroad entered the area in the year 1841, and Farmingdale was used as the name of the stop. Farmingdale was officially incorporated as a village in 1904.
Farmingdale and nearby Attractions
- Amityville Historical Society - Lauder Museum
- Bartow-Pell Mansion
- Caumsett State Historic Park
- Cold Spring Harbor Fish Hatchery & Aquarium
- Roslyn Grist Mill
- Queens Botanical Garden
Things To Do In Farmingdale
Local golfers can enjoy a round at the Spring Meadow Golf Course, the Skydrive Golf Center and the Eagle Oaks Golf & Country Club. There are a number of historic sites located nearby, including Saint Paul's Church National Historic Site, Old Westbury Gardens, Caumsett State Historic Park and the Walt Whitman Birthplace State Historic Park. Queens Botanical Garden, and the Cold Spring Harbor Fish Hatchery and Aquarium are also accessible from Farmingdale.
The local airport is John F. Kennedy International.
Farmingdale Higher Education
Nearby colleges include the SUNY College of Technology at Farmingdale, Hofstra University, Nassau Community College and Adelphi University.