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Welcome sign at the east corner of NY 25 and 112.
Welcome sign at the east corner of NY 25 and 112.
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Coram is located in New York
Location in New York
Country United States
State New York
County Suffolk
Town Brookhaven
 • Total 13.8 sq mi (35.7 km2)
 • Land 13.8 sq mi (35.7 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
95 ft (29 m)
 • Total 39,113
 • Density 2,838/sq mi (1,095.6/km2)
Time zone UTC−05:00 (Eastern Time Zone)
 • Summer (DST) UTC−04:00
ZIP Code
Area code(s) 631, 934
FIPS code 36-18157
GNIS feature ID 0947423

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


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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