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Bronx, The

BRONX, THE, formerly a district comprising several towns in Westchester county, New York, U.S.A., now (since 1898) the northernmost of the five boroughs of New York City (q.v.). Several settlements in the Bronx were made by the English and the Dutch between 1640 and 1650.

Note - this article incorporates content from Encyclopaedia Britannica, Eleventh Edition, (1910-1911)

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