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Mineola, New York

The clickable maps and aerial photographs within this page illustrate information related to Mineola, New York. Mineola is a village in Nassau County, New York, USA. The population was 18,799 at the 2010 census. The name is derived from a Native American word meaning a "pleasant place".

The majority of the Village of Mineola is located in the Town of North Hempstead, with a small portion of its southern edge within the Town of Hempstead. Old Country Road runs along the southern border of the village. The area serviced by the Mineola Post Office extends further south into the adjacent village of Garden City, New York, where the county seat of Nassau County is located. Offices of many Nassau County agencies are located in both Mineola and Garden City.


The central, flat, grassy part of Long Island was originally named "Hempstead Plains". In the 19th century various communities were started. One of them was called "Hempstead Branch", and finally, "Mineola".

Long Island was part of Henry Hudson's original claim in the name of the Dutch East India Company dating as far back as 1609. In the 18th century the Dutch and English settlers worked to clear farmland to start their life on the Hempstead Plains. It was in 1858 when this land was named after an Algonquin Indian Chief, Miniolagamika meaning, "Pleasant Village". The name was later shortened and altered to "Mineola".

From about 1787 until the 1870s, the area was the county seat for Queens County, in a section then known as Clowesville, just outside the present village boundaries. The western portion of Queens became a borough of New York City in 1898, and in 1899 Nassau County was formed from the part of Queens that did not so consolidate. Voters selected Mineola (in the Town of North Hempstead) to be the county seat for the new county of Nassau in November 1898 (before Mineola incorporated as a village in 1906 and set its boundaries), winning out over Hicksville and Hempstead. The Garden City Company (founded in 1893 by the heirs of Alexander Turney Stewart) donated four acres of land for the county buildings just south of the Mineola train station and the present day Village of Mineola, in the Town of Hempstead.

Mineola officially became the County Seat on July 13, 1900, as Governor Theodore Roosevelt laid the cornerstone of the Nassau County Court House. A celebration was held to commemorate the occasion on the barren site at the corner of Old Country Road and Franklin Avenue. Many dignitaries were present to witness this event such as Frederick Hicks, Congressman Townsend Scudder, Colonel William Youngs and Supervisors William Jones and Edwin Willits.

Mineola was legally incorporated in 1906 and run by a president. The land on which the County buildings sat was not included as part of the village. The land and the buildings have a Mineola postal address, but are within the present day Village of Garden City, which did not incorporate, nor set its boundaries, until 1919.

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Mineola Middle School (New York) (1.04 km)

Mineola Middle School is a Middle School in Mineola, New York. It is located at 200 Emory Road Mineola, NY. Mr. Matthew Gaven is the Principal.

Area code 516 (1.05 km)

North American area code 516 is a telephone area code in the state of New York. It is assigned to Nassau County on Long Island. History Upon nationwide adoption of area codes in October 1947, Nassau was part of the 914 area code, along with Suffolk County and several counties north of New York City. In 1951, Nassau and Suffolk were moved into the then-new 516 area code. Suffolk County moves to a new area code The 516 code remained unchanged until November 1, 1999, when Suffolk moved to the new 631 area code.

WTHE (1.14 km)

WTHE (1520 AM) is an American radio station broadcasting a Gospel music format, licensed to the New York City suburb of Mineola, New York. Since 1968, the station has been owned by Universal Broadcasting of New York. WTHE broadcasts during daytime hours only, from local sunrise to sunset in order to protect WWKB in Buffalo, a clear-channel station on the same frequency that can frequently be heard in the New York City area after dark. WTHE's programming, however, is available 24 hours daily on its webstream.

Williston Park, New York (1.37 km)

Williston Park is an incorporated village in Nassau County, New York in the United States. The population was 7,287 at the 2010 census. The Village of Williston Park is in the Town of North Hempstead. Geography Williston Park is located at (40.758045, -73.645942). According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of, all of it land. History Williston Park was founded in 1926 when of land were purchased by New York City developer William Chatlos.

East Williston, New York (1.45 km)

East Williston is an incorporated village in Nassau County, New York in the United States. The population was 2,556 at the 2010 census. The Village of East Williston is in the Town of North Hempstead. History Most of the farmland was owned by the Willis family in the 1800s. So as not to be confused with the Willis areas of upstate New York, this area was known as East Williston. The original borders of the area known as East Williston, stretched west towards Queens to Herricks Road; north to I.U. Willets Road; south to the Village of Mineola; and east to Bacon Road in Old Westbury.

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East Fortune

East Fortune is a village in East Lothian, Scotland, located 2 miles (3 km) north west of East Linton. The area is known for its airfield which was constructed in 1915 to help protect Britain from attack by German Zeppelin airships during the First World War. The RNAS airship station also included an airship hangar. In 1919 the British airship R34 made the first airship crossing of the Atlantic, flying from East Fortune to Mineola, New York [1]. In 1922 several buildings and an area of land were used to create East Fortune Hospital.

Mineola, Texas

Mineola is a city in Wood County, Texas, United States. It lies at the junction of U.S. highways 69 and 80, eighty miles east of Dallas in southwestern Wood County. The population was 4,515 at the 2010 census. Etymology The town was incorporated as the railroads arrived. It is believed by some that a railroad official combined the names of two prominent locals' daughters Minnie and Olla to create the city name Mineola. While these two girls did exist, the more likely story is that the city was named after the railroad official's hometown of Mineola, New York because of the area's beauty.
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