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United States Gotoarrow.png New York Gotoarrow.png Kings (Brooklyn) County

For Kings County see Brooklyn, New York.

1683 November 1 Richmond County was created by the Province of New York from Yorkshire.[1]
1687 Administrative divisions were started which eventually evolved into townships. [2]
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. [3]
1975 The Borough of Richmond was officially renamed the Borough of Staten Island. [2]


  1. Kathryn Ford Thorne, New York Atlas of Historical County Boundaries (New York: Simon and Schuster, 1993), 157. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 974.7 E7t.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Wikipedia contributors, "Staten Island" in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia at (accessed 16 December 2011).
  3. Wikipedia contributors, "Borough (New York City)" in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia at (accessed 16 December 2011).


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