Below is a list of some of the 
many resources available that            
I have picked personally for
the general public and anyone
Interested in local history research.

Tri-Hamlet Community History

Events, Locations, Institutions and Print/Web Resources

Annual Events:


Tri-hamlet Community Day

Each year on the first Saturday of June, this free event takes

hundreds of people on a tour of historical sites which include the

Manor of St. George, the William Floyd Estate as well as the Nathaniel

Woodhull cemetery. Some people visit every site, some just one or

two. Kids can pick up Tri-Hamlet Passports, and have them stamped

at each site! Collect them all!


William Floyd’s Birthday Celebration

On or around December 17th, the William Floyd School District

along with its partners at the Mastics-Moriches-Shirley Community

Library, will celebrate the 282nd birthday of William Floyd, a delegate

to the First Continental Congress and one of only 56 men to sign the

Declaration of Independence. Throughout the day, students and staff

will celebrate the life and legacy of William Floyd through

age-appropriate activities in each school followed by a culminating

event at the Community Library where students will read essays and

display posters about the rich history of William Floyd and the local



Historic Locations:


William Floyd Estate

William Floyd House, also known as Nicholl Floyd House and Old Mastic House, was a home of William Floyd, a signer of the United States Declaration of Independence, in Mastic Beach, New York. It was his home from 1734 until 1803. Wikipedia

Address: 245 Park Dr, Mastic Beach, NY 11951

Opened: 1774

Area: 611 acres

Phone: (631) 399-2030

Architectural style: Georgian architecture

Added to NRHP: October 15, 1980


Manor of St. George

Manor St. George or St. George’s Manor was a large tract of land purchased by William “Tangier” Smith in the 17th century on Long Island, in central Suffolk County, New York. Wikipedia

Address: Shirley, NY 11967

Phone: (631) 281-5034


Woodhull Family Cemetery

Revolutionary General Nathaniel Woodhull is interred at the Woodhull Family Cemetery located on Neighborhood Road and Lakeview Drive in Mastic Beach.




Rita Reich Museum

The Rita Rech Museum of William Floyd School District History is open to the public on Board of Education meeting nights from 6-8 pm. Community residents are encouraged to pay a visit to the museum which houses artifacts dating all the way back to the creation of the district in 1833 when it was known as District 32. Interesting artifacts include a Board of Education ledger with handwritten notes from 1833 through the 1920s; nostalgic uniforms and sporting equipment; technology through the years; press clippings; photos; event programs; student sculptures; trophies and much more.

Location: William Floyd High School, 240 Mastic Beach Rd, Mastic Beach, NY 11951

Mastic Peninsula Historical Society

Established in 1999 with the goals of preserving, protecting and informing the tri-hamlet communities about the unique and important historical resources available to the public.

Contact info: P.O. Box 333, Mastic, NY 11950



Mastic Moriches Shirley Community Library

Excellent resource with a large print collection as well as online local history materials for researchers and the general public.

location : 407 William Floyd Pkwy, Shirley, NY 11967

631 399-1511


Online Resources:

Print Recommendations:

William Floyd

A Portrait of William Floyd, Long Islander

Maxwell, William Quentin.

Material Type: BOOK

[Setauket, N.Y.] : Society for the Preservation of Long Island Antiquities, [1956]

William Floyd : Long Island patriot

Lowenthal, Larry.

First edition.

Material Type: BOOK

Cold Spring Harbor, NY : Society for the Preservation of Long Island Antiquities, [2013]

Biography of Gen.William Floyd : signer of the Declaration of Independence, 1734-1821

Howell, Nathaniel R. (Nathaniel Robinson), born 1888.

Material Type: BOOK

[Place of publication not identified] : [publisher not identified], [1954]

 William Tangier Smith – Manor of St. George


The Tangier Smith family; descendants of Colonel William Smith of the Manor of St. George

Smith, Ruth Tangier, 1909-

[New York] : Order of Colonial Lords of Manors in America, 1978.

vi, 102 pages, 1 unnumbered leaf of plates : illustrations, map, genealogical tables ; 24 cm

LH 929.20973 SMITH


The Tangier Smith manor of St. George : address delivered at the eighth annual meeting of the New York branch of the Order of Colonial Lords of Manors in America

Duffield, Howard, 1854-1941.

Baltimore : [publisher not identified], 1921.

32 pages including illustrations, facsimiles. ; 23 cm.

Nathaniel Woodhull

Nathaniel Woodhull:Suppressed history of General Nathaniel Woodhull :

president of the New York Congress and Convention

Sabine, William Henry Waldo, 1903-

New York : [Colburn and Tegg], 1954.

225 pages : illustrations ; 29 cm

The capture of General Nathaniel Woodhull in the Revolution.

Bayles, Thomas R.

[Place of publication not identified] : [publisher not identified], 1975.

3 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm.


Life of General Nathaniel Woodhull.

location: Hunting Public Library – Local History Rm

Queck-Berner, Clarie Lyon.

[Place of publication not identified] : [publisher not identified], 1848.

30 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm


General Woodhull and his monument ; an oration on the life, character and public services of General Nathaniel Woodhull


Marsh, Luther R., author.
New York : Leavitt, Trow & Co., [1848]
30 pages ; 24 cm


Community History

The history of Mastic Beach

Schaefer, Janice L.

[Mastic Beach, N.Y.] : Mastic Beach Property Owners Association, 1994.

70 pages : illustrations, photographs ; 22 cm



Mastic Beach: its role in the history of the Town of Brookhaven

Graham, Gertrude.
[Mastic Beach, N.Y.] : Mastic Beach Property Owners Association, 1976.
LH 974.725 GRAHAM

The Unkechaug Indians of Eastern Long Island : a history

Strong, John A., 1935-
Norman, Oklahoma : University of Oklahoma Press, 2011.
xx, 332 pages : reproduced black & white photographs, manuscripts, thematic maps ; 23 cm.

LH 974.721 STRONG


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