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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...
  • Leatherbury passes Van Berg for fourth on all-time win list

    Leatherbury passes Van Berg for fourth on all-time win list
    King Leatherbury tied and passed Hall of Fame trainer Jack Van Berg for fourth on the all-time win list with a pair of victories Saturday at Laurel Park. Leatherbury got win No. 6,417 when Toni With an I ($11.20) emerged victorious in the fourth....
  • Laurel Board of Trade sponsors Army Field Band concert

    The Laurel Board of Trade is sponsoring the U.S. Army Field Band and Soldiers' Chorus in concert Friday, Nov. 8 from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Laurel High School Auditorium, 8000 Cherry Lane. Telling the story of America's Army, this diverse program features...
  • Roosevelt High hosts annual fall concert

    The annual Eleanor Roosevelt High School fall concert is scheduled for Friday, Nov. 8, at 7:30 p.m. at the school, 7601 Hanover Pkwy., in Greenbelt. The show will feature the school's concert orchestra and chamber orchestra under the direction of...
  • Laurel Police report robbery with knife [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...
  • College students from Laurel earn degrees, recognition

    Greyson Charles Mann, of Laurel, was named to the fall dean's list at Wofford College in Spartanburg, S.C. Joshua Sheppard, of Laurel, graduated with a Master of Business Administration from the Brock School of Business at Samford University, in...
  • Laurel alumna Smothers has role in film about interracial brothers

    Laurel alumna Smothers has role in film about interracial brothers
    Monica Smothers, a Laurel native who caught the theater bug while a student at Laurel High, has one of three lead roles in a film that is opening Jan. 16 at the Avalon Theatre in Washington. The film, "25 Years," is directed by Derek Gray, of Baltimore,...
  • 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...
  • Timothy T. Williams, homeless advocate

    Timothy T. Williams, homeless advocate
    Timothy T. Williams, an attorney and homeless advocate who established transitional-living and recovery centers in city neighborhoods, died of a heart attack Dec. 8 at his Lutherville home. He was 64. Born in Baltimore and raised in the Sunnybrook...
  • First snow of 2014 blankets Laurel, brings chilly winds

    First snow of 2014 blankets Laurel, brings chilly winds
    What started as over-sized, wet snowflakes became a heavy blanket of white over streets, sidewalks and tree limbs in Laurel Thursday night as a wintry mix brought nearly a foot of snow, and was followed Friday by blustery winds and cold, cold...
  • 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...