New York State Counties

Sketches of New York State's colorful early history are wrapped up in the everyday words that name our 62 counties. They recall the Indians, the English and Dutch colonists, heroes of the Revolutionary War years, Presidents and early politicians — and the inventor of the steamboat.

Roll your mouse over a county to reveal it's name. Click to discover where that name came from.

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