1879 NY Current and obsolete place names
The book “The Civil List of Forms of Government of the Colony and State of New York”, and starting on page 293 and continuing to page 316, there is a list of current (as of 1879 publishing) and of Obsolete place names. Also “where from” to determine the previous history of an existing place.
Knowing the controlling jurisdiction or civilian name of a place of a name can greatly enhance the search for ancestors and their real estate if any.
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This book or one similar to the one cited, should assist in determining if a place existed, did it still exist in 1879 when the book was published. Or what the new name might be or was the area superseded or absorbed by another area.