Introduction to Southold, New York
The first European settlers arrived in Southold in 1640, in what was the first English settlement on Long Island. English Puritans from Connecticut settled in this region on October 21, 1640 under the leadership of Reverend John Youngs. Southold was named after the coastal town of Southwold, England. Southold remained under the jurisdiction of New Haven until 1662 and then under control of the Connecticut Colony until 1674.
Southold and nearby Attractions
- Bridgehampton Historical Society
- Atlantis Marine World Aquarium
- Monte Cristo Cottage
- Fort Griswold State Park
- Beardsley Zoological Gardens
Things To Do In Southold
The East End Seaport Museum, the Sag Harbor Whaling and Historical Museum, the Museums of Historical Southold, Fort Griswold Battlefield State Park, Monte Cristo Cottage and Hyland House are some of the museums and historical sites accessible from Southold. Parks and recreational areas accessible from Southold include the Fort Griswold State Park, Hammonasset Beach State Park and Harkness Memorial State Park. The Atlantis Marine World Aquarium, the Beardsley Zoological Gardens and Foxwoods Resort and Casino are all accessible from Southold as well.
Air transportation is available from John F. Kennedy International Airport.
Southold Higher Education
Colleges and universities near Southold include Mitchell College, Long Island University-Southampton College and the Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts.