On Long Island in Nassau County, New York, the United States, lies the community of Floral Park. 15,863 people were counted in the US Census of 2010.
At the western edge of Nassau County, the Incorporated Village of Floral Park is mostly in the Town of Hempstead, although the portion north of Jericho Turnpike is situated in the Town of North Hempstead. East Hinsdale was the previous name for the location.
The town is close to the Queens neighborhood of Floral Park in New York City.
According to some accounts, the region that is now Floral Park was once known as Plainfield and served as the western boundary of the vast Hempstead Plains. Up to the construction of the Long Island Rail Road Hempstead Branch and Jericho Turnpike in the 1870s, farms and small communities predominated in the region. After the Civil War, Hinsdale had more than twenty flower farms. Formerly known as East Hinsdale, Floral Park is the current name of the village.
John Lewis Childs moved to the region in 1874 to work as a seed salesman for C.L. Allen. Childs acquired a sizable amount of property in the region after establishing his own seed and bulb business and launching America’s first seed catalog company. Childs renamed the neighborhood Floral Park and named the nearby streets after flowers to promote his own company and the area’s horticulture sector. The growth of Childs’ company is the only factor in the development of the Floral Park Post Office and the neighboring village businesses. The Long Island Rail Road changed the name of the East Hinsdale station to Floral Park in 1888 when the neighborhood’s post office adopted the moniker. Floral Park, which once belonged to Queens, joined the newly formed county of Nassau in 1899, and it was established as a village in 1908. Beginning at that year, Childs presided as its first president.
More than 200 acres (0.81 km2) of Childs’ flower beds were present in the community in 1903. The local post office expanded due to the huge amount of his mail order company to the point where it was compared to post offices in Chicago, Baltimore, and Boston.
The community is entirely landlocked and has a total area of 1.4 square miles (3.6 km2), according to the United States Census Bureau.
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The village’s western and northern borders are where it meets New York City.
In addition, the community is bordered to the northwest by Bellerose Village and Bellerose Terrace, to the east by New Hyde Park and Stewart Manor, to the south by South Floral Park, and to the southwest by Elmont.
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