Nassau

Christopher Morley Park Ice Rink, Roslyn/North Hills (December 24, 2012)
Christopher Morley Park Ice Rink, Roslyn/North Hills (December 24, 2012)

On January 1, 1898, about one-third of Queens County, the three western towns, consolidated with the City of New York. The three eastern towns, Hempstead, North Hempstead, and Oyster Bay, remained part of Queens County. However, on March 22, 1899 a county-wide meeting was held at Allens Hotel in Mineola and Quaker Benjamin F. Hicks of North Hempstead was elected chairman of a committee to push for the establishment of a new county. Needing authorization from Albany, Hicks assured the New York State governor that it was a wise measure desired by the taxpayers. Governor Black signed the bill for the establishment of Nassau County, effective January 1, 1899.[1]

Select one of the following:

Annals of the Hempstead Plains: An Account of Both the Former Central Railroad of Long Island and the Formation of Levittown

Benefitting the Gold Coast: A History of the Long Island Rail Road’s Preeminent Service to Locust Valley

Evolution of Hicksville Station: From Its Origins as a Stop on the Long Island Rail Road’s Main Line to a Modern Transportation Hub

From Switzerland in America to Prominent Suburb: The History of Roslyn and Neighboring Communities

Oyster Bay, Mill Neck, and Syosset: The History of Long Island Rail Road Service to Northeastern Nassau County

Rail Service in and around the City of Glen Cove

Underutilized Tracks: A Chronicle of Electric Train Service to East Williston and a History of the Neighboring Communities

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[1] Edward J. Smits, The Creation of Nassau County (Mineola, NY: Nassau County Dept. of Public Works, 1960), 20-22.

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