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New York State Name Origin

New York state quarter - click to see all state quarters
New York became the 11th state in 1788 (see STATEHOOD ORDER).
New York's state quarter features 11 stars, an outline of the state
showing the Hudson river and Erie canal, the Statue of Liberty, and the
caption "Gateway to Freedom" - public domain image on Wikipedia.
50 STATE QUARTERS - All State Name Origins.

New York - click to see all state name origins

New York was named after the English Duke of York and Albany (and the brother of England's King Charles II) in 1664 when the region called New Amsterdam was taken from the Dutch. The state was a colony of Great Britain until it became independent on July 4, 1776.

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Scenic New York state - click to see all state name origins
Minisink Ford, New York - photo © Nicholas (Nicholas_T) on Flickr -
use permitted with attribution. See All State Name Origins.
New York state - click to see all state name origins
Source:
Quick Facts - New York: Ben's Guide to US Government
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