About This Place
New Suffolk is a census-designated place that roughly corresponds to the hamlet (unincorporated community) by the same name in the town of Southold in Suffolk County, New York, United States. The CDP's population was 337 at the 2000 census.
The submarine USS Holland (SS-1), the first commissioned submarine in the U.S. Navy, along with six other Holland Torpedo Boat Company submarines were based in New Suffolk between 1899 and 1905 prompting the hamlet to claim to be the "First Submarine Base" in the United States. The name of Mr. Holland's company was changed to Electric Boat during this time.
In 2007, New Suffolk's two-room school house had 9 students in Grades K-6, making it one of the smallest school districts in the state of New York.