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College Point Park

14 Ave. bet. 121 St. and College Point Blvd.

Queens

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This text is part of Parks’ Historical Signs Project and can be found posted within the park.

The area surrounding this community was first settled in 1645 when Dutch Governor Willem Kieft (1597-1647) purchased the parcel of land and granted use to Dutch and English families. Governor Kieft allocated the 900 acres that currently constitute College Point to the Lawrence family, but in 1788, William Lawrence began to sell his land to pay off debts. College Point takes its name from St. Paul’s College, founded here in 1838.

One of the most notable later settlers in the College Point district was Reverend William A. Muhlenberg (1796-1877), who purchased all the land on the tip of the Lawrence peninsula. Reverend Muhlenberg attempted to meld the differing viewpoints of Protestantism and Catholicism within the Evangelical Church, an effort that culminated in the formation of “St. Johnland,” a utopian industrial community on nearby Long Island.

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College Point Park Weather

  • Mon
    Mostly Sunny
    60°F
  • Tue
    Chance Showers
    67°F
  • Wed
    Rain Likely
    64°F
  • Thu
    Rain Likely
    56°F

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