Historic and Natural Districts Inventory Form

Unless indicated below, this is a transcript of the original Society for the Preservation of Long Island Antiquities/Town of Brookhaven survey form. Corrections to obvious typographical and spelling errors have been made. Corrections to factual errors, updates or comments on the information are either enclosed in [square brackets], or will be clearly indicated as updated material. Since most of the surveys were conducted in the late 1970ā€™s and early 1980ā€™s, much of the information reflects that time period.

Sites with an Inventory Code suffix of ā€œSā€ are supplemental sites not included in the original surveys.

Historic and Natural Districts Inventory Form

Snow's Corner

 If checked, this is a Supplemental Form, not in the original surveys.

Inventory Code:   Br02.0-S 
Prepared Date:   2010-01-31 
Last Modified:   2010-01-31 
Submitter Name:   John Deitz
Submitter Address:   7 Locust Rd.

Brookhaven, NY 11719  
1-Site Name:   Snow's Corner 
2a-County:   Suffolk    2b-Town:   Brookhaven    2c-Village:   Hamlet of Brookhaven

Snow's corner was the intersection of Montauk Highway (South Country Road, County Road 80) and Yaphank Avenue. South of Montauk Highway, Yaphank Ave. is now usually known as Old Stump Road, although historically Yaphank Avenue extended all the way south to the Long Island Rail Road tracks, with Old Stump Road then extending from there south.

On 5 September 1899, William H. Snow sold the property to Silas Tuthill for $900, at which time it consisted of about 11 acres on the west side of Yaphank Avenue extending 124 rods northward from South Country Road. (Suffolk County Deeds Libor 570, page 485, recorded 2 November 1899).


It is said to have gotten its name as the location of the William Snow family homestead in the early 19th century. William was a shoemaker, and his gravestone is in the nearby "Barteau Cemetery." There is no evidence of this homestead now.


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