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The counties of New York State
New York County is also known as Manhattan. The county consists mostly of Manhattan Island and includes small islands, as well as Marble Hill on the mainland
The county name is from the Iroquois word Onguiaahra; meaning the strait or thunder of waters. It is the location of Niagara Falls and Fort Niagara.
Oneida County was founded in 1798 and named in honor of the Oneida, an Iroquoian tribe that lives in the region.
Founded in 1794, the name Onondaga means "People of the Hills," and is derived from the name of the Native American people who historically lived in the area at the time
Ontario County is part of the Rochester, New York metropolitan area, with this historic city of Canandaigua serving as its county seat.
Orange County was founded in 1683 and was named in honor of William III of Orange, who was greatly esteemed by the English settlers of the region.
Founded in 1816, Oswego County's name is from a Mohawk language word meaning "the outpouring", referring to the mouth of the Oswego River..
Otsego County was founded in 1791 and its name is from a Mohawk word meaning "place of the rock." Cooperstown is the county seat.
Putnam County is located in the lower Hudson River Valley, about 55 miles north of New York City, with Carmel as its county seat.
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