Place:Peconic, Suffolk, New York, United States

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NamePeconic
Alt namesPeonicsource: USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS36020680
TypeCensus-designated place
Coordinates41.031°N 72.46°W
Located inSuffolk, New York, United States
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Peconic is a census-designated place (CDP) that roughly corresponds to the hamlet by the same name in the Town of Southold in Suffolk County, New York, United States. The CDP population was 683 at the 2010 census.

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The community derives its name from Peconic Bay, which in turn derives its name from a Native American word meaning "nut trees". The area was originally called "Hermitage", and the name "Peconic" was adopted later. During the late 1800s and early 1900s, it was home to the Peconic School, an artist colony initially led by painters Benjamin Rutherfurd Fitz and Edward August Bell.

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