Archeological Site Inventory Form

Return to Sites Table of Contents

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 1970’s and early 1980’s, much of the information reflects that time period. Included in this category are sites for which some documentation may exist but are no longer extant often with little or no modern evidence at the site.

Sites which have a suffix of “S” are supplemental sites not included in the original surveys.

Archeological Site Inventory Form

Site of Hawkins house & Farm

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




Click for

Photos and images
Other Links
Printer Friendly


Submitter Name:
Town of Brookhaven/SPLIA
Submitter Address:
Town Hall
205 S. Ocean Ave.
Patchogue, NY 11772
Brookhaven Community Development Agency


Site of Hawkins house & Farm
Hamlet of Brookhaven


4a-Public Site
4b-Private Site
National Fish & Wildlife Service
Meadow Lane, Brookhaven, NY

Historic and Architectural Importance

[The Hawkins Farm off Montauk Highway at Brookhaven Hamlet seems to have first come into the Hawkins family in the middle to late 18th century, possibly by Nathaniel Hawkins (1752-1823). His sons, the Rev. Nathaniel and David Hawkins are both known to have been farmers in the general vicinity,and both were named executors of Nathaniel's will. David seems to have farmed the Little Neck parcel. The last Hawkins to own the farm was David's son Augustus Andrew Hawkins (1826-1914, "Little Gus"). This house, at the south end of the farm tract, was occupied by Gus and his sister Prudence (1828-1915) after the death of her husband.

There are two Hawkins family cemeteries on the old farm. At the north end, near to Montauk Highway is a small, much deterioated cemetery known as the Nathaniel Hawkins cemetery Historic Site ID Br02). Not far from the site of the Augustus Hawkins homestead is a larger cemetery known as the the David Hawkins Cemetery (Historic Site ID SH01A.1-S.)

Additional research is required to trace the title of this farm.

The tract is now within the Wertheim National Wildlife Refuge.]

6- Description, Condition, Evidence of Site

6a-Standing Ruins
6b-Cellar Hole with Walls
6c-Surface Traces Visible
6d-Walls Without Cellar Hole
6e-Under Cultivation
6h-No Visible Evidence

7- Collection of Material from Site

7a- Surface Hunting

8- Prehistoric Cultural Affiliation or Date

9-Historical Documentation of Site

Atlas of long Island, New York, by F.W. Beers, New York: Beers, Comstock & Cline, 1873

10- Possibility of Site Destruction or Disturbance



This house was allowed to deteriorate and become vandalised by the former owners although they were made aware of its historical interest. It is now past the point of restoration by the Fish and Wildlife Service.

12- Map Location

[If an original form, the source map images were not reproducible.]

12a- 7 1/2 Minute Quad. Name:

12b- 15 Minute Quad. Name:

12c- U.S.G.S Coordinates:

12d- D.O.T. Coordinates: (if known): Bellport Quad

Other Maps:

13- Photographs

Photos and images

Supplemental Material

Prepared By

Ellen Williams, research assistant