Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Fun with New York State Counties

In 1609, Henry Hudson sailed up the river now bearing his name to what is now Albany. A historic year indeed.

Sketches of New York State's colorful early history are wrapped up in the everyday words that name our 62 counties. They recall the Indians, the English and Dutch colonists, heroes of the Revolutionary War years, Presidents and early politicians — and the inventor of the steamboat.

Roll your mouse over a county to reveal its name. Click to discover where that name came from.

Now try this game where one has to find each county! [No, that's not Greene, it's Columbia.]

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