Fort Salonga, New York

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Fort Salonga is a hamlet (and census-designated place) in Suffolk County, New York on the North Shore of Long Island. As of the United States 2000 Census, the CDP population was 9,634. The name evolved from the Revolutionary War British Fort Salonga, or Fort Slongo, (named after one of the fort’s architects) once located near the border of Huntington Township and The Town of Smithtown, overlooking the Long Island Sound.

Fort Salonga is a community at the northwest town line of the Town of Smithtown.

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History

One night Colonial forces landed on the beach in nearby Crab Meadow, and moving down the beach overtook the fort. In the post Civil War era the rich red clay deposits gave birth to a successful brickworks as well as other trade. Barges loaded with manure swept from the streets of New York City would arrive and farmers from nearby towns would come to get the manure for fertilizer and the emptied barges were then loaded with bricks for the trip back to the city. One of the brick companies to operate there in the late 19th century was owned by the Brown family whose bricks bore the initials BBB for Brown’s Best Bricks. The family home on the top of the hill on Breeze Hill Road has served as the clubhouse for the Indian Hills Country Club since 1963.

Geography

Fort Salonga is located at 40°54′21″N 73°18′4″W / 40.90583°N 73.30111°W / 40.90583; -73.30111 (40.905736, -73.301100)[1].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 12.8 square miles (33.2 km2), of which, 9.0 square miles (23.3 km2) of it is land and 3.8 square miles (9.8 km2) of it (29.66%) is water.

Demographics

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 9,634 people, 3,225 households, and 2,715 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 1,068.8 per square mile (412.8/km2). There were 3,310 housing units at an average density of 367.2/sq mi (141.8/km2). The racial makeup of the CDP was 96.83% White, 0.61% African American, 0.05% Native American, 1.71% Asian, 0.28% from other races, and 0.51% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.25% of the population.

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