Albany County, New York

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Albany, New York

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The county seat is Albany, the state capital of New York.
Albany is the capital of the U.S. state of New York and the seat of Albany County.

Hudson River

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Its northern border is formed by the Mohawk River, at its confluence with the Hudson River, which is on the east.

Tryon County, New York

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In 1772 with the creation of Tryon and Charlotte counties, Albany gained definitive boundaries and included what are now Albany, Columbia, Rensselaer, Saratoga, and Schenectady counties; large parts of Greene and Washington counties; and the disputed southwest corner of Vermont. On March 12, 1772, Albany County was partitioned again, this time into the counties of Albany, Tryon (now Montgomery), and Charlotte (now Washington).
It was created from Albany County on March 24, 1772, and was named for William Tryon, the last provincial governor of New York.

Manor of Rensselaerswyck

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The act creating the county vaguely defined its territory "to containe the Towns of Albany, the Collony Rensselaerwyck, Schonecteda, and all the villages, neighborhoods, and Christian Plantaçons on the east side of Hudson River from Roelef's Creek, and on the west side from Sawyer's Creek (Saugerties) to the Sarraghtoga."
It included most of what are now the present New York counties of Albany and Rensselaer, as well as parts of Columbia and Greene counties.

Hoosick, New York

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Other districts established in 1772 were Hoosick, Coxsackie, Cambridge, Saratoga, Halfmoon, Kinderhook, Kings, Claverack, Great Imboght, and the Manor of Livingston.
The town of Hoosick was organized in 1788, in Albany County, three years before the creation of Rensselaer County in 1791.

Charlotte County, Province of New York

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In 1772 with the creation of Tryon and Charlotte counties, Albany gained definitive boundaries and included what are now Albany, Columbia, Rensselaer, Saratoga, and Schenectady counties; large parts of Greene and Washington counties; and the disputed southwest corner of Vermont. On March 12, 1772, Albany County was partitioned again, this time into the counties of Albany, Tryon (now Montgomery), and Charlotte (now Washington).
It was created from Albany County on March 24, 1772.

Ulster County, New York

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At the time, it included all of New York state north of Dutchess and Ulster counties, all of what is now Bennington County in Vermont, and theoretically west to the Pacific Ocean.
In 1800, portions of Albany and Ulster Counties were split off to create Greene County.

Bennington County, Vermont

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At the time, it included all of New York state north of Dutchess and Ulster counties, all of what is now Bennington County in Vermont, and theoretically west to the Pacific Ocean. On July 3, 1766, Cumberland County was partitioned from Albany County to cover all territory to the northern and eastern limits of the colony, including Windsor County, most of Windham County, and parts of Bennington and Rutland counties in present-day Vermont.
For almost seven months Bennington County overlapped part of Albany County, New York.

Catskill (town), New York

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Other districts established in 1772 were Hoosick, Coxsackie, Cambridge, Saratoga, Halfmoon, Kinderhook, Kings, Claverack, Great Imboght, and the Manor of Livingston.
The town was established March 7, 1788, as part of Albany County.

Halfmoon, New York

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Other districts established in 1772 were Hoosick, Coxsackie, Cambridge, Saratoga, Halfmoon, Kinderhook, Kings, Claverack, Great Imboght, and the Manor of Livingston.
The town was formed while still part of Albany County in 1788.

Gloucester County, New York

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Gloucester County was created to include all of Orange, Caledonia and Essex counties, most of Washington County, and parts of Orleans, Lamoille, Addison and Chittenden counties in present-day Vermont.
It was a part of Albany County in the Province of New York until 1770 and was lost to Vermont in 1777.

Washington County, New York

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On March 12, 1772, Albany County was partitioned again, this time into the counties of Albany, Tryon (now Montgomery), and Charlotte (now Washington). On June 26, 1781, Bennington County, Vermont, attempted to annex a portion of Albany County that today includes portions of Washington and Rensselaer counties to form what they called "The West Union".
When counties were established in New York State in 1683, the present Washington County was part of Albany County.

Windsor County, Vermont

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On July 3, 1766, Cumberland County was partitioned from Albany County to cover all territory to the northern and eastern limits of the colony, including Windsor County, most of Windham County, and parts of Bennington and Rutland counties in present-day Vermont.
New York assigned the land gained to Albany County.

Greene County, New York

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On March 25, 1800, once again Albany County was partitioned, with 360 sqmi being used to create Greene County.
On March 25, 1800, Greene County was created by the partitioning of Albany (360 Square Miles) and Ulster (270 Square Miles) counties, producing a county of 630 sqmi.

Province of New York

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Albany County was one of the original twelve counties created by the Province of New York on November 1, 1683.

Dongan Charter

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Albany was established as a city in 1686 by Governor Dongan through the Dongan Charter after the English took over the colony.
The city of Albany was created three years after Albany County.

Capital District, New York

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Albany County constitutes the central core of the Capital District of New York State, which comprises the Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY Metropolitan Statistical Area.
According to the Albany Times Union, the Capital District includes 11 counties: The counties of Albany, Columbia, Fulton, Greene, Montgomery, Rensselaer, Saratoga, Schenectady, Schoharie, Warren, and Washington.

Albany Pine Bush

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There are also state-owned nature preserves with interactive educational programs such as the Five Rivers Environmental Education Center and the Albany Pine Bush.
It is centrally located in New York's Capital District within Albany and Schenectady counties, between the cities of Albany and Schenectady.

Schoharie County, New York

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On June 1, 1795, Albany County was once again partitioned, this time losing 460 sqmi to Schoharie County.
The present Schoharie County was first part of Albany County.

Rensselaer County, New York

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On June 26, 1781, Bennington County, Vermont, attempted to annex a portion of Albany County that today includes portions of Washington and Rensselaer counties to form what they called "The West Union".
The county was not organized as a legal entity until after the Revolution in 1791, when it was created from an area that was originally part of the very large Albany County.

John Boyd Thacher State Park

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Albany County is home to the Emma Treadwell Thacher Nature Center, which opened in July 2001 and is near the shore of Thompson's Lake between the two state parks that are in Albany County- Thompson's Lake State Park and John Boyd Thacher State Park.
John Boyd Thacher State Park is a state park located 15 miles (24 km) southwest of Albany, New York, near Voorheesville, in Albany County on State Route 157.

Cambridge, New York

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Other districts established in 1772 were Hoosick, Coxsackie, Cambridge, Saratoga, Halfmoon, Kinderhook, Kings, Claverack, Great Imboght, and the Manor of Livingston.
The Town of Cambridge, formerly in Albany County, New York, was transferred to Washington County in 1791, shortly after the United States gained independence in the American Revolutionary War.

Washington County, Vermont

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Gloucester County was created to include all of Orange, Caledonia and Essex counties, most of Washington County, and parts of Orleans, Lamoille, Addison and Chittenden counties in present-day Vermont.
New York assigned the land gained to Albany County.

Erastus Corning 2nd

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The tradition stems from when Mayor Erastus Corning 2nd had a city ordinance passed declaring the tulip as Albany's official flower on July 1, 1948.
A Democrat, Corning served as mayor of Albany, New York from 1942 to 1983, when Albany County was controlled by one of the last classic urban political machines in the United States.

Guilderland, New York

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Albany County has two shopping malls classified as super-regional malls (malls with over 800,000 sq ft), Crossgates Mall in Guilderland and Colonie Center in Colonie with over one million square feet of rentable space in each.
Guilderland is a town in Albany County, New York, United States.