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Richmond County (Staten Island) cropped from Richmond Queens Kings counties map by David Burr 1839
1849 map showing the four original cities on Staten Island, with Castleton in the Northeast
Staten Island map 1891
1891 map showing Castleton in the northeastern portion of Richmond County
St. Mary's Episcopal Church, Castleton, Staten Island jeh
Saint Mary's Episcopal Church on Castleton Avenue

Castleton is a former town in the U.S. state of New York. It was located in the northeastern part of Staten Island prior to the incorporation of Staten Island into New York City in 1898. It had a total area of 3880 acres (15.7 km²) and was bounded by Upper New York Bay on the east and the Kill Van Kull on the north.

The town dates from the late 17th century. It was originally set aside as the manor of the governor of the Province of New York and takes its name from the manor of Governor Thomas Dongan who named it for his home Castletown, in the town Kildrought (now Celbridge) in County Kildare, Ireland. The original manor house was constructed along Richmond Terrace, between Dongan Street and Bodin Street. It was destroyed by fire on December 25, 1878. The town was incorporated by the state of New York in 1788.

The town was dissolved in 1898 upon consolidation into the City of New York.

The former town included the present-day neighborhoods of

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