New York Physical, Cultural & Historical Features

Physical Cultural Historical
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New York
Physical Features
Arches 2
Areas 16
Bars 203
Basins 23
Bays 605
Beaches 138
Benches 13
Bends 16
Capes 878
Cliffs 76
Falls 168
Flats 89
Forests 66
Gaps 54
Guts 25
Islands 891
Isthmuses 1
Lakes 3,341
Pillars 29
Ranges 30
Rapids 21
Ridges 156
Springs 23
Streams 4,573
Summits 3,493
Swamps 420
Valleys 723
Woods 16
New York
Cultural Features
Airports 634
Bridges 489
Buildings 9,508
Canals 115
Cemeteries 4,866
Channels 183
Churches 9,953
Civil 1,629
Crossings 375
Dams 80
Harbors 153
Hospitals 513
Levees 5
Locales 5,688
Mines 119
Oilfields 2
Parks 3,038
Post Offices 1,198
Reserves 2
Reservoirs 697
Schools 7,386
Towers 593
Trails 91
Tunnels 5
Wells 3
New York Historical
Features/Landmarks
Airports 53
Areas 8
Bays 2
Bridges 9
Buildings 789
Canals 2
Capes 3
Cemeteries 11
Channels 2
Churches 262
Civil 2
Crossings 2
Dams 1
Falls 3
Flats 1
Hospitals 130
Islands 20
Lakes 3
Locales 391
Military (Historical) 192
Mines 4
Parks 24
Plains 1
Populated Places 38
Post Offices 2
Rapids 5
Reservoirs 14
Schools 3,644
Streams 1
Swamps 2
Towers 2

New York's National
Historic Landmarks
258
  • Physical Features are the natural features of the Earth's surface.
  • Cultural Features are landscape features that were created or shaped by humans.
  • Historical Features are features that no longer exist on the landscape.