Event Summary

English settlement of eastern Long Island begins

Date

1640

Description

English settlers from New Haven and Lynn, Massachusetts begin almost simultaneous settlement on eastern Long Island by establishing towns of Southold and Southhampton

Lecture

Exploration/Discovery

Timeline 1

Europe's Maritime Reconnaissance, 1350-1640

Timeline 2

The Anglo-American Maritime World, 1640-1750

Record ID

Southampton, Long Island; Southold, Long Island