Place:Kings, New York, United States


NameKings
TypeCounty
Coordinates40.65°N 73.95°W
Located inNew York, United States     (1683 - )
Contained Places
Borough
Brooklyn ( 1800 - )
Cemetery
Flatlands Dutch Reformed Church Cemetery
Former municipality
Gravesend
New Lots
Williamsburg
Historical city
Flatbush ( 1651 - 1898 )
Historical inhabited place
New Utrecht
Inhabited place
Bedford - Stuyvesant
Bergen Beach
Broadway Junction
Gowanus
Paerdegat
Neighborhood
Flatlands
Populated place
East New York
Unknown
Bay Ridge
Bushwick
Coney Island
Greenpoint
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog


Kings is a county. In the system of boroughs of New York City, it is the county which is coterminous with the borough of Brooklyn.

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Timeline

Date Event Source
1683 County formed Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1683 Land records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1790 First census Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1790 No significant boundary changes after this year Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990

Population History

source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
Census Year Population
1790 4,495
1800 5,740
1810 8,303
1820 11,187
1830 20,535
1840 47,613
1850 138,882
1860 279,122
1870 419,921
1880 599,495
1890 838,547
1900 1,166,582
1910 1,634,351
1920 2,018,356
1930 2,560,401
1940 2,698,285
1950 2,738,175
1960 2,627,319
1970 2,602,012
1980 2,230,936
1990 2,300,664

Note: In 1898 Kings County and Richmond County, while remaining separate counties, became Brooklyn Borough and Richmond Borough, respectively, of New York city; Richmond Borough was renamed Staten Island Borough in 1975.

Research Tips

External links

  • Outstanding guide to Brooklyn family history and genealogy resources (FamilySearch Research Wiki). Birth, marriage, and death records, censuses, naturalizations, wills, deeds, county and town histories, cemeteries, churches, newspapers, libraries, and genealogical societies.
  • www.rootsweb.com/~nykings/