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Charlotte County NY Genealogy

County seat: Renamed Washington in 1784

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Charlotte County History

Charlotte County was a county in the colonial Province of New York in the British American colonies. It was created from Albany County on March 24, 1772. The county was named for Charlotte, Princess Royal, oldest daughter and fourth child of George III of the United Kingdom. Its county seat was Fort Edward.

On April 2, 1784 the new state's legislature voted to change the name to Washington County, in honor of George Washington, stating, “From and after the passing of this act, the county of Tryon shall be called and known by the name of Montgomery, and the county of Charlotte by the name of Washington.”

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