Monroe County, New York

related topics
{county, mile, population}
{area, part, region}
{household, population, female}
{government, party, election}
{company, market, business}
{city, population, household}
{school, student, university}
{work, book, publish}
{math, energy, light}
{disease, patient, cell}

Monroe County is a county located in the U.S. state of New York. As of the 2000 census, the population was 735,343. It is named after James Monroe, fifth President of the United States of America. Its county seat is the city of Rochester.

Monroe County is part of the Rochester, NY Metropolitan Statistical Area. It is located in Western New York.

Contents

History

When counties were established in the Province of New York in 1683, the present Monroe County was part of Albany County. This was an enormous county, including the northern part of New York State as well as all of the present State of Vermont and, in theory, extending westward to the Pacific Ocean. This county was reduced in size on July 3, 1766 by the creation of Cumberland County, and further on March 16, 1770 by the creation of Gloucester County, both containing territory now in Vermont.

On March 12, 1772, what was left of Albany County was split into three parts, one remaining under the name Albany County. One of the other pieces, Tryon County, contained the western portion (and thus, since no western boundary was specified, theoretically still extended west to the Pacific). The eastern boundary of Tryon County was approximately five miles west of the present city of Schenectady, and the county included the western part of the Adirondack Mountains and the area west of the West Branch of the Delaware River. The area then designated as Tryon County now includes 37 counties of New York State. The county was named for William Tryon, colonial governor of New York.

Full article ▸

related documents
Cayuga County, New York
Lewis County, New York
Niagara County, New York
Tompkins County, New York
Ontario County, New York
Schuyler County, New York
Jefferson County, New York
Delaware County, New York
Broome County, New York
Livingston County, New York
Chenango County, New York
Schoharie County, New York
Steuben County, New York
St. Lawrence County, New York
Seneca County, New York
Genesee County, New York
Orange County, New York
Yates County, New York
Craighead County, Arkansas
Oswego County, New York
Allen County, Ohio
Arapahoe County, Colorado
Jefferson County, Washington
Orange County, North Carolina
Otsego County, New York
St. Louis County, Minnesota
Chester County, Pennsylvania
Adams County, Colorado
Miller County, Arkansas
Jefferson County, Colorado