East Marion is a census-designated place (CDP) within the Town of Southold in Suffolk County, New York. The first inhabitants were the Orient Focus People, Native Americans who lived in the area about 1000 BC. They vanished long before the arrival in about 900 AD of the Corchaugs, who called the area Poquatuc. The Corchaugs were still present when six English families settled in 1661. The new residents called the area Oysterponds because of the abundant shellfish that they began to gather and sell to nearby communities. Orient and East Marion originally were called Oysterponds Lower Neck and Oysterponds Upper Neck, respectively. In 1836, the two communities went their separate ways with new names. Orient was chosen to reflect the area’s easternmost position on the North Fork of Long Island. East Marion was named for Gen. Francis Marion, the “Swamp Fox” of the Revolutionary War. “East” was tacked on because of an existing town of Marion upstate. East Marion is home to a popular summer “must-see”, called Lavender By The Bay. Here, you can purchase bundles of lavender depending on what is in bloom, or just stop by and enjoy the sights and smells.
Zip Code: 11939
Area Code: 631