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Long Island Travel Guide

Southampton

Southampton is not only steeped in rich history but also in contemporary affluence. Pristine area beaches framed by sparkling Atlantic waters are a draw, but so are upscale shops, fine restaurants, polo matches, and antiques shows.

The village was settled in the 17th century by Puritans who had set sail from Lynn, Massachusetts, and landed at what is today known as Conscience

Point. Southampton, which was formally incorporated in 1894, was named after the third earl of Southampton, Henry Wriothesly, who was sympathetic to the early British settlers and widely respected.

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