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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 (Staten Island, Brooklyn, and modern Elmhurst in 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), 157. {{WorldCat|191123253|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|471644|item|disp=FHL Book 974.7 E7t}}.</ref><br>'''1683''' New York extinguished '''Yorkshire''', creating [[Richmond County, New York|'''Richmond County''']] from part of Yorkshire.<ref name="YCNY" /> <ref name="Thor" /><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, New York|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 (Staten Island, Brooklyn, and modern Elmhurst in 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), 157. {{WorldCat|191123253|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|471644|item|disp=FHL Book 974.7 E7t}}.</ref><br>'''1683''' New York extinguished '''Yorkshire''', creating [[Richmond County, New York|'''Richmond County''']] from part of Yorkshire.<ref name="YCNY" /> <ref name="Thor" /><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''' The five boroughs were consolidated into [[New York City, New York|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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United StatesGotoarrow.png New YorkGotoarrow.png Richmond (Staten Island) CountyGotoarrow.pngStaten Island Borough

For Staten Island see Richmond (Staten Island) County, 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 (Staten Island, Brooklyn, and modern Elmhurst in Queens).[1] [2]
1683 New York extinguished Yorkshire, creating Richmond County from part of Yorkshire.[1] [2]
1687 Administrative divisions were started which eventually evolved into townships. [3]
1898 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. [4]
1975 The Borough of Richmond was officially renamed the Borough of Staten Island. [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 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.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Wikipedia contributors, "Staten Island" in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Staten_Island (accessed 16 December 2011).
  4. Wikipedia contributors, "Borough (New York City)" in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Five_Boroughs (accessed 16 December 2011).