Per French's Gazeteer of 1861:

Formed from Mohawk on March 12, 1793, as Florida. Area originally known as
Warrenbush, after British admiral Sir Peter Warren, who acquired the land
around 1735. His nephew William Johnson, 21, served as his agent.

Why Florida? French doesn't say.


>I don't know, although I've driven through there often. Don't let anyone
>confuse it with the other Florida, which is a village in Orange County.
>>>> Greg Ketcham <[log in to unmask]> 07/09 3:25 PM >>>
>List members:
>Can anyone provide some basic dates regarding Florida, Montgomery CO., NY,
>known as Warrensbush during the American Revolution? Founding date? Date
>and rationale for name change?
>Greg Ketcham

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