West Islip, New York

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West Islip is a hamlet and CDP, located in Suffolk County, New York, USA. Situated on the south shore of Long Island, the population of the CDP was 29,907 at the time of the 2000 census.

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Geography

West Islip is located at 40°42′54″N 73°17′52″W / 40.715°N 73.29778°W / 40.715; -73.29778 (40.715008, -73.297746)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 6.6 square miles (17.2 km²), of which, 6.2 square miles (16.1 km²) of it is land and 0.4 square miles (1.1 km²) of it (6.49%) is water.

Great South Bay, Jones Beach Island and Fire Island lie to the south. Babylon and North Babylon form the western Border. Bay Shore lies to the east, and in the north West Islip borders on Deer Park and Brentwood. West Islip is 45 miles (72 km) east of Manhattan, New York City and 50 miles (80 km) west of Southampton, NY.

West Islip is located on the south shore of Long Island about 45 miles (72 km) east of New York City. A hamlet shared by the Town of Babylon and the Town of Islip in Suffolk County, West Islip is bordered on the north by Brentwood, on the east by Bay Shore, on the south by the Great South Bay, and on the west by the village of Babylon and North Babylon. West Islip's western boundary is a natural one formed by Sumpwams Creek, Hawley's Lake, Deer Lake and Swan Creek.

History

The first people to settle in this area more than one thousand years ago were the Secatogue Indians. The unearthing of an Indian burial ground north of West Islip beach enabled historians to reconstruct a village of these Indians who lived along the edges of the Great South Bay, Sumpwams Creek, Trues Creek and Willets Creek.

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