environment

Peconic Land Trust Works To Preserve Indian Rock

Nov 6, 2017
Courtesy of Rocky Point Historical Society

When Noah Hallock built his farmstead in the 1700s, he did so near a massive boulder that stood over 30 feet high and less than a quarter of a mile from Long Island Sound. It was a rock that Native Americans would gather around by, so the English settlers called it Indian Rock.

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