Jun 13, 2008
Orient is a quiet hamlet located on the North Fork in Southold Town. The hamlet center has a post office, ice cream store, small general store and not much else. What it does have is beautiful old homes some of which were built by whaling sea captains and baymen who worked the shellfish trade. Some of these homes can be toured from time to time and several have historical plaques describing the significance of the dwellings from Revolutionary times and much earlier.