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Thursday, January 24, 2008

The Canonical List of New York County History

“The following information has been very helpful when I am documenting dates for events in my genealogy database. Beginning with the formation of New Amsterdam by the Dutch in 1614 and up until the last county changes in 1912, below are many useful dates concerning counties in New York.

If you find different or additional/new information, please forward it to me and I will add it to this post.

1614 – Dutch colony of New Netherlands formed.

1614 – Fort Nassau (later Fort Orange and then Albany) established.

1624 – Fort Orange (Albany) established (renamed from Fort Nassau).

11/26/1646 – Breuckelen (Brooklyn) established.

4/1/1652 – Beaverwyck (Albany) established.

2/2/1653 – New Amsterdam (New York City) established.

8/271664 – English take over New Netherlands.

9/8/1664 – Albany established (renamed from Beaverwyck).

2/2/1665 – New York City established (renamed from New Amsterdam).

11/1/1683 - The 10 original counties were Albany, Dutchess, Kings, New York, Orange, Queens, Richmond, Suffolk, Ulster, and Westchester and they were formed under the English Laws.
Canonical List of New York County History
CountyFormedParent CountyCounty Seat
Albany11/1/1683Original CountyAlbany
Allegany4/7/1806GeneseeBelmont
Bronx4/12/1912New YorkBronx
Broome3/28/1806TiogaBinghamton
Cattaraugus3/11/1808GeneseeLittle Valley
Cayuga3/8/1799OnondagaAuburn
Charlotte*3/12/1772AlbanyHudson Falls
Chautauqua3/11/1808GeneseeMayville
Chemung3/29/1836TiogaElmira
Chenango3/15/1798Herkimer, TiogaNorwich
Clinton3/7/1788WashingtonPlattsburgh
Columbia4/4/1786AlbanyHudson
Cortland4/4/1808OnondagaCortland
Delaware3/10/1797Ulster, OtsegoDelhi
Dutchess11/1/1683Original CountyPoughkeepsie
Erie4/2/1821NiagaraBuffalo
Essex3/1/1799ClintonElizabethtown
Franklin3/11/1808ClintonMalone
Fulton4/18/1838MontgomeryJohnstown
Genesee3/30/1802OntarioBatavia
Greene3/27/1800Ulster, AlbanyCatskill
Hamilton2/12/1816MontgomeryLake Pleasant
Herkimer2/16/1791MontgomeryHerkimer
Jefferson3/28/1805OneidaWatertown
Kings1/1/1898Brooklyn (independent city)Brooklyn
Lewis3/28/1805OneidaLowville
Livingston2/23/1821Genesee, OntarioGeneseo
Madison3/21/1806ChenangoWampsville
Monroe2/23/1821Genesee, OntarioRochester
Montgomery4/2/1784Renamed from TryonFonda
Nassau1/1/1899QueensMineola
New York (Manhattan)1 Nov 1683Original CountyManhattan
Niagara3/11/1808GeneseeLockport
Oneida3/15/1798HerkimerUtica
Onondaga3/5/1794HerkimerSyracuse
Ontario1/27/1789MontgomeryCanandaigua
Orange11/1/1683Original CountyGoshen
Orleans11/11/1824GeneseeAlbion
Oswego3/1/1816Oneida, OnondagaOswego
Otsego2/16/1791MontgomeryCooperstown
Putnam6/12/1812DutchessCarmel
Queens11/1/1683Original CountyJamaica
Rensselaer2/7/1791AlbanyTroy
Richmond
(Staten Island)
11/1/1683Original CountySt. George
Rockland2/23/1798OrangeNew City
St. Lawrence3/3/1802Clinton, Herkimer, MontgomeryCanton
Saratoga2/7/1791AlbanyBallston Spa
Schenectady3/7/1809AlbanySchenectady
Schoharie4/6/1795Albany, OtsegoSchoharie
Schuyler1/1/1855Tompkins, Steuben, ChemungWatkins Glen
Seneca3/29/1804CayugaOvid, Waterloo
Steuben3/18/1796OntarioBath
Suffolk11/1/1683Original CountyRiverhead
Sullivan3/27/1809UlsterMonticello
Tioga2/16/1791MontgomeryOwego
Tompkins4/17/1817Cayuga, SenecaIthaca
Tryon*3/12/1772AlbanyAlbany
Ulster11/1/1683Original CountyKingston
Warren3/12/1813WashingtonLake George
Washington4/2/1772Renamed from CharlotteFort Edward
Wayne4/11/1823Ontario, SenecaLyons
Westchester11/1/1683Original CountyWhite Plains
Wyoming5/14/1841GeneseeWarsaw
Yates2/5/1823Ontario, SteubenPenn Yan

* Counties which no longer exist.

Source: NY/NY (timeline/bibliography) online, http://home.eznet.net/~dminor/NYNY.html (data accessed on 1/23/2008).

1 comments:

Apple said...

Thanks for this! Charlotte changed to Washington? What were they thinking!