National Register Listings in
Kings County, New York

15th Street-Prospect Park Subway Station (IND) 4th Avenue Station (IND) 68th Police Precinct Station House and Stable 75th Police Precinct Station House 83rd Precinct Police Station and Stable 9th Avenue Station (Dual System BRT) Albemarle-Kenmore Terraces Historic District Alku & Alku Toinen Astral Apartments Atlantic Avenue Control House Atlantic Avenue Subway Station (IRT and BMT) Atlantic Avenue Tunnel Austin, Nichols and Company Warehouse Avenue U Station (Dual System BRT) B and B Carousel Baptist Temple Bay Parkway Station (Dual System BRT) Bay Ridge Reformed Church Bay Ridge United Methodist Church Beth El Jewish Center of Flatbush Beth Olam Cemetery Beverley Road Subway Station (BRT pre-Dual System) Boathouse on the Lullwater of the Lake in Prospect Park Boerum Hill Historic District Borough Hall Subway Station (IRT) Boy's High School Brooklyn Academy of Music Brooklyn Borough Hall Brooklyn Bridge Brooklyn Heights Historic District Brooklyn Historical Society Brooklyn Museum Brooklyn Navy Yard Historic District Brooklyn Public Library-Central Building Brooklyn Trust Company Building Building at 240 Broadway Buildings at 375-379 Flatbush Avenue and 185-187 Sterling Place Bushwick Avenue Central Methodist Episcopal Church Carroll Gardens Historic District Casemate Fort, Whiting Quadrangle Christ Evangelical English Lutheran Church Church of the Holy Innocents Clinton Hill Historic District Clinton Hill South Historic District Cobble Hill Historic District Coney Island Fire Station Pumping Station Coney Island Yard Electric Motor Repair Shop Coney Island Yard Gatehouse Congregation Beth Abraham Congregation Chevra Linath Hazedeck Congregation Tifereth Israel Congregational Church of the Evangel Cronyn, William B., House Crown Heights North Historic District Crown Heights North Historic District (Boundary Increase) Cuyler Presbyterian Church Cyclone Roller Coaster Cypress Hills National Cemetery Ditmas Park Historic District DUMBO Industrial District East Midwood Jewish Center Eastern Parkway Eighth Avenue (14th Regiment) Armory Emmanuel Baptist Church Erasmus Hall Academy Evergreens Cemetery Federal Building and Post Office Feuchtwanger Stable Flatbush Dutch Reformed Church Complex Flatbush Town Hall Flatlands Dutch Reformed Church Floyd Bennett Field Historic District Fort Greene Historic District Fort Greene Historic District (Boundary Increase) Fourth Avenue Methodist Episcopal Church Friends Meetinghouse and School Fulton Ferry District Gage and Tollner Restaurant German Evangelical Lutheran St. John's Church Grecian Shelter Green-Wood Cemetery Greenpoint Historic District Greenwood Baptist Church Hanson Place Seventh Day Adventist Church Holy Trinity Church (Protestant Episcopal) Houses at 216-264 Ovington Ave. Hubbard House Hunterfly Road Historic District Immanuel Congregational Church Industrial Complex at 221 McKibbin Street Jewish Center of Coney Island, The Jewish Center of Kings Highway Kings County Savings Bank Kingsway Jewish Center Kismet Temple Knickerbocker Field Club Kol Israel Synagogue Lefferts Manor Historic District Lefferts-Laidlaw House Lehigh Valley Railroad Barge 79 Lewis Avenue Congregational Church Lincoln Club Litchfield Villa Loew's Kings Theatre Loew’s Kameo Theater Lott, Hendrick I., House Magen David Synagogue Manhattan Beach Jewish Center Manhattan Bridge MARY A. WHALEN (tanker) McGolrick, Monsignor, Park and Shelter Pavilion Nassau Brewing Company New England Congregational Church and Rectory New Lots Reformed Church and Cemetery New Urecht Avenue Station (Dual System BRT) New Utrecht Reformed Church and Buildings New Utrecht Reformed Church Complex (Boundary Increase) New York Congregational Home for the Aged Ocean Parkway Ocean Parkway Jewish Center Ocean Parkway Station (Dual System BRT) Offerman Building Old Brooklyn Fire Headquarters Old First Reformed Church Old Gravesend Cemetery Old Stone House of Brooklyn, The Parachute Jump Park Slope Historic District Parkway Theatre Plymouth Church of the Pilgrims Pratt Institute Historic District Prospect Hall Prospect Heights Historic District Prospect Heights Historic District (Boundary Increase) Prospect Park Prospect Park South Historic District Public Bath No. 7 Public School 108 Public School 111 and Public School 9 Annex Public School 39 Public School 65K Public School 7 Public School 71K Quarters A Rankin, John, House Renaissance Apartments RIdgewood Reservoir Robinson, John Roosevelt "Jackie", House Rockwood Chocolate Factory Historic District Rugby Congregational Church Russian Orthodox Cathedral of the Transfiguration of Our Lord Saitta House Senator Street Historic District Shaari Zedek Synagogue South Bushwick Reformed Protestant Dutch Church Complex South Congregational Church St. Bartholomew's Protestant Episcopal Church and Rectory St. George's Protestant Episcopal Church St. Luke's Protestant Episcopal Church St. Mary's Episcopal Church St. Paul's Protestant Episcopal Church State Street Houses Stoothoff-Baxter-Kouwenhaven House Storehouse No. 2, U.S. Navy Fleet Supply Base Stuyvesant Heights Historic District Stuyvesant Heights Historic District (Boundary Increase) Substation #401 Sunset Park Historic District Temple Beth El of Borough Park Twentythird Regiment Armory U.S. Army Military Ocean Terminal Union Temple of Brooklyn US Post Office-Flatbush Station US Post Office-Kensington US Post Office-Metropolitan Station US Post Office-Parkville Station Van Nuyse, Joost, House Wallabout Historic District Wallabout Industrial Historic District Weir Greenhouse Williamsburg Houses Williamsburgh Savings Bank Willoughby-Suydam Historic District Wilson Avenue Subway Station (Dual System BMT) Wyckoff, Pieter, House Wyckoff-Bennett Homestead Young Israel of Flatbush
The New York City subway system, which opened in 1904, was the first rapid transit system in the world. The original line ran from City Hall to 145th Street in Harlem.
Kings County, located in the state of New York, has a rich and diverse history that spans centuries. Originally inhabited by Native American tribes such as the Lenape, the area was explored by European settlers in the early 17th century. The Dutch were the first to establish a settlement, known as Breuckelen, in 1634. The English took control of the region in 1664, changing the name to Brooklyn.

During the American Revolutionary War, Kings County played a significant role as a strategic location for both British and American forces. The Battle of Brooklyn, fought in August 1776, resulted in a victory for the British and a subsequent occupation of the area for the remainder of the war. After the war, Brooklyn grew rapidly as a result of its close proximity to Manhattan and the expanding transportation infrastructure.

In the 19th and 20th centuries, Kings County witnessed significant population growth and urban development. The completion of the Brooklyn Bridge in 1883 improved access between Brooklyn and Manhattan, leading to a surge in population and industrialization. The borough became a major center for industry, manufacturing, and immigration. Immigrants from all over the world, particularly from Eastern Europe and Ireland, settled in Brooklyn, contributing to its cultural diversity.

In 1898, Brooklyn, along with several other surrounding municipalities, was consolidated into the newly formed City of Greater New York, becoming a borough of the city. Throughout the 20th century, Brooklyn continued to evolve, experiencing various ups and downs. It faced economic challenges, racial tensions, and urban decay, but also witnessed periods of revitalization and cultural renaissance. Today, Kings County is a vibrant cultural and economic hub, known for its diverse neighborhoods, thriving arts scene, and iconic landmarks.

This timeline provides a glimpse into the major events and milestones that have shaped the history of Kings County, New York.

  • 1683 - Kings County is founded as one of the original counties of New York Province.
  • 1777 - The Battle of Long Island takes place in Kings County during the American Revolutionary War.
  • 1824 - The village of Brooklyn is incorporated.
  • 1834 - The borough of Brooklyn is established.
  • 1898 - Brooklyn, along with other towns, becomes a part of New York City through consolidation.
  • 1924 - The name of Kings County is officially changed to the County of Brooklyn.
  • 1952 - The name of the County of Brooklyn is changed back to Kings County.
  • 2000 - The population of Kings County reaches over 2.4 million, making it the most populous county in New York State.
  • 2014 - Kings County experiences a surge in economic growth and development, with the opening of various businesses and the revitalization of neighborhoods.