Hamlet of Remsenburg
Remsenburg is a residential hamlet bordering the Moriches Bay in the western portion of the Hamptons, free of all commercial land. The Main Street is lined with vintage historic homes fronted by continuous white picket fences, hedgerow and century old trees. Several narrow single lanes lead visitors from the main road down to the bay and various creeks. This bucolic community does feature an elementary school, post office, academy and art gallery, yacht squadron, dual houses of worship and, of course, a historic cemetery.
Remsenburg is located on the south shore of Eastern Suffolk County approximately 75 miles from mid-town Manhattan. It is a hamlet of about 3 square miles in The Township of Southampton bordered by Eastport and Seatuck Creek on the west and Westhampton and the Speonk River on the east. As mentioned in the book “A History of Remsenburg“, On the north the boundary is considered to be a line parallel to the Montauk Highway but 500 feet south of it. This definition has been debated since the controversial decision in 1895 to change the name of the local post office from Speonk to Remsenburg. Today Remsenburg and Speonk share the same school district but have separate post offices.
Not being an incorporated village and not having any official north/south border makes accurately determining Remsenburg’s population impossible. This is further complicated by the very large numbers of part-time residents. According to The U.S.Census Bureau in 2000, the population for the 11960 zip code was 822, representing 641 housing units. Data for the Remsenburg/Speonk school district for the year 2000 indicated a population of 2,675.
Remsenburg Post Office – Zip Code: 11960
137 Main Street, Remsenburg, New York 11960
Phone: 631-325-5937 | Fax:(631) 325-8352
Business Hours: Weekdays 8am-5pm, Saturday 9am-1:30pm
Last Collection at Post Office: Weekdays 5pm, Saturday 2:30pm
The hamlet of Remsenburg is provided with a boxed mail service only. Rural delivery does not exist. The Remsenburg post office currently has slightly under 1000 active post office boxes.
Remsenburg-Speonk Union Free Elementary School
11 Mill Road – Post Office Box 900, Remsenburg, New York 11960
Phone: (631) 325-0203
Fax: (631) 325-8439
The Remsenburg-Speonk Union Free School District is a K-6 district located in Suffolk County, New York. In 2008, the school was designated as a Blue Ribbon Award winner for academic excellence by the U.S. Department of Education.
Student Population: 120
Peg Larkins Memorial Remsenburg 5K
Post Office Box 187, Remsenburg, New York 11960
The Remsenburg Association was founded in 1946. The objectives of the Association were to preserve the hamlet “as a quiet, rural community” and discourage “any new, industrial, trade or business purpose, other than agricultural”. The Association seeks to facilitate social interaction and harmony amongst its residents, preserve and foster the beautification and rural charm of the community, and act as an advocate for the safety and issues of concerns to its citizens. A volunteer committee of residents who love the community have selected programs each year that appeal to a variety of interests. These include successful golf outings at the Westhampton Country Club, garden tours of the community’s lovely private gardens, tours of many historic homes, an annual tag sale and Holiday Caroling Party as well as lectures and poetry readings. Each year, the Academy presents art exhibits featuring area artists beginning Memorial Day and continuing through mid-September. The fall is usually host to an informative lecture series. The year’s calendar of events is mailed in early May and posted on the community bulletin board on the front lawn.
Remsenburg Association Membership Application
Remsenburg Academy & Art Gallery
126 South Country Road, Remsenburg, New York 11960
Known as one of the oldest private academies on Long Island, the Remsenburg Academy dates to the time of the civil war. The academy is owned by the Town of Southampton and is leased to the Remsenburg Association. It houses a library and is used for meetings, social events, lectures and fine art exhibits throughout the year.Speonk-Remsenburg Civic Association
Post Office Box 578, Remsenburg, New York 11960
The Speonk Remsenburg Civic Association (SRCA) is a non-partisan organization that was formed in 1989 to help promote the prosperity, welfare and civic advancement of the community of Speonk and Remsenburg by a united effort.
Remsenburg Garden Club
The Remsenburg Garden Club was founded in 1958. It has 38 active female members and three honorary members, who meet once a month except in January, February and July. The purpose of the Club is to enable Remsenburg residents to come together and share their interests in gardening, flowers, the environment, and the local community.
Sailing & Social Club
Westhampton Yacht Squadron
9 Yacht Club Drive – Post Office Box 315, Remsenburg, New York 11960
The Westhampton Yacht Squadron is a privately owned sailing and social club situated on the beautiful Moriches Bay, between the Moriches and Shinnecock Inlets. From the Main clubhouse porch, there is an unobstructed view of the Bay and breathtaking sunrises, sunsets, and starry nights. The Club bustles with activity during the summer months when the calendar is full with sailing, swimming, and tennis lessons, races, and special events virtually every weekend. In the “off” season, it’s a quiet haven, where members congregate on Friday nights for dinner, an Irish coffee, and wonderful conversations around a roaring fireplace. What makes the Club such a special place, above all, is a very diverse membership comprised of year-round residents, summer folks, families, seniors, and singles. From veteran sailors to those just getting their sea legs. Brand-new members to those whose names have been in the log for generations. Though different in many ways, all Yacht Squadron members share their love for life beside the Bay at “the Club.”WYS History
Historical Profile of Remsenburg
The Town of Southampton completed a Hamlet Heritage Area study of the Remsenburg community in Janaury 2004.
Facts – Demographics & Geography
Wikipedia – Remsenburg, New York
Census 2000 – Remsenburg, New York
Notable Remsenburg Residents
Parent Teachers Organization
Post Office Box 900
Remsenburg, New York 11960