Established in 1941
The goal of the Ridge Civic Association is to bring residents together to make our hamlet a great place to live and work!
The object shall be to maintain and stimulate in the community of Ridge, Town of Brookhaven, Suffolk County, New York, as interest in the civic and social affairs; to develop an aggressive and serviceable citizenship; to inculcate in its members the highest ideals and concepts of Americanism and to hold meetings and social gatherings for the better realization of these purposes; to protect, maintain and improve property; obtain and distribute information of interest on events concerning the greater Ridge Community.
Randallville (Ridge)- In The Beginning
In 1738, northern Ridge was settled by widower Samuel Randall of North Stonington, Ct.; his only son Stephen Randall and his descendants farmed a 4,000-acre plot of ground that Samuel had always referred to as "the Ridge" based on the geographical terrain. First called "Randallville", Ridge was the name selected by its residents for postal delivery and remains the name for our hamlet to this day. The Randall burial plot near the William Floyd Parkway includes the grave of Lt. Stephen Randall (1736–1818), patriot of the American Revolution and a Suffolk County Militia veteran of the Battle of Long Island, August 27, 1776, as part of a company of Suffolk County Minutemen commanded by Captain Daniel Mulford. Graves of Randall's wife Elizabeth Swezey (1747–1834) and several descendants are also within the plot.