Floral Park begins in 1874


The history of Floral Park begins in 1874, when 17 year old John Lewis Childs came to the area known as East Hinsdale. The community, then a part of Queens County, consisted of a small group of houses, one store, the Hinsdale Post Office and a rail­road station. In 1899 the County of Nassau was formed and Floral Park became a part of it.