About Moriches, New York
Moriches is a hamlet (and census-designated place) in Suffolk County, New York, United States. The population was 2,319 at the 2000 census.Moriches is served by the William Floyd School District.The name Moriches comes from Meritces, a Native American who owned land on Moriches Neck. One of the community's most famous businesses/landmarks was the Jurgielewicz Duck Farm founded in 1919 on the edge of the Forge River. At its peak the 65 acre farm located on the edge of the Montauk Branch of the Long Island Rail Road at one point claimed to be America's largest free-range duck operation, raising 1 million Pekins ducks a year. In 2011 it declared bankruptcy and it closed in August 2011.