Kings (Brooklyn) County, New York

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'''1683''' November 1 '''Richmond County''' was created by the Province of [[New York|New York]] from [[Yorkshire County, New York|Yorkshire]].<ref>Kathryn Ford Thorne, ''New York Atlas of Historical County Boundaries'' (New York: Simon and Schuster, 1993), 157. {{WorldCat|191123253|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|471644|item|disp=FHL Book 974.7 E7t}}.</ref> <br> '''1687''' Administrative divisions were started which eventually evolved into townships. <ref name="Stat">Wikipedia contributors, "Staten Island" in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'' at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Staten_Island (accessed 16 December 2011).</ref><br> '''1898''' January 21 The five boroughs were consolidated into New York City and her county governments were dissolved. Staten Island joined New York City as the Borough of Richmond. <ref name="Boro">Wikipedia contributors, "Borough (New York City)" in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'' at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Five_Boroughs (accessed 16 December 2011).</ref><br> '''1975''' The '''Borough of Richmond''' was officially renamed the '''Borough of Staten Island'''. <ref name="Stat" />  
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'''1664 '''[[Yorkshire County, New York|Yorkshire]] became the first large government unit (not actually a county) organized by [[New York]] after the English took control from the [[Netherlands]]. It was divided into three ''[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Riding_(country_subdivision) ridings]'' including West Riding (now Richmond, Kings, and most of Queens).<ref name="YCNY">Wikipedia contributors, "York Shire (Province of New York)" in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'' at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/York_Shire_(Province_of_New_York) (accessed 16 December 2011).</ref> <ref name="Thor">Kathryn Ford Thorne, ''New York Atlas of Historical County Boundaries'' (New York: Simon and Schuster, 1993), 99. {{WorldCat|191123253|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|471644|item|disp=FHL Book 974.7 E7t}}.</ref><br> '''1683''' November 1 The Province of New York extinguished '''Yorkshire''', creating '''[[Kings_(Brooklyn)_County,_New_York|Kings County]]''' from part of it.<ref name="YCNY" /> <ref name="Thor" /><br> '''1874''' The West Bronx was annexed to New York City (that is, [[New York (Manhattan) County, New York|New York County]]).<ref name="Thor" /> <ref name="pedia">Wikipedia contributors , "The Bronx" in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'' at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Bronx (accessed 4 January 2012).</ref><br> '''1895''' Areas east of the Bronx River were annexed to New York City (that is, [[New York (Manhattan) County, New York|New York County]]).<ref name="Thor" /> <ref name="pedia" /><br>'''1898''' January 21 The five boroughs were consolidated into [[New York City, New York|New York City]] and her county governments were dissolved. The '''Borough of Bronx''' became a borough of Greater New York City.<ref name="pedia" /> <br>'''1912''' April 19 (effective 1914 January 1) '''Bronx County''', with the same boundaries as the borough, was separated from [[New York (Manhattan) County, New York|New York County]].<ref name="Thor" /> <ref name="pedia" />
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United States Gotoarrow.png New York Gotoarrow.png Kings (Brooklyn) County

For Kings County see Brooklyn, New York.

1664 Yorkshire became the first large government unit (not actually a county) organized by New York after the English took control from the Netherlands. It was divided into three ridings including West Riding (now Richmond, Kings, and most of Queens).[1] [2]
1683 November 1 The Province of New York extinguished Yorkshire, creating Kings County from part of it.[1] [2]
1874 The West Bronx was annexed to New York City (that is, New York County).[2] [3]
1895 Areas east of the Bronx River were annexed to New York City (that is, New York County).[2] [3]
1898 January 21 The five boroughs were consolidated into New York City and her county governments were dissolved. The Borough of Bronx became a borough of Greater New York City.[3]
1912 April 19 (effective 1914 January 1) Bronx County, with the same boundaries as the borough, was separated from New York County.[2] [3]



References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Wikipedia contributors, "York Shire (Province of New York)" in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/York_Shire_(Province_of_New_York) (accessed 16 December 2011).
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 Kathryn Ford Thorne, New York Atlas of Historical County Boundaries (New York: Simon and Schuster, 1993), 99. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 974.7 E7t.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 Wikipedia contributors , "The Bronx" in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Bronx (accessed 4 January 2012).