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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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  • Students test cyber skills in competition at Johns Hopkins APL

    Students test cyber skills in competition at Johns Hopkins APL
    This year's winter weather is a mere dusting compared to the winter storm that college students are grappling with this weekend at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory. Eight teams of students are fending off a massive cyber attack...
  • Traffic: Collision on outer loop of I-695

    Traffic: Collision on outer loop of I-695
    A collision on the outer loop of Interstate 695 in Woodlawn at Security Boulevard has closed two outer loop traffic lanes and the outer loop right shoulder at 9:07 a.m. on Monday, according to the state Department of Transportation. The Maryland...
  • First retailer opens at Towne Centre at Laurel

    First retailer opens at Towne Centre at Laurel
    A long wait for Laurel residents came to an end on Friday, March 28 with the opening of the first retailer at the Towne Centre at Laurel, a new retail area still under construction. The grand opening of Burlington Coat Factory Friday is a major...
  • Laurel Police report two burglaries [Crime Log]

    Laurel Police report two burglaries [Crime Log]
    Laurel police report felonies, arrests and property crimes. Prince George's County police report major crimes and property crimes. Howard County police report major crimes, break-ins and car thefts. City of Laurel Belle Ami Drive, 14800 block, March...
  • Age hasn't dampened the style of singer Ethel Ennis [Senior Circles]

    Smooth Sounds for Seniors! That's the title of the new concert series just for seniors ages 60 and better at the Montpelier Arts Center, in Laurel. It is a cultural arts venue for all counties. The center's director, Sonya Kitchens, decided to offer...
  • Yard sales signal signs of spring [Old Town Laurel]

    Yard sales are a great way to dispose of, or repurpose, unwanted household items and clothing, while putting some extra cash in your pocket. However, you should be aware of several rules regarding such events. City of Laurel rules dictate that in...
  • State requires study of regional bus system before funding new Howard agency

    State requires study of regional bus system before funding new Howard agency
    Howard County will move ahead with the launch of its new regional transit agency this summer despite a legislative decision in Annapolis to withhold state funding from the operation until it is studied further. David Nitkin, a county spokesman, said...
  • Side by Side breakfast in Laurel celebrates growth, achievement

    Side by Side breakfast in Laurel celebrates growth, achievement
    Community members and education advocates filled Bethany Community Church on Saturday morning for the Laurel-based nonprofit Side by Side's fifth annual fundraiser breakfast and silent auction. Side by Side, launched in 2009 by former Laurel Leader...
  • Laurel Police report robbery with firearm [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 Montrose Avenue, 300 block, Feb....
  • Laurel Library should drop Confederate Civil War veteran Charles Stanley from name [Letter]

    As a Laurel resident, I read with great interest the Feb. 20 article in the Laurel Leader and the letter to the editor from Lindsey Baker Feb. 27, regarding the Laurel Library branch retaining the Charles Stanley name after a new building is completed....
  • Gracie Scheaffer a poster girl for making posters [North Laurel/Savage]

    Congratulations to Gracie Scheaffer. Gracie created a poster in her religion class for world peace. She was recognized about this time a year ago, but apparently, she won again and was recognized by the Lions Club and the City of Laurel for her poster...
  • 'Commissioners' Meeting Held Up by Storm' [History Matters]

    March 1965 Howard gets hip "Folk Center for Howard youth: The organization of a 'folk center' in Howard County for young adults in their late teens will be the subject of a meeting this Saturday at 1:30 P.M. at Bethany Methodist Church on Bethany...