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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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  • 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...
  • 'Von Stueben's Drill Book found In Ohio' [History Matters]

    50 Years Ago Knock, knock From the Glenwood social column:   "Mr. and Mrs. John Cotton visited  friends in Holidaysburg, Pa. over last weekend. "Mr. R. Clyde Pindell was the weekend guest of Mrs. Harry Naylor of Silver Springs. "Mrs. Warfield...
  • City removes zoning restrictions on churches, businesses

    City removes zoning restrictions on churches, businesses
    Last year, the Rev. Daryl Terry of Faith Fellowship Community Church in Laurel wanted to relocate his parish to Main Street. But because of a law that prohibited places of worship and establishments that serve alcohol from being located within 500...
  • 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...
  • Swim Club is focal point for families in summer [Maryland City]

    Wow, Memorial Day weekend is just over two weeks away! The first place many of our neighbors think about when we mention summer is the neighborhood pool. The West Arundel Swim Club, located at 259 Old Line Ave., is a private swim club nestled in 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...
  • Buzzing in for safety at Howard elementary schools

    Buzzing in for safety at Howard elementary schools
    Visitors to Laurel Woods Elementary School have noticed something different as they prepared to enter the front door — they needed permission. The North Laurel school was one of many Howard County elementary schools to have a new buzzer system...
  • Laurel Boys and Girls Club task force approves recommendations

    The city's task force assigned to examine the operations of the Laurel Boys and Girls Club unanimously approved this week a number of recommendations to be presented to the Laurel City Council. Chief among the recommendations approved by the 11-member...
  • Pallotti volleyball loses to Archbishop Spalding

    Pallotti volleyball loses to Archbishop Spalding
    Pallotti got a taste of Archbishop Spalding volleyball Tuesday night, and it wasn't pleasant. Spalding produced 25-19, 19-25, 25-14, 25-21 victory over the Panthers in Laurel in an Interscholastic Athletic Association of Maryland A Conference match....
  • Maryland City Elementary's Backpack Buddies program gets local support

    Two Laurel-area organizations have lent their support to a good cause at Maryland City Elementary School. On Sept. 4, the Laurel Moose Lodge donated $100 to the school's Backpack Buddies program. Two weeks later, the Laurel Rotary Club donated 15...
  • District 21 delegation to host health care forum Saturday at Laurel High

    The Oct. 1 government shutdown has not affected the District 21-sponsored health care forum, scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 5, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., at Laurel High School, 8000 Cherry Lane. Open enrollment has begun for health coverage under the...
  • Parents, students can attend career fair at Laurel High

    A college and career fair will be held at Laurel High on Thursday, Nov. 14, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. The fair is being held by Prince George's County Council member Mary Lehman, who represents Laurel, in partnership with the Laurel High PTSA and Suited...