Place: Oyster Bay, NY

Founding Name
Oester Baai
Chosen Name
Oyster Bay
Full Name
Oester Baai
Founding Date (text)
End Date (text)
Date of Establishment (text)
...the dividing line between Dutch & English sphere of influence was fixed at Oyster Bay...
Jurisdiction Type
unchartered town
Nieuw Nederlandt
Boundary Events
Name at the time Change Start Date End Date Boundary Event
Oester Baai Claimed by Nieuw Nederlandt by Treaty of Hartford 1650-09-15 1653-12-31 Oyster Bay_Oester Baai_1650-09-15_1653-12-31
Oester Baai First settled 1653-12-31 1662-04-23 Oyster Bay_Oester Baai_1653-12-31_1662-04-23
Oyster Bay Claimed by Connecticut by royal charter. 1662-04-23 1664-03-12 Oyster Bay_Oyster Bay_1662-04-23_1664-03-12
Oyster Bay Assigned to Yorkshire shire 1664-03-12 1683-11-01 Oyster Bay_Oyster Bay_1664-03-12_1683-11-01
Oyster Bay Assigned to Queens County 1683-11-01 1691-10-01 Oyster Bay_Oyster Bay_1683-11-01_1691-10-01
Oyster Bay Gained Horse Neck (Lloyd's Neck) from Huntington 1691-10-01 1768-12-31 Oyster Bay_Oyster Bay_1691-10-01_1768-12-31
Oyster Bay Maritime limits extended in Long Island Sound 1768-12-31 1789-04-01 Oyster Bay_Oyster Bay_1768-12-31_1789-04-01
Oyster Bay Recognized as a town by state law. 1789-04-01 1881-08-12 Oyster Bay_Oyster Bay_1789-04-01_1881-08-12
Oyster Bay Maritime limits extended to state line 1881-08-12 1886-06-15 Oyster Bay_Oyster Bay_1881-08-12_1886-06-15
Oyster Bay Lost to Huntington, (Lloyds Neck) 1886-06-15 1887-10-12 Oyster Bay_Oyster Bay_1886-06-15_1887-10-12
Oyster Bay Maritime limits extended to state line 1887-10-12 1899-01-01 Oyster Bay_Oyster Bay_1887-10-12_1899-01-01
Oyster Bay County changed from Queens to Nassau 1899-01-01 1918-01-01 Oyster Bay_Oyster Bay_1899-01-01_1918-01-01
Oyster Bay Lost to Glen Cove 1918-01-01 1936-05-25 Oyster Bay_Oyster Bay_1918-01-01_1936-05-25
Oyster Bay Lost to Glen Cove 1936-05-25 9999-12-31 Oyster Bay_Oyster Bay_1936-05-25_9999-12-31
Source Images

History of Long Island, Vol. 1, Ross, Chap. IV p. 46