Medford, N.Y. -- History (Unincorporated village & CDP)
- Medford: Early Years, 1844-1944 [full-text] (Patchogue-Medford Library)
- Medford: Los Primeros Anos, 1844-1944 [texto completo] (Biblioteca de Patchogue-Medford. Historia Local), escrito por Mary Gubitosi, traducido por Gilda Ramos-Araujo
- Medford, New York (Wikipedia)
- Medford, NY Community History (Medford Chamber of Commerce)
- Medford CDP [Census-Designated Place], New York QuickLinks (U.S. Census Bureau)
- Medford Girl Scouts of America Troop No. 1, circa 1928 (Patchogue-Medford Library. Celia M. Hastings Local History Room)
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See also "L.I. - Medford..." vertical files
- Greater Medford Chamber of Commerce [Medford, N.Y.] Pictorial History of Medford, New York, 1844-1944
- Medford Bicentennial Committee. 1776-1976 Medford, Long Island, New York Bicentennial Celebration
- Medford Taxpayers and Civic Association. Plan Committee. Medford Community Comprehensive Plan (1994)
- Medford Taxpayers Association. Souvenir Program, 1st Annual Barn Dance, Grange Hall, Medford, New Years Eve, Nineteen Twenty-One
--- Bishop, Staff Sgt. Keith [Patchogue High School graduate, kia in
Afghanistan, with U.S. special forces; recipient of bronze star, U.S.
Army Medal of Commendation for Valor, among other recognitions]
- Green Beret Keith Bishop Lauded for Service to Country, by Martin C. Evans (Newsday)
- Long Island Green Beret is Remembered, by Ti-Hau Chang (Fox News) - article and video
--- Fullerton Family (Hal, Edith, Eleanor), Peace and Plenty Farm,
LIRR Experimental Agricultural Station No. 1, Medford, L.I.;
Long Island Rail Road and L.I. Publicity
- LIRR Starts Demonstration Farms, by Kevin Vagle (Long Island Ruins & Remnants)
- How to Make a Vegetable Garden: A Practical and Suggestive Manual for the Home Garden, [full text], by Edith Loring Jones Fullerton, illustrated by Hal. B. Fullerton, 1905 (Internet Archive)
- "Peace and Plenty": The Lure of the Land: The History of a Market-Garden and Dairy Plot Developed Within Eight Months Upon Long Island's Idle Territory, Long Described as "Scrub Oak Waste," Being a True Story of the Work Carried on by the Long Island Railroad Co. at Experimental Station No. 1, [1st ed.; full text], by Edith Loring Fullerton, 1906. (Internet Archive)
- The Lure of the Land: The History of a Market-Garden and Dairy Plot Developed within Eight Months Upon Long Island's Idle Territory, Long Designated as "Scrub Oak Waste" and "Pine Barrens:" Being a True Story of the Work Carried on by the Long Island Railroad Co. at Experimental Stations One and Two, to Which in the Second Edition was Added the Aftermath, Being the Story from September Nineteen Five to September Nineteen Nine, 3rd ed. [full text], by Edith Loring Fullerton, 1911 (Internet Archive)
- The Lure of the Land: The History of a Market Garden and Dairy Plot Developed Within Eight Months Upon Long Island's Idle Territory, Long Designated as "Scrub Oak Waste," and "Pine Barrens.": Being a True Story of the Work Carried on by the Long Island Railroad Co. at Experimental Station Number One and Two, to Which in the Second Edition was Added the Aftermath, 4th ed. [full text], by Edith Loring Fullerton, 1912 (Internet Archive)
- The Book of the Home Garden, [full text],by Edith Loring Fullerton, 1919 (Internet Archive)
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- Ferguson, Eleanor Frances Fullerton. As I Remember It
- Ferguson, Eleanor Frances Fullerton. My Long Island: Growing Up on Hal B. Fullerton's Blessed Isle, 1902-1942, ed. by Anne Nauman
- Gardener of Eden: The Wit and Wisdom of Hal B. Fullerton, comp. by Anne Nauman
- Gombieski, Jane S. and Mallory Leoniak. To Get the Vote: Woman Suffrage Leaders in Suffolk County
- Nauman, Anne. The Junior Partner: Edith Loring Fullerton, Long Island Pioneer
- Sachs, Charles L. The Blessed Isle: Hal B. Fullerton and His Image of Long Island, 1897-1927
--- Adolph Hoffman
- "Adolph Hofmann Dies; A Leader in Medford." Patchogue Advance, April 5, 1940: pp. 1-2.
- "'The Father of Medford' Dies" [captioned photo]. Patchogue Advance, April 12, 1940: n.p.
--- Rosolinsky, Martin [social worker]
- Vestal, Joy. "Martin Rosolinsky." Newsday, July 21, 1995: p. A 30.
-- Boy Scouts of America. Suffolk County Council
[Headquarters, Medford, NY]
- Boy Scouts of America, Suffolk County Council, Announces New President (Patchogue Patch, February 21, 2012)
- Suffolk County Council. Boy Scouts of America (The Council)
-- Canine Companions for Independence
- Video [and article]: Dogs Graduate from Medford School: Canine Companions for Independence Pairs Handicapped with Assistance Dogs, by Christopher Collora (Patchogue Patch, May 20, 2011)
-- Cowboys [Country Acre Farms]
- DeLatiner, Barbara. "L.I. Cowboys Show Stuff." New York Times, December 14, 1975: p. BQ LI 148.
-- Equine Escape
- Sorrentino, Michael. Report: Horses Roam Cedar Avenue in Medford (Patchogue Patch, February 21, 2012)
-- Firefighting History & Medford Fire Department
- "Medford Native, Firefighter Remembered: Charles Cole Mourned After Dying of Brain Cancer at Age 49" (Patchogue Patch, August 20, 2011)
- Sorrentino, Michael. "9/11 Profile: Charles Cole: Vignettes on 9/11 Victims and Responders" (Patchogue Patch, September 9, 2011)
- Diamond, Tracy. "Medford Fire Dept. Holds 9/11 Service: Medford Organizations and Locals Join Together for a Memorial Service to Recognize the Attacks on 9/11" (Patchogue Patch, September 12, 2011) -- victims and rescuers were remembered, esp. John and Joseph Vigiano, who sacrified their lives at Ground Zero.
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- "Fires on Long Island" (from the Evening Post). Long Islander, May 16, 1845: p. 2. -- Sarted by sparks from a railroad engine, east of Medford Station, opposite Patchogue...woods in flame for over a week, from Medford Sta. nearly to Farmingdale, among other fires.
- [Fire]. (Sag Harbor) Corrector, July 21, 1849: p. 2. -- dry grass and brush fire, near Medford Station, spread 2-3 mi. in length x 1-3 mi. in width, spreading toward Millville and Swezey's Mills.
- "Medford Station." South Side Signal, June 1, 1872: p. 2. -- Herosim of LIRR engineer, John Baker, who on seeing 2 large cordwood logs ahead lying across the tracks, quickly uncoupled his engine, used it as a battering ram, successfully dislodging the obstruction, clearing the way for the passenger cars, while he, in the derailed engine, rolled down a 10' embankment, and survived, to be rewarded $100, by appreciative passengers, whose lives he saved
- Smith, Henry. "Middle Island & Coram" South Side Signal, September 23, 1876: p. 2. -- Reports the woods at Medford Sta. set afire from a passing train [probably sparks from the smokestack, then a common occurence], which "burned over a large tract of territory"; with gratitude to Selden residents who turned out, fought the fire and put it out.
- "Two Woods Fires." Mid-Island Mail, August 28, 1935: p. 5.
-- Haven Drugs, Murders at, 2011
- 4 Killed in Medford Pharmacy Shooting (CBS New York, June 19, 2011)
- Suspect Arrested in New York Pharmacy Killings, by Richard Esposito, Mark Reeves, and Josh Einiger (ABC News. U.S., June 22, 2011)
- Murdered E. Patchogue Teen Honored at Bellport Graduation: A Scholarship will be Created in Jennifer Mejia's Memory
- Classmates, Family Remember Slain Teen at Funeral: Jennifer Mejia, Among Four Killed in Pharmacy Shooting, was Laid to Rest on Friday, by Michael Sorrentino (Patchogue Patch, June 24, 2011)
- Havens Drugs Reopens: Long Time Customers Return to the Medford Pharmacy thta was the Site of the Father's Day Shootings that Killed Four, by Shana Braff (Patchogue Patch, July 26, 2011)
- Legislation Aimed at Preventing Prescription Drug Abuse: State Sen. Lee Zeldin Co-Sponsors ill that Would Create an Online Data Base to Track Dispensing of Prescribed Drugs, by Krystle L. DiNicola (Patchogue Patch, July 26, 2011)
- Updated: Laffer Arraigned on Five Murder Counts: Accused Pharmacy Killer Pleads Not Guilty in Riverhead Court, by Ryan Bonner (Patchogue Patch, June 30, 2011) "Update: Laffer Pleads Guilty to Pharmacy Slayings: David Laffer Faces Life in Prison, Wife Melinda Brady Pleads Guilty to First-Degree Robbery," by Michael Sorrentino and Ryan Bonner (Patchogue Patch, September 8, 2011)
- New York (State). Department of Health. Bureau of Environmental and Occupational Epidemiology and Suffolk County, N.Y. Department of Health Services. Community Health Assessment of Medford, Long Island: Final Report (1988)
-- History, 1920-1929
- "Medford: 56.1 Miles from New York." In Long Island, The Sunrise Homeland. New York, NY: Issued under the auspices of the Long Island Chamber of Commerce, 1927: p. 63.
- The Meteroric Rise and Fall of the Medford Scout Library: 1927-1930, 2nd ed., comp. by Mark Rothenberg (Patchogue-Medford Library. Celia M. Hastings Local History Room)
-- History - Vietnam War, 1961-1975
- DiNicola, Krystle D. "Street in Medford Dedicated in Honor of Veteran Ryuzo Somma: Vietnam War Vet Killed in Action Honored in Street Dedication Ceremony" (Patchogue Patch, May 25, 2011)
- Find Vietnam War Casualties from Medford, New York (Find the Data)
-- Medford Post Office
- Medford Post Office, Suffolk County, New York (U.S. Postal Service. Postmaster Finder: Postmasters by City)
- "A new mail route is proposed from Medford to Port Jefferson, so as to take in Rocky Point." Brooklyn Eagle, February 25, 1878: p. 3.
-- Medford Station (Long Island Rail Road)
See also Biography - Fullerton Family (Hal, Edith, Eleanor)
- "Opening of the Long Island Railroad to Medford Station (Patchogue), Fire Place & Carman's Riv[er]. Brooklyn Eagle, June 25, 1844: p. 1. -- Patchogue was accessible by stage coach, buggy, horse, or, a long walk, Fire Place is the former name of Brookhaven village, and Carman's River featured a popular hotel, mill, and storied fishing, that attracted the likes of Daniel Webster.
- "Sunday Train." Brooklyn Eagle, June 29, 1844: p. 1. -- Train schedules, ticket prices, additional fare for paying on the train [some things never change, except for the price], and stage coach connections, running north and south of the line, as officially posted on June22nd.
- "Road to Medford Station (Patchogue), Fire Place & Carman's Riv." Brooklyn Eagle, July 1, 1844: p. 1.
- "Long Island Railroad -- 4th of July Excursion to Medford Station (Patchogue), Fire Palce, and Carman's River." Brooklyn Eagle, July 3, 1844: p. 3. -- Medford Station now became a featured destination.
- "Long Island Railroad Co.: Opening of the Long Island Rail Road to Medford Station (Patchogue), Fire Place & Carman's Riv." Brooklyn Eagle, July 19, 1844: p. 1. -- Just in case you hadn't heard; fairly detailed summary, providing the general schedule, Sunday schedule, ticket fares, and stage coach connections to various places, officially dated June 22nd.
- "Long Island Railroad Company -- Spring Arrangement." Brooklyn Eagle, April 24, 1845: p. 2.
- "From Brooklyn Depot; From Greenport Depot; From Hicksville Depot." Brooklyn Eagle, May 26, 1845: p. 3.
- "From Farmingdale Depot; From Jamaica Depot." Brooklyn Eagle, June 18, 1845: p. 3.
- "Change of Hours." Brooklyn Eagle, November 8, 1845: p. 1.
- "Long Island Railroad -- Fall Arrangement" (Travel). Brooklyn Eagle, October 10, 1846: p. 3.
- "Leave Brooklyn; Leave Greenport; Leave Farmingdale; Leave Jamaica." Brooklyn Eagle, February 4, 1847: p. 3.
- "East Long Island Correspondence. Scenery After Leaving Farmingdale (Otherwise Hardscrabble), Huntington and Babylon; Deer Park; scenery at the "stations"; West Hills; Medford, Yaphank, and St. George's Manor; Practicability of Cultivating the Wild Land Here; Stopping at Riverhead; &c." Brooklyn Eagle, [1849?]: [n.p.].
- "Departure; Freight Trains; Returning." Brooklyn Eagle, September 4, 1850: p. 3.
- "Freight Trains; Returning." Brooklyn Eagle, October 19, 1850: p. 1.
- "Opposition Nominations." [Sag Harbor] Corrector, October 23, 1850: p. 2. -- NYS 2nd Assembly District meeting at Medford Station, nominations, resolution
- "Long Island Rail-Road" [special Jenny Lind concert excursion]. [Sag Harbor] Corrector, May 21, 1851: p. 3.
- "Swindler with Hypnotic Powers: Poses as a Doctor and Operates on Long Island. Steals Money and Valuables from Women in Country Places -- One Victim's Experiences." New York Times, July 16, 1902: p. 3.
-- Medford Sanitorium (Medford Tuberculosis Sanitorium for Working
Men and Women)
- The Medford Sanitorium (Bygone Long island; Abandoned Long Island)
-- Medford Scout Library
- The Meteoric Rise and Fall of the Medford Scout Library, 1927-1930, rev. and exp. 2nd ed. (Patchogue-Medford Library. Celia M. Hastings Local History Room)
- About the Mid-Island Mail (Medford, N.Y.) 1935-1941 (Library of Congress. Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers and National Endowment for the Humanities)
- Mid-Island Mail [microfilm]. Medford, NY: Mid-Island Mail
- Mid-Island Mail [searchable, digital version, 1935-1941 (entire run)] available online via Suffolk Historic Newspapers (Courtesy of the Long Island Advance; as part of a collaborative project of Suffolk Cooperative Library System and participating member libraries)
-- 9/11 (Tenth Anniversary)
- Medford Fire Department Holds 9/11 Service: Medford Organizations and Locals Join Together for a Memorial Service to Recognize the Attacks on 9/11, by Tracy Diamond (Patchogue Patch, September 12, 2011)
-- Revitalization Projects
- Medford Vision Update: Downtown & Corridor Revitalization, A Project of the Town of Brookhaven  (Medford Chamber of Commerce)
-- Street Names
See History - Vietnam War, 1961-1975 [above]
-- Turkish Cultural Center, Long Island [Deer Park, NY]
- DiNicola, Krystle L. Understanding Cultural Differences Through Film: Middle School Students Explore Shorts Exploring Basic Human Rights (Patchogue Patch, December 29, 2011)
- Turkish Cultural Center Long Island [Deer Park, NY]