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The counties of New York State
Allegany County was named after a Delaware Indian word, applied by settlers of Western New York State to a trail that followed the Allegheny River.
Bronx County is located north of Manhattan and Queens, and south of Westchester County, the Bronx is the only borough of NYC that is located primarily on the mainland
Broome county was named in honor of John Broome, who was lieutenant governor in 1806 when the County was established.
Cattaraugus county was provisionally annexed to Niagara County when it was formed until there were 500 taxable residents qualified to vote for members of the NY Assembly.
The county was named for one of the tribes of Indians in the Iroquois Confederation. Cayuga County is located in the Finger Lakes region.
The county takes its name from the largest lake, which is 20 miles long and which was called "Jad-dah'gwah" by native inhabitants.
Chemung County was named after a Native American village, meaning "Place of the big horn" where Native Americans discovered large mammoth tusks
Chenango is believed to have been derived from the Indian term Land of the Bullthistle. In 1788 the land that is now Chenango County was purchased from the Indians.
Clinton county is named in honor of George Clinton, the first Governor of New York. The county's southwest part is in the Adirondack Park.
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