Stat'en Island, the southernmost part of New York state and of New York city, of which latter it constitutes the borough of Richmond. It is 13 miles long and is 5 miles SW. of the extremity of Manhattan Island. It is separated from Long Island by the Narrows, and from New Jersey by two narrow channels called Staten Island Sound (or Arthur Kill) and Kill van Kull, the latter of which connects New York Bay with Newark Bay. The surface is moderately hilly, rising to a little over 300 feet (Grimes Hill ), and presents diversified and beautiful scenery. There are many fine mansions and villas. The largest village on the island is New Brighton, which is on the northern shore. Forts Tompkins and Wadsworth, situated on or near the Narrows, defend the entrance to New York city. Area, 63 sq. m. Pop. in 1900, 67,000.
Lippincott's New Gazetteer: A Complete Pronouncing Gazetteer Or Geographical Dictionary of the World, Containing the Most Recent and Authentic Information Respecting the Countries, Cities, Towns ... in Every Portion of the Globe
Publisher J.B. Lippincott Company, 1906
This FREE genealogy website is a collection of contributions from many generous "family" members who want to share their family with others. We are not necessarily related to or researching a person just because their name is on this site. While we do our best to be accurate, we sometimes make mistakes. Please use this information as a guide. Verify the information with your own research. If you find any errors, please email us and report them. Thanks!