Historical Markers within the Hamlet of Copiague
|Marker Name ||Text||Location||Notes|
Bethel A.M.E. Church
Commemorates the oldest Black church on Long Island.
Historic Church -- Bethel A.M.E. Church Founded in Amityville 1815. This Building Dedicated 1967.
Dedicated by the Town of Babylon Historic Commission in 1986.
Commemorates Johnny’s All-Weather Drive-In.
285 Acre All-Weather Drive-In Opened Here 1957. Cafeteria, Tally-Ho Train, Indoor Seating & Amusement Park. One of the Nation's Largest.
south side of Sunrise Highway, along entrance to Home Depot & Target shopping center
Dedicated in 2016, as part of the “Booming 1950s” project, funded by a grant from the William G. Pomeroy Foundation.
South Side R.R.
Commemorates the railroad line that has operated through Copiague since 1867.
Railroad Line Built 1867. LIRR Assumed Line in 1876. First Depot Built 1901 Named Copiague. Failed Attempt to Rename Marconiville 1920s.
east side of Great Neck Road, north of railroad, at Veterans Plaza
Dedicated in 2018, funded by a grant from the William G. Pomeroy Foundation.
Babylon Railroad Co. - Trolley Route
Commemorates the electric trolley route between Amityville and Babylon.
In 1909, the South Shore Traction Co. established an electrified trolley line, extending over six miles Amityville to Babylon, passing through along Oak Street to Great Neck Road and then west toward Lindenhurst.
west side of Great Neck Road, between Oak Street and Scudder Avenue
Dedicated by the Town of Babylon, on June 11, 2010, to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the trolley route.
Great Neck Road School
Commemorates the oldest existing elementary school in the Town of Babylon (in continuous use as an elementary school since 1911).
First built as a wooden schoolhouse in 1911, the Great Neck Road School is the oldest elementary school in the Town of Babylon. Brick extensions were added to the original schoolhouse in 1925, 1931 and 1954, to accommodate Copiague’s growing population.
East side of Great Neck Road, north of Scudder Avenue, in front of Great Neck Road Elementary School.
Dedicated by the Town of Babylon in 2012, to commemorate the school’s 100th anniversary.