Village of Amityville, New York

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A Bit of Amityville History

According to village lore, the name was changed in 1846 by residents for its new post office. The meeting turned into bedlam and one participant was to exclaim, “What this meeting needs is some amity”. Another version says the name was first suggested by mill owner Samuel Ireland to name the town for his boat, the  Amity.  The place name is strictly speaking an incidental name, marking an amicable agreement on the choice of a place name!


Village of Amityville, New York