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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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  • Laurel schools will open Thursday two hours late

    Laurel schools will open Thursday two hours late
    It's back to class for Laurel students Thursday after officials for Prince George's and the Howard school systems said schools would be open, starting two hours late. A cold but sunny day Wednesday allowed workers to catch up on clearing snow and ice...
  • Traffic: Emergency roadwork on MD 147

    Traffic: Emergency roadwork on MD 147
    The state Department of Transportation said that emergency roadwork in Baltimore County on MD 147 South at Putty Hill Avenue that began on Wednesday continued Thursday morning. The Maryland Transit Administration reported minor local bus, mobility...
  • International Night celebrates customs, culture at Laurel High

    International Night celebrates customs, culture at Laurel High
    For a few hours on a cold night last week, the center of the world could be found on stage in Laurel High's auditorium. More than 200 people turned out for the school's annual International Night Jan. 24, a showcase of the food, music, dance and customs...
  • Laurel Police release photos after smash-and-grabs at Verizon Wireless

    Laurel Police release photos after smash-and-grabs at Verizon Wireless
    Laurel Police released surveillance photos after two smash and grab burglaries were reported at the Verizon Wireless store on Route 1 this month. On Jan. 23, two people arrived in a dark-color sedan and broke the store's glass door to enter. They took a...
  • Chick-fil-A restaurants offer holiday cookie decorating

    Laurel Chick-fil-A restaurants are hosting a first annual gingerbread cookie decorating event. Time slots are 9-9:45 a.m. or 10-10:45 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 30, at Corridor Marketplace Chick-fil-A, 3366 Corridor Market Place. Time slots are 2-2:45 p.m....
  • Laurel Regional Hospital to expand focus on women's health

    Laurel Regional Hospital to expand focus on women's health
    Laurel Regional Hospital officials are in the development stage of a major project that focuses on tackling women's health issues in a big way. According to hospital officials, they hope to soon open a one-stop facility, separate from the main building,...
  • Laurel Police report nine thefts in six days [Crime log]

    Laurel police report felonies, arrests and property crimes. Prince George's County police report violent crimes and property crimes. City of Laurel Split Rail Lane, 7200 block, Oct. 26. Theft. Fifth Street, 800 block, Oct. 25. Forced-entry burglary....
  • County, city to offer information on Laurel Lakes dredging

    County, city to offer information on Laurel Lakes dredging
    The Prince George's County Department of Environmental Resources and staff from the city of Laurel will hold a public meeting to share information on the Laurel Lakes dredging project, Thursday, Nov. 14 at 6:30 p.m. at the Laurel Police Department's...
  • Bond Mill Elementary celebrates autumn with costume parade [West Laurel]

    Bond Mill Elementary celebrated the autumn season with the annual costume parade on Oct. 31. It was a beautiful sunny and warm day. Foliage along Sherwood Avenue was a brilliant hue of autumnal colors, which was the backdrop of the parade of about 500...
  • Lovely Ladies of Laurel hold 5k benefit for breast cancer awareness

    Lovely Ladies of Laurel hold 5k benefit for breast cancer awareness
    Laurel mentoring group the Lovely Ladies of Laurel raised $500 for breast cancer awareness at their Oct. 25 L3 5K event at Laurel Lakes. Celeste Hill, who founded Lovely Ladies of Laurel, and Laurel's Prince George's County School Board member Zabrina...
  • Savage/North Laurel

    Needle art exhibit Sponsored by Stitching Pretty of Laurel, Montpelier Mansion hosts the 18th annual Needleart Show, Sunday and Monday, Nov. 3-4, at Montpelier Mansion, 9650 Muirkirk Road in Laurel. The exhibit features an array of stitched art from...
  • Pastor led First Assembly of God Church for 22 years [Old Town Laurel]

    The Rev. Paul E. Boyce, former pastor of Laurel's First Assembly of God Church, 1102 Montgomery St., passed away in Sweetwater, Tenn., on Oct. 9. Along with his first wife, Marjorie, who also held credentials within the denomination, he oversaw the...