Babylon is a village in Suffolk County, New York. Its official name is The Incorporated Village of Babylon. It is commonly referred to as Babylon Village, to distinguish it from the Town of Babylon, of which it is a part. What is now Babylon Town and Village was originally part of Huntington Town and known as Huntington South. When a coherent community grew up in the area by 1803, prominent local citizens sought to adopt a new name. An influential local lady, Mrs. Conklin, was used to living inland in what is now considered Dix Hills and was at unease with the home site that her grandchildren would be raised in. The bible-reading Mrs. Conklin compared the new hamlet to the biblical city of Babylon and proposed that name in apparent defiance of the area’s rather bawdy reputation as a stop-over place for travelers on Long Island’s south shore. Her son Nat was appalled by the use of an “unholy” name. The family legend states she replied: “But it will be a new Babylon.” The name stuck, despite some effort to change it.
Zip Code: 11702, 11707
Area Code: 631