Kings County
New York

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County Information
Note: Because the term "New York City" is used very freely in newspapers, bios, etc., we have placed data that doesn't specify EXACTLY what part of "New York City" it's from, here

"New York City"
is composed of 5 counties (aka boroughs):

Bronx County (aka The Bronx)
Kings County (aka Brooklyn)
New York County (aka Manhattan)
Queens County (aka Queens)
Richmond County (aka Staten Island)
New York City is considered the county seat of all of the 5 boroughs.

Brooklyn is the most populous of New York City's five boroughs
Since 1896, Brooklyn has had the same boundaries as Kings County
Brooklyn Bridge, c. 1919
Brooklyn Bridge, c. 1919
From Library of Congress
Original Contributor: Irving Underhill

Brooklyn is connected to Manhattan by three bridges: the Brooklyn, Manhattan, and Williamsburg bridges; a vehicular tunnel, the Brooklyn-Battery Tunnel; and several subway tunnels.
The Verrazano-Narrows Bridge links Brooklyn with the more suburban borough of Staten Island.
Though much of its border is on land, Brooklyn shares several water crossings with Queens, including the Kosciuszko Bridge (part of the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway), the Pulaski Bridge, and the JJ Byrne Memorial Bridge, all of which carry traffic over Newtown Creek, and the Marine Parkway Bridge connecting Brooklyn to the Rockaway Peninsula.

View a
list of the neighborhoods of Brooklyn


City-County Consolidation:

New York City consolidated with the Counties of Bronx  , Kings (Brooklyn), New York (Manhattan),
Queens , and Richmond (Staten Island) in 1874.

County Seat: New York City
Year Organized: 1683
Square Miles: 309

Courthouse Info:
City Hall
52 Chambers Street
New York, NY 10007-1222

Kings County Data




Church Histories and Records

County Records

Death Records

County History

Miscellaneous Data

School Records

Website Updates:
Aug 2016:  obits for MONSON, KOLLMYER, ROSS, BETTING, SLAGHT, CORWIN, MOSS.  Marriage announcements for DOUGHTY-MILLER, THOMPSON-PRESTON, NOSTRAND-WOODRUFF.  Some burials in Greenwood Cemetery

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