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Queens County
New York
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County Information
New York City is the county seat of this borough/county,
as well as the county seat of Richmond, Kings, Bronx, and New York Counties

Don't forget to check our New York City website for data that didn't specify any specific place other than "New York City"

"Queens" is co-extensive with Queens county
Originally, Queens County included the area now comprising Nassau County.

From 1683 until 1784, Queens County consisted of these towns:
Flushing, Hempstead, Jamaica, Newtown, Oyster Bay
The town of North Hempstead was added in 1784
City of Long Island City - 1870

All of Flushing, Jamaica, Long Island City, and Newtown, as well as the Rockaway Peninsula portion of Hempstead were consolidated into Greater New York in 1898. The rest of Hempstead and the Towns of North Hempstead and Oyster Bay split from Queens County to form Nassau County in 1899.

County Seat: New York City
Year Organized: 1683 as one of the 12 original counties
Square Miles: 309
Queens Borough was established on Jan 1, 1898

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

Names of Queens Neighborhoods

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School Records

Wills/Probate Records

Website Updates:
Aug 2016:  marriage announcements for SIMONSON-LEWIS, CHALMER-MORRIS.  Burials in Private and Family Cemeteries prior to 1931.
July 2016:  obit and biography for PRINCE.  Obit and biography for WILLETT.  Cemetery list additions



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