Asharoken, Long Island, New York
Asharoken is a village in Suffolk County, New York in the United States. The Village of Asharoken is in the Town of Huntington.
The village limits enclose part of Eatons Neck and a long, low, narrow isthmus (itself referred to as Asharoken) connecting Northport in the southeast to Eaton's Neck in the northwest, and separating Northport Bay from Long Island Sound.
The Village of Asharoken is named after Chief Asharoken, head of the Matinecocks Native American tribe which inhabited the area prior to English settlements. Chief Asharoken sold the land that is now Asharoken, Eatons Neck, and Northport to European settlers in 1656.
Asharoken maintains its own private police force, paid for predominantly by property taxes on village residents. Over the years Asharoken has earned a reputation for being tough on speeders.
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