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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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  • 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...
  • Laurel Police report motorcycle stolen on Contee Road [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, Nov. 3....
  • Deadline for absentee ballot in Laurel elections is Oct. 29

    The deadline for city residents to file for an absentee ballot in the Nov. 5 City Council elections is 5 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 29. Applications for absentee ballot requests are available at the city's website, laurel.md.us or by calling the Board of...
  • Howard County officer injured in shooting is discharged from hospital

    Howard County officer injured in shooting is discharged from hospital
    A Howard County police officer who was shot and wounded by a suspect who has since been captured has been released from the hospital, police said Sunday. Steven Houk, 30, a two-year veteran of the department, was seriously wounded after being shot on...
  • Laurel Police report three 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 Washington Boulevard, Unit block,...
  • Thefts from autos reported in city, South Laurel [Crime log]

    Thefts from autos reported in city, South Laurel [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 Westmeath Drive, 14100 block, Oct....
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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,"...