Manorville (LIRR station)
The former Manorville LIRR station site just east of the Ryerson Avenue grade crossing.
|Location||LIRR at Ryerson Aveue,
Manorville, New York
|Opened||July 29, 1844|
|Previous names||St. George's Manor
Manorville station originally opened on July 29, 1844 as "St. George’s Manor” station, and later shortened to “Manor Station.” According to local history, the first station agent, Seth Raynor, who was a patriot during American Revolutionary War, painted over the “St. George’s,” leaving “Manor” exposed, because it reminded him of colonial domination. The town name changed to Manorville with opening of the post office, but timetables and LIRR documents retained the name “Manor” until either 1907 or 1908.
The first station house was razed in September 1869, the same year that Manorville became the western terminus of the Sag Harbor Branch, which was built by Oliver Charlick to prevent the South Side Railroad of Long Island from extending its main line east of Patchogue. After the LIRR acquired the SSRRLI, Charlick extended the now Brooklyn and Montauk Railroad to Eastport Station in 1881, and when the Montauk Branch was extended between Bridgehampton to Montauk in 1895, this section between Manorville and Eastport was renamed the Manorville Branch. Manorville was also intended to be the terminus of one of two formerly proposed extensions of the Wading River Branch. The second station house was built in May 1871, and was finally renamed "Manorville" approximately in 1910. This station was razed in June 1941 and replaced with a sheltered shed. By 1949, the Manorville Branch was abandoned. The station was finally razed in 1968 and discontinued as a station stop. A former hotel and restaurant now known as The Maples Inn, which served commuters from both branches still exists to this day.
- "Long Island Railroad Company; Completion and Opening of Road to Greenport; 96 Miles (1844)". TrainsAreFun.com.
- "American Railroad Journal, and General Advertiser for Railroads, Canals, Steamboats, Machinery, and Mines". D.K. Minor. 1 January 1845 – via Google Books.
- "BROOKLYN & JAMAICA RAIL ROAD, LONG ISLAND R. R. 1852 TIMETABLE". arrts-arrchives.com.
- "Long Island Rail Road History: Alphabetical Station Listing and History (Compiled and researched by Dave Keller along with Vincent F. Seyfried, Robert M. Emery, Art Huneke, Jeff Erlitz, Dick Makse, Robert L. Myers, David M. Morrison, et. al.)" (PDF). TrainsAreFun.com. 2017-05-16.
- "Latest Long Island News". Brooklyn Daily Eagle. Brooklyn, NY. 1 June 1895. p. 7.
- [Beers Atlas of Long Island, 1873]
- "The Maples; September 5, 2006 photo". TrainsAreFun.com.
- Manorville Branch maps and photos from 1949 and earlier (TrainsAreFun.com)
- Unofficial LIRR History Website
- Manorville(Sag Harbor) Branch (Arrt's Arrchives)
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