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The Town History of Muttontown, NY

The worker's comp attorneys in Muttontown, NY, at Banville Law, would like to share some interesting details on the neighborhood and its history.


Muttontown is an incorporated village in the Town of Oyster Bay located in Nassau County, New York. The 3852.8-acre town is just north of Jericho and to the south of Oyster Bay. Jericho Oyster Bay Road runs north and south through the town's center, and Muttontown Road cut across before heading into Syosset to the east. 


The town has a history that includes many pastures of sheep farms. As far back as the 1600s, sheep were raised for the production of their meat and wool. The meat from sheep, or mutton, is how the town became Muttontown sometime after 1750. 

The area is now home to several golf courses and nature preserves. Some of these include the following:

  • The Muttontown Club - located on Northern Boulevard
  • Woodside Club - located on Muttontown Eastwoods Road
  • The Muttontown Preserve - located off of Muttontown Lane
  • The Hoffman Center Nature Preserve - located on Northern Boulevard

Historic Landmarks

The Muttontown Village Hall works hard to preserve the area's history, and its barn-style building is located on Village Hall Drive. Many wealthy families moved into the area during the 1900s, some of their notable estates have been preserved, including the following:

  • Christie House - originally built for Egerton L. Winthrop Jr. but purchased by Lansdell Christie in 1950
  • Chelsea Mansion - built in 1924 for Benjamin Moore, who became the town's mayor from 1931-1938
  • Knollwood Mansion - built in 1906 and sold in 1951 to King Zog of Albania

Notable People 

Some notable people from the area include:

  • Alicia Keys - musician
  • Cliff Josephy - professional poker player
  • Chad Pennington - former NFL quarterback from the New York Jets
  • Lester L. Wolff - former New York member of United States House Representative 


Muttontown's population was 3,497 in 2010, an increase of 2.5% since 2000. In 2000 the population was 3,412 and consisted of 1,022 households and 920 families. Approximately 25.07% of the townspeople were born in countries other than the United States. The racial makeup of the residents is the following: 

  • 79.92% white 
  • 1.82% African American
  • 2.29% Hispanic or Latino
  • 16.0% Asian
  • 0.21% other races
  • 2.05% two or more races

The annual median household income for the community was $184,386. As many as 39% of the residents have a master's college degree, and 32% have at least their bachelor's degree. The occupational makeup of the working population includes the following:

  • 23.45% executive or management roles
  • 17.63% sales or service positions
  • 16.08% healthcare occupations

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Laurence P. Banville
Date Published: May 19, 2021
Laurence P. Banville is the managing partner of Banville Law. As an experienced personal injury attorney, Mr. Banville helps clients recover compensation from those responsible for his clients' injuries. Our firm is located in New York City, serving clients from the five boroughs: Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, The Bronx, and Staten Island.
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