Cutchogue, New York 11935
Cutchogue is a hamlet and census-designated place (CDP) in Suffolk County, New York, United States. The population was 3,349 at the 2010 census.
The Cutchogue CDP roughly represents the area of the Cutchogue hamlet in the town of Southold.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the community has a total area of 10.2 square miles (26.3 km2), of which 9.7 square miles (25.2 km2) is land and 0.42 square miles (1.1 km2), or 4.2%, is water.
The name Cutchogue is derived from an Algonquin word meaning “principal place”. Many of the local Native Americans lived at Fort Corchaug before English-American settlers began arriving in 1640. The Old House, built ca. 1699, is the oldest English-style house in the village. In fact, it is one of the best surviving examples of English domestic architecture in the United States, and it has been named a National Historic Landmark.
Famous 18th century residents include political figure Parker Wickham and his nephew John Wickham. Cutchogue is also the birthplace of composer Douglas Moore (1893–1969).
In 1854, Cutchogue was the location of three notorious murders perpetrated by Nicholas Bain.
Hargrave Vineyard, the first winery on Long Island, was established in Cutchogue in 1973. The Long Island Merlot Alliance, which promotes wine-making using the merlot grape, the principal Long Island grape, is based in Cutchogue.
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Cutchogue, New York is located in Suffolk County in the State of New York