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Hugh MacDougall <[log in to unmask]>
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A LISTSERV list for discussions pertaining to New York State history." <[log in to unmask]>
Wed, 28 Jun 2006 11:06:06 -0400
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According to Before the Five-Borough City: The Old Cities, Towns and 
Villages That Came Together to Form "Greater New York"
by by Harry Macy, Jr., F.A.S.G., F.G.B.S at
Port Richmond, the Edgewaters, and Tottenville were Un-incorporated Villages 
(i.e., hamlets), and although they are listed as having records, presumably 
had no official Village institutions. The Towns in which they were located 
ceased to be towns and became New York City wards in 1898. I gather that New 
Brighton was an incorporated village (1866), and eventually (1872) was 
extended to cover the entire town of Castleton. There were four other 
Towns -- I don't know about any other incorporated villages. There were many 
other unincorporated hamlets, as listed, e.g., in the the 1860 New York 
State Gazetteer.

Hugh MacDougall, Cooperstown Historian

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Walter Greenspan" <[log in to unmask]>
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Sent: Sunday, June 25, 2006 9:24 AM
Subject: [NYHIST-L] Information about villages in Richmond County

>< 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