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Baxter Estates, New York
|Incorporated Village of Baxter Estates|
Baxter Estates Village Hall on August 10, 2021.
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|County||Nassau County, New York|
|Named for||The Baxter family|
|• Total||0.18 sq mi (0.47 km2)|
|• Land||0.18 sq mi (0.47 km2)|
|• Water||0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)|
|Elevation||39 ft (12 m)|
| • Estimate
|• Density||5,763.74/sq mi (2,219.51/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-4 (EDT)|
|GNIS feature ID||0943176|
Baxter Estates is a village in Nassau County, on the North Shore of Long Island, in New York, United States. It is considered part of the Greater Port Washington area, which is anchored by Port Washington. The population was 999 at the 2010 census.
Baxter Estates is located at(40.833975, -73.695246).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 0.2 square miles (0.52 km2), all of it land.
Baxter Estates owes much of its history to the homestead settlement of "Cow Neck" built in 1673 by John Betts and Robert Hutchings, which still stands on its original site at the corner of Central Drive and Shore Road, overlooking Manhasset Bay. In c. 1741 this property was purchased by Oliver Baxter, and maps of the time show that an entire wigwam village, belonging to the Matinecock Indians, may have been located on Baxter's land.
The Baxters, who were shipbuilders, whalers and sea captains, retained the property until the 19th century. Hessian troops were quartered in the Baxter House during the Revolutionary War, and in 1895 the first library of Port Washington met in the parlor of the Baxter house. The residence is now a designated historic building. The current owner, Sabrina Wu, was in the process of submitting plans to demolish the landmarked home when a massive blaze broke out heavily damaging the home on February 5, 2017. Many residents speculated that the timing of the fire was suspicious, as Wu was fighting for years to demolish the home. The cause of the fire was not determined.
The Village of Baxter Estates was incorporated in 1931.
|U.S. Decennial Census|
As of the census of 2010, there were 999 people residing in the village. The racial makeup of the village was 81.08% White, 1.30% African American, 6.01% Asian, 3.50% from other races, and 7.61% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 16.82% of the population.
|Port Washington North|
|Manhasset Bay||Port Washington|
The Village of Baxter Estates is located entirely within the boundaries of the Port Washington Union Free School District. As such, all children who reside within Baxter Estates and attend public schools go to Port Washington's schools.
Baxter Estates is located within the boundaries of the Port Washington Library District. Furthermore, the Port Washington Public Library is located within Baxter Estates.
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