Patchogue is a village on the south shore of Long Island in Suffolk County, New York, United States. The population was 12,919 at the time of the 2000 census. The village is named after the Native American Patchogue Tribe, which once inhabited the area. Patchogue is part of the town of Brookhaven, on the South Shore of Long Island, adjoining Great South Bay. Patchogue, which is approximately 60 miles east of Manhattan, became incorporated in 1893. A natural riverfront and harbor are resources that the village has utilized for the past 100 years, to become a modern and largely self-contained community.