Oceanside is located in the souther part of the Town of Hempstead, Nassau County, New York. Originally known as South Bay, the English government established a township there in 1674 called Christian Hook, basing the name on the predominant religious affiliation of colonists in the area. In the nineteenth century, the town residents decided that “Oceanville” sounded better than “Christian Hook”: it was “Oceanville Oysters” that sold, and in 1864, the new name became official. However, there was already an Oceanville in New York, so “Ocean Side,” as two words, was adopted as the town’s name in 1890. In 1918, the name was condensed to “Oceanside”.
Zip Code: 11572
Area Code: 516