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Gloucester County, New York
Political history
1,540 square miles (4,000 km2) partitioned from Albany County, New York 1770-03-16
Gained land from Cumberland County, and exchanged land with Charlotte County, raising the total county land to 3,390 square miles (8,800 km2) 1772-03-24
Remainder of Gloucester County ceded to the independent State of Vermont as a result of the New Hampshire Grants claim made to Congress. Gloucester was divided up between Windsor, Orange, Addison, Chittenden, Washington, Caledonia, Lamoille, Orleans, and Essex Counties in Vermont. 1777-01-15
Regional statistics
Largest cities Bennington, Vermont
Rutland, Vermont
U.S. States New York
 - Total

3,390 mi² (8,780.06 km²)

Gloucester County, New York is a former county in New York that became part of the state of Vermont. It was a part of Albany County in the Province of New York until 1770 and was lost to Vermont in 1777. At that time, Vermont was holding itself out as the Republic of Vermont and did not become a state until 1791.

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