Authored by Lisa Ha
The Maps and Atlas Collection at the Bay Shore Brightwaters Public Library consists of 28 maps and atlases. They are mainly historical maps and atlases of the Long Island, NY region and a few of the five boroughs of New York City. The collection spans from 1873 to 1961. There are Fire Risk Assessment Maps, Insurance Maps, Atlases of Suffolk County, Real Estate Maps of Suffolk County and Nassau County, Section Plans of Nassau County, and so on.
This map is from the Atlas of the Towns of Babylon, Islip, and South Part of Brookhaven in Suffolk County, N.Y. The original atlas was created by F.W. Beers & Co. and was published in 1888. This particular map is a Map of the Town of Babylon. According to LongIsland.com (2014), the Town of Babylon was once part of the Town of Huntington, called Huntington South. It was separated by an official partition in 1872 (16 years prior to this map being published). Continue reading