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Bronx County, New York

 

 

 

Bronx County is one of the five counties (boroughs) that compromise the City of New York.  Bronx County (or "The Bronx", as it is commonly called) is the northernmost county in New York City and is across the Harlem River from Manhattan and lies across the East River from Queens.  The Bronx is the home of such notables as Babe Ruth, Derek Jeter, Roger Clemens, and Edgar Allen Poe.  At one time, the Bronx was all farmland owned by a family named Bronks.  The wealthy would travel to visit the Bronks family, and would simply say that they were going to the Bronks', and the name stuck.
In 1912 the state legislature established the County of the Bronx as the sixty-second county in the state, effective January 1, 1914.

 

 

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State Coordinator Robert Sullivan .
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Assistant State Coordinator  Tim Stowell.

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