Introduction to Wyandanch, New York
Wyandanch, New York, in Suffolk county, is 6 miles W of Brentwood, New York and 32 miles E of New York, New York. The town benefits from easy access to the nearby cities and towns that it shares the Nassau- Suffolk metropolitan area with. Wyandanch's population is approximately 10,546.
The area now known as Wyandanch was originally inhabited by Massapequa Indians. Jacob Conklin purchased the land from the Indians in 1706. It was then known as "lower Half Hollows." Wyandanch and Deer Park evolved out of this land. The community was named after the Wyandance Brice and Terra Cotta Company. Wyandanch is now a census-designated hamlet in the Town of Babylon.
Wyandanch and nearby Attractions
- Sagamore Hill National Historic Site
- Heckscher Museum of Art
- Cold Spring Harbor Whaling Museum
- Cold Spring Harbor Fish Hatchery & Aquarium
- Jewish Sports Hall of Fame
- Geiger Memorial Park
Things To Do In Wyandanch
The Sagamore Hill National Historic Site is built around the 19th century home of Theodore Roosevelt. The Walt Whitman Birthplace State Historic Park and Eagles Nest are among the other historic sites that are close by. The Huntington Historical Society has some interesting exhibits that shed light on the local history. One can also plan a day trip to the Cold Spring Harbor Fish Hatchery & Aquarium, which has a large living collection of freshwater reptiles, fish and amphibians.
Republic Airport can be reached within a few minutes.
Wyandanch Higher Education
For higher education, residents of Wyandanch can enroll at the SUNY College of Technology at Farmingdale, Suffolk County Community College-Western Campus or Hofstra University.