Place:Baldwin, Nassau, New York, United States

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NameBaldwin
Alt namesHick's Neck, Queens, New York, United Statessource: wikipedia
Milburn, Queens, New York, United Statessource: wikipedia
Baldwinsville, Queens, New York, United Statessource: wikipedia
Baldwins, Queens, New York, United Statessource: wikipedia
TypeHamlet
Coordinates40.663346°N 73.610618°W
Located inNassau, New York, United States
Also located inHempstead (town), Nassau, New York, United States     (1899 - present)
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Baldwin is a hamlet and census-designated place (CDP) located in the town of Hempstead in Nassau County, New York, United States. The population was 24,033 at the 2010 census.

Baldwin LIRR station, originally built in 1868, is on the Babylon Branch of the Long Island Rail Road.

History

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Original inhabitants of the area between Parsonage Creek near Oceanside and Milburn Creek near Freeport were Native Americans known as the Meroke, or Merrick, a band of Lenape people who were indigenous to most of the South Shore of Long Island. They spoke an Algonquian language and lived in two villages along Milburn Creek.

In 1643, English colonists began to call this area Hick's Neck, after two of Hempstead's early settlers, John Spragg from England and John Hicks from Flushing. They extended Hempstead village south to the salt meadows. The grist mill built by John Pine in 1686 on Milburn Creek attracted more English settlers. They engaged in fishing, farming, marshing, raising longwood, and breeding and raising sheep. Between the American Revolutionary War and the War of 1812, Hick's Neck continued to grow, becoming a prosperous agricultural area.

The first churches were built in 1810 and 1872, and the first school was built in 1813.

Sometime around the early 19th century Hick's Neck had begun to be called the village of Milburn; the first documented use of the name Milburn was in 1839.[1] In 1855, the village was officially founded as Baldwinsville, named in honor of Thomas Baldwin (1795–1872), a sixth-generation member of the Baldwin family of Hempstead and the leading merchant of Milburn at the time. Baldwin owned a general store named T. Baldwin and Sons. He also had a hotel at what would now be considered the northwest corner of Merrick Road and Grand Avenue. A third enterprise was his sawmill, which he operated by Silver Lake just southeast of the hotel.

In 1867, the South Side Rail Road began operating with a station in Baldwinsville. In 1870, one of Thomas Baldwin's sons, Francis Baldwin, became a member of the New York State Assembly representing Queens County's 2nd District; he later served as the Queens County treasurer.[2] (During this time, Baldwinsville was part of Queens County.) A year later, the name of the village was changed from Baldwinsville to Baldwins by the U.S. Postal Service so as to not confuse it with the village of Baldwinsville in upstate New York. By 1892, by an act of local government, the village was officially named Baldwin.[3]

Shortly after Hempstead separated from Queens County in 1899, people began to move to "Beautiful Baldwin", as it was called by Charles Luerssen, a village realtor. The village had fine boating (sailboats), bathing, and fishing. By 1939, ten years after the opening of Sunrise Highway, Baldwin became the largest unincorporated village in New York State—a title that was lost to Levittown by 1960.[3]

In the 1990 US Census, the area south of Atlantic Avenue was designated as Baldwin Harbor, a hamlet (and census-designated place). Baldwin Harbor remains a part of the Town of Baldwin's ZIP code, school district, and library system.

In May 1910, a breakthrough in American aviation history was made in Baldwin. The first all-American monoplane was designed, built, and successfully flown at this location by brothers Arthur and Albert Heinrich. The project was developed at the site now occupied by the Plaza Elementary School on Seaman Avenue and Rockville Drive. In the plane's initial and subsequent models, its unique designs featured controls that were combined into one stick, which allowed the pilot to fly the plane using one hand.

The name of the area was officially called Baldwin in 1892 while the area was still in Queens County. In 1899 Nassau County was established which encompassed the Town of Hempstead and it's several villages and hamlets including Baldwin.

Through the years Baldwin has also been known as:
Hick's Neck, Queens, New York, United States
Milburn, Queens, New York, United States
Baldwinsville, Queens, New York, United States|1855-1871
Baldwins, Queens, New York, United States|1871-1892

Geography

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The community is located in the southwest part of Nassau County. It is located on what is known as the South Shore of Long Island.

Baldwin is located at (40.663346, -73.610618).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of , of which 0.34% is water.

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