New York Counties Listing



CountyDate
Formed
County SeatParent CountyNamed ForCoordinatorMap
Albany County 1683 Albany Original County James II, Duke of Albany (among others) Adopt me...
Allegany County 1806 Belmont Genesee County Variant of the spelling of Allegheny Adopt Me....
Bronx County 1914 Bronx New York County Jonas Bronck, an early settler of New Amsterdam Jan
Broome County 1806 Binghamton Tioga County Lt John Broome, Fourth Lt Governor of New York Jan
Cattaraugus County 1808 Little Valley Genesee County A Seneca word meaning "bad smelling banks" referring to the natural gas odors Adopt Me....
Cayuga County 1799 Auburn Onondaga County Cayuga Tribe Adopt Me....
Charlotte County 1772 Became Washington in 1784 Albany County   Adopt Me.... No Map Available
Chautauqua County 1808 Mayville Genesee County Seneca word with unknown meaning Adopt Me....
Chemung County 1836 Elmira Tioga County A Lenape word meaning "big horn" Adopt Me....
Chenango County 1798 Norwich Herkimer & Tioga Counties Onondaga word meaning "large bull thistle" Adopt Me....
Clinton County 1788 Plattsburgh Washington County George Clinton, Fourth Vice-President of the US, First & Third Governor of New York Adopt Me....
Columbia County 1786 Hudson Albany County Christopher Columbus Adopt Me....
Cortland County 1808 Cortland Onondaga County Pierre VanCortlandt, First Lt Governor of New York Adopt Me....
Delaware County 1797 Delhi Ulster & Otsego Counties Thomas West, Third Baron De La Warr Adopt Me....
Dutchess County 1683 Poughkeepsie Original County Lady Anne Hyde, Duchess of York Adopt Me....
Erie County 1821 Buffalo Niagara County Erie Tribe Adopt Me....
Essex County 1799 Elizabethtown Clinton County Essex County in England Adopt Me....
Franklin County 1808 Malone Clinton County Benjamin Franklin Adopt Me....
Fulton County 1838 Johnstown Montgomery County Robert Fulton, Inventor of the Steamship Adopt Me....
Genesee County 1802 Batavia Ontario County Seneca word meaning "good valley" Adopt Me....
Greene County 1800 Catskill Ulster & Albany Counties Nathanael Greene, Revolutionary War General Adopt Me....
Hamilton County 1816 Lake Pleasant Montgomery County Alexander Hamilton, First Secretary of the Treasury Adopt Me....
Herkimer County 1791 Herkimer Montgomery County Nicholas Herkimer, Revolutionary War General Adopt Me....
Jefferson County 1805 Watertown Oneida County Thomas Jefferson Adopt Me....
Kings County (Brooklyn) 1683 Brooklyn Original County King Charles II of England Jan
Lewis County 1805 Lowville Oneida County Morgan Lewis, Fourth Governor of New York Adopt Me....
Livingston County 1821 Geneseo Genesee & Ontario Counties Robert Livingston, New York delegate to the Continental Congress Jeanne
Madison County 1806 Wampsville Chenango County James Madison, Fourth President of the US Adopt Me....
Monroe County 1821 Rochester Genesee & Ontario Counties James Monroe, Fifth President of the US Adopt Me....
Montgomery County 1772 Fonda Albany County Richard Montgomery, Revolutionary War General Adopt Me....
Nassau County 1899 Mineola Queens County William of Orange-Nassau, who became William III of England Adopt Me....
New York City County (Manhattan) 1683 New York City Original County King James II, also Duke of York and Duke of Albany Jan
Niagara County 1808 Lockport Genesee County Iroquoian word meaning "a neck" between two bodies of water, "thunder of waters", or "bisected bottom land" Adopt Me....
Oneida County 1798 Utica Herkimer County Oneida Tribe Adopt Me....
Onondaga County 1794 Syracuse Herkimer County Onondaga Tribe Adopt Me....
Ontario County 1789 Canandaigua Montgomery County Iroquoian word meaning "beautiful lake" Adopt Me....
Orange County 1683 Goshen Original County William of Orange-Nassau, who becme William II of England Adopt Me....
Orleans County 1824 Albion Genesee County French Royal House of Orleans Adopt Me....
Oswego County 1816 Oswego Oneida & Onondaga Counties Oswego River Adopt Me....
Otsego County 1791 Cooperstown Montgomery County A Native American word meaning "place of the rock" Adopt Me....
Putnam County 1812 Carmel Dutchess County Israel Putnam, Revolutionary War General Adopt Me....
Queens County 1683 Jamaica Original County Catherine of Braganza, Queen of England Jan
Rensselaer County 1791 Troy Albany County Kiliaen van Rensselaer, the early landholder in the Dutch New Amsterdam colony Jeanne
Richmond County (Staten Island) 1683 St George Original County Charles Lennox, First Duke of Richmond Jan
Rockland County 1798 New City Orange County Early description as "rocky land" Adopt Me....
St Lawrence County 1802 Canton Clinton, Herkimer & Montgomery Counties St Lawrence River Jeanne
Saratoga County 1791 Ballston Spa Albany County Corruption of a Native American word meaning "hill beside the river" Adopt Me....
Schenectady County 1809 Schenectady Albany County Mohawk word meaning "other side of the pine lands" Adopt Me....
Schoharie County 1795 Schoharie Albany & Otsego Counties Mohawk word meaning "floating driftwood" Jan
Schuyler County 1854 Watkins Glen Tompkins, Steuben & Chemung Counties Philip Schuyler, Revolutionary War General Adopt Me....
Seneca County 1804 Ovid/Waterloo Cayuga County Seneca Tribe Adopt Me....
Steuben County 1796 Bath Ontario County Friedrich Wilhelm von Steuben, the Prussian general who assisted the Continental Army Adopt Me....
Suffolk County 1683 Riverhead Original County Suffolk County in England Adopt Me....
Sullivan County 1809 Monticello Ulster County John Sullivan, Revolutionary War General Adopt Me....
Tioga County 1791 Owego Montgomery County Native American word meaning "at the fork" Adopt Me....
Tompkins County 1817 Ithaca Cayuga & Seneca Counties David D Tompkins, Sixth Vice President of the US Adopt Me....
Tryon County 1772 Renamed Montgomery in 1784 Albany County   Adopt Me.... No Map Available
Ulster County 1683 Kingston Original County Irish Province of Ulster Adopt Me....
Warren County 1813 Lake George Washington County Joseph Warren, Revolutionary War General Adopt Me....
Washington County 1772 Hudson Falls Albany County George Washington Adopt Me....
Wayne County 1823 Lyons Ontario & Seneca Counties Anthony Wayne, Revolutionary War General Adopt Me....
Westchester County 1683 White Plains Original County City of Chester in England Adopt Me....
Wyoming County 1841 Warsaw Genesee County Adaptation of Lenape word meaning "broad bottom lands" Adopt Me....
Yates County 1823 Penn Yan Ontario & Steuben Counties Joseph C Yates, Eighth Governor of New York Adopt Me....




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