Coram, New York

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Coram is a hamlet (and census-designated place) in Suffolk County, New York, in the United States. As of the 2000 census, the CDP population was 34,923.

Coram is a community in the Town of Brookhaven served by the Longwood Central School District and the Middle Country Central School District.

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History

Coram is the oldest settlement in the central part of the Town of Brookhaven. Its early name was "Wincoram", perhaps the name of an Indian who lived in the area as late as 1703. The first white settler in the area was likely William Satterly, who sought permission to open a tavern to cater to travelers in 1677.[1]

During the American Revolutionary War, Benjamin Tallmadge's Culper Ring captured and burned 300 tons of British hay at what later become the corner of New York State Route 25 and New York State Route 112.[2]

From 1784 to 1885, Coram served as the meeting place for the Town of Brookhaven government, using the Davis Town Meeting House for much of that period.[3] The Davis House, built in the 1750s, was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2001 and is the oldest existing structure in Coram.

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