Located in Suffolk County, Halesite didn't get its current name until George Taylor, who owned a large estate that was mostly in neighboring Huntington Bay, lobbied for a local post office. Taylor had named his property Halesite in honor of Revolutionary War spy Nathan Hale, who had landed in Huntington Bay. So when postal officials told him that Huntington Harbor was too long to fit on signs, Taylor suggested Halesite. On July 3, 1899, the name became official. This category may contain sites in topical sub-categories as well as links to other geographic categories.
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