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The counties of New York State
Columbia County was formed after the American Revolutionary War from portions of Albany County. In 1799, the southern boundary was moved southward to include Livingston Manor
The county is named after Pierre Van Cortlandt, president of the convention at Kingston that wrote the first New York State Constitution in 1777, and first lieutenant governor
Delaware County is named after the Delaware River and was formed in 1797 by combining portions of Otsego and Ulster counties.
The county was named for Mary of Modena, Duchess of York, second wife of James, Duke of York (later James II, King of England).
The county's name comes from Lake Erie, which in turn comes from the Erie tribe of Native Americans who lived south and east of the lake before 1654
Essex County is named from the English county of Essex. Along with Hamilton County, Essex County is entirely within the Adirondack Park.
Franklin County is named in honor of American Founding Father Benjamin Franklin. Much of the County is within the Adirondack Park. Its Canadian borders are Quebec and Ontario.
The county is named in honor of Robert Fulton, who is widely credited with developing the first commercially successful steamboat.
Greene County is located in southeast central New York, just west of the Hudson River. Its name is in honor of the American Revolutionary War general Nathanael Greene.
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