Copiague (Images of America) by Mary Cascone,Steven Bellone

By Mary Cascone,Steven Bellone

alongside the beaches of lengthy Island's nice South Bay, the Copiague sector used to be a haven for local american citizens and, later, colonial settlers. formerly often called Huntington South, East Amityville, nice Neck, and Powell's, the hamlet followed the identify Copiague within the Eighteen Nineties. Pres. George Washington's celebrated 1790 sojourn is among the excessive issues in Copiague historical past, as are the visits of famed instant inventor Guglielmo Marconi within the early 1900s, whilst he got here to study his namesake Marconiville group. within the Twenties, rural Copiague grew to incorporate the seashore groups of yankee Venice, Amity Harbor, and Hawkins Estates and set the level for the enormous suburban growth of the Nineteen Fifties. starting within the early twentieth century, Copiague additionally grew to become the followed domestic to immigrants from all over the global. Copiague has a wealthy culture of neighborhood carrier institutions--its fireplace division, public faculties, veterans' corporations, and church buildings, together with Bethel A.M.E. Church, celebrated because the oldest black church on lengthy Island.

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