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Melville is an affluent hamlet and census-designated place (CDP) in the Town of Huntington in Suffolk County on Long Island, New York. Melville lies directly east of the boundary with Nassau County. Melville is home to the U.S. headquarters of several national and international corporations, including Canon USA, Nikon, and many Estée Lauder operations occur here. The area was known to the Native Americans as Sunsquams. In the 17th century it was known as Samuel Ketcham’s Valley, named for a local resident. Afterwards it was known as Sweet Hollow. This name was replaced by Melville in school records in 1854.There is some debate as to the origin of the Melville name. It may be derived from the Latin for honey (the area had an abundance of honey bees, and this may have also been the origin of the previous Sweet Hollow name). It should also be noted that the author Herman Melville was being published around this time.

Population: 18,985

Zip Code: 11747, 11760, 11775

Area Code: 631

Elevation: 135′

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