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Rocky Point

Beginnings: The rocky terrain of this hilly hamlet was acknowledged at the start: The first mention of the place in Brookhaven Town records was Rocky Hollow in November, 1714. An entry in 1755 called it "Rocky poynt hollow.'' Noah Hallock, from Southold, is said to have been the first white settler, in 1721. He built a house that year near what is now called Hallock Landing, and it's still there, with the family cemetery. A large boulder, one of Long Island's biggest, once stood in full splendor behind the Hallock house, but is now surrounded by houses.
Photo: A view of Rocky Point in 1970. The closing of the Wading River rail line in 1938 and the Great Depression crimped the land boom of the 1920s. (Skyviews Photo)

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