Community History

North Fork Project Members to Discuss History of Slavery Here

Pictured Above: A small family cemetery on Narrow River Road in Orient, in which several enslaved people were buried with the Tuthill family that owned them, is one of the few well-known reminders of slavery's presence on the North Fork. Although not as well established as in the South, the institution of slavery was common on the North Fork from the mid-1600s until it was abolished by New York State