Introduction to West Babylon, New York
West Babylon, New York, in Suffolk county, is 7 miles SW of Brentwood, New York and 32 miles E of New York, New York. The town is part of the Nassau- Suffolk metropolitan statistical area. About 43,452 people live in West Babylon.
West Babylon History
West Babylon, which is a part of the Town of Babylon, is a census-designated place. The area that is occupied by the Town of Babylon was once referred to as South Huntington. The earliest settler here was Nathaniel Conklin, who moved in with his family in 1803 and named the area "New Babylon" after the historical town of Babylon. The Town of Babylon was officially established in 1872 from portions of the Town of Huntington.
West Babylon and nearby Attractions
- Belmont Lake State Park
- Bethpage State Park
- Old Bethpage Village Restoration
- American Airpower Museum
- Amityville Historical Society - Lauder Museum
Things To Do In West Babylon
The Belmont Lake State Park offers facilities for picnicking, fishing and boating, biking, hiking and horseback riding, while the Bethpage State Park has golf courses, tennis courts, playing fields, bridle paths, picnic areas and hiking and biking trails. One can view War planes built during World War II displayed in hangars at the American Airpower Museum. The Old Bethpage Village Restoration is an open-air museum which depicts the history of Long Island.
West Babylon Transportation
John F. Kennedy International Airport is nearby.
West Babylon Higher Education
SUNY College of Technology, Suffolk County Community College and Dowling College provide courses in higher studies.