Halesite, New York

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Halesite is a hamlet (and a census-designated place) in Huntington on the North Shore of Long Island in Suffolk County, New York, United States. Named after Nathan Hale, a captain in the Continental Army during the American Revolutionary War who was captured at a tavern in Halesite. There is a rock with a tribute to him at the intersection of Mill Dam Road and New York Avenue. The population was 2,582 at the 2000 census. The area has been protected by the Halesite Fire Department since 1901. The Halesite Fire Department also protects the incorporated village of Huntington Bay. Halesite is also served by a United States Post Office branch, although its zip code is the same as that of Huntington Town proper (11743). Huntington Hospital sits along the southern boundary of Halesite.

From the mid-19th century until about the time of World War I, Halesite was served by a trolley line, which brought passengers from Huntington Village to the end of New York Avenue, at the northwest end of Halesite. Tourists were able to enjoy Halesite Park, which commands a view of Huntington Harbor. Remnants of the old trolley track are still visible in parts of Halesite's rutted section of New York Avenue.

Well-known persons who spent time or lived in Halesite include comedian/singer Fanny Brice and scientist Albert Einstein.

Geography

Halesite is located at 40°53′10″N 73°24′42″W / 40.88611°N 73.41167°W / 40.88611; -73.41167 (40.886048, -73.411590)[1].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 1.0 square miles (2.5 km²), of which, 0.9 square miles (2.2 km²) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.2 km²) of it (9.38%) is water.

Demographics

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 2,582 people, 1,014 households, and 707 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 2,991.9 per square mile (1,159.2/km²). There were 1,049 housing units at an average density of 1,215.6/sq mi (471.0/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 95.27% White, 1.59% African American, 0.08% Native American, 0.93% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 0.77% from other races, and 1.32% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.10% of the population.

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