© 2005-2012 John Deitz
ca. 1947 Survey Map of South Haven (Wertheim properties)
This map, filed with the 1947 deed transferring most of the Maurice Wertheim estate in South Haven, New York, to the Federal Government to form the core of the Wertheim National Wildlife Refuge, shows many of the major property owners in the hamlet south of Montauk Highway. This map is filed at Liber 2714, p. 366. A second map, showing parcels adjoining to the east is also filed with the deed. The numbered parcels are those lots actually transferred to the government, and are described in detail in the deed. The Wertheims continued to have exclusive use of the property until both Maurice's and his wife Cecile's deaths (Maurice died in 1950, Cecile in 1974). Approximately 1788 acres were transferred in 1947.
Except for two small tits,
Wertheim property north of the Long Island Rail Road was not transferred in
1947. Since 1947, additional tracts were donated or purchased, and the
refuge now contains approximately 2550 acres, bisected by the lower reach of the
Carman's river. Most of the area of this map is now included
in either the refuge or is Suffolk County parkland. Also, parcels to the
west of this map have now been included.
Click on map to enlarge.
Page revised 23 May 2012