August Hawkins and his sister Prudence around 1900

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Early Land Transactions - Parsonage Lands, Brook StoreBr01Brookhaven Hamlet DistrictIn this 13 Apr 1961 article by Edna Valentine Bruce she describes early 19th century land sales including the parcel on which the original Brook Store was sited and the original South Haven Church "Parsonage Lands."
Shaw's History of Brookhaven HamletBr01Brookhaven Hamlet DistrictOsborne Shaw was the Town of Brookhaven Historian in 1933. Among his more notable contributions was the first comprehensive inventory of cemeteries and their stones in the Town of Brookhaven.

The Fire Place Literary Club was, and still is, a prominent women's organization in Brookhaven Hamlet. Among their many achievements is the founding of the Brookhaven Free Library and the nudging of other community betterment and improvement projects.

Osborne Shaw's History of Brookhaven Village, written 70 years ago, is found only in manuscript form. As far as I know, it has never been published. A copy of the original manuscript may be found at the Brookhaven Free library

Brookhaven Hamlet as Historical DistrictBr01Brookhaven Hamlet DistrictBack in 1985, when the citizens of Brookhaven hamlet were lobbying to have the hamlet designated an Historic District, Arthur Danto wrote a beautiful piece describing it
Fire Place Historic District MapBr01Brookhaven Hamlet DistrictA map showing the approximate boundaries of the Fire Place (Brookhaven hamlet) Historic District.
Frederick Kost's Photographs of Salt HayingBr01Brookhaven Hamlet District