Broome County, New York 

 

Summary

Area settled by emigrants from western Massachusetts, 1785.1 County created, 28 Mar. 1806.2 Population in 1825 about 14,000; in 1830 about 18,000; and in 1835 about 20,000.3 Susquehanna River flows through eastern and southern portions of county.4 Several hundred residents of county, including in Colesville and Chenango Point (now Binghamton) townships, joined LDS church, June 1830–Dec. 1832.5 JS tried and acquitted in county, 9 June 1830.6 See also “Colesville Township.”