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The counties of New York State
The New York City Borough of Queens was authorized on May 4, 1897, by a vote of the New York State Legislature after an 1894 referendum on consolidation.
Rensselaer County was founded in 1791 and named in honor of the family of Kiliaen van Rensselaer, the original Dutch owner of the land in the area.
Richmond County, more popularly known as Staten Island, is one of the five boroughs of New York City and located in the southwest part of the city.
Rockland County is a suburban county in the New York City Metropolitan Area. The name derives from "rocky land", as the area was described by early Dutch and English settlers.
With its friendly people, thriving tourism, and one of the lowest county tax rates in the state, Saratoga County is an excellent place to live, work and visit.
Schenectady County is in New York's Capital Region and is named from a Mohawk Indian word meaning "on the other side of the pine lands".
Schuyler County was founded in 1854 and named in honor of General Philip Schuyler, one of the four major generals in the Continental Army in the American Revolutionary War.
Seneca County is located in the heart of New York State’s Finger Lakes Region, with Waterloo and Ovid as its county seats.
St. Lawrence County, a delightfully rural mix of farms, forests and small towns, is the largest county in New York State.
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