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Map of the country thirty miles round the city of New York, 1842
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Both New Amsterdam and New York City, early on, were limited in area to lower Manhattan. A variety of other villages sprung up in Long Island and Westchester, portions of which are now the boroughs of Brooklyn, Queens, and the Bronx. These separate independent villages grew and developed, and were subsequently annexed to Manhattan, the Bronx, Brooklyn, and Queens, and all these locales became part of greater New York in 1898.





To read more about these towns and villages please consult the following:

French, J. H. Gazetteer of the State of New York. Syracuse: R. Pearsall Smith, 1860.
[Map Div. *R]; also reprinted in 1995 by the Genealogical Publishing Company of Baltimore [Desk-USLHG 95-9274]
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