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Bronx County, NY History

Bronx County, NY

We are happy to offer our first items of genealogy and local history from Bronx County, NY, and we plan to offer additional items of historical interest soon.

"The Bronx" was originally a part of Westchester County, and became a borough of New York City in 1898.  For that reason, publications earlier than 1898 include Bronx material in Westchester.  We will be adding more material in the future that is specific to Bronx County.  Please see also our Westchester County page for material about the area that later became Bronx County.


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The Westchester County chapter in Mather & Brockett's Geographical History of the State of New York (1848).  Treatment of this county is quite comprehensive in its treatment of the county's physical geography and history but a little spotty in coverage of the towns that comprised it.  Note that the Bronx was not to become a separate county for another half century, more or less.  We also include the two page summary of New York State land grants for background in this download.  8+ pages, PDF format, download now for $3.00

 Westchester County from Mather and Brockett


The Westchester County chapter from French's Gazetteer of the State of New York (1860). Here is a quite comprehensive look at Westchester County (still including the Bronx) a bit over a decade after Mather & Brockett's treatment of the subject.  The localities mentioned in this chapter -- a long list, most of which are still extant today, are:  Bedford, Bedford Station, Katonah, Mount Kisco, Whitlockville, Cortlandt, Peekskill, Verplancks Point, Croton, Crugers, Annsville, Cortlandville, Oregon, Mount Airy, Montroses Point, East Chester, Mount Vernon, West Mount Vernon, East Mount Vernon, Waverly, Washingtonville, Bronxville, Tuckahoe, Burpos Corners, Fleetwood, Jacksonville, Greenburgh, Hastings, Dobbs Ferry, Irvington, Tarrytown, Harts Corners, Middletown, Halls Corners, Ashford, Abbotsford, Greenville, Harrison, Lewisboro, Purchase, South Salem, Cross River, Goldens Bridge, Vista, Mamaroneck, Orienta, Washingtonville, Chatsworth, Hickory Grove, Kelloggsville, Morrisania, Mott Haven, Port Morris, Wilton, Old Morrisania, East Morrisania, West Morrisania, South Melrose, East Melrose, Eltona, Woodstock, Claremont, High Bridgeville, Mount Pleasant, Pleasantville, Unionville, Beekmantown, Sleepy Hollow, Upper Cross Roads, Lower Cross Roads, New Castle, Chappaqua, Sarlesville, New Rochelle, West New Rochelle, Petersville, Upper New Rochelle, North Castle, Armonk, Kinsico, Quarter Station, North Salem, Salem Center, Purdys Station, Croton Falls, Ossining, Sing Sing, Prospect Hill, Spring Valley, Sparta, Pelham, Pelhamville, Prospect Hill, Pelham Priory, Poundridge, Boretontown, Rye, Milton, Ryebeach, Port Chester, Kingstreet, Glenville, Scarsdale, Scarsdale Station, Somers, Croton Falls, West Somers, Bronxdale, Schuylerville, Integrity, Connersville, Wakefield, Centerville, Unionport, Fort Schuyler, West Farms, Fordham, Tremont, Central Morrisania, Williams Bridge, Fairmount, Claremont, White Plains, Yonkers, Spuyten Duyvil, Tuckahoe, Kingbridge, Riverdale, South Yonkers, Yorktown, Crompond, Pines Bridge, Jefferson Valley, and Shrub Oak.  14+ pages, PDF format, download now for $3.00

Westchester from French's Gazetteer (including Bronx)


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