Cutchogue, New York

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Cutchogue is a census-designated place (CDP) in Suffolk County, New York (USA). The population was 2,849 at the 2000 census.[1]

Cutchogue CDP roughly represents the area of Cutchogue hamlet (unincorporated community) in the town of Southold.

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Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the community has a total area of 8.5 square miles (22.1 km²), of which, 8.1 square miles (21.0 km²) of it is land and 0.4 square miles (1.1 km²) of it (4.93%) is water.

History

The name Cutchogue is derived from an Algonquin word meaning "principal place." Many of the local Native Americans lived at Fort Corchaug before English-American settlers began arriving in 1640. The Old House, built in 1649, is the oldest English-style house in the village. In fact, it is one of the best surviving examples of English domestic architecture in the United States, and it was named a National Historic Landmark. Famous early residents include political figure Parker Wickham and his nephew John Wickham. Cutchogue is also the birthplace of composer Douglas Moore. Hargrave Vineyard, the first winery on Long Island, was established in Cutchogue in 1973. The Long Island Merlot Alliance which promotes wine making using the merlot grape, the principal Long Island grape, is based in Cutchogue.

Demographics

As of the census of 2000, there were 2,849 people, 1,120 households, and 801 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 351.7 per square mile (135.8/km²). There were 1,680 housing units at an average density of 207.4/sq mi (80.1/km²). The racial makeup of the community was 93.86% White, 2.42% African American, 0.04% Native American, 0.53% Asian, 1.72% from other races, and 1.44% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 5.69% of the population.[1]

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