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Orient, originally named Poquatuck, after the Native American tribe that resided in the area, is located at the easternmost tip of the North Fork of Long Island. It is surrounded by the Long Island Sound
on the North and Gardiners Bay on the South. With the arrival of English settlers in 1661, the area was called Oysterponds after the plentiful shellfish in the sea. Orient became Oysterponds Lower Neck while East Marion became Oysterponds Upper Neck. In 1836, Oysterponds Upper Neck was renamed East Marion, after a Revolutionary War General and Oysterponds Lower Neck was renamed Orient, for its most easterly location on the North Fork.