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Laurel

Beginnings: Because it was situated midway between Aquebogue and Mattituck on the North Fork, Laurel was known for many years as Middle District. When Riverhead Town split from Southold in 1792, the new border ran through the little farming community, dividing it in half. Middle District later became Franklinville some time before residents formed their own Presbyterian church in 1831, and finally Franklinville became Laurel in 1890. The substitution may have been inspired by the area's abundance of laurel trees and bushes.
Beginnings: Because it was situated midway between Aquebogue and Mattituck on the North Fork, Laurel was known for many years as Middle District. When Riverhead Town split from Southold in 1792, the new border ran through the little farming community, dividing it in half. Middle District later became Franklinville some time before residents formed their own Presbyterian church in 1831, and finally Franklinville became Laurel in 1890. The substitution may have been inspired by the area's abundance of laurel trees and bushes. « Show less

Top Laurel Articles

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  • Riverfest organizer thanks those who helped with this year's festival [Letter]

    Riverfest organizer thanks those who helped with this year's festival [Letter]
    The 2013 Riverfest committee extends tremendous gratitude to everyone who made this year's sunshine-filled festival so wonderful! We had the most perfect weather with which to feature eight bands, three historical performances, all-day hayrides and food...
  • Hotline conveys important information to community [West Laurel]

    The fall 2013 West Laurel Hotline is hot off the presses. Every home in West Laurel should have received it by now. The Hotline is full of very important and interesting community information, and is distributed by the West Laurel Civic Association. The...
  • Empty landmark seafood restaurant Bay 'n Surf demolished

    Empty landmark seafood restaurant Bay 'n Surf demolished
    Laurel's Bay and Surf restaurant, a Route 1 landmark recognized by its rooftop lighthouse and known for its cream of crab soup, was demolished this week after sitting empty for years. Opened by Patrick Edelmann, in 1965, Bay 'n Surf closed after a...
  • Laurel Police report seven forced-entry burglaries during September [Crime log]

    Laurel Police report seven forced-entry burglaries during September [Crime log]
    Laurel police report felonies, arrests and property crimes. Prince George's County police report violent crimes and property crimes. Anne Arundel County reports. Howard County police report major crimes, break-ins and car thefts. City of Laurel...
  • ICC meeting revenue projections, state says

    ICC meeting revenue projections, state says
    Nearly two years after opening, the Intercounty Connector is meeting revenue projections for the state as traffic volumes on the toll road continue to build, according to the Maryland Transportation Authority. Last fiscal year, drivers made 17.2 million...
  • For Nicholas, service is a calling, 'not a job'

    For Nicholas, service is a calling, 'not a job'
    Despite having almost three years of City Council service under her belt, Valerie Nicholas still considers herself somewhat of a newcomer to the ranks of city politics. In her short time on the council, however, Nicholas said she has made it a point...
  • Robbery with firearm reported in Laurel [Crime log]

    Robbery with firearm reported in Laurel [Crime log]
    Laurel police report felonies, arrests and property crimes. Prince George's County police report violent crimes and property crimes. Anne Arundel County police report major crimes. Howard County police report major crimes, break-ins and car thefts. City...
  • Two communities invite you to National Night Out Against Crime [North Laurel/Savage]

    National Night Out Against Crime is coming Tuesday, Aug. 6. It is a night that we gather together and meet local elected officials and police officers so that we can work together to control crime. There are two events happening in our area. The first...
  • Laurel students, trending with state, see drops in math scores

    Laurel students, trending with state, see drops in math scores
    Mimicking statewide results, Laurel students saw drops in their math scores on the 2013 Maryland School Assessments, according to results released last week by the Maryland State Department of Education. School officials in the three counties with...
  • Laurel Police report robbery with firearm, forced entry burglaries [Crime log]

    Laurel Police report felonies, arrests and property crimes. Prince George's County Police report violent crimes and property crimes. Howard County Police report major crimes, break-ins and car thefts. City of Laurel Baltimore Avenue, 15100 block, July...
  • Traffic: Accident at I-95 toll plaza

    Traffic: Accident at I-95 toll plaza
    As of 9 a.m. Friday, the Maryland Department of Transportation was reporting an accident on I-95 north in the city at the toll plaza, with one of the 12 toll lanes blocked — the far right lane. In Anne Arundel County, there's still some debris in...
  • Navy Reserve airborne electronic attack squadron makes final Md. flight

    Navy Reserve airborne electronic attack squadron makes final Md. flight
    For nearly a quarter-century, members of the airborne electronic attack squadron VAQ-209 have launched their jets from this air base in Prince George's County for deployments over Bosnia, Afghanistan and Iraq. Earlier this month, Navy Cmdr. James King...