Smithtown (New York)

Suffolk County


Smithtown is a town in Suffolk County of the U.S. state of New York. It lies on the north shore of Long Iceland and has about 115 715 inhabitants. An unincorporated hamlet and census -designated place within the city also bears the name Smithtown.


For the city include the self-governing villages (incorporated villages )

  • Head of the Harbor
  • Nissequogue
  • Village of the Branch

As well as the hamlets

  • Commack
  • Fort Salonga
  • Kings Park
  • Lake Ronkonkoma
  • Nesconset
  • Smithtown
  • St. James


The first settlement of the town was on the 1650. A local legend has it that Indians have the discoverer Smith told that he could keep the land, which he could prepare in a day on a bull. The land, which he could prepare, is about the present area of the city Smithtown. There is a large statue of Smith's bull, also called Whisper, which is located on a highway near the city. Smithtown was originally called Smithfield.

Notable citizens of the city

  • Craig Biggio, baseball player
  • Frank Catalanotto, baseball player
  • Bob Costas, Moderator
  • John Curtis, baseball player
  • Mick Foley, Wrestler
  • Melissa Joan Hart, actress
  • Emily Hart, actress
  • Christopher Higgins, hockey player
  • Jim Mecir, baseball player
  • Soledad O'Brien, newscaster
  • Rosie O'Donnell, actress and comedian
  • John Petrucci, guitarist of the band Dream Theater
  • Jodi Picoult, author
  • Mindy Smith, singer and songwriter


The city has nine elementary schools, three middle schools, 4 secondary schools ( high schools ) and 2 private schools.


  • On Long Iceland Sound, the Sunken Meadow State Park, a 4.9 square kilometer park is visiting the about 2.5 million people a year.