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In 1976, Gerald Wilcox researched and created several maps depicting West Islip as it developed.  Carl Starace, Islip Town Historian, donated copies of these maps to the Library.  They have been scanned for us by Ron Ardito, of Ardito Business Machines.

Click the underlined years to view these maps:

        Pre-1600          1697         1776         1829         1873         1915         1954         1976

Maps from old atlases and gazetteers help us see how much West Islip has changed through the years:

Beers Atlas of Long Island, 1873       South Country Road, 1888     E. Blecher Hyde, 1896    


This 1915 E. Blecher Hyde map shows a small area just east of the present Robert Moses Causeway as being called "East Babylon".  Click the image to see a larger version: