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{{Note| See an interactive outline map of [http://historical-county.newberry.org/website/Massachusetts/viewer.htm ''Massachusetts Historical Counties''] at Newberry Library site<ref>[http://historical-county.newberry.org/website/Massachusetts/viewer.htm ''Massachusetts Atlas of Historical County Boundaries'', John H. Long, Editor; Peggy Tuck Sinko, Associate Editor; Gordon DenBoer, Historical Compiler; Douglas Knox, Book Digitizing Director and Digital Compiler; Emily Kelley, Research Associate; Laura Rico-Beck, GIS Specialist; Peter Siczewicz, ArcIMS Interactive Map Designer; Robert Will, Cartographic Assistant. Copyright The Newberry Library 2008.</ref> (Free) Enter a year, '''Refresh Map''', select '''zoom in''', then click on the map to enlarge it.}}  <br> {{Tip|Sort the table by '''Date Formed''' or by '''Parent Counties''' and check [http://historical-county.newberry.org/website/Massachusetts/documents/MA_County_Index.htm Boundary Changes] for interesting insights.}}  {| width="100%" border="1" class="sortable"
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| [[Barnstable_CountyBarnstable County,_MassachusettsMassachusetts Genealogy|Barnstable]]| 1685 Jun 02 Jun 1685 | [http://publications.newberry.org/ahcbp/documents/MA_Individual_County_Chronologies.htm#BARNSTABLE Details] | [[Plymouth Colony| Plymouth Colony ]]
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| [[Bristol_CountyBristol County,_MassachusettsMassachusetts Genealogy|Bristol]]| 1685 Jun 02 Jun 1685 | [http://publications.newberry.org/ahcbp/documents/MA_Individual_County_Chronologies.htm#BRISTOL Details] | [[Plymouth Colony| Plymouth Colony ]]
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| [[Berkshire_CountyBerkshire County,_MassachusettsMassachusetts Genealogy|Berkshire]]| 1760 May 28 May 1760<br>| [http://publications.newberry.org/ahcbp/documents/MA_Individual_County_Chronologies.htm#BERKSHIRE Details] | [[Hampshire County, Massachusetts Genealogy| Hampshire ]]
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| [[Dukes_County,_Massachusetts|Dukes]] (old) | 1683 Nov 01 Nov 1683 | [http://publications.newberry.org/ahcbp/documents/MA_Individual_County_Chronologies.htm# Details]
| New York Colonial lands
| [[Dukes County, Massachusetts Genealogy|Dukes]] 1695
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| [[Dukes_CountyDukes County,_MassachusettsMassachusetts Genealogy|Dukes]] (new) | 1695 Jun 22 Jun 1695 | [http://publications.newberry.org/ahcbp/documents/MA_Individual_County_Chronologies.htm#DUKES Details]
| old Dukes
| [[Nantucket County, Massachusetts Genealogy|Nantucket]] 1695
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| [[Essex_CountyEssex County,_MassachusettsMassachusetts Genealogy|Essex]]| 1643 May 10 May 1643<br>| [http://publications.newberry.org/ahcbp/documents/MA_Individual_County_Chronologies.htm#ESSEX Details] | [[Massachusetts Bay Colony |Massachusetts Bay Colony]]
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| [[Franklin_CountyFranklin County,_MassachusettsMassachusetts Genealogy|Franklin]]| 1811 Jun 24 Jun 1811 | [http://publications.newberry.org/ahcbp/documents/MA_Individual_County_Chronologies.htm#FRANKLIN Details] | [[Hampshire County, Massachusetts Genealogy| Hampshire ]]
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| [[Hampden_CountyHampden County,_MassachusettsMassachusetts Genealogy|Hampden]] | 1812 Feb 25 Feb 1812 | [http://publications.newberry.org/ahcbp/documents/MA_Individual_County_Chronologies.htm#HAMPDEN Details] | [[Hampshire County, Massachusetts Genealogy| Hampshire ]]
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| [[Hampshire_CountyHampshire County,_MassachusettsMassachusetts Genealogy|Hampshire]]| 1812 May 07 May 1662<br>| [http://publications.newberry.org/ahcbp/documents/MA_Individual_County_Chronologies.htm#HAMPSHIRE Details]
| Colonial lands
| [[Worcester County, Massachusetts Genealogy|Worcester]] 1731, [[Berkshire County, Massachusetts Genealogy|Berkshire ]] 1760, [[Franklin County, Massachusetts Genealogy|Franklin ]] 1811, [[Hampden County, Massachusetts Genealogy|Hampden ]] 1812
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| [[Middlesex_CountyMiddlesex County,_MassachusettsMassachusetts Genealogy|Middlesex]]| 1643 May 10 May 1643<br>| [http://publications.newberry.org/ahcbp/documents/MA_Individual_County_Chronologies.htm#MIDDLESEX Details] | [[Massachusetts Bay Colony |Massachusetts Bay Colony]] | [[Worcester County, Massachusetts Genealogy| Worcester ]] 1731
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| [[Nantucket_CountyNantucket County,_MassachusettsMassachusetts Genealogy|Nantucket]]| 1695 Jun 22 Jun 1695 | [http://publications.newberry.org/ahcbp/documents/MA_Individual_County_Chronologies.htm#NANTUCKET Details] | [[Dukes County, Massachusetts Genealogy| Dukes ]]
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| [[Norfolk_County,_Massachusetts|Norfolk ]](old) | 1643 May 10 May 1643<br>| [http://publications.newberry.org/ahcbp/documents/MA_Individual_County_Chronologies.htm# Details] | [[Massachusetts Bay Colony |Massachusetts Bay Colony]] | [[Essex County, Massachusetts Genealogy| Essex ]] 1643, southern [[New HampshireGenealogy|New Hampshire]]
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| [[Norfolk_CountyNorfolk County,_MassachusettsMassachusetts Genealogy|Norfolk]] (new) | 1693 Mar 26 Mar 1693 | [http://publications.newberry.org/ahcbp/documents/MA_Individual_County_Chronologies.htm#NORFOLK Details] | [[Suffolk County, Massachusetts Genealogy| Suffolk ]]
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| [[Plymouth_CountyPlymouth County,_MassachusettsMassachusetts Genealogy|Plymouth]]| 1685 Jun 08 Jun 1685 | [http://publications.newberry.org/ahcbp/documents/MA_Individual_County_Chronologies.htm#PLYMOUTH Details] | [[Plymouth Colony| Plymouth Colony ]]
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| [[Suffolk_CountySuffolk County,_MassachusettsMassachusetts Genealogy|Suffolk]]| 1643 May 10 May 1643<br>| [http://publications.newberry.org/ahcbp/documents/MA_Individual_County_Chronologies.htm#SUFFOLK Details] | [[Massachusetts Bay Colony| Massachusetts Bay Colony ]] | Worcster [[Worcester County, Massachusetts Genealogy|Worcester]] 1731, [[Norfolk County, Massachusetts Genealogy|Norfolk]] 1793
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| [[Worcester_CountyWorcester County,_MassachusettsMassachusetts Genealogy|Worcester]]| 1731 Apr 05 Apr 1731 | nowrap="nowrap" [http://publications.newberry.org/ahcbp/documents/MA_Individual_County_Chronologies.htm#WORCESTER Details] | [[Middlesex County, Massachusetts Genealogy| Middlesex]], [[Suffolk County, Massachusetts Genealogy|Suffolk]], [[Hampshire County, Massachusetts Genealogy|Hampshire]]
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==References==
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[[Category:United_States_County_Creations]] [[Category:Massachusetts, United States]]
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