Cold Spring Harbor, New York

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Cold Spring Harbor is a hamlet (and census-designated place) in Suffolk County, New York on the North Shore of Long Island. As of the United States 2000 Census, the CDP population was 4,975. Cold Spring Harbor is in the Town of Huntington.



Cold Spring Harbor was originally named Cold Spring because of the naturally cold freshwater springs that flowed (and still flow) in the area. Its economy mainly tied to milling and port activities, it rose in prominence as a whaling village in the mid-nineteenth century. After the decline of whaling in the 1860s, it became a resort town with several hotels. In the 20th century it became known as the site of Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, although the laboratory itself is located in the adjacent hamlet of Laurel Hollow in Nassau County. Today it is primarily a bedroom community of New York City, with a small central business area running along Route 25A, and is home to many educational and cultural organizations: The Cold Spring Harbor Whaling Museum, The Cold Spring Harbor Fish Hatchery and Aquarium, Dolan DNA Learning Center, the Uplands Farm Sanctuary (home of the Nature Conservancy's Long Island chapter), and a gallery run by the Society for the Preservation of Long Island Antiquities. Its local school district is among the best in the country ranked at 71st as of 2008.


Cold Spring Harbor is located at 40°51′48″N 73°26′35″W / 40.86333°N 73.44306°W / 40.86333; -73.44306 (40.863398, -73.443116)[1].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 3.9 square miles (10.1 km²), of which, 3.7 square miles (9.6 km²) of it is land and 0.2 square miles (0.5 km²) of it (4.86%) is water.


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