TRAIN STATION

Program
NYS Historic
Subject
Transportation
Location
4 Main St, Kings Park, NY 11754, USA
Lat/Long
40.883966, -73.253774
Grant Recipient
Town of Smithtown
Historic Marker

TRAIN STATION

Inscription

TRAIN STATION
EST. 1872 AS ST. JOHNLAND.
RENAMED KINGS PARK IN 1891 BY
LONG ISLAND RAILROAD. 2-MILE
SPUR TO STATE HOSPITAL COAL
TRESTLE OPENED IN 1898.
WILLIAM G. POMEROY FOUNDATION 2020

In 1872 the Smithtown & Jefferson Railroad built a line through Meadow Glen. Later that fall the St. Johnland Train Station was established near the St. Johnland Institute for Children, which lent its name to the new station. Following the rail line acquisition by the Long Island Railroad the station name was changed to King’s Park. In 1898 a spur was built from the station to the Long Island State Hospital, also known as the Kings Park Psychiatric Center. The original station was demolished in 1948.