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Quick history of the geography of the Bronx
Posted by: Walter Greenspan (ID *****1635) Date: May 12, 2002 at 07:29:47
In Reply to: Where are earlier Bronx records? by Sue of 973

The Bronx has been in 3 counties:

From 1683 to 1873, all of the Bronx was part of Westchester County.

In 1873, the western Bronx was annexed from Westchester County by the City and County of New York.

In 1895, the eastern Bronx was annexed from Westchester County by the City and County of New York.

In 1898, the Bronx became 1 of the 5 counties of the new New York City but remained part of New York County.

In 1914, the Bronx County secedes from and becomes independent of New York County.

The Bronx is the 62nd and youngest county in New York State.

(Actually it is the 66th county, but 4 of those 66 are no longer part of New York State. Two counties were transferred to Massachusetts in 1691 and 2-1/2 counties were transferred to Vermont in 1790.)





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