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County Facts

Established 330 years ago by an act of the British king, New York's counties are at the heart of New York State. From Niagara Falls to the Finger Lakes, from the Adirondacks to Long Island Sound, New York's counties represent diverse landscapes, cities, towns, farms, mountains, and everything in between. 

New York county government provides vital programs and services that keep our communities humming and support residents and businesses. We’ve led the nation in agriculture and manufacturing. We've been pioneers of industry, conservation, and technology. Counties remain home to vibrant communities, cutting-edge businesses, world-class colleges and universities, and natural beauty. 

Though varied, New York’s counties have often come together to assist one another, to call for state action on common needs, to share services, and to improve upon an always-evolving local government structure. 


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