Comac, (sometimes spelled Commack, and formerly called Winne-Commack) is a
pleasant crossroads village, situated in the eastern part of the town of
Huntington on the middle country road, or Smithtown Turnpike, and partly
within the bounds of Smithtown. It is an ancient settlement, and is
located in the midst of a rich agricultural district. The surface is
level, or slightly rolling, and the soil heavy, and nearly every acre
improved and under a high state of cultivation. The village contains two
hundred and fifty inhabitants, two churches, two schools, two stores, two
hotels, a post office, and the celebrated horse training establishment of
Richard M. Bayles
Sketches of Suffolk County
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As we move in to the
new millennium and the year 2001 it is easy to get caught up in the face pace
of life and forget about Commack's past when times were slower and things
were quieter. That is why it was decided an attempt would be made to
gather together as many personal stories, memories, and photographs, from
some of Commack's older families and put them together in a collection
before he memories were forgotten and the stories lost.
After many years and countless hours of
phone calls, interviews, copying pictures, and sorting out stories, the
result is this web site which takes a look at the Commack of yesterday
through the memories and photos of some of the people who were there.
A special thank you must be given to the
following families who gave their personal stories and photographs in
order to help preserve Commack's past, the Burr's, Brandsma's, Carll's,
Goldsmith's, Graf's, Hurd's, Johnson's, Harned's, Moreland's, Sauer's,
Shea's, and Werle's, all helped to make this site possible and their time
was greatly appreciated.
A special thank you must also be given to
the Huntington Historical Society, Smithtown Historical Society, and the
Richard H. Handley Long Island History Room of the Smithtown Library.
Robert A. Saal