History & Culture
The name Manorville owes to the whim of an American patriot. Before 1844, the area was encompassed within the Manor St. George land grant; in 1844, the area’s name was slightly altered to St. George’s Manor. In any event, the station agent, a Revolutionary War patriot named Seth Raynor, didn’t fancy the reference to St. George — with its associations to the British monarchy — at all. So he grabbed a paintbrush, and when he was done, all that remained was the word “Manor,” to become Manorville in the early 20th century. The centuries have softened the rebellious spirit, and today Manorville is known for suburban pursuits such as golf; the two most frequently invoked country clubs are the Pine Hills Golf & Country Club and the Rock Hill Golf and Country Club. There's no lack of rural attractions, though. The 90-year-old Lenny Bruno Farms is beloved for its baked goods and produce, and kids will be enchanted by Manorville’s two petting zoos: Animal Farm Petting Zoo and the Long Island Game Farm.