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The personal injury attorneys in South Harrington, NY at Banville Law present the following about the area's history.

South Huntington

The wealthy New York hamlet, South Harrington, is located 37.4 miles east of New York City. The 2,176-acre area's borders are created by East Jericho Turnpike, Wolf Hill Road, Dix Hills Road, and the Northern State Parkway.

History

South Huntington, part of the greater town of Huntington, was found in 1653 by the following Oyster Bay residents:

  • Richard Holbrook
  • Robert Williams
  • Daniel Whitehead

The men purchased the area from the Native American Matinecock Tribe. However, they were not the owners for long as they would quickly give ownership to its residents, mainly English settlers. Huntington was used as a headquarter by the British during the American Revolutionary War. In 1867, the Long Island Rail Road brought commuting ease and tourism to the town. By the end of World War II, population growth created a residential community for New York City.

After the town separated into subsections, South Huntington would become known as Walt Whitman's hometown. Born in 1819, Whitman was mostly known as being a poetry writer. Some of his main works include:

  • Franklin Evans - 1842
  • The Half-Breed; A Tale of the Western Frontier - 1846
  • Life and Adventures of Jack Engle - 1852
  • Leaves of Grass - 1855
  • Manly Health and Training - 1858 

The area still offers traces of his legacy. The Walt Whitman Shops and Walt Whitman High School were all named in his honor. His birthplace, located on Old Walt Whitman Rd, was turned into a museum in 1940 and can be toured to this day.

Neighborhood

The majority of the homes in the area were built at the end of World War II. With the influx of Baby Boomers between 1945 and 1964, the area had an increase in population, and more than 86% of the homes date back to this time. The average home costs $457,463, and rent runs about $3,241, higher than 85.1% of other areas in New York.

Demographics

The population as of 2000 was 9,465, with an average household income of $177,950. The area consists of approximately 3,299 households, with 64.2% married and 32.3% with children. South Huntington is home to many residents of Italian and Eastern European ancestry. Although English is the language spoken by 76.9%, other languages spoke include the following:

  • Spanish
  • Polish
  • Languages of India
  • Urdu, the national language of Pakistan

The racial breakdown of the area is as follows:

  • 93.47% White
  • 0.85% African American
  • 0.06% Native American
  • 3.55% Asian
  • 0.82% from other races
  • 1.25% two or more races
  • 3.76% Hispanic or Latino

Related Reading: The History of Huntington, New York

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Laurence P. Banville
Date Published: April 27, 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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