Statehood: 9 July 1776
11th state of the United States
South: New Jersey, Pennsylvania
East: Connecticut, Massachusetts, Vermont
Largest city: New York City
Map: New York, 1799, (click map to enlarge), Library of Congress, Geography and Map Division.
Counties: Original counties as listed in the 1777 New York Constitution, Sect. 3: Albany, Charlotte, Cumberland, Dutchess, Gloucester, Kings, Orange, Queens, Richmond, Suffolk, Tryon, Ulster, and Westchester. New York County Creation Dates and Parent Counties. Counties in 2020: 62.
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State of New York
A History of New York, Washington Irving, 1824.
A History of New York from the Beginning of the World to the End of the Dutch Dynasty, Diedrich Knickerbocker, 1864.
History of the State of New York, Alexander C. Flick, 1934.
History of the State of New York, First Period, 1609–1664, John Romeyn Brodhead, 1863.
History of Onondaga County, New York, W. W. Clayton, 1878.
Memorial History of Syracuse, N.Y., From its Settlement to the Present Time, Dwight H. Bruce, 1891.
Onondaga, or, Reminiscences of Earlier and Later Times, vol. 2, Joshua V. H. Clark, A.M., 1849.
Past and Present of Syracuse and Onondaga County, New York , From Prehistoric Times to the Beginning of 1908, Rev. William M. Beauchamp, S.T.D., 1908.
History of the Town of Marlborough, Ulster County, New York, from its Earliest Discovery, C. M. Woolsey, 1908.
History of Ulster County, New York, with Illustrations and Biographical Sketches of its Prominent Men and Pioneers, Nathaniel Bartlett Sylvester, 1880.
The History of Ulster County, New York, Alphonso T. Clearwater, L.L.D., 1907.
The Old Court Houses of Ulster County, New York, and Interesting Incidents Connected with Their History, Chaplain Roswell Randall Hoes, U.S.N., 1918.
Southeastern New York, a History of the Counties of Ulster, Dutchess, Orange, Rockland and Putnam, vol. 2, Louise Hasbrouck Zimm, 1946.
New York Maps, Library of Congress
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New York Manuscripts, Library of Congress
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