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Town of Smithtown

Town of Smithtown

OVERVIEW

Originally known as Smithfield, now known as the Town of Smithtown, is located on the North Shore of Long Island. The town holds 3 villages and 8 hamlets. According to the 2010 census there are more than 177,000 people living in this town. It is also the hometown to some notable famous people including Rosie ODonnell, Melissa Joan Hart, and Major League Baseball player Criag Biggio (of the Houston Astros).

The Town of Smithtown has a famous statue which is referred to as the Smithtown Bull. The local legend of the Smithtown Bull is that the founder, Richard Smith, earned the land by riding the perimeter of the land on a bull. Smith choose the longest day of the year to take his ride and on the boarder of Smithtown and Huntington is where he stopped to eat bread and cheese for lunch, this road is now known as Bread and Cheese Hollow Road. The statue is a life size reproduction of the bull he rode that day at the intersection of Jericho Tpke and Route 25-A.

Some great parks are in the Town of Smithtown including Caleb Smith State Park Preserve, Sunken Meadow State Park, and Nissequogue River State Park. These parks are great for biking, hiking, fishing, water sports, playing fields, picnic areas, cross-country skiing, and walking through beautiful nature trails. Sunken Meadow State Park also include a 27-hole golf course as well. There is also a national historic district called the Blydenburgh Park Historic District. It includes many different historic buildings. It is part of the National Register of Historic Places. Take a trip over to the Town of Smithtown and visit all of its history!

HAMLETS AND VILLAGES IN THE TOWN OF SMITHTOWN