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Coram, New York
U.S. Census map
|• 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)|
|• Density||2,838/sq mi (1,095.6/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-4 (EDT)|
|GNIS feature ID||0947423|
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.
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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