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Subject: DeFelitta families living in Syosset or Northport, Nassau Co, NY
Date: Thu, 12 Aug 2004 16:16:15 EDT
On 8/12/04 (12:52:51 PM MDT), as part of a posting to the Nassau County
Ancestry Board that was 'gatewayed' to , Mario Aramburu
"Thanks for your kind mail. In fact, what I meant was Eastport in Nassau Co,
Eastport is not in Nassau County, either.
Eastport is a hamlet (unincorporated area) partly in the Town of Brookhaven
and partly in the Town of Southampton, in the east-central part of Suffolk
County. There are 8 villages (municipal corporations) and 36 hamlets all or
partly in the Town of Brookhaven and there are 6 villages and 17 hamlets
(unincorporated areas) all or partly in the Town of Southampton. There are no cities
and 10 towns in Suffolk County. There are 2 Indian reservations in Suffolk
County. (I'm including after my name a NYS Geographic Glossary with the NYS
definitions of county, city, town, village, hamlet and postal zone.)
Beginning on the north and moving in a clockwise direction, the Hamlet of
Eastport in the Towns of Brookhaven and Southampton is bordered on the north by
the Hamlet of Manorville and the Hamlet of Calverton, Town of Brookhaven and
the Hamlet of Northampton, Town of Southampton; on the east by the Hamlet of
Remsenburg-Speonk, Town of Southampton; on the south by the Hamlet of East
Moriches, Town of Brookhaven; and, on the west by the Hamlet of East Moriches and
the Hamlet of Manorville, Town of Brookhaven.
And, as occurs in every one of Suffolk County's 157 communities (0 cities, 31
villages and 126 hamlets), the Hamlet of Eastport has a different border than
does the "Eastport. NY 11941" postal zone (i.e., a place can have an Eastport
mailing address and not be in Eastport and a place can have other than an
Eastport mailing address and be in Eastport). Those places that have an
"Eastport, NY" mailing address that are not in the Hamlet of Eastport are in the
Hamlet of Manorville; and, at the same time, there are places in the Hamlet of
Eastport with a "East Moriches, NY 11940" or a "Speonk, NY 11972" mailing address.
For those who have their copy of the 2003 or earlier edition of the LI
Population Survey or have already downloaded the report from the Long Island Power
Authority web site (eMail me directly if you need instructions on how to access
and download the report), you'll find the Hamlet of Calverton in the Towns of
Brookhaven and Southampton, Suffolk County on pages 14, 24 & 28 (map) and 25
& 29 (population estimate).
I hope this information is useful or, at least, interesting.
. Cities, Towns, Villages, Hamlets and Postal Zones in New York State
New York State is divided into counties.
A county is a municipal corporation, a subdivision of the state, created to
perform state functions; a "regional" government. All counties are divided
into cities, towns and Indian reservations.
A city is a unique governmental entity with its own special charter. Cities
are not sub-divided, except into neighborhoods, which are informal geographic
A town is a municipal corporation and encompasses all territory within the
state except that within cities or Indian reservations. Towns can be
sub-divided into villages and hamlets.
A village is a general purpose municipal corporation formed voluntarily by
the residents of an area in one or more towns to provide themselves with
municipal services. The pattern of village organization is similar to those of a
city. A village is divided into neighborhoods, which are informal geographic
A hamlet is an unincorporated area in one or more towns that is governed
at-large by the town(s) it is in. A hamlet is divided into neighborhoods, which
are informal geographic areas.
Postal Zone "City" and "Town"
A postal zone "City" and "Town" is an administrative district established by
the U.S. Postal Service to deliver the mail. Postal zone "City" and "Town"
may not (but are encouraged to) conform to municipal or community borders.
Thus, postal zone location does not always determine city, village or hamlet
Please be aware: In many areas of New York State, the problem of
non-conforming postal zones leads to a situation where the majority of places have a
different community name in their mailing address than the community where that
place is actually located.