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"Buglight" lighthouse in Orient Harbor, Long Island, New York. August 2006
"Buglight" lighthouse in Orient Harbor, Long Island, New York. August 2006

Orient is a hamlet in Suffolk County, New York, United States. USA. The population was 709 at the 2000 census. Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (1005x655, 52 KB) The author of this photo is me, David Shankbone. ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (1005x655, 52 KB) The author of this photo is me, David Shankbone. ... A hamlet is (usually — see below) a small settlement, too small or unimportant to be considered a village. ... Suffolk County is a county located in the U.S. state of New York. ... Official language(s) English de facto Capital Albany Largest city New York City Area  Ranked 27th  - Total 54,520 sq mi (141,205 km²)  - Width 285 miles (455 km)  - Length 330 miles (530 km)  - % water 13. ...


Orient and Orient Point are used almost interchangeably. However Orient Point refers specifically to the very end of the North Fork of Long Island while Orient is the hamlet immediately next to it. To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Mercator projection of Long Island Long Island is an island in New York, USA. It has an area of 1,377 square miles (3567 km²) and a population of 7. ...


Orient is in the Town of Southold. For the hamlet and census-designated place within the Town of Southold, see Southold (CDP), New York. ...

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History and Tourism

Orient is the eastern-most hamlet in the town of Southold on Long Island's picturesque North Fork. It was originally named Poquatuck, after the name of the local native American tribe that resided along the inland waterways, then Oyster Ponds. Legend has it that when Oyster Bay, New York became famous during the presidency of Teddy Roosevelt, the name was changed to Orient to match the name of its most prominent land feature, Orient Point. Mercator projection of Long Island Long Island is an island in New York, USA. It has an area of 1,377 square miles (3567 km²) and a population of 7. ... Crassostrea gigas, Marennes-Oléron Crassostrea gigas, Marennes-Oléron Crassostrea gigas, Marennes-Oléron, opened The name oyster is used for a number of different groups of molluscs which grow for the most part in marine or brackish water. ... The Town of Oyster Bay is one of 3 towns in Nassau County, New York on Long Island, United States. ... Theodore Roosevelt (October 27, 1858–January 6, 1919) was the twenty-fifth (1901) Vice President and the twenty-sixth (1901-1909) President of the United States, succeeding to the office upon the assassination of William McKinley. ...


How did Orient get its name?


Orient and East Marion were originally called Oysterponds because of the abundance of shellfish in the area. What is now Orient was known as Lower Neck, while East Marion was called Upper Neck. The communities separated in 1836 and the name Orient was chosen to reflect that area's easternmost position on the North Fork. East Marion was named for Revolutionary War Gen. Francis Marion, known as the Swamp Fox. "East" was tacked on to Marion because of an existing Marion upstate. http://www.newsday.com/community/guide/lihistory/ny-history-hs369a,0,7747528.story?coll=ny-lihistory-navigation


Orient's winter population swells to well over 1000 in the summer months. Other than a post office, a gas station, and a few seasonal tourist stands, there is no center of commerce, hence its residents depend on nearby Greenport for every-day necessities. Many make a living at the US Government's Department of Agriculture lab on nearby Plum Island, a 5 minute boat ride from Orient Point across Plum Gut, or at businesses further inland. Truck farming and commercial fishing industry remains as well. Definitely New England in style and flavor, the hamlet of Orient has homes built over the last 3 centuries. Locals joke that a "new house" is anything built since World War II. Small-town post office and town hall in Lockhart, Alabama A post office is a facility (in most countries, a government one) where the public can purchase postage stamps for mailing correspondence or merchandise, and also drop off or pick up packages or other special-delivery items. ... Modern gas station A filling station, gas station or petrol station is a facility that sells fuel for road motor vehicles – usually petrol (US: gas/gasoline), diesel fuel and LPG. The term gas station is mostly particular to the United States of America and Canada, where petrol is known... The bird statue in the Greenport harbor Greenport is a village located in Suffolk County, New York. ... Plum Island is the name given to at least two of the islands located off the northeastern Atlantic Ocean coast of the United States: Plum Island, Massachusetts Plum Island, New York Plum Island is also the title of a novel by Long Island author Nelson DeMille, who uses the island... A truck farm is a farm that grows market-garden produce (fruit and vegetables). ... Fishing industry is the commercial activity of fishing and producing fish and other seafood products. ... Combatants Major Allied powers: United Kingdom Soviet Union United States Republic of China and others Major Axis powers: Nazi Germany Italy Japan and others Commanders Winston Churchill Joseph Stalin Franklin Roosevelt Harry Truman Chiang Kai-Shek Adolf Hitler Benito Mussolini Hideki Tojo Casualties Military dead: 17,000,000 Civilian dead...


The hamlet was originally settled by five families given a land grant by the King of England in the 1600's, and their names King, Terry, and Latham still resonate to this day in stories and legends. Later, Orient was used as a base of operations by British commanders such as Benedict Arnold and local Tories during the American Revolution to conduct raids on Yankee-held Connecticut. Benedict Arnold (January 14, 1741 – June 14, 1801) was a general in the Continental Army during the American Revolutionary War. ... The term Tory derives from the Tory Party, the ancestor of the modern UK Conservative Party. ... The American Revolution was a political movement that ended British control of the south-eastern coastal area of North America, resulting in the formation of the United States of America in 1776 and sparking the American Revolutionary War. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...


The Cross Sound Ferry currently operates a vehicle/passenger ferry service between Orient Point and New London, Connecticut. Cross Sound Ferrys New London terminus, and New London skyline, viewed from across the Thames River Cross Sound Ferry is a year-round passenger and vehicle ferry boat service based in New London, Connecticut, which provides transport to and from New London and Orient Point, New York, crossing Long... Nickname: The Whaling City Motto: MARE LIBERUM Coordinates: Country United States of America State Connecticut County New London Established 1646 (Pequot Plantation) Named 1658 (New London) Incorporated 1784 Mayor Beth Sabilla City Manager Martin Berliner Supt. ...


Geography

Orient is located at 41°8′43″N, 72°17′19″W (41.145410, -72.288689)GR1.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the hamlet has a total area of 15.9 km² (6.1 mi²). 13.2 km² (5.1 mi²) of it is land and 2.7 km² (1.0 mi²) of it (16.83%) is water. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title ) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... A square metre (US spelling: square meter) is by definition the area enclosed by a square with sides each 1 metre long. ... A square mile is an Imperial unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (5,280 feet, 1,760 yards, 1,609. ...


Demographics

As of the censusGR2 of 2000, there were 709 people, 330 households, and 205 families residing in the hamlet. The population density was 53.8/km² (139.2/mi²). There were 673 housing units at an average density of 51.1/km² (132.2/mi²). The racial makeup of the community was 97.32% White, 0.56% African American, 0.99% Asian, 0.28% Pacific Islander, 0.56% from other races, and 0.28% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.99% of the population. 1870 US Census for New York City A census is the process of obtaining information about every member of a population (not necessarily a human population). ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... Race, as defined by the United States Census Bureau and the Federal Office of Management and Budget, is a self-identification data item in which residents choose the race or races with which they most closely identify. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ...


There were 330 households out of which 18.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.7% were married couples living together, 7.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 37.6% were non-families. 30.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 19.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.15 and the average family size was 2.69. A marriage is a relationship between or among individuals, usually recognized by civil authority and/or bound by the religious beliefs of the participants. ...


In the community the population was spread out with 18.1% under the age of 18, 2.8% from 18 to 24, 15.7% from 25 to 44, 29.1% from 45 to 64, and 34.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 54 years. For every 100 females there were 95.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.1 males.


The median income for a household in the community was $45,461, and the median income for a family was $50,833. Males had a median income of $43,571 versus $31,111 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $29,382. About 2.4% of families and 4.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including none of those under age 18 and 4.5% of those age 65 or over. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... Map of countries showing percentage of population who have an income below the national poverty line The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


External links

Town of Southold, New York

County Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ... Southold is a town located in Suffolk County, New York, USA. As of the 2000 census, the town had a total population of 20,599. ... Official language(s) English de facto Capital Albany Largest city New York City Area  Ranked 27th  - Total 54,520 sq mi (141,205 km²)  - Width 285 miles (455 km)  - Length 330 miles (530 km)  - % water 13. ... Administrative divisions of New York State differ from those in certain other countries and most U.S. states, leading to misunderstandings regarding the governmental nature of an area. ...

Suffolk County, New York

Villages Suffolk County is a county located in the U.S. state of New York. ... Administrative divisions of New York State differ from those in certain other countries and most U.S. states, leading to misunderstandings regarding the governmental nature of an area. ...

Greenport The bird statue in the Greenport harbor Greenport is a village located in Suffolk County, New York. ...

Hamlets Administrative divisions of New York State differ from those in certain other countries and most U.S. states, leading to misunderstandings regarding the governmental nature of an area. ...

Cutchogue · East Marion · Fishers Island · Greenport West · Gilgo, Laurel · Mattituck · New Suffolk · Orient · Peconic · Southold The Cutchogue Public Library Cutchogue is a hamlet in Suffolk County, New York (USA). ... East Marion is a hamlet in Suffolk County, New York, USA. East Marion is in the Town of Southold. ... Fishers Island is a hamlet located on Fishers Island in Suffolk County, New York (USA), at the eastern end of Long Island Sound. ... Greenport West is a census-designated place located in Suffolk County, New York. ... Laurel is a hamlet in Suffolk County, New York, USA. It is inside both the Town of Southold and the Town of Riverhead. ... The Mattituck Inlet Mattituck is a hamlet in Suffolk County, New York, USA. The population was 4,198 at the 2000 census. ... New Suffolk is a hamlet in Suffolk County, New York, USA. The population was 337 at the 2000 census. ... Peconic is a hamlet located in Suffolk County, New York, USA. As of the 2000 census, the hamlet had a total population of 1,081. ... Southold is a hamlet (and a census-designated place) located in Suffolk County, New York, USA. It is inside the Town of Southold. ...

Website southoldtown.northfork.net/

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