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Plum Island is in Suffolk County, in the New York metro area.
The community was named for the beach plums growing here
[NOTE: This is not the only community in New York named Plum Island. For links to other places called Plum Island, NY, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Plum Island is 41.180N. The longitude is -72.193W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone.
Now the site of Animal Disease Center run by the U.S. Department of Agriculture
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Suffolk County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Plum Island political report.
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