Introduction to Greenlawn, New York
Greenlawn, New York, in Suffolk county, is 8 miles NW of Brentwood, New York and 33 miles E of New York, New York. The town is located in the Nassau - Suffolk metropolitan area. Greenlawn has a population of 13,286.
This area now known as Greenlawn was initially named Old Fields. After the coming of the Long Island Railroad in 1868, Greenlawn became quite famous for pickle production. Samuel Ballton, who was a freed slave, settled in this area after the Civil War and once grew 1.5 million cucumbers in one season. This feat earned him the title of 'Pickle King.' Apart from the production of pickles, the area was also known for its cabbage and potato farms.
Greenlawn and nearby Attractions
- Huntington Historical Society
- Heckscher Museum of Art
- Cold Spring Harbor Whaling Museum
- Caumsett State Park
- Huntington Country Club
- Crescent Beach Town Park
Things To Do In Greenlawn
The annual Pickle Festival, which is held every September, is a well known local celebration. For rest and recreation purposes, there are several parks in the town which are fully equipped to support a diverse range of activities. The town is also home to a number of museums, which provide for many hours of education and entertainment.
La Guardia Airport is the nearest major airport.
Greenlawn Higher Education
Suffolk County Community College, SUNY College of Technology and Norwalk Community College provide facilities for higher education.