- /hemp"sted, hem"-/, n.a village on W Long Island, in SE New York. 40,404.
* * *town (township), Nassau county, New York, U.S. Situated in the west-central part of Long Island, it comprises 22 incorporated villages and 34 unincorporated communities. The city of Long Beach fronts the Atlantic Ocean just south of Hempstead town. The land tract was purchased from the Delaware Indians in 1643 by John Carman and the Reverend Robert Fordham, two English settlers from Stamford, Connecticut, and the original settlement (now Hempstead village) was named for Hemel Hempstead in Hertfordshire, England. The town was part of Queens county from 1683 until 1899, when Nassau county was established. After the American Revolution, opposing sympathies led to its division into North Hempstead and South Hempstead. The latter was renamed Hempstead in 1801.The town is dotted with colonial landmarks, including Cooper Field (where the Duke's Laws Convention of 1665 was held); St. George's Church (chartered by George II in 1735; rebuilt 1822) and Christ's First Presbyterian Church (1644; rebuilt 1846) in Hempstead village; the George Hewlett House (c. 1660) on East Rockaway Road; and Rock Hall (1767) in Lawrence. Hempstead's rural character changed after the introduction of the trolley car in the early 1900s and the arrival of the Long Island Rail Road (Long Island Rail Road Company). Hofstra University was founded in Hempstead village in 1935. There was rapid urban development after World War II; manufactures became well diversified, and industrial parks were developed at Roosevelt Field (now the site of a shopping centre) and Inwood.Mitchel Field, near Garden City, has played a significant role in the town's development since the War of 1812; it served as an army training ground until World War II, when it became an air base (closed 1961). Hempstead Plain, surrounding Garden City and Roosevelt Field, became a centre of pioneer aviation activity; it was there that Glenn Curtiss (Curtiss, Glenn Hammond) demonstrated his June Bug airplane (1908), Charles A. Lindbergh (Lindbergh, Charles A.) began his solo flight to Paris (1927), and James Doolittle (Doolittle, James H.) made the first “blind” flight (1929). Mitchel Field and Hempstead Plain are now built-up areas.The Nassau County Charter of 1936 preserved the rights of existing incorporated villages but denied unincorporated communities the right to incorporate. Larger villages (some of which overlap with North Hempstead) are Valley Stream (incorporated 1925), Rockville Centre (1893; seat of Molloy College [founded 1955]), Floral Park (1908), Freeport (1892), Garden City (1919), Hempstead village (1853), and Lynbrook (1911). Unincorporated communities include Baldwin, Uniondale, Levittown, Roosevelt, Merrick, Elmont, Franklin Square, East Meadow, Oceanside, and Wantagh. Sports events are held at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, and Belmont Park is renowned for its Thoroughbred horse racing—especially the annual Belmont Stakes. Area 120 square miles (311 square km). Pop. (1990) 725,605; (2000) 755,924.
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