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Counties of New York with Year Established

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Name    Taken From   Year Established

Albany          Original                 1683
Allegany        Genesee                1806
Bronx            New York-1*         1914
Broome         Tioga                    1806
Cattaraugus   Genesee               1808
Cayuga          Onondaga            1799
Chautauqua    Genesee               1808
Chemung       Tioga                   1836
Chenango     Tioga; Herkimer   1798
Clinton          Washington          1788
Columbia       Albany                1786
Cornwall-2*    Original               1683
Cortland        Onondaga            1808
Cumberland-3* Albany                1766
Delaware      Ulster; Otsego      1797
Dukes-4*       Original                 1683
Dutchess        Original                1683
Erie              Niagara                  1821
Essex           Clinton                   1799
Franklin        Clinton                  1808
Fulton           Montgomery         1838
Genesee        Ontario                 1802
Gloucester-5*  Albany                 1770
Greene          Albany; Ulster      1800
Hamilton        Montgomery        1816
Herkimer       Montgomery        1791
Jefferson       Oneida                 1805
Kings            Original                1683
Lewis            Oneida                1805
Livingston   Genesee; Ontario    1821
Madison       Chenango             1806
Monroe    Genesee; Ontario     1821
Montgomery-6*   Albany           1772
Nassau          Queens              1899
New York     Original              1683
Niagara          Genesee             1808
Oneida           Herkimer          1798
Onondaga      Herkimer           1794
Ontario          Montgomery      1789
Orange          Original             1683
Orleans         Genesee             1824
Oswego   Oneida; Onondaga   1816
Otsego         Montgomery       1791
Putnam         Dutchess            1812
Queens         Original             1683
Rensselaer     Albany              1791
Richmond       Original           1683
Rockland        Orange            1798
St. Lawrence-7*  Clinton       1802
Saratoga         Albany             1791
Schenectady   Albany             1809
Schoharie     Albany;Otsego    1795
Schuyler      Chemung; Steuben; Tompkins       1854
Seneca        Cayuga                1804
Steuben          Ontario             1796
Suffolk            Original            1683
Sullivan          Ulster                1809
Tioga            Montgomery       1791
Tompkins   Cayuga; Seneca    1817
Ulster          Original               1683
Warren        Washington         1813
Washington-8*   Albany           1772
Wayne     Ontario; Seneca     1823
Westchester      Original         1683
Wyoming      Genesee            1841
Yates           Ontario             1823

*NOTES
1. Portions of Westchester County were annexed by New York County in 1873 and 1895.
2. Transferred to Massachusetts on October 7, 1691.
3. Transferred to Vermont in 1790.
4. Transferred to Massachusetts on October 7, 1691.
5. Transferred to Vermont in 1790.
6. As Tryon; changed April 2, 1784.
7. Parts of Montgomery, Herkimer and Oneida, provisionally annexed.
8. As Charlotte; changed April 2, 1784. Also, parts transferred to Vermont in 1790.

Contributed by Soyamaven@aol.com 
Source: Local Government Handbook, Division of Local Government Services, NYS Department of State, 4th Edition, 1987.


 

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