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The East End's first settlers were New Englanders from Lynn, Massachusetts. They founded the Village of Southampton in June, 1640, after landing at Conscience Point in North Sea.

The Colonists built their houses and villages to reflect the styles of their New England homeland. They named their village in honor of the Earl of Southampton, England.

By 1649, there were 45 heads of households. Soon other areas were established: East Hampton in 1648; Wainscott and Springs in 1652; Bridgehampton and Sagaponack in 1656 and Amagansett in 1680. Southampton, however, was the first English colony in the state of New York.

Today you can find fashionable shopping on Job's Land and Main Street with its' beautiful flower boxes and American flags make you feel that you are somewhere special.  Cultural events abound. Fourth of July produces a magnificent 2 hour parade down the same streets with marching bands and colorful floats.

The Spring, Summer and Fall are dotted with charity events, dinners, dances and balls. Free open-air concerts run throughout the summer.

Home to 2007's 3rd ranked beach in the United States, Cooper's Beach. In addition to that, Southampton has the only hospital and college on the South Fork.  It also has a state-of the-art library and art museum which ofer many classes and activities.  Newly added Southampton Town's Rec Center located in North Sea, houses many sporting activities, both indoors and out.