The Bronx is one of the five boroughs that make-up New York City and is the only borough that is not on an island. The Bronx is referred to, colloquially and legally as “The Bronx”. It is located northeast of Manhattan.
The native Siwanoy band of Lenape called the Bronx Rananchqua. Other native Americans knew the Bronx asKeskeskeck. The first recorded European settler to see the Bronx was Henry Hudson in 1609. However, the first recorded settler in the area was a Dutch sea-captain name Jonas Bronck in 1639. Bronck leased the land from the Dutch West India Company and bought additional tracts from the local tribes. Eventually he accumulated 500 acres of land between the Harlem River and the Aquahung, which became known as Bronck’s River, or the Bronx. Dutch and English settlers referred to the area as Bronck’s Land.