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Counties of New York State

Counties of New York State

 

     

       See also     New York City and Its Borough (County) Histories web page for Bronx, New

                                York [Manhattan], and Richmond [Staten Island] Counties.  Note:  Kings

                                 [Brooklyn] and Queens Counties [NYC] Boroughs / [NYS] Counties have

                                 their own separate web pages.  Links are also provided to these from this web page) 

                            Long Island Counties (Note: This web page is on the 4 counties of Long Island,

                                 as a group, with links to the web pages of each separate county:  Suffolk,

                                 Nassau, Queens, and Kings.  The latter two NYS counties are also

                                 boroughs of geater New York City.  Note:  Nassau and Suffolk Counties

                                 are sometimes referred to as "Long Island proper"; though this notion is

                                 somewhat obscured by the fact that the 3 towns that constitute Nassau

                                 County were the easternmost towns of Queens County, until 1899, when

                                 the rest of Queens voted to become part of New York City.

                         Suffolk County History  web page

                         Nassau County History web page  [pending]

                         Queens County History web page  [pending]

                         Kings County (Brooklyn) History web page  

 

Counties - General

  • Counties (New York State Association of Counties) - NYSAC offers many useful and informative links:  e.g., county website links, county courthouse images, NYSAC publications, Blue Ribbon Task Force, Conferences, News, Policy & Research, and Legislative Action links 
  • List of Counties in New York (Wikipedia) - includes a handy chart of basic facts and county origins, including origin of county names
  • New York (Newberry Library.  Dr. William M. Scholl Center for American History and Culture.  Atlas of Historical County Boundaries
  • New York Counties  (University of the State of New York at Albany.  University Libraries) -- a series of pull-down tabs, one on counties in general, the other in alphabetic sections, sometimes including links to county histories and related reference works
  • New York Counties and Regions (New York - Visitors' Network)
  • New York State Counties [clickable map] (New York State Library)

 

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-- Boundaries & boundary changes

 

 

 

--  Poorhouses

 

 

Counties - Individual

          Note:   Counties, listed alphabetically, follow this section; with links to NYC Counties

                     (Boroughs), to Long Island Counties, and to Suffolk County, specifically

       Note:   Histories and selected records of individual counties can usually be found in resources of the individual counties:  e.g., the offices of the county clerk, county historian (if one has been designated), county archivist or recordskeeper (if and as appointed), often in county, municipal, and academic libraries and archives (within the county, nearby counties, and other locations futher afield), as well as a great many classic county histories often in the Texts section of www.archive.org, in Google Books, and e.g., in Cornell University's New York State Historical Literature Collection.  The New York State Library, Archives, and Museum are rich sources of county historical information, as is their seachable combined Excelsior Online Catalog, with its N.Y.S. Historical Documents Inventory bibliographic and respository descriptive listings.  Historical societies with collections relating to a county's history, whether located near or far, are often valuable sources of information, as are knowledgeable staff.      

 

       See also   New York City & Its Boroughs  web page

                                 under names of its individual boroughs (counties);

                          Long Island Counties web page

                                 under names of its individual counties

                          Suffolk County History web page

       

--  Albany County

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--  Allegheny County

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--  Bronx County   [one of the 5 NYS Counties, also Boroughs of New York City]

            See  New York City & Its Boroughs  web page

                           under  Bronx County (Borough)

 

--  Brooklyn County

            See   Kings County [below], or...

                     Kings County (Brooklyn) History web page

  

--  Broome County

 

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--  Cattaraugus County

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--  Cayuga County

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--  Chautauqua County

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--  Chemung County

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--  Chenango County

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--  Clinton County

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--  Columbia County

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--  Cortland County

--  Delaware County

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--  Dutchess County

--  Erie County

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--  Essex County

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--  Franklin County

 

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--  Fulton County

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--  Genessee County

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--  Greene County

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--  Hamilton County

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--  Herkimer County

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--  Jefferson County

--  Kings County  (Brooklyn)   [Note:  Kings County is also a borough of New York City]

             See  Kings County (Brooklyn) History web page

             See also  New York City & Its Boroughs  web page

                            Long Island Counties  web page

                              

--  Lewis County

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--  Livingston County

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--  Madison County

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--  Monroe County

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--  Montgomery County    [formerly Tryon County]

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--  Nassau County  [Note: the 3 towns of Nassau were part of Queens County, until 1899; when

            they voted not to become part of New York City, and separated from the rest of Queens,

            to become Nassau County, in 1900, but only after a fair amount of political wrangling]

 

            See  Nassau County History web page

            See also   Long Island Counties  web page

                            Queens County History web page [for Nassau history, prior to 1900]

                            

--  New York County  (Manhattan)  

             See   New York City & Its Boroughs  web page

                              under   New York County [New York or Manhattan Borough]

 

--  Niagara County

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--  Oneida County

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--  Onondaga County

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--  Ontario County

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--  Orange County

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--  Orleans County

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--  Oswego County

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--  Otsego County

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--  Putnam County

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--  Queens County  [a NYS County NYS; after 1899, also a Borough of greater New York City.

             Note: its eastern 3 towns voted not to join NYC, in 1899, and separated, to become

             Nassau County, in 1900, after a great deal of fascinating political chicanery]

 

             See  Queens County History web page

             See also   Nassau County History  web page

                             Long Island Counties web page

                             New York City & Its Boroughs  web page

                           

--  Rensselaer County

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--  Richmond County (Staten Island)

           See  New York City & Its Boroughs  web page

                           under  Richmond County (Borough) [Staten Island]

 

--  Rockland County

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--  Saratoga County

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--  Schenectady County

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--  Schoharie County

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--  Schuyler County

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--  Seneca County

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--  Steuben County

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--  St. Lawrence County

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--  Suffolk County

           See  Suffolk County History  web page

 

--  Sullivan County

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--  Tioga County

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--  Tompkins County

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--  Tryon County

                See  Montgomery Co.

 

--  Ulster County

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--  Warren County

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--  Washington County

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--  Wayne County

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--  Westchester County

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--  Wyoming County

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--  Yates County

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