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Flatlands: the birthplace of Kings County

Flatlands was the first town to be founded in Kings County, in 1636 – ten full years before Breuckelen. Some of its historic buildings and sites are still around today. Continue reading

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Weeksville: a rich history preserved

“Even colored people who had been free all their lives felt themselves very insecure in their freedom, for under this law the oaths of any two villains were sufficient to consign a free man to slavery for life.” – Frederick … Continue reading

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