Introduction to Jericho, New York
Jericho, New York, in Nassau county, is 4 miles N of Levittown, New York and 23 miles E of New York, New York. The town is part of the Nassau - Suffolk metropolitan statistical area. About 13,045 people live in Jericho.
In 1648, the area that is now occupied by the town of Jericho was a part of Robert Williams Plantation. Most of the early English families in the area consisted of people who had fled from religious persecution in England. The area was known as Lusum and then renamed Jericho in 1692. It got its first post office in 1802.
Jericho and nearby Attractions
- Meadow Brook Golf Club
- Muttontown Preserve
- Planting Fields Arboretum
- Piping Rock Club
- Cold Spring Harbor Fish Hatchery & Aquarium
- Hicksville Gregory Museum
Things To Do In Jericho
There are huge expanses of parkland around Jericho. The hamlet has several parks that are well equipped with a wide range of facilities to support many types of recreational activities. The preserves and wildlife areas have nature trails for hiking and biking as well. Moreover, there are a number of golf courses in and around the area.
John F. Kennedy International Airport is nearby.
Jericho Higher Education
Hofstra University, New York Institute of Technology, SUNY College and Long Island University are in the neighborhood.