Miller Place, New York

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Miller Place is a hamlet and census-designated place (CDP) in Suffolk County, New York, United States, on the North Shore of Long Island. The population was 10,580 at the 2000 census.

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Geography

Miller Place is located at 40°56′48″N 72°59′35″W / 40.94667°N 72.99306°W / 40.94667; -72.99306 (40.946624, -72.993087).[1]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 7.2 square miles (18.7 km²).The area is hilly in some areas but has good grass and trees in most places because much of Miller Place was farm land before the population of Long Island grew.

Miller Place contains a small pond, a beach, and a small park that contains a baseball field. There are also many historical buildings in Miller Place. However, nearly all lands are heavily developed by either suburban housing communities or commercial locations.

The hamlet borders the towns of Sound Beach, Mount Sinai, Rocky Point, Middle Island and Coram.

History

Miller Place is a town that has been inhabited during five centuries. The region has gone through, and has been affected by, events including the French and Indian War and American Revolution. Throughout most of its history, Miller Place has been an agricultural based society. However, similarly to the changes in much of Long Island, the hamlet has transformed into a densely populated suburban area in recent decades.

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