Beginnings: In the years before the Civil War, the unincorporated community of Greenvale went by the name Bull's Head, for the hotel-tavern that stood at the present-day Northern Blvd. and Glen Cove Rd. Cattle traders stopped at the tavern to socialize and some reports tell of a dangerous crossroads described as an eastern Dodge City, though very little proof of Greenvale's history is available except for second-hand accounts from old-time residents. Wishing to dissociate from the tavern, residents moved to change their community's name. Beer's Map of 1873 shows the first trace of Greenvale, listing a post office a mile from where Greenvale stands today.