WHITESTONE

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Whitestone

Zip Code 11357

Community Board 7

Francis Lewis, a signer of the Declaration of Independence was a resident of this area settled before the Revolutionary War. It is said to be named for a large white rock that was located near the shore.

For a time the area called itself Clintonville, after Dewitt Clinton, of Maspeth, who was governor of New York State. It reverted to the original name when a post office was established for the area in 1854.

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