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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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  • 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...
  • Support police and discourage crime at National Night Out [South Laurel/Montpelier]

    Prince George's County Community Oriented Policing Services will host the Prince George's Police Department's 30th annual National Night Out on Tuesday, Aug. 6 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Laurel-Beltsville District VI building, 4321 Sellman Road in...
  • 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...
  • Laurel sports notices

    Send sports notices a minimum of two weeks before the requested publication date to Patuxent Publishing/LL Sports Notices, Third floor, 501 N. Calvert St., Baltimore, MD 21278; e-mail cclary@tribune.com. Include date, time, location, contact information...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Boys and Girls Club task force finishes fact finding

    After five months and eight, at times tenuous, meetings, the Laurel Boys and Girls Club task force had all but run its course when it met for the penultimate time last week. "We've had, if nothing else, a full examination of all the elements of this,"...
  • Police, first responders educate and entertain at Laurel's National Night Out

    Police, first responders educate and entertain at Laurel's National Night Out
    Police officers, firefighters and rescue personnel gathered at Granville Gude Park Tuesday evening for Laurel's annual National Night Out. Organized in communities across the country, National Night Out is an opportunity for law enforcement officials...
  • Free dental clinic draws hundreds to Pallotti's gym [Old Town Laurel]

    There were no bouncing balls or athletes hurriedly pacing the facilities floor in the gym at St. Vincent Pallotti High School this past Friday and Saturday. The sports arena had been transformed into a 53-chair dental facility. While the first day's count...