Glen Cove

Glen Cove is one of two cities in Nassau County on Long Island located in New York. It is surrounded by the Long Island Sound to the north and The Town of Oyster Bay's villages and hamlets to the east, south, and west. The surrounding villages and hamlets are: Lattingtown, Locust Valley, Matinecock, Glen Head, and Sea Cliff.

The old post office building


Glen Cove is a multicultural city with a population of 26,936 as of 2009. It is a small city that provides a variety of amenities. The Matinecock Indians a Native American tribe originally founded it. Glen Cove was originally named "Moscheto." English migrants from New England used Glen Cove as a port before 1668.

A man named Joseph Carpenter, from Warwick, Rhode Island purchased about 2,000 acres of the land northwest of the Town of Oyster Bay on May 24, 1668. Later that year Mr. Carpenter admitted four co-partners into the project - three brothers, Nathaniel, Daniel, and Robert Coles, and Nicholas Simkins. These men were all residents of Oyster Bay. The five men named the settlement later spelled, Musketa Cove. In the Matinecock language means "place of rushes."

Get in

Glen Cove Train Station

By train

Take the Long Island Rail Road.

By car

Take the Long Island Expressway or Northern State Parkway and follow the signs.


Current Glen Cove Post Office. Both the old and new post office buildings are on the National Register of Historic Places in the United States of America.



Glen Cove offers a variety of different restaurants.



Go next

Routes through Glen Cove

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