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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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  • Monica Otal directs Central Maryland Chorale's Winter Concert

    Enjoy a Winter Concert presented by the Laurel-based Central Maryland Chorale, Sunday, Dec. 8, at 4 p.m., at the Lutheran Church of Saint Andrew, 15300 New Hampshire Ave., in Silver Spring. Directed by Monica Otal, the concert features Schubert's...
  • Sweetheart couple dancing toward another Valentine's Day

    Sweetheart couple dancing toward another Valentine's Day
    West Laurel couple Myron and Audrey Shumway were high school sweethearts in Fall River, Mass. They met at a youth function at church where Audrey almost dismissed Myron because he couldn't dance. He persuaded Audrey to teach him so she brought him home,...
  • Holiday happenings kick off the season in Laurel

    Holiday happenings kick off the season in Laurel
    Annual Holiday Group Show — Montpelier's resident artists' holiday exhibition, Dec. 6-29, open house, Dec. 8, 1-4 p.m., Resident Artists Gallery, Montpelier Arts Center, 9652 Muirkirk Road. Center open daily 10 a.m.-5 p.m. 301-377-7800. Arts....
  • 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...
  • City to accept paper bags only for yard debris collections

    To support Prince George's County's efforts to go green, the Laurel Department of Public Works will only accept yard debris collections in paper, not plastic, bags, city officials announced today. Beginning Jan. 1, city residents must place yard...
  • 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...
  • City asks for input on Laurel Lakes landscaping

    As the city moves forward with a project to clean up the upper of the two Laurel Lakes, Laurel officials are asking residents for landscaping suggestions. Officials from the Prince George's County's Department of Environmental Resources told the...
  • Robbery with firearm on Laurel Bowie Road reported by Laurel Police [Crime log]

    Laurel police report felonies, arrests and property crimes. Prince George's County police report violent crimes and property crimes. City of Laurel Scott Adam Court, 9100 block, Dec. 8. Theft from motor vehicle Braygreen Road, 7800 block, Dec. 7....
  • 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...
  • 2014 state bills for Laurel focus on recreation

    2014 state bills for Laurel focus on recreation
    The start of the 2014 General Assembly legislative session is fast approaching, and lawmakers are putting together their wish lists. Each year, delegations from across Maryland craft bills requesting funding, authorizations and other acts for local...
  • Jean Ganoe celebrates milestone birthday of 90 [North Laurel/Savage]

    A very special happy 90th birthday to Jean Ganoe on Feb. 15. Jean is known to many from her days of running J.P. Kake Korner along Route 1. Jean moved to Savage after she married her husband and raised four children. She has seven grandchildren and...
  • Laurel police report robbery with firearm [Crime log]

    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 Elaine Court, 9100 block, Feb. 2....