Mattituck & Laurel Facts

Mattituck

Located in the town of Southold, Mattituck is a hamlet in Suffolk County, New York. The population was 4,219 at the 2010 census.

 

Mattituck is believed to have derived its name from the Native American name for "Great Creek".  Mattituck Creek has been dredged and is used extensively by pleasure craft on Long Island Sound (the Mattituck Inlet is the entrance into Mattituck Creek, and the whole waterway is now popularly referred to as Mattituck Inlet).

Laurel

Located in the town of Southold, Laurel is a hamlet in Suffolk County, New York. The population was 1,394 at the 2010 census.

 

Laurel was known as  Franklinville as early as 1832 when the Franklinville Church and Academy were established. The name was changed to Laurel in 1898 when they applied to have a post office established and there was already a Franklinville in upstate New York.