Atlas of Historical County Boundaries
SUMMARY METADATA: New York Historical Counties
After ECAI's model, based upon Dublin Core.
Connection Information
DatasetTitle New York Historical Counties
DatasetType vector digital data
ServerType W2K, IIS 5.0, ArcIMS 9.x, Tomcat 5.0
CreationDate 2010
LastUpdated 2010-02-12
Descriptive Metadata
Title New York Historical Counties
Citation.PreferredStyle Thorne, Kathryn Ford. New York Historical Counties. Data Set. Laura Rico-Beck, digital comp. Atlas of Historical County Boundaries, ed. by John H. Long. Chicago: The Newberry Library, 2010. Available online from
Creator.PersonalName Thorne, Kathryn Ford, historical compiler
Subject New York Historical State and County Boundaries
Description Compilation of all changes in the size, shape, and location of all counties in New York from the creation of the first one to the end of 2000.  Separate polygon for each version of a county in shapefile format, including attribute table, plus database, supplemental chronologies, bibliography, etc., in textual form.
Publisher The Newberry Library
Contributor.PersonalName Rico-Beck, Laura, digital compiler
Contributor.PersonalName Long, John H., editor
Date 2010
Type Dataset
Format Shapefile
Format.Size 330 polygons, 14.009 MB
Source Laws of New York and other sources listed in bibliography
Language eng
Coverage.WestBoundingCoordinate -79.762153
Coverage.EastBoundingCoordinate -66.949426
Coverage.NorthBoundingCoordinate 47.394423
Coverage.SouthBoundingCoordinate 38.667614
Coverage.t.early 1662-05-07
Coverage.t.late 2000-12-31
Coverage.PlaceName New York
Coverage.Spatial.Resolution 1:100,000
Coverage.Spatial.Georeference County
Coverage.Temporal.Interval 1 day
Coverage.AlternativeMetadata See Full FGDC Metadata here
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