A stroll down Oregon Road: North Fork Sunday Scene

Martin Sidor's farm

Martin Sidor Farms on Oregon Road in Mattituck. (Barbaraelln Koch photos)

The picturesque Oregon Road, which stretches some three miles from Mill Lane in Mattituck to Cutchogue’s Bridge Lane, was originally built so people living nearby had access to the grist mill on Mattituck Inlet, according to Norman Wamback, curator and historian at the Mattituck Laurel Historical Society. The area was settled in the 1840’s and farming along the road soon flourished. 

Wamback found an old map in the attic of the organization’s main building, a structure that was built by the Tuthill family in 1799. The map, dating to 1909, named all the farm families on the north and south sides of Oregon Road.

Those names included the following: Gildersleeve, Burns, Hallock, Robinson, Wyckoff, Duryea, Tuthill, Hamilton, Waters, Moore, Bergen, Ruland, Bond, Wiggins and Shalvey.

The Wiggins family were the road’s first settler. A pastor had asked them where they lived when they told him, he exclaimed, “that’s out in Oregon.”

The name stuck.

These days the area has changed from vegetable and potato farms to vineyards, landscape materials, sod and Christmas tree farms. It’s also some of the North Fork hottest real estate. A 38-acre property featuring a home and vineyard sold this week for $1.8 million.
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An array of old trucks.

An array of old trucks.

Old Ford Truck was a Penny Lumber truck

Old Ford Truck was a Penny Lumber truck

An old GMC truck

An old GMC truck

Lieb Cellars vineyard at the end of Oregon Road near Bridge Lane

Lieb Cellars vineyard at the end of Oregon Road near Bridge Lane

Zuhoski Farms' 'cut your own Christmas tree' lot

Zuhoski Farms’ ‘cut your own Christmas tree’ lot

Old trucks used for potato farming.

Old trucks used for potato farming.

Isaac-Coster home

Isaac-Coster home

Irrigation wheels at Martin Sidor's farm

Irrigation wheels at Martin Sidor’s farm

Martin Sidor's farm

Martin Sidor’s farm

Shinn Estate Vineyard

Shinn Estate Vineyard

Previously:

‘Zenful’ flowers in Baiting Hollow

Hello from this North Fork mama and her babies

North Fork asparagus is here

A NoFo field trip

Aquebogue peacocks with spring fever

The vines begin to weep