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There are 62 counties in the State of New York. The first twelve counties in New York were created immediately after the British annexation of the Dutch colony of New Amsterdam, although two of these counties have since been abolished. The most recent county formation in New York was in 1912, when Bronx County was created from the portions of New York City that had been annexed from Westchester County.[1] New York's counties are named for a variety of Native American words, British provinces, counties, cities, and royalty, early American statesmen and military, and New York State politicians.[2]

Five of New York's counties are coterminous with the five boroughs of New York City and do not have functioning county governments, except for a few borough officials. New York City is considered the county seat of these five counties: New York County (Manhattan), Kings County (Brooklyn), Bronx County (The Bronx), Richmond County (Staten Island), and Queens County (Queens). Because each borough has a separate main Post Office (and Queens has four of them), the county seats of the five boroughs are often stated in terms of those main post offices: New York (Manhattan), Brooklyn, Bronx, Staten Island, and Jamaica (Queens). However, the communities served by those main post offices are all within the city limits of New York. In contrast to other counties of New York state, the powers of the five boroughs of New York City are very limited, and in nearly all respects are subordinate to the city's.[3]

The FIPS county code is the five-digit Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) code which uniquely identifies counties and county equivalents in the United States. The three-digit number is unique to each individual county within a state, but to be unique within the entire United States, it must be prefixed by the state code. This means that, for example, while Albany County, New York, is 001, Addison County, Vermont, and Alachua County, Florida, are also 001. To uniquely identify Albany County, New York, one must use the state code of 36 plus the county code of 001; therefore, the unique nationwide identifier for Albany County, New York, is 36001. The links in the column FIPS County Code are to the Census Bureau Info page for that county.[4]


Contents

Alphabetical list

County
FIPS Code
[4]
County Seat
[5]
Created
[5]
Formed from
[1]
Named for
[2]
Population
[5]
Area
[5]
Map
 
Albany County 001 Albany 1683 One of 12 original counties created in the New York colony James II of England (James VII of Scotland) (1633–1701), who was Duke of York (English title) and Duke of Albany (Scottish title) before becoming King of England, Ireland, and Scotland. &0000000000294565.000000294,565 &0000000000000533.000000533 sq mi
(&0000000000001380.0000001,380 km2)
State map highlighting Albany County
Allegany County 003 Belmont 1806 Genesee County A variant spelling of the Allegheny River &0000000000049927.00000049,927 &0000000000001034.0000001,034 sq mi
(&0000000000002678.0000002,678 km2)
State map highlighting Allegany County
Bronx County 005 New York City (Coterminous with
The Bronx
)
[6] 1914 New York County Jonas Bronck (1600?–1643), an early settler of the Dutch colony of New Amsterdam &0000000001332650.0000001,332,650 &0000000000000057.43000057.43 sq mi
(&0000000000000149.000000149 km2)
State map highlighting Bronx County
Broome County 007 Binghamton 1806 Tioga County John Broome (1738–1810), fourth Lieutenant Governor of New York &0000000000200536.000000200,536 &0000000000000715.000000715 sq mi
(&0000000000001852.0000001,852 km2)
State map highlighting Broome County
Cattaraugus County 009 Little Valley 1808 Genesee County A Seneca word meaning "bad smelling banks", referring to the odor of natural gas which leaked from local rock formations &0000000000083955.00000083,955 &0000000000001310.0000001,310 sq mi
(&0000000000003393.0000003,393 km2)
State map highlighting Cattaraugus County
Cayuga County 011 Auburn 1799 Onondaga County The Cayuga tribe of Native Americans &0000000000081963.00000081,963 &0000000000000694.000000694 sq mi
(&0000000000001797.0000001,797 km2)
State map highlighting Cayuga County
Chautauqua County 013 Mayville 1808 Genesee County A Seneca word meaning "where the fish was taken out" &0000000000136409.000000136,409 &0000000000001062.0000001,062 sq mi
(&0000000000002751.0000002,751 km2)
State map highlighting Chautauqua County
Chemung County 015 Elmira 1836 Tioga County A Lenape word meaning "big horn", which was the name of a local Native American village &0000000000091070.00000091,070 &0000000000000410.810000410.81 sq mi
(&0000000000001064.0000001,064 km2)
State map highlighting Chemung County
Chenango County 017 Norwich 1798 Tioga County and Herkimer County An Onondaga word meaning "large bull-thistle" &0000000000051401.00000051,401 &0000000000000898.850000898.85 sq mi
(&0000000000002328.0000002,328 km2)
State map highlighting Chenango County
Clinton County 019 Plattsburgh 1788 Washington County George Clinton (1739–1812), fourth Vice President of the United States and first and third Governor of New York &0000000000079894.00000079,894 &0000000000001118.0000001,118 sq mi
(&0000000000002896.0000002,896 km2)
State map highlighting Clinton County
Columbia County 021 Hudson 1786 Albany County Christopher Columbus (1451–1506), the European explorer &0000000000063094.00000063,094 &0000000000000648.000000648 sq mi
(&0000000000001678.0000001,678 km2)
State map highlighting Columbia County
Cortland County 023 Cortland 1808 Onondaga County Pierre Van Cortlandt (1721–1814), first Lieutenant Governor of New York &0000000000048599.00000048,599 &0000000000000502.000000502 sq mi
(&0000000000001300.0000001,300 km2)
State map highlighting Cortland County
Delaware County 025 Delhi 1797 Otsego County and Ulster County Thomas West, 3rd Baron De La Warr (1577–1618), an early colonial leader in Virginia &0000000000048055.00000048,055 &0000000000001468.0000001,468 sq mi
(&0000000000003802.0000003,802 km2)
State map highlighting Delaware County
Dutchess County 027 Poughkeepsie 1683 One of 12 original counties created in the New York colony Lady Anne Hyde (1637–1671), Duchess of York and wife of King James II of England &0000000000295146.000000295,146 &0000000000000825.000000825 sq mi
(&0000000000002137.0000002,137 km2)
State map highlighting Dutchess County
Erie County 029 Buffalo 1821 Niagara County The Erie tribe of Native Americans &0000000000950265.000000950,265 &0000000000001044.0000001,044 sq mi
(&0000000000002704.0000002,704 km2)
State map highlighting Erie County
Essex County 031 Elizabethtown 1799 Clinton County The county of Essex in England &0000000000038851.00000038,851 &0000000000001916.0000001,916 sq mi
(&0000000000004962.0000004,962 km2)
State map highlighting Essex County
Franklin County 033 Malone 1808 Clinton County Benjamin Franklin (1706–1790), the early American printer, scientist, and statesman &0000000000051134.00000051,134 &0000000000001697.0000001,697 sq mi
(&0000000000004395.0000004,395 km2)
State map highlighting Franklin County
Fulton County 035 Johnstown 1838 Montgomery County Robert Fulton (1765–1815), inventor of the steamship &0000000000055073.00000055,073 &0000000000000533.000000533 sq mi
(&0000000000001380.0000001,380 km2)
State map highlighting Fulton County
Genesee County 037 Batavia 1802 Ontario County A Seneca phrase meaning "good valley" &0000000000060370.00000060,370 &0000000000000495.000000495 sq mi
(&0000000000001282.0000001,282 km2)
State map highlighting Genesee County
Greene County 039 Catskill 1800 Albany County and Ulster County Nathanael Greene (1742–1786), the American Revolutionary War general &0000000000048195.00000048,195 &0000000000000658.000000658 sq mi
(&0000000000001704.0000001,704 km2)
State map highlighting Greene County
Hamilton County 041 Lake Pleasant 1816 Montgomery County Alexander Hamilton (1755–1804), the early American political theorist and first Secretary of the Treasury &0000000000005379.0000005,379 &0000000000001808.0000001,808 sq mi
(&0000000000004683.0000004,683 km2)
State map highlighting Hamilton County
Herkimer County 043 Herkimer 1791 Montgomery County Nicholas Herkimer (1728–1777), the American Revolutionary War general &0000000000064427.00000064,427 &0000000000001458.0000001,458 sq mi
(&0000000000003776.0000003,776 km2)
State map highlighting Herkimer County
Jefferson County 045 Watertown 1805 Oneida County Thomas Jefferson (1743–1826), the early American statesman, author of the Declaration of Independence, and third President of the United States &0000000000111738.000000111,738 &0000000000001272.0000001,272 sq mi
(&0000000000003294.0000003,294 km2)
State map highlighting Jefferson County
Kings County 047 New York City (Coterminous with
Brooklyn
)
1683 One of 12 original counties created in the New York colony King Charles II of England (1630–1685) &0000000002465326.0000002,465,326 &0000000000000096.90000096.9 sq mi
(&0000000000000251.000000251 km2)
State map highlighting Kings County
Lewis County 049 Lowville 1805 Oneida County Morgan Lewis (1754–1844), the fourth Governor of New York &0000000000026944.00000026,944 &0000000000001290.0000001,290 sq mi
(&0000000000003341.0000003,341 km2)
State map highlighting Lewis County
Livingston County 051 Geneseo 1821 Genesee County and Ontario County Robert Livingston (1746–1813), the early American statesman and New York delegate to the Continental Congress &0000000000064328.00000064,328 &0000000000000640.000000640 sq mi
(&0000000000001658.0000001,658 km2)
State map highlighting Livingston County
Madison County 053 Wampsville 1806 Chenango County James Madison (1751–1836), the early American statesman, principal author of the Constitution of the United States, and fourth President of the United States &0000000000069441.00000069,441 &0000000000000662.000000662 sq mi
(&0000000000001715.0000001,715 km2)
State map highlighting Madison County
Monroe County 055 Rochester 1821 Genesee County and Ontario County James Monroe (1758–1831), the early American statesman and fifth President of the United States &0000000000735343.000000735,343 &0000000000000659.000000659 sq mi
(&0000000000001707.0000001,707 km2)
State map highlighting Monroe County
Montgomery County 057 Fonda 1772 Albany County Originally Tryon County after colonial governor William Tryon (1729–1788), renamed after the American Revolutionary War general Richard Montgomery (1738–1775) in 1784 &0000000000049708.00000049,708 &0000000000000410.000000410 sq mi
(&0000000000001062.0000001,062 km2)
State map highlighting Montgomery County
Nassau County 059 Mineola 1899 Queens County William of Orange-Nassau (1650–1702), who became King William III of England &0000000001334544.0000001,334,544 &0000000000000287.000000287 sq mi
(&0000000000000743.000000743 km2)
State map highlighting Nassau County
New York County 061 New York City (Coextensive with
Manhattan
)
1683 One of 12 original counties created in the New York colony King James II of England (1633–1701), who was Duke of York and Albany before he ascended the throne of England, Duke of York being his English title &0000000001537195.0000001,537,195 &0000000000000033.77000033.77 sq mi
(&0000000000000087.00000087 km2)
State map highlighting New York County
Niagara County 063 Lockport 1808 Genesee County An Iroquoian word perhaps meaning "a neck" between two bodies of water, "thunder of waters", or "bisected bottom land" &0000000000219846.000000219,846 &0000000000000523.000000523 sq mi
(&0000000000001355.0000001,355 km2)
State map highlighting Niagara County
Oneida County 065 Utica 1798 Herkimer County The Oneida tribe of Native Americans &0000000000235469.000000235,469 &0000000000001213.0000001,213 sq mi
(&0000000000003142.0000003,142 km2)
State map highlighting Oneida County
Onondaga County 067 Syracuse 1792 Herkimer County The Onondaga tribe of Native Americans &0000000000458336.000000458,336 &0000000000000806.000000806 sq mi
(&0000000000002088.0000002,088 km2)
State map highlighting Onondaga County
Ontario County 069 Canandaigua 1789 Montgomery County An Iroquoian word meaning "beautiful lake" &0000000000100224.000000100,224 &0000000000000662.000000662 sq mi
(&0000000000001715.0000001,715 km2)
State map highlighting Ontario County
Orange County 071 Goshen 1683 One of 12 original counties created in the New York colony William of Orange-Nassau (1650–1702), who became King William III of England &0000000000341367.000000341,367 &0000000000000839.000000839 sq mi
(&0000000000002173.0000002,173 km2)
State map highlighting Orange County
Orleans County 073 Albion 1824 Genesee County The French Royal House of Orléans &0000000000044171.00000044,171 &0000000000000391.000000391 sq mi
(&0000000000001013.0000001,013 km2)
State map highlighting Orleans County
Oswego County 075 Oswego 1816 Oneida County and Onondaga County The Oswego River, from an Iroquoian word meaning "the outpouring", referring to the mouth of the river &0000000000122377.000000122,377 &0000000000000953.000000953 sq mi
(&0000000000002468.0000002,468 km2)
State map highlighting Oswego County
Otsego County 077 Cooperstown 1791 Montgomery County A Native American word meaning "place of the rock" &0000000000061676.00000061,676 &0000000000001003.0000001,003 sq mi
(&0000000000002598.0000002,598 km2)
State map highlighting Otsego County
Putnam County 079 Carmel 1812 Dutchess County Israel Putnam (1718–1790), an American Revolutionary War general &0000000000095745.00000095,745 &0000000000000246.000000246 sq mi
(&0000000000000637.000000637 km2)
State map highlighting Putnam County
Queens County 081 New York City (Coextensive with
Queens)
1683 One of 12 original counties created in the New York colony Catherine of Braganza (1638–1705), Queen of England and wife of King Charles II of England &0000000002229379.0000002,229,379 &0000000000000178.280000178.28 sq mi
(&0000000000000462.000000462 km2)
State map highlighting Queens County
Rensselaer County 083 Troy 1791 Albany County In honor of the family of Kiliaen van Rensselaer (before 1596 – after 1643), the early landholder in the Dutch New Amsterdam colony &0000000000152538.000000152,538 &0000000000000665.000000665 sq mi
(&0000000000001722.0000001,722 km2)
State map highlighting Rensselaer County
Richmond County 085 New York City (Coextensive with
Staten Island)
1683 One of 12 original counties created in the New York colony Charles Lennox, 1st Duke of Richmond (1672–1723), the illegitimate son of King Charles II of England &0000000000443728.000000443,728 &0000000000000102.500000102.5 sq mi
(&0000000000000265.000000265 km2)
State map highlighting Richmond County
Rockland County 087 New City 1798 Orange County Early settlers' description of terrain as "rocky land" &0000000000286753.000000286,753 &0000000000000199.000000199 sq mi
(&0000000000000515.000000515 km2)
State map highlighting Rockland County
St. Lawrence County 089 Canton 1802 Clinton County, Herkimer County, and Montgomery County The St Lawrence River, which forms the northern border of the county and New York State &0000000000111931.000000111,931 &0000000000002821.0000002,821 sq mi
(&0000000000007306.0000007,306 km2)
State map highlighting St. Lawrence County
Saratoga County 091 Ballston Spa 1791 Albany County A corruption of a Native American word meaning "the hill beside the river" &0000000000200635.000000200,635 &0000000000000844.000000844 sq mi
(&0000000000002186.0000002,186 km2)
State map highlighting Saratoga County
Schenectady County 093 Schenectady 1809 Albany County A Mohawk word meaning "on the other side of the pine lands" &0000000000146555.000000146,555 &0000000000000210.000000210 sq mi
(&0000000000000544.000000544 km2)
State map highlighting Schenectady County
Schoharie County 095 Schoharie 1795 Albany County and Otsego County A Mohawk word meaning "floating driftwood" &0000000000031582.00000031,582 &0000000000000626.000000626 sq mi
(&0000000000001621.0000001,621 km2)
State map highlighting Schoharie County
Schuyler County 097 Watkins Glen 1854 Chemung County, Steuben County, and Tompkins County Philip Schuyler (1733–1804), the American Revolutionary War general and Senator from New York &0000000000019224.00000019,224 &0000000000000342.000000342 sq mi
(&0000000000000886.000000886 km2)
State map highlighting Schuyler County
Seneca County 099 Ovid and Waterloo 1804 Cayuga County The Seneca tribe of Native Americans &0000000000033342.00000033,342 &0000000000000325.000000325 sq mi
(&0000000000000842.000000842 km2)
State map highlighting Seneca County
Steuben County 101 Bath 1796 Ontario County Friedrich Wilhelm von Steuben (1730–1794), the Prussian general who assisted the Continental Army during the American Revolutionary War &0000000000098726.00000098,726 &0000000000001404.0000001,404 sq mi
(&0000000000003636.0000003,636 km2)
State map highlighting Steuben County
Suffolk County 103 Riverhead 1683 One of 12 original counties created in the New York colony The county of Suffolk in England &0000000001419369.0000001,419,369 &0000000000000912.000000912 sq mi
(&0000000000002362.0000002,362 km2)
State map highlighting Suffolk County
Sullivan County 105 Monticello 1809 Ulster County John Sullivan (1740–1795), an American Revolutionary War general &0000000000073966.00000073,966 &0000000000000997.000000997 sq mi
(&0000000000002582.0000002,582 km2)
State map highlighting Sullivan County
Tioga County 107 Owego 1791 Montgomery County A Native American word meaning "at the forks", describing a meeting place &0000000000051784.00000051,784 &0000000000000523.000000523 sq mi
(&0000000000001355.0000001,355 km2)
State map highlighting Tioga County
Tompkins County 109 Ithaca 1817 Cayuga County and Seneca County Daniel D. Tompkins (1774–1825), the 6th Vice President of the United States &0000000000096501.00000096,501 &0000000000000476.000000476 sq mi
(&0000000000001233.0000001,233 km2)
State map highlighting Tompkins County
Ulster County 111 Kingston 1683 One of 12 original counties created in the New York colony The Irish province of Ulster, then an earldom of the Duke of York, later King James II of England &0000000000177749.000000177,749 &0000000000001161.0000001,161 sq mi
(&0000000000003007.0000003,007 km2)
State map highlighting Ulster County
Warren County 113 Queensbury 1813 Washington County Joseph Warren (1741–1775), the early American patriot and American Revolutionary War general &0000000000063303.00000063,303 &0000000000000870.000000870 sq mi
(&0000000000002253.0000002,253 km2)
State map highlighting Warren County
Washington County 115 Fort Edward 1772 Albany County Originally Charlotte County, renamed in 1784 after George Washington (1732–1799), the American Revolutionary War general and first President of the United States &0000000000061042.00000061,042 &0000000000000846.000000846 sq mi
(&0000000000002191.0000002,191 km2)
State map highlighting Washington County
Wayne County 117 Lyons 1823 Ontario County and Seneca County General Anthony Wayne (1745–1796), the American Revolutionary War general &0000000000093765.00000093,765 &0000000000000604.000000604 sq mi
(&0000000000001564.0000001,564 km2)
State map highlighting Wayne County
Westchester County 119 White Plains 1683 One of 12 original counties created in the New York colony The city of Chester in England &0000000000923459.000000923,459 &0000000000000500.000000500 sq mi
(&0000000000001295.0000001,295 km2)
State map highlighting Westchester County
Wyoming County 121 Warsaw 1841 Genesee County A modification of a word from the Lenape language meaning "broad bottom lands" &0000000000043424.00000043,424 &0000000000000596.000000596 sq mi
(&0000000000001544.0000001,544 km2)
State map highlighting Wyoming County
Yates County 123 Penn Yan 1823 Ontario County and Steuben County Joseph C. Yates (1768–1837), eighth Governor of New York &0000000000024621.00000024,621 &0000000000000376.000000376 sq mi
(&0000000000000974.000000974 km2)
State map highlighting Yates County

Defunct counties

County
Created
[1]
Abolished
[1]
Fate[1]
Charlotte County 1772 1784 Partitioned and renamed as Washington County
Cornwall County 1665 1686 Transferred to the part of Massachusetts that later became the state of Maine and partitioned; one of the 12 original counties created in the New York colony
Cumberland County 1766 1777 Transferred to Vermont and partitioned
Dukes County 1683 1692 Transferred to Massachusetts; one of 12 original counties created in the New York colony
Gloucester County 1770 1777 Transferred to Vermont and partitioned
Tryon County 1772 1784 Renamed as Montgomery County

Proposed new counties

County
Note
Adirondack County Would hypothetically consist of portions of northern Essex County and southern Franklin County[7]
Peconic County Would hypothetically consist of the five easternmost towns in Suffolk County on Long Island.[8]

See also

References

  1. ^ a b c d e "New York Formation Maps". Genealogy, Inc.. http://www.mynewyorkgenealogy.com/ny_maps/ny_cf.htm. Retrieved 2008-01-20. 
  2. ^ a b Beatty, Michael (2001). County Name Origins of the United States. McFarland Press. ISBN 0786410256. 
  3. ^ Benjamin, Gerald, Richard P. Nathan (1990). Regionalism and realism: A Study of Government in the New York Metropolitan Area. Brookings Institute. pp. 59. 
  4. ^ a b "EPA County FIPS Code Listing". US Environmental Protection Agency. http://www.epa.gov/enviro/html/codes/ny.html. Retrieved 2007-07-24. 
  5. ^ a b c d "NACo - Find a county". National Association of Counties. http://www.naco.org/Template.cfm?Section=Find_a_County&Template=/cffiles/counties/state.cfm&statecode=ny. Retrieved 2008-01-20. 
  6. ^ Legislation splitting off Bronx from Westchester was enacted in 1912 with an effective date of January 1, 1914. See McCarthy, Thomas C.. "A 5-Borough Centennial Preface for the Katharine Bement Davis Mini-History". New York City Department of Corrections. http://www.correctionhistory.org/html/chronicl/kbd/kbd_brnx.html. Retrieved 2008-01-25. 
  7. ^ Lynch, Mike (2007-10-30). "North Elba Supervisor Candidate Debate". Plattsburgh Press Republican. http://www.pressrepublican.com/0100_news/local_story_303233100.html. Retrieved 2008-01-20. 
  8. ^ Healy, Patrick (2004-02-11). "Growth Pains and Clout Heading East in Suffolk". The New York Times. http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=9C0CE7DF123AF932A25751C0A9629C8B63. Retrieved 2008-01-20. 
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Map of the counties of New York State

There are sixty-two counties in the State of New York. Five of these are boroughs of New York City and do not have functioning county governments, except for a few borough officials. New York City encompasses five counties, and is the county seat of all five of them: New York County (Manhattan), Kings County (Brooklyn), Bronx County (The Bronx), Richmond County (Staten Island), and Queens County (Queens). Because each borough has a separate main post office (and Queens has four), the county seats of the five boroughs are often stated in terms of those main post offices: New York (Manhattan), Brooklyn, Bronx, Staten Island, and Jamaica (Queens), NY. However, the communities served by those main post offices are all within the city limits of New York. In contrast to other counties of New York state, the powers of the five boroughs of New York City are very limited, and in nearly all respects subordinate to the city's.


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List of New York counties

The Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) code, which is used by the United States government to uniquely identify counties, is provided with each entry. The FIPS code for each county links to census data for that county.

County
FIPS Code[1] County Seat
Created
Origin
Etymology
Population
Area
Map
 
Albany County 001 Albany 1683 One of the original 12 counties Duke of York and Albany &&&&&&&&&0294565.&&&&&0294,565 &&&&&&&&&&&&0533.&&&&&0533 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&01380.&&&&&01,380 km²)
State map highlighting Albany County
Allegany County 003 Belmont 1806 Genesee County the Allegheny River &&&&&&&&&&049927.&&&&&049,927 &&&&&&&&&&&01034.&&&&&01,034 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&02678.&&&&&02,678 km²)
State map highlighting Allegany County
Bronx County 005 (Coextensive with
The Bronx, New York City
)
1912 New York County that originally was in Westchester County Jonas Bronck &&&&&&&&01332650.&&&&&01,332,650 &&&&&&&&&&&&&057.43000057.43 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&&0149.&&&&&0149 km²)
File:Map of New York highlighting Bronx County.svg
Broome County 007 Binghamton 1806 Tioga County John Broome &&&&&&&&&0200536.&&&&&0200,536 &&&&&&&&&&&&0715.&&&&&0715 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&01852.&&&&&01,852 km²)
State map highlighting Broome County
Cattaraugus County 009 Little Valley 1808 Genesee County a Seneca phrase meaning "bad smelling banks" (referring to the odor of natural gas which leaked from local rock formations) &&&&&&&&&&083955.&&&&&083,955 &&&&&&&&&&&01310.&&&&&01,310 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&03393.&&&&&03,393 km²)
State map highlighting Cattaraugus County
Cayuga County 011 Auburn 1799 Onondaga County the Cayuga tribe &&&&&&&&&&081963.&&&&&081,963 &&&&&&&&&&&&0864.&&&&&0864 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&02238.&&&&&02,238 km²)
State map highlighting Cayuga County
Chautauqua County 013 Mayville 1808 Genesee County a Seneca word meaning "where the fish was taken out" &&&&&&&&&0136409.&&&&&0136,409 &&&&&&&&&&&01500.&&&&&01,500 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&03885.&&&&&03,885 km²)
State map highlighting Chautauqua County
Chemung County 015 Elmira 1836 Tioga County a Lenape word meaning "big horn", which was the name of a local Indian village &&&&&&&&&&091070.&&&&&091,070 &&&&&&&&&&&&0410.810000410.81 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&01064.&&&&&01,064 km²)
State map highlighting Chemung County
Chenango County 017 Norwich 1798 Tioga County and Herkimer County an Onondaga word meaning "large bull-thistle" &&&&&&&&&&051401.&&&&&051,401 &&&&&&&&&&&&0898.850000898.85 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&02328.&&&&&02,328 km²)
State map highlighting Chenango County
Clinton County 019 Plattsburgh 1788 Washington County George Clinton &&&&&&&&&&079894.&&&&&079,894 &&&&&&&&&&&01118.&&&&&01,118 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&02896.&&&&&02,896 km²)
State map highlighting Clinton County
Columbia County 021 Hudson 1786 Albany County Christopher Columbus &&&&&&&&&&063094.&&&&&063,094 &&&&&&&&&&&&0648.&&&&&0648 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&01678.&&&&&01,678 km²)
State map highlighting Columbia County
Cortland County 023 Cortland 1808 Onondaga County Pierre Van Cortlandt &&&&&&&&&&048599.&&&&&048,599 &&&&&&&&&&&&0502.&&&&&0502 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&01300.&&&&&01,300 km²)
State map highlighting Cortland County
Delaware County 025 Delhi 1797 Otsego County and Ulster County Thomas West &&&&&&&&&&048055.&&&&&048,055 &&&&&&&&&&&01468.&&&&&01,468 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&03802.&&&&&03,802 km²)
State map highlighting Delaware County
Dutchess County 027 Poughkeepsie 1683 One of the original 12 counties Mary of Modena, Duchess of York &&&&&&&&&0295146.&&&&&0295,146 &&&&&&&&&&&&0825.&&&&&0825 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&02137.&&&&&02,137 km²)
State map highlighting Dutchess County
Erie County 029 Buffalo 1821 Niagara County The Erie tribe &&&&&&&&&0950265.&&&&&0950,265 &&&&&&&&&&&01227.&&&&&01,227 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&03178.&&&&&03,178 km²)
State map highlighting Erie County
Essex County 031 Elizabethtown 1799 Clinton County the county of Essex in England &&&&&&&&&&038851.&&&&&038,851 &&&&&&&&&&&01916.&&&&&01,916 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&04962.&&&&&04,962 km²)
State map highlighting Essex County
Franklin County 033 Malone 1808 Clinton County Benjamin Franklin &&&&&&&&&&051134.&&&&&051,134 &&&&&&&&&&&01697.&&&&&01,697 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&04395.&&&&&04,395 km²)
State map highlighting Franklin County
Fulton County 035 Johnstown 1838 Montgomery County Robert Fulton &&&&&&&&&&055073.&&&&&055,073 &&&&&&&&&&&&0533.&&&&&0533 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&01380.&&&&&01,380 km²)
State map highlighting Fulton County
Genesee County 037 Batavia 1802 Ontario County a Seneca phrase meaning "good valley" &&&&&&&&&&060370.&&&&&060,370 &&&&&&&&&&&&0495.&&&&&0495 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&01282.&&&&&01,282 km²)
State map highlighting Genesee County
Greene County 039 Catskill 1800 Albany County and Ulster County Nathanael Greene &&&&&&&&&&048195.&&&&&048,195 &&&&&&&&&&&&0658.&&&&&0658 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&01704.&&&&&01,704 km²)
State map highlighting Greene County
Hamilton County 041 Lake Pleasant 1816 Montgomery County Alexander Hamilton &&&&&&&&&&&05379.&&&&&05,379 &&&&&&&&&&&01808.&&&&&01,808 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&04683.&&&&&04,683 km²)
File:Map of New York highlighting Hamilton County.svg
Herkimer County 043 Herkimer 1791 Montgomery County Nicholas Herkimer &&&&&&&&&&064427.&&&&&064,427 &&&&&&&&&&&01458.&&&&&01,458 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&03776.&&&&&03,776 km²)
State map highlighting Herkimer County
Jefferson County 045 Watertown 1805 Oneida County Thomas Jefferson &&&&&&&&&0111738.&&&&&0111,738 &&&&&&&&&&&01857.&&&&&01,857 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&04810.&&&&&04,810 km²)
File:Map of New York highlighting Jefferson County.svg
Kings County 047 (Coextensive with
Brooklyn, New York City
)
1683 One of the original 12 counties King Charles II of England &&&&&&&&02465326.&&&&&02,465,326 &&&&&&&&&&&&&096.90000096.9 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&&0251.&&&&&0251 km²)
File:Map of New York highlighting Kings County.svg
Lewis County 049 Lowville 1805 Oneida County Morgan Lewis &&&&&&&&&&026944.&&&&&026,944 &&&&&&&&&&&01290.&&&&&01,290 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&03341.&&&&&03,341 km²)
File:Map of New York highlighting Lewis County.svg
Livingston County 051 Geneseo 1821 Genesee County and Ontario County Robert Livingston &&&&&&&&&&064328.&&&&&064,328 &&&&&&&&&&&&0640.&&&&&0640 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&01658.&&&&&01,658 km²)
State map highlighting Livingston County
Madison County 053 Wampsville 1806 Chenango County James Madison &&&&&&&&&&069441.&&&&&069,441 &&&&&&&&&&&&0662.&&&&&0662 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&01715.&&&&&01,715 km²)
State map highlighting Madison County
Monroe County 055 Rochester 1821 Genesee and Ontario counties James Monroe &&&&&&&&&0735343.&&&&&0735,343 &&&&&&&&&&&01366.&&&&&01,366 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&03538.&&&&&03,538 km²)
State map highlighting Monroe County
Montgomery County 057 Fonda 1772 Albany County Originally Tryon County. Renamed after Richard Montgomery in 1784 &&&&&&&&&&049708.&&&&&049,708 &&&&&&&&&&&&0410.&&&&&0410 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&01062.&&&&&01,062 km²)
State map highlighting Montgomery County
Nassau County 059 Mineola 1899 Queens County William of Nassau &&&&&&&&01334544.&&&&&01,334,544 &&&&&&&&&&&&0453.&&&&&0453 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&01173.&&&&&01,173 km²)
State map highlighting Nassau County
New York County 061 (Coextensive with
Manhattan, New York City
)
1683 One of the original 12 counties the Duke of York and Albany &&&&&&&&01537195.&&&&&01,537,195 &&&&&&&&&&&&&033.77000033.77 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&&&087.&&&&&087 km²)
File:Map of New York highlighting New York County.svg
Niagara County 063 Lockport 1808 Genesee County an Indian word meaning "thunder of waters" &&&&&&&&&0219846.&&&&&0219,846 &&&&&&&&&&&01140.&&&&&01,140 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&02953.&&&&&02,953 km²)
State map highlighting Niagara County
Oneida County 065 Utica 1798 Herkimer County the Oneida tribe &&&&&&&&&0235469.&&&&&0235,469 &&&&&&&&&&&01213.&&&&&01,213 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&03142.&&&&&03,142 km²)
State map highlighting Oneida County
Onondaga County 067 Syracuse 1792 Herkimer County the Onondaga tribe &&&&&&&&&0458336.&&&&&0458,336 &&&&&&&&&&&&0806.&&&&&0806 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&02088.&&&&&02,088 km²)
State map highlighting Onondaga County
Ontario County 069 Canandaigua 1789 Montgomery County an Iroquois word meaning "beautiful lake" &&&&&&&&&0100224.&&&&&0100,224 &&&&&&&&&&&&0662.&&&&&0662 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&01715.&&&&&01,715 km²)
File:Map of New York highlighting Ontario County.svg
Orange County 071 Goshen 1683 One of the original 12 counties William of Orange &&&&&&&&&0341367.&&&&&0341,367 &&&&&&&&&&&&0839.&&&&&0839 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&02173.&&&&&02,173 km²)
State map highlighting Orange County
Orleans County 073 Albion 1824 Genesee County the French Royal House of Orleans &&&&&&&&&&044171.&&&&&044,171 &&&&&&&&&&&&0817.&&&&&0817 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&02116.&&&&&02,116 km²)
State map highlighting Orleans County
Oswego County 075 Oswego 1816 Oneida and Onondaga counties Oswego River &&&&&&&&&0122377.&&&&&0122,377 &&&&&&&&&&&01312.&&&&&01,312 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&03398.&&&&&03,398 km²)
State map highlighting Oswego County
Otsego County 077 Cooperstown 1791 Montgomery County Native American name for Otsego Lake &&&&&&&&&&061676.&&&&&061,676 &&&&&&&&&&&01003.&&&&&01,003 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&02598.&&&&&02,598 km²)
State map highlighting Otsego County
Putnam County 079 Carmel 1812 Dutchess County Israel Putnam &&&&&&&&&&095745.&&&&&095,745 &&&&&&&&&&&&0246.&&&&&0246 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&&0637.&&&&&0637 km²)
State map highlighting Putnam County
Queens County 081 Jamaica
(Coextensive with
Queens, New York City)
1683 One of the original 12 counties Queen Catherine of Braganza &&&&&&&&02229379.&&&&&02,229,379 &&&&&&&&&&&&0178.280000178.28 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&&0462.&&&&&0462 km²)
File:Map of New York highlighting Queens County.svg
Rensselaer County 083 Troy 1791 Albany County Kiliaen van Rensselaer &&&&&&&&&0152538.&&&&&0152,538 &&&&&&&&&&&&0665.&&&&&0665 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&01722.&&&&&01,722 km²)
State map highlighting Rensselaer County
Richmond County 085 St. George
(Coextensive with
Staten Island, New York City)
1683 One of the original 12 counties Charles Lennox &&&&&&&&&0443728.&&&&&0443,728 &&&&&&&&&&&&0102.500000102.5 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&&0265.&&&&&0265 km²)
File:Map of New York highlighting Richmond County.svg
Rockland County 087 New City 1798 Orange County early settlers' description of terrain as "rocky land" &&&&&&&&&0286753.&&&&&0286,753 &&&&&&&&&&&&0199.&&&&&0199 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&&0515.&&&&&0515 km²)
State map highlighting Rockland County
Saratoga County 091 Ballston Spa 1791 Albany County corrupted Native American word meaning "the hill beside the river" &&&&&&&&&0200635.&&&&&0200,635 &&&&&&&&&&&&0844.&&&&&0844 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&02186.&&&&&02,186 km²)
State map highlighting Saratoga County
Schenectady County 093 Schenectady 1809 Albany County Mohawk phrase meaning "on the other side of the pine lands" &&&&&&&&&0146555.&&&&&0146,555 &&&&&&&&&&&&0210.&&&&&0210 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&&0544.&&&&&0544 km²)
State map highlighting Schenectady County
Schoharie County 095 Schoharie 1795 Albany County and Otsego County Mohawk word meaning "floating driftwood" &&&&&&&&&&031582.&&&&&031,582 &&&&&&&&&&&&0626.&&&&&0626 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&01621.&&&&&01,621 km²)
State map highlighting Schoharie County
Schuyler County 097 Watkins Glen 1795 Chemung County, Steuben County, and Tompkins County Philip Schuyler &&&&&&&&&&019224.&&&&&019,224 &&&&&&&&&&&&0342.&&&&&0342 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&&0886.&&&&&0886 km²)
File:Map of New York highlighting Schuyler County.svg
Seneca County 099 Ovid and Waterloo 1804 Cayuga County. the Seneca tribe &&&&&&&&&&033342.&&&&&033,342 &&&&&&&&&&&&0325.&&&&&0325 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&&0842.&&&&&0842 km²)
State map highlighting Seneca County
St. Lawrence County 089 Canton 1802 Clinton County, Herkimer County, and Montgomery County the St Lawrence River that forms the northern border of the county and New York State &&&&&&&&&0111931.&&&&&0111,931 &&&&&&&&&&&02821.&&&&&02,821 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&07306.&&&&&07,306 km²)
File:Map of New York highlighting St. Lawrence County.svg
Steuben County 101 Bath 1796 Ontario County Friedrich Wilhelm von Steuben &&&&&&&&&&098726.&&&&&098,726 &&&&&&&&&&&01404.&&&&&01,404 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&03636.&&&&&03,636 km²)
State map highlighting Steuben County
Suffolk County 103 Riverhead 1683 One of the original 12 counties the county of Suffolk in England &&&&&&&&01419369.&&&&&01,419,369 &&&&&&&&&&&02373.&&&&&02,373 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&06146.&&&&&06,146 km²)
State map highlighting Suffolk County
Sullivan County 105 Monticello 1809 Ulster County John Sullivan &&&&&&&&&&073966.&&&&&073,966 &&&&&&&&&&&&0997.&&&&&0997 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&02582.&&&&&02,582 km²)
State map highlighting Sullivan County
Tioga County 107 Owego 1791 Montgomery County An Indian word meaning "at the forks," describing a meeting place &&&&&&&&&&051784.&&&&&051,784 &&&&&&&&&&&&0523.&&&&&0523 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&01355.&&&&&01,355 km²)
State map highlighting Tioga County
Tompkins County 109 Ithaca 1817 Cayuga County and Seneca County Daniel D. Tompkins &&&&&&&&&&096501.&&&&&096,501 &&&&&&&&&&&&0476.&&&&&0476 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&01233.&&&&&01,233 km²)
File:Map of New York highlighting Tompkins County.svg
Ulster County 111 Kingston 1683 One of the original 12 counties the Irish province of Ulster, then an earldom of the Duke of York (later King James II of England) &&&&&&&&&0177749.&&&&&0177,749 &&&&&&&&&&&01161.&&&&&01,161 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&03007.&&&&&03,007 km²)
State map highlighting Ulster County
Warren County 113 Lake George 1813 Washington County General Joseph Warren &&&&&&&&&&063303.&&&&&063,303 &&&&&&&&&&&&0932.&&&&&0932 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&02414.&&&&&02,414 km²)
State map highlighting Warren County
Washington County 115 Fort Edward 1772 Albany County George Washington (Originally Charlotte County, renamed 1874) &&&&&&&&&&061042.&&&&&061,042 &&&&&&&&&&&&0846.&&&&&0846 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&02191.&&&&&02,191 km²)
State map highlighting Washington County
Wayne County 117 Lyons 1823 Ontario County and Seneca County General Anthony Wayne &&&&&&&&&&093765.&&&&&093,765 &&&&&&&&&&&01384.&&&&&01,384 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&03585.&&&&&03,585 km²)
State map highlighting Wayne County
Westchester County 119 White Plains 1683 One of the original 12 counties the town of Chester in England &&&&&&&&&0923459.&&&&&0923,459 &&&&&&&&&&&&0500.&&&&&0500 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&01295.&&&&&01,295 km²)
State map highlighting Westchester County
Wyoming County 121 Warsaw 1841 Genesee County a modified Delaware Indian word meaning "broad bottom lands" &&&&&&&&&&043424.&&&&&043,424 &&&&&&&&&&&&0596.&&&&&0596 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&01544.&&&&&01,544 km²)
State map highlighting Wyoming County
Yates County 123 Penn Yan 1823 Ontario and Steuben counties Governor Joseph C. Yates &&&&&&&&&&024621.&&&&&024,621 &&&&&&&&&&&&0376.&&&&&0376 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&&0974.&&&&&0974 km²)
State map highlighting Yates County

Defunct counties

  1. Charlotte County: formed from 11,170 square miles (28,930 km²) of land from Albany County on March 12, 1772, but renamed and partitioned. See Washington County.
  2. Cornwall County: Created on September 5, 1665 from 25,100 square miles (65,000 km²) of un-organized land to cover the Duke of York's land grant in present day Maine. On October 7, 1673, 24,900 square miles (64,500 km²) were lost to Devonshire because of a boundary dispute. The remainder of the land was lost in the Autumn of 1675 to the Abnaki Indians as a result of a war. The original grant was recreated on November 1, 1683, for the same reasons. The entire grant was transferred to Massachusetts because of the expansion of the Dominion of New England in the Spring of 1687. The entire grant covers what today are Aroostook, Piscataquis, Penobscot, Hancock, Washington, Waldo, Knox, Lincoln, Kennebec, and Somerset counties.
  3. Cumberland County: formed on July 3, 1766 from 1,910 square miles (4,950 km²) of Albany County land. Cumberland was disestablished on June 26, 1767, with the land returned to Albany County. Cumberland County was reinstated on March 19, 1768, this time with 2,050 square miles (5,310 km2) of land from Albany County. An additional 210 square miles (540 km2) of land - this time from partitioned from Albany and Charlotte Counties, with some of it passed on to Gloucester County. On April 1, 1775, 10 square miles (26 km²) of land was exchanged between Cumberland, Albany and Charlotte counties. On January 15, 1777, Cumberland County was extinguished due to the partitioning of Vermont from New York and New Hampshire. The Cumberland lands produced Windham, Bennington, Rutland, Windsor, and parts of Addison and Orange counties in Vermont. On March 7, 1788, New York attempted to adjust the border between itself and Vermont at the location where Cumberland County had previously existed, but to no effect.
  4. Dukes County: formed on November 1, 1683 as one of the original 12 counties. Created to cover the 1674 grant of the Martha's Vinyard, Elizabeth Islands, and Nantucket islands to the Duke of York. Transferred to Massachusetts on October 7, 1691, where it was divided into Dukes County, which consists of Martha's Vineyard and the Elizabeth Islands, and Nantucket County.
  5. Gloucester County: formed on March 16, 1770 from 1,540 square miles (3,990 km2) of land from Albany County. 3,390 square miles (8,780 km2) of additional land was transferred from Cumberland County, with some of the original transfer returned to Charlotte on March 24, 1772. Gloucester County, New York became all or most of Orange, Essex, Caledonia, Orleans, Lamoile and Washington Counties in Vermont on January 15, 1777.
  6. Tryon County: formed on March 12,1772 from indefinite amounts of land to the west of Albany County and renamed Montgomery County on April 2, 1784. On January 27, 1789, a western border was established as a result of the partitioning of the counto to create Ontario County. This resulted in Montgomery County having a total of 21,400 square miles (55,400 km2) within its borders. On February 16, 1892, Montgomery County was again partitioned, this time to create Herkimer, Otsego and Tioga counties. This reduced Montgomery to 1,080 square miles (2,800 km2) of land. As a result of an adjustment to the Montgomery-Herkimer border due to improved cartography, 3,730 square miles (9,660 km2) of land passed from Herkimer to Montgomery, resulting in Montgomery having a total of 4,810 square miles (12,460 km2) of land on March 31, 1797. On April 3, 1801, Montgomery was partitioned again, this time with 1,870 square miles (4,840 km2) of land passing to Clinton, Essex, Saratoga, and Washington Counties, resulting in Montgomery only having 2,940 square miles (7,610 km2) of land. On April 12, 1816, Montgomery was again partitioned for the creation of Hamilton County, producing a Montgomery County of only 1,110 square miles (2,870 km2) of land. However, since Hamilton County was not properly organized, it remained a dependency of Montgomery County. On May 2, 1817, Montgomery County was again partitioned, this time passing 150 square miles (390 km2) of land to Herkimer County. On January 1, 1838, Hamilton County was finally organized sufficient to govern itself, and so it was detached from Montgomery. The final partition of Montgomery County took place on April 18, 1838, with 560 square miles (1,450 km2) of land going for the creation of Fulton County. This resulted in a Montgomery County of 400 square miles (1,040 km2) of land.
  7. Yorkshire County: original English county, partitioned in 1683 into Kings, Queens (including modern Nassau), Suffolk, Richmond and Westchester (including modern Bronx) counties.

Proposed new counties

See also

References

  1. ^ EPA County FIPS Code Listing. EPA. Retrieved on 2007-08-19.
Lists of counties in the United States
(parishes in Louisiana; boroughs and census areas in Alaska)

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