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Welcome to Fishers Island ...

Fishers Island is located in Suffolk County<1>.

The location of Fishers Island has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

A typical abbreviation for Fishers Island: Fishers Is. (in Canada, 'Isld.' is the more common abbreviation.)

See our Genealogy Helper Page for Fishers Island for more information about variations on the name of Fishers Island.

Fishers Island is near sea level<3>.

Time Zone: Fishers Island lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Adding Fishers Island to Our Gazetteer ...

As we work on our Gazetteer, we occasionally find mention of a community that is new to us. When we find such a community, we add it to our Gazetteer with the hope of adding more information in the future.

We originally found mention of Fishers Island in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, we also found mention of Fishers Island elsewhere: The earliest book where we found it mentioned was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Fishers Island on our Genealogy Page.

Communities near Fishers Island ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Fishers Island.

  • Norwich [New London County]
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    • Norwich [New London County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<4> to the north of Fishers Island
    • Estimated population in 2019: 38,768 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Norwich
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Norwich<5>
  • Groton [New London County]
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    • Groton [New London County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<4> to the north of Fishers Island
    • Estimated population in 2019: 38,436 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Groton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Groton
  • New London [New London County]
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    • New London [New London County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<4> to the northwest of Fishers Island
    • Estimated population in 2019: 26,858 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on New London
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for New London<5>
  • New London [New London County]
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    • New London [New London County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<4> to the northwest of Fishers Island
    • Estimated population in 2019: 26,858 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for New London have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on New London
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Southold [Suffolk County]
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      • Southold [Suffolk County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<4> to the southwest of Fishers Island
      • Estimated population in 2019: 22,170 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Southold have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Southold
    • East Hampton [Suffolk County]
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      • East Hampton [Suffolk County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<4> to the south of Fishers Island
      • Estimated population in 2019: 22,047 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for East Hampton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on East Hampton
    • Waterford [New London County]
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      • Waterford [New London County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<4> to the northwest of Fishers Island
      • Estimated population in 2019: 18,746 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Waterford have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Waterford
    • Stonington [New London County]
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      • Stonington [New London County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<4> to the northeast of Fishers Island
      • Estimated population in 2019: 18,559 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stonington have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stonington
    • Montville [New London County]
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      • Montville [New London County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<4> to the northwest of Fishers Island
      • Estimated population in 2019: 18,508 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Montville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Montville
    • East Lyme [New London County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for East Lyme
      • East Lyme [New London County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<4> to the northwest of Fishers Island
      • Estimated population in 2019: 18,462 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for East Lyme have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on East Lyme

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Fishers Island. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Fishers Island.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Fishers Island. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Fishers Island.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Fishers Island. See our Newspapers Page for Fishers Island.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Fishers Island ...

Looking for more information about Fishers Island? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Fishers Island, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Fishers Island.

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Fishers Island. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Suffolk County: www.co.suffolk.ny.us/

The official website for State of New York: https://www.ny.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of New York's counties, including Suffolk, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Fishers Island - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Fishers Island) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Fishers Island. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Fishers Island

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Fishers Island. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.2570, Longitude: -72.0240       In this case, the coordinates for Fishers Island have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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