Introduction to South Huntington, New York
South Huntington History
The Matinecock tribe of Native Americans originally inhabited this region. Robert Williams, Daniel Whitehead, and Richard Holbrook purchased land from these natives on April 2, 1653, and then sold it to a group of white settlers. This ultimately became the town of Huntington which was officially incorporated on November 30, 1666. The hamlet of South Huntington is a part of the Town of Huntington. Walt Whitman, the American poet, essayist, humanist, and journalist, was born in South Huntington in 1819.
South Huntington and Nearby Attractions
- Huntington Historical Society
- Walt Whitman Birthplace State Historic Park
- Oyster Bay National Wildlife Refuge
- Fire Island National Seashore
- Cold Spring Harbor Fish Hatchery & Aquarium
- Robert Moses State Park
Things To Do In South Huntington
Walt Whitman Birthplace State Historic Park is nearby and now includes exhibition galleries and an interpretive center. Cold Spring Harbor Whaling Museum showcases exhibits on the local history, 19th-century whaling, and scrimshaw. Huntington Historical Society, American Airpower Museum, Suffolk County Vanderbilt Museum, Jewish Sports Hall of Fame, and Heckscher Museum of Art are among the other museums located within 10 miles of South Huntington. The home of Theodore Roosevelt on Sagamore Hill is also close to the town. Fire Island National Seashore features 32 miles of beach, nature trails, public marinas, and camping areas. Facilities for swimming, boating, fishing, horseback riding, biking, hiking, and picnicking are available at the Jones Beach State Park, Hempstead Lake State Park, Valley Stream State Park, and Belmont Lake State Park.
South Huntington Transportation
John F Kennedy International Airport is the closest major airport.
South Huntington Higher Education
Nearby colleges include the Long Island University - Brentwood, SUNY Farmingdale, and SUNY Old Westbury.