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The counties of New York State
Hamilton is the least populous county in New York. It is named after Alexander Hamilton, the only member of the NYS delegation who signed the US Constitution in 1787
The county is named after General Nicholas Herkimer, who died in 1777 after taking part in Battle of Oriskany during the Revolutionary War.
The county is named after Thomas Jefferson, third President of the United States of America. It is adjacent to Lake Ontario, southeast from the Canadian border of Ontario.
Brooklyn has had the same boundaries as Kings County, which is the most populous county in New York and the second-most densely populated county in the United States.
Lewis county is named after Morgan Lewis, the Governor of New York when the county was established.
Livingston county is named after Robert R. Livingston, a member of the committee that drafted the Declaration of Independence.
Monroe's county seat is the city of Rochester. The county is named after James Monroe, fifth President of the United States of America.
Montgomery County borders the banks of the Mohawk River. It was named in honor of Richard Montgomery, an American Revolutionary War general killed at the Battle of Quebec.
The name of the county comes from an old name for Long Island, which was at one time named Nassau, after the Dutch Prince William of Nassau, Prince of Orange.
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