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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.}}
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<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.}}
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| align="center" style="background: rgb(240, 240, 240) none repeat scroll 0% 0%; -moz-background-clip: -moz-initial; -moz-background-origin: -moz-initial; -moz-background-inline-policy: -moz-initial;" | '''Name of County'''  
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| align="center" style="background: rgb(240, 240, 240) none repeat scroll 0% 0%;" | '''Name of County'''  
| align="center" style="background: rgb(240, 240, 240) none repeat scroll 0% 0%; -moz-background-clip: -moz-initial; -moz-background-origin: -moz-initial; -moz-background-inline-policy: -moz-initial;" | '''Date Formed'''  
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| align="center" style="background: rgb(240, 240, 240) none repeat scroll 0% 0%;" | '''Date Formed'''  
| align="center" style="background: rgb(240, 240, 240) none repeat scroll 0% 0%; -moz-background-clip: -moz-initial; -moz-background-origin: -moz-initial; -moz-background-inline-policy: -moz-initial;" | '''Parent County'''  
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| align="center" style="background: rgb(240, 240, 240) none repeat scroll 0% 0%;" | '''Boundary<br>Changes'''
| align="center" style="background: rgb(240, 240, 240) none repeat scroll 0% 0%; -moz-background-clip: -moz-initial; -moz-background-origin: -moz-initial; -moz-background-inline-policy: -moz-initial;" | '''Progeny County'''
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| align="center" style="background: rgb(240, 240, 240) none repeat scroll 0% 0%;" | '''Parent County'''  
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| align="center" style="background: rgb(240, 240, 240) none repeat scroll 0% 0%;" | '''Counties Created by Boundary Changes'''
 
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| Barnstable
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| [[Barnstable County, Massachusetts Genealogy|Barnstable]]
| 02 Jun 1685
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| 1685 Jun 02  
| Plymouth Colony
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| [http://publications.newberry.org/ahcbp/documents/MA_Individual_County_Chronologies.htm#BARNSTABLE Details]
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| [[Plymouth Colony|Plymouth Colony]]
 
| none
 
| none
 
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| Bristol
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| [[Bristol County, Massachusetts Genealogy|Bristol]]
| 02 Jun 1685
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| 1685 Jun 02  
| Plymouth Colony
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| [http://publications.newberry.org/ahcbp/documents/MA_Individual_County_Chronologies.htm#BRISTOL Details]
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| [[Plymouth Colony|Plymouth Colony]]
 
| none
 
| none
 
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| Berkshire
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| [[Berkshire County, Massachusetts Genealogy|Berkshire]]
| 28 May 1760<br>
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| 1760 May 28  
| Hampshire
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| [http://publications.newberry.org/ahcbp/documents/MA_Individual_County_Chronologies.htm#BERKSHIRE Details]
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| [[Hampshire County, Massachusetts Genealogy|Hampshire]]
 
| none
 
| none
 
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| Dukes (old)
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| Dukes (old)  
| 01 Nov 1683
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| 1683 Nov 01  
| New York Colonial lands
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| [http://publications.newberry.org/ahcbp/documents/MA_Individual_County_Chronologies.htm# Details]
| Dukes 1695
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| New York Colonial lands  
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| [[Dukes County, Massachusetts Genealogy|Dukes]] 1695
 
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| Dukes (new)
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| [[Dukes County, Massachusetts Genealogy|Dukes]] (new)  
| 22 Jun 1695
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| 1695 Jun 22  
| old Dukes
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| [http://publications.newberry.org/ahcbp/documents/MA_Individual_County_Chronologies.htm#DUKES Details]
| Nantucket 1695
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| old Dukes  
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| [[Nantucket County, Massachusetts Genealogy|Nantucket]] 1695
 
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| Essex
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| [[Essex County, Massachusetts Genealogy|Essex]]
| 10 May 1643<br>
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| 1643 May 10  
| Massachusetts Bay Colony
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| [http://publications.newberry.org/ahcbp/documents/MA_Individual_County_Chronologies.htm#ESSEX Details]
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| [[Massachusetts Bay Colony|Massachusetts Bay Colony]]
 
| none
 
| none
 
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| Franklin
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| [[Franklin County, Massachusetts Genealogy|Franklin]]
| 24 Jun 1811
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| 1811 Jun 24  
| Hampshire
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| [http://publications.newberry.org/ahcbp/documents/MA_Individual_County_Chronologies.htm#FRANKLIN Details]
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| [[Hampshire County, Massachusetts Genealogy|Hampshire]]
 
| none
 
| none
 
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| Hampden
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| [[Hampden County, Massachusetts Genealogy|Hampden]]
| 25 Feb 1812
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| 1812 Feb 25  
| Hampshire
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| [http://publications.newberry.org/ahcbp/documents/MA_Individual_County_Chronologies.htm#HAMPDEN Details]
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| [[Hampshire County, Massachusetts Genealogy|Hampshire]]
 
| none
 
| none
 
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| Hampshire
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| [[Hampshire County, Massachusetts Genealogy|Hampshire]]
| 07 May 1662<br>
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| 1812 May 07  
| Colonial lands
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| [http://publications.newberry.org/ahcbp/documents/MA_Individual_County_Chronologies.htm#HAMPSHIRE Details]
| Worcester 1731, Berkshire 1760, Franklin 1811, Hampden 1812
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| Colonial lands  
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| [[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
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| [[Middlesex County, Massachusetts Genealogy|Middlesex]]
| 10 May 1643<br>
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| 1643 May 10  
| Massachusetts Bay Colony
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| [http://publications.newberry.org/ahcbp/documents/MA_Individual_County_Chronologies.htm#MIDDLESEX Details]
| Worcester 1731
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| [[Massachusetts Bay Colony|Massachusetts Bay Colony]]
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| [[Worcester County, Massachusetts Genealogy|Worcester]] 1731
 
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| Nantucket
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| [[Nantucket County, Massachusetts Genealogy|Nantucket]]
| 22 Jun 1695
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| 1695 Jun 22  
| Dukes
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| [http://publications.newberry.org/ahcbp/documents/MA_Individual_County_Chronologies.htm#NANTUCKET Details]
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| [[Dukes County, Massachusetts Genealogy|Dukes]]
 
| none
 
| none
 
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| Norfolk (old)
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| Norfolk (old)  
| 10 May 1643<br>
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| 1643 May 10  
| Massachusetts Bay Colony
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| [http://publications.newberry.org/ahcbp/documents/MA_Individual_County_Chronologies.htm# Details]
| Essex 1643, southern New Hampshire
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| [[Massachusetts Bay Colony|Massachusetts Bay Colony]]
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| [[Essex County, Massachusetts Genealogy|Essex]] 1643, southern [[New Hampshire Genealogy|New Hampshire]]
 
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| Norfolk (new)
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| [[Norfolk County, Massachusetts Genealogy|Norfolk]] (new)  
| 26 Mar 1693
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| 1693 Mar 26  
| Suffolk
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| [http://publications.newberry.org/ahcbp/documents/MA_Individual_County_Chronologies.htm#NORFOLK Details]
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| [[Suffolk County, Massachusetts Genealogy|Suffolk]]
 
| none
 
| none
 
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| Plymouth
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| [[Plymouth County, Massachusetts Genealogy|Plymouth]]
| 08 Jun 1685
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| 1685 Jun 08  
| Plymouth Colony
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| [http://publications.newberry.org/ahcbp/documents/MA_Individual_County_Chronologies.htm#PLYMOUTH Details]
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| [[Plymouth Colony|Plymouth Colony]]
 
| none
 
| none
 
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| Suffolk
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| [[Suffolk County, Massachusetts Genealogy|Suffolk]]
| 10 May 1643<br>
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| 1643 May 10  
| Massachusetts Bay Colony
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| [http://publications.newberry.org/ahcbp/documents/MA_Individual_County_Chronologies.htm#SUFFOLK Details]
| Worcster 1731, Norfolk 1793
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| [[Massachusetts Bay Colony|Massachusetts Bay Colony]]
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| [[Worcester County, Massachusetts Genealogy|Worcester]] 1731, [[Norfolk County, Massachusetts Genealogy|Norfolk]] 1793
 
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| Worcster
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| [[Worcester County, Massachusetts Genealogy|Worcester]]
| 05 Apr 1731
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| 1731 Apr 05  
| nowrap="nowrap" | Middlesex, Suffolk, Hampshire
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| [http://publications.newberry.org/ahcbp/documents/MA_Individual_County_Chronologies.htm#WORCESTER Details]
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| [[Middlesex County, Massachusetts Genealogy|Middlesex]], [[Suffolk County, Massachusetts Genealogy|Suffolk]], [[Hampshire County, Massachusetts Genealogy|Hampshire]]
 
| none
 
| none
 
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==References==
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{{Reflist}}
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[[Category:United_States_County_Creations]] [[Category:Massachusetts, United States]]

Revision as of 20:14, 10 December 2015


Name of County Date Formed Boundary
Changes
Parent County Counties Created by Boundary Changes
Barnstable 1685 Jun 02 Details Plymouth Colony none
Bristol 1685 Jun 02 Details Plymouth Colony none
Berkshire 1760 May 28 Details Hampshire none
Dukes (old) 1683 Nov 01 Details New York Colonial lands Dukes 1695
Dukes (new) 1695 Jun 22 Details old Dukes Nantucket 1695
Essex 1643 May 10 Details Massachusetts Bay Colony none
Franklin 1811 Jun 24 Details Hampshire none
Hampden 1812 Feb 25 Details Hampshire none
Hampshire 1812 May 07 Details Colonial lands Worcester 1731, Berkshire 1760, Franklin 1811, Hampden 1812
Middlesex 1643 May 10 Details Massachusetts Bay Colony Worcester 1731
Nantucket 1695 Jun 22 Details Dukes none
Norfolk (old) 1643 May 10 Details Massachusetts Bay Colony Essex 1643, southern New Hampshire
Norfolk (new) 1693 Mar 26 Details Suffolk none
Plymouth 1685 Jun 08 Details Plymouth Colony none
Suffolk 1643 May 10 Details Massachusetts Bay Colony Worcester 1731, Norfolk 1793
Worcester 1731 Apr 05 Details Middlesex, Suffolk, Hampshire none

References[edit | edit source]

  1. [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.