Southold - Bayview Professional Review and Guide
"Southold shares with Southampton the distinction of being the oldest English settlement on Long Island. Settlers first arrived in 1640, having encamped first in New Haven, across Long Island Sound in Connecticut. Their names-Youngs, Horton, Ackerly, Wells, Corey-are echoed in the names of the streets and avenues of the present village of Southold and the peninsula of Bayview. They were hard workers and staunch Puritans, for many years allowing only members of the church to share in the civil authority of the community. The discipline and fortitude of the founders and their descendants caused Southold to become early on one of the most successful farming communities on Long Island. The town of Southold is still a prosperous farm area, and the village of Southold at its center exhibits a small-town coziness only partly offset by the heavy traffic of summer visitors. Things to see: Southold Burying Ground, Custer Institute, Horton Point Town Park and Museum, Hashamomuck Beach, Thomas Moore House."