Broome County, NY

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Broome County, NY

Broome County, named after Lieut. Gov. Broome, was taken from Tioga in 1806. Length on the Pennsylvania line, 37 miles; breadth on the Tioga boundary 28, on the Delaware 13, and midway 17 miles. Centrally distant from New York, northwest 252, and from Albany, southwest, 145 miles. The surface of the country is broken and mountainous.   Among its principal elevations are the Cookquago, the Oquago, and the Randolph mountains. The valleys bordering on its numerous streams are extensive and fertile, producing large quantities of wheat. The soil is generally better adapted to grazing than the culture of grain.  Fruit succeeds well. The inhabitants are principally farmers, and it's agriculture is respectable. The Chenango canal enters the county on the north, follows down the vally of the Chenango river, and enters the Susquehannnah river at Binghamtion. The line of the Erie railroad passes throught he county. The county is divided into 11 towns. (Historical Collections of the State of New York, Past and Present, Barber, John, Warner, Clark Albien & Co. 1851)

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