Home of Lifetime Acupuncture – A History of Deer Park in Town Of Babylon

Lifetime Acupuncture opened its doors in May 2015 in Deer Park, NY. A beautiful part of town of Babylon.  Our Deer Park office has been very convenient for our patients with easy commute from Dix Hills, Commack, Islip, Lindenhurst, Bayshore, Brentwood, Huntington, North Babylon, West Babylon and surrounding places. We are proud to be part of the community and provide excellent Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine to our patients in Long Island.

Below is some fun facts about Deer Park:

History

Deer Park is a residential hamlet located in the pine barrens in the northeast corner of the town of Babylon. It grew out of Jacob Conklin’s 1610 settlement of the Half Way Hollow Hills, later Wheatley Heights. Charles Wilson started what is now Deer Park in 1853 about eleven years after the Long Island Rail Road arrived in 1842-when he established a large and productive farm. A post office was opened in 1851, closed in 1872 and re-opened on July 1, 1873. Deer Park had an elementary school in 1874. Prior to 1923, the Deer Park School District took in Deer Park and Wyandanch.[2]

Farming was a staple of this small town for most of its history. Known as the “fruit basket” of New York state, the area was also famed for its dahlia cultivation. It was not until the effects of the post-World War II boom reached Deer Park that its economy ceased to be agricultural.

Deer Park had two industries before 1940: the Walker and Conklin firm baked red bricks in West Deer Park (now Wheatley Heights), and the Golden Pickle Works (1902) prepared pickles in Deer Park. Deer Park was the locale of the Edgewood State Psychiatric Hospital (1938–1969)-originally a tuberculosis sanatorium, and later an Army hospital during World War II. The Fairchild Engine and Airplane Corporation established a factory in Deer Park in 1956.[3]

 

Tanger Outlets at the Arches

There are many famous individuals who made Deer Park a part of their lives. The area has been visited by actor Alan Alda, Sen. Jacob Javits, Sen. Robert Kennedy, singer Ethel Merman, actor Donald O’Connor, and Governor Nelson Rockefeller. Comedian and nightclub owner Rodney Dangerfield was born and raised in Deer Park.

Deer Park is reputed to have been the favorite summer spot of President John Quincy Adams, his favorite vacation destination from 1835 until his death. However, this fact has never been verified.[3] The John Quincy Adams Elementary School, opened in 1963, is said to be located on the actual Adams estate.[4]

On October 22, 2008, the $300 million[5] Tanger Outlets at the Arches opened.

 

Geography

Deer Park is located at 40.760698° north, −73.330072° west, in the northeast corner of the town of Babylon.[6] It is bordered to the west by the Babylon hamlets of Wyandanch and Wheatley Heights, to the north by Dix Hills in the town of Huntington, to the east by Brentwood and Baywood in the town of Islip, and to the south by the hamlet of North Babylon.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 6.2 square miles (16.0 km2), all land.

 

Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deer_Park,_New_York

 

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