About Franklin Square
What is now Franklin Square was near the center of the Hempstead Plains, and used as grazing land, and later farmland, by the first white settlers. The southern portion included oak and dogwood forests. In 1852, one Louis Schroerer built a hotel near a tollgate (by what is now Arden Boulevard) of the Hempstead-Jamaica Turnpike (toll road). The hotel attracted an increasing number of visitors and immigrants (the latter often German) from New York City to the formerly rural hamlet. Population grew steadily until the sudden intensified surge of suburbanization into post-World War II Long Island reached the village. By 1952, the farms were all gone, replaced by newly built houses full of emigrants from nearby New York City. Content Source
Living in Franklin Square
Shops, stores, restaurants and professional offices line Hempstead Turnpike, Route 24. Other commercial areas are along Franklin Avenue, which runs south from the turnpike, and on New Hyde Park Road and Dogwood Avenue. Major shopping is about 15 minutes away at Roosevelt Field, Long Island’s megamall.
Franklin Square Zip Code: 11010
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Things To Do in Franklin Square
The town of Hempstead’s Rath Park, which is in Franklin Square, has athletic fields, an outdoor pool, four tennis courts, picnic tables and playground equipment. Content Source