Lindenhurst is a village in Suffolk County, New York, United States, on the southern shore of Long Island in the town of Babylon. The population was 27,253 at the 2010 census. The village is officially known as the Incorporated Village of Lindenhurst. According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total water count of 10.0 km² (3.8 sq mi). 3.8 square miles (9.8 km2) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.26 km2) of it (1.57%) is water.The village was originally named "Breslau" because the town's original German settlers were from the city of Breslau in Silesia. The town was founded in 1873, and renamed Lindenhurst in 1891.