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Gale Harris <[log in to unmask]>
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A LISTSERV list for discussions pertaining to New York State history." <[log in to unmask]>
Mon, 3 Jul 2006 10:51:04 -0700
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According to Holden's Staten Island, revised and
editted by Dick Dickenson in 2002(originally the
Resource Manual for Schools and Community), p. 98. 
New Brighton, Edgewater and Port Richmond became
incorporated villages in 1866 followed by Tottenville
in 1869.  Edgewater was comprised of Tompkinsville,
Stapleton, and Clifton.  Richmond aka Richmond Town or
Richmondtown was part of the township of Southfield
Richmond wasthe county seat from the 18th century
until the beginning of the 20th century.  Borough Hall
was completed in 1906 but some county offices remained
at Richmond until 1919.  Most old town and village
records are in the Municipal Archives at 31 Chambers
Street or stored in their Brooklyn warehouse.  The
historical society at Historic Richmond Town also has
significant holdings of Borough and Village records.
I usually check both places to be on the safe side.
Gale Harris, Landmarks Preservation Commission, NYC
--- Walter Greenspan <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> < 1 > Can anyone please supply the dates of
> incorporation and, for 
> Richmondtown the town(s) in which it was located:
> Richmondtown in ?????
> Port Richmond in Northfield
> Edgewater in both Middletown and Southfield
> Tottenville in Westfield
> < 2 > Are these all the villages (municipal
> corporations) that ever existed 
> in Richmond County?  If there were any others
> villages, can you please provide 
> their dates of incorporation and the town(s) in
> which they were located.
> < 3 > Were any of these villages dissolved or
> annexed by some other 
> muncipality prior to January 1, 1898?
> Thanking you in advance for your kind attention to
> this matter,
> Sincerely,
> Walter Greenspan
> Great Falls, MT & Jericho, NY

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