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Great Neck

Nassau County,

New York

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The New York state capital is Albany.


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Zip Codes

11020, 11021, 11023, 11024

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Statistics & Facts

The population of Great Neck is approximately 8,745 (1990), 9989 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 3,450 (1990), 3473 (2010).

The amount of land area in Great Neck is 3.487 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 0.049 sq kilometers.
The distance from Great Neck to Washington DC is 222 miles. The distance to the New York state capital is 128 miles. (as the crow flies)
Great Neck is positioned 40.80 degrees north of the equator and 73.73 degrees west of the prime meridian.

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Location

Great Neck location: on the suburban north shore of Long Island in Nassau County

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History & History Related Items

Great Neck history:

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The Mattinecock Indians were the first inhabitants of the area followed by the English and Dutch. With three water bound sides, the area has excellent fishing and historically was known for its agriculture and cattle industry. Much trade developed with New York City. When the railroad was developed, it furthered the prosperity of the area. Many business people from the New York City area built homes and lived in the Great Neck area, working in New York City.

Famed author, F. Scott Fitzgerald and Zelda Fitzgerald lived in Great Neck Estates at 5 Gateway Drive while he wrote "The Great Gatsby." Much of the background of the novel came from actual settings of the area.
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Attractions

Great Neck attractions:

The American Merchant Marine Museum
on the McNulty campus of the United States Merchant Marine Academy
Elmridge Road
Phone: 516-829-3861
The museum building itself, built in the early 20th Century, is an historic structure, once the home of William S. Barstow, an inventor of electrical devices at the turn of the century and a colleague of Thomas A. Edison.

The Saddle Rock Grist Mill
the oldest operating tidal Grist Mill in the United States
Mill Road
opposite the main Great Neck Library
Great Neck, New York
The Saddle Rock Grist Mill was built circa 1700 and has been restored to 1840. The area was primarily agricultural and town records indicate that the Grist Mill was highly profitable in the 1700's. In 1950 it was donated to the Nassau County Historical Society for preservation as an historic site

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