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LAKE   ROAD   STATION
HERMANNVILLE   STATION
LAKE   STATION,   LAKELAND   STATION
LAKELAND   FARMS   and
WOOD  LAWN,   L. I.


NEW   AUGUST 11,   2006   -   REVISED   DECEMBER   15,   2012

1845 AND 1848 TIMETABLES SHOW LAKE ROAD STATION



1848 TIMETABLE FROM THE "LONG ISLAND FARMER"



THIS   MAP   DATED   1850   CALLS   MANORVILLE   "BROOKFIELD"   AND   RIVERHEAD   "COURT   HOUSE"   AND   SHOWS   HERMANNVILLE ,   A   STATION  WE   HAD   NEVER   HEARD   OF,   NEVER   SEEN   ON   A   TIMETABLE   OR   ON   ANOTHER   MAP.
ALSO   SHOWN   IS   A   ROAD   CURVING   FROM   LAKE   RONKONKOMA   TOWARD   OAKDALE   LIKE   THE   PRESENT   "POND   ROAD".   THIS   WAS   "LAKE   ROAD"   AND   THE   LAKE   ROAD   STATION   WAS   AT   ITS   CROSSING   OF   THE   RAILROAD.
BILL   SLADE'S   RESEARCH   SHOWS   LAKE   ROAD   STATION   1250   FEET   EAST   OF
LAKELAND   STATION   (OCEAN   AVENUE)   AND   90   FEET   EAST   OF   POND   ROAD.



A   "NEW"   1855   COLTON   MAP   SHOWS   HERMANNVILLE,   AND   SHOWS
WAMPMISSIC ,   WHICH   APPEARS   ON   THE   1852  -  1853   TIMETABLE.



THE  NEW  YORK  PUBLIC  LIBRARY  WEBSITE  OFFERS  A  "MAP  OF  THE  VILLAGE
OF  HERMANNVILLE,  TOWN  OF  ISLIP,  SUFFOLK  COUNTY,  LONG  ISLAND".

ALSO  SHOWN  ARE  "THE  VILLAGE  OF  LAKELAND"  AND  DRAWINGS  OF
LAKELAND  STATION  AND  LAKE  POST  OFFICE  AND  LAKE  RONKONKOMA.






ARRT  PAID  THE  N. Y. P. L.'S  FEE  OF  $75.00  AND  RECEIVED  A  HIGH
RESOLUTION  SCAN  OF  THE  HERMANNVILLE  MAP  AND
PERMISSION   TO  UPLOAD   SAME.







THIS MAP OF HERMANNVILLE SHOWS TWO EAST-WEST STREETS WHICH STILL EXIST - PECONIC STREET AND COMAC STREET AND A NORTH-SOUTH STREET - HERMANN AVENUE.   THERE IS STILL A HERMAN AVENUE ALTHOUGH PECONIC AND COMAC STREETS DO NOT RUN THAT FAR EAST.   THIS AREA IS NOW THE PART OF RONKONKOMA THAT LIES SOUTH OF THE RAILROAD.





THIS   IS   A   CIRCA   1940   MAP.










LAKELAND WAS ESTABLISHED BY DR. E. F. PECK WHO PURCHASED THOUSANDS OF ACRES OF LAND CONSIDERED BARREN AND THEREFORE ALMOST WORTHLESS.   HE BUILT LAKELAND STATION, GRADED AND OPENED OCEAN AVENUE AND CULTIVATED AND SEEDED THE "BARREN" SOIL.   HIS AGRICULTURAL SUCCESS AND THE CONVENIENCE OF THE LONG ISLAND
RAIL ROAD WERE HIS SELLING POINTS IN OFFERING LAND TO THE PUBLIC.
THE NORTH-SOUTH STREETS IN LAKELAND TODAY ARE REMARKABLY
SIMILAR TO THOSE ON THE 1850 MAP.















IN 1851 DR. PECK SOLD HIS PROPERTY TO CHARLES WOOD WHO OFFERED IT
FOR SALE AS "LAKELAND FARMS".   NOTICE THAT THIS MAP FROM 1851 OR SO
SHOWS LAKELAND AND HERMANNVILLE AS CONTIGUOUS VILLAGES WITH
PECONIC AND COMAC STREETS RUNNING THROUGH BOTH.   "LAKELAND
FARMS" INCLUDED THE PRESENT DAY BOHEMIA AND MUCH OF OAKDALE.



 
 





CHARLES   WOOD   SOLD   THIS  PROPERTY   TO   WILLIAM   DIERSSEN   OF   CHARLESTON,
S. C.   AND   IDENTIFIED   IT   AS   "THE   VILLAGE   OF   WOOD   LAWN   L. I."




WOOD LAWN IS SHOWN ON THE 1873 BEERS ATLAS IMMEDIATELY NORTH
OF SAYVILLE.   THE SOUTH SIDE RAIL ROAD WAS NOT THERE IN 1855.


IN HIS 1873 BOOK "HISTORICAL AND DESCRIPTIVE SKETCHES OF SUFFOLK COUNTY",   RICHARD M. BAYLES
STATES THAT LAKELAND THEN HAD TWENTY-FIVE HOUSES.   THIS IS LAKELAND IN THE 1873 BEER'S ATLAS.


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