Counties are a unit of regional government smaller than the state but larger than towns, cities, and villages. (Towns in New York state refer to townships, not to municipalities.) In New York, outside New York City, counties typically have their own government and offer some services to smaller municipalities. Many service and civic organizations are also organized at the county level. A few state and national organizations organize their information on a county-by-county basis.
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Counties of New York State
Outline map, with an alphabetical list naming each county seat and the year the county was established, from the state library.
New York State Association of Counties
Non-profit municipal association serving the 57 counties of New York State and the City of New York. Forums and policy research.
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