Historic and Natural Districts Inventory Form

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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.

Sites with an Inventory Code suffix of “S” are supplemental sites not included in the original surveys.

Historic and Natural Districts Inventory Form




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Submitter Name:
John Deitz
Submitter Address:
7 Locust Rd.

Brookhaven, NY 11719


Snow's Corner
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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7-Threats to Area

By Zoning
By Roads
By Developers
By Deterioration

8-Local Attitudes Toward the Area


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