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Kings County,
New York 

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Kings County/Brooklyn, NY

Kings County was organized in 1683 by an act of the colonial assembly dividing the province, and abolishing the ridings which previously existed. Its greatest length is 12, and greatest breadth 7 miles. The county includes Coney and Barren islands, and all other islands south of the town of Gravesend. The surface on the NE for three or four miles back from the river is hilly and ridgy. Upon the SE, a plain of sandy loam and sand extends to the ocean. The soil for the most part is light, warm, and when properly manured, fertile. It is generally well improved, and supplies a large portion of the vegetables sold in New York. The first settlement in the county was made at Brooklyn in 1625. In 1641, the Dutch government permitted some English settlers to locate themselves at Gravesend.All the other towns of the county appear to have been settled by the Dutch.They county courts were originally held at the village of Gravesend; they were removed in 1686 to Flatbush, where they were held till 1832, when they were removed to Brooklyn, The county contains seven towns.(Historical Collections of the State of New York, Past and Present, Barber, John, Warner, Clark Albien & Co. 1851)


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Towns in Kings County

Brooklyn City Bushwick Flatbush
Flatlands Gravesend Nes-Utrecht

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