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Coram, New York
Hamlet and census-designated place
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U.S. Census map
Country United States
State New York
County Suffolk
Area
 • Total 13.8 sq mi (35.7 km2)
 • Land 13.8 sq mi (35.7 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 95 ft (29 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 39,113
 • Density 2,838/sq mi (1,095.6/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 11727
Area code(s) 631
FIPS code 36-18157
GNIS feature ID 0947423

Coram is a hamlet (and census-designated place) in Suffolk County, New York, in the United States. As of the 2010 census, the CDP population was 39,113.

Coram is a community in the town of Brookhaven on Long Island and is served by the Longwood Central School District and the Middle Country Central School District.

History

Coram is the oldest settlement in the central part of the town of Brookhaven. Its early name was "Wincoram", perhaps the name of a Native American who lived in the area as late as 1703. The first European settler in the area was likely William Satterly, who sought permission to open a tavern to cater to travelers in 1677.

During the American Revolutionary War, Benjamin Tallmadge's Culper Ring captured and burned 300 tons of British hay at what later became the corner of New York State Route 25 and New York State Route 112.

From 1784 to 1885, Coram served as the meeting place for the Town of Brookhaven government, using the Davis Town Meeting House for much of that period. The Davis House, built in the 1750s, was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2001 and is the oldest existing structure in Coram.

A small airport existed in Coram until 1984.

The area is served by SCPD 6th Pct. and the Coram Fire District.



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