The name Cutchogue is derived from an Algonquin word meaning "principal place." Many of the local Native Americans lived at Fort Corchaug before English-American settlers began arriving in 1640. The Old House, built in 1649, is the oldest English-style house in the village. In fact, it is one of the best surviving examples of English domestic architecture in the United States, and it was named a National Historic Landmark. Famous early residents include political figure Parker Wickham and his nephew John Wickham. Cutchogue is also the birthplace of composer Douglas Moore. Hargrave Vineyard, the first winery on Long Island, was established in Cutchogue in 1973. The Long Island Merlot Alliance which promotes wine making using the merlot grape, the principal Long Island grape, is based in Cutchogue.
Cutchogue School District
Our Lady of Mercy Regional School