Hempstead is located in the state of New York and a township of Nassau County, which is in the western-central part of the state of Long Island, which comprises 22 villages, and 34 of the communities are incorporated. Long Beach is in the southern part of the town of Hempstead and is fronting the Atlantic Ocean. The land tract of the area where the present-day Hempstead stands were purchased from the Delaware Indians by John Carman and Reverend Robert Fordham in 1643. Of the two other English settlers who were from Stanford, Connecticut, and the original settlement, that is presently known as Hempstead Village, was named after Hemel Hempstead that is located in Hertfordshire in England. From 1683 to 1899, the town was a part of Queens County and was moved to Nassau County when it was established.
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