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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 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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....
  • 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,...
  • 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....
  • Thunder Brigade drum and bugle corps marches into Laurel

    Thunder Brigade drum and bugle corps marches into Laurel
    Brass and percussion musicians and color guard performers from local band programs descended Nov. 30 on the gym at the Laurel Boys and Girls Club to join a new drum and bugle corps. Thunder Brigade, a program of the nonprofit Mighty Sounds Production,...
  • Visionaries broke new ground with Laurel Shopping Center

    Visionaries broke new ground with Laurel Shopping Center
    Laurel Shopping Center was a pioneer in local retail, and the men behind its development were visionaries who turned a then-radical idea into a successful enterprise that helped change the face of retail in the Baltimore/Washington area. Brothers Melvin...
  • 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...