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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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{{Note|See an interactive outline map of [http://historical-county./website/Massachusetts/viewer.htm ''Massachusetts Historical Counties''] at Newberry Library site<ref>[http://historical-county./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.}}  
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<br> {{Tip|Sort the table by '''Date Formed''' or by '''Parent Counties''' and check [http://historical-county./website/Massachusetts/documents/MA_County_Index.htm Boundary Changes] for interesting insights.}}  
  
 
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| [[Barnstable County, Massachusetts Genealogy|Barnstable]]  
 
| [[Barnstable County, Massachusetts Genealogy|Barnstable]]  
 
| 1685 Jun 02  
 
| 1685 Jun 02  
| [http://publications.newberry.org/ahcbp/documents/MA_Individual_County_Chronologies.htm#BARNSTABLE Details]  
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| [http://publications./ahcbp/documents/MA_Individual_County_Chronologies.htm#BARNSTABLE Details]  
 
| [[Plymouth Colony|Plymouth Colony]]  
 
| [[Plymouth Colony|Plymouth Colony]]  
 
| none
 
| none
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| [[Bristol County, Massachusetts Genealogy|Bristol]]  
 
| [[Bristol County, Massachusetts Genealogy|Bristol]]  
 
| 1685 Jun 02  
 
| 1685 Jun 02  
| [http://publications.newberry.org/ahcbp/documents/MA_Individual_County_Chronologies.htm#BRISTOL Details]  
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| [http://publications./ahcbp/documents/MA_Individual_County_Chronologies.htm#BRISTOL Details]  
 
| [[Plymouth Colony|Plymouth Colony]]  
 
| [[Plymouth Colony|Plymouth Colony]]  
 
| none
 
| none
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| [[Berkshire County, Massachusetts Genealogy|Berkshire]]  
 
| [[Berkshire County, Massachusetts Genealogy|Berkshire]]  
 
| 1760 May 28  
 
| 1760 May 28  
| [http://publications.newberry.org/ahcbp/documents/MA_Individual_County_Chronologies.htm#BERKSHIRE Details]  
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| [http://publications./ahcbp/documents/MA_Individual_County_Chronologies.htm#BERKSHIRE Details]  
 
| [[Hampshire County, Massachusetts Genealogy|Hampshire]]  
 
| [[Hampshire County, Massachusetts Genealogy|Hampshire]]  
 
| none
 
| none
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| Dukes (old)  
 
| Dukes (old)  
 
| 1683 Nov 01  
 
| 1683 Nov 01  
| [http://publications.newberry.org/ahcbp/documents/MA_Individual_County_Chronologies.htm# Details]  
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| [http://publications./ahcbp/documents/MA_Individual_County_Chronologies.htm# Details]  
 
| New York Colonial lands  
 
| New York Colonial lands  
 
| [[Dukes County, Massachusetts Genealogy|Dukes]] 1695
 
| [[Dukes County, Massachusetts Genealogy|Dukes]] 1695
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| [[Dukes County, Massachusetts Genealogy|Dukes]] (new)  
 
| [[Dukes County, Massachusetts Genealogy|Dukes]] (new)  
 
| 1695 Jun 22  
 
| 1695 Jun 22  
| [http://publications.newberry.org/ahcbp/documents/MA_Individual_County_Chronologies.htm#DUKES Details]  
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| [http://publications./ahcbp/documents/MA_Individual_County_Chronologies.htm#DUKES Details]  
 
| old Dukes  
 
| old Dukes  
 
| [[Nantucket County, Massachusetts Genealogy|Nantucket]] 1695
 
| [[Nantucket County, Massachusetts Genealogy|Nantucket]] 1695
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| [[Essex County, Massachusetts Genealogy|Essex]]  
 
| [[Essex County, Massachusetts Genealogy|Essex]]  
 
| 1643 May 10  
 
| 1643 May 10  
| [http://publications.newberry.org/ahcbp/documents/MA_Individual_County_Chronologies.htm#ESSEX Details]  
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| [http://publications./ahcbp/documents/MA_Individual_County_Chronologies.htm#ESSEX Details]  
 
| [[Massachusetts Bay Colony|Massachusetts Bay Colony]]  
 
| [[Massachusetts Bay Colony|Massachusetts Bay Colony]]  
 
| none
 
| none
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| [[Franklin County, Massachusetts Genealogy|Franklin]]  
 
| [[Franklin County, Massachusetts Genealogy|Franklin]]  
 
| 1811 Jun 24  
 
| 1811 Jun 24  
| [http://publications.newberry.org/ahcbp/documents/MA_Individual_County_Chronologies.htm#FRANKLIN Details]  
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| [http://publications./ahcbp/documents/MA_Individual_County_Chronologies.htm#FRANKLIN Details]  
 
| [[Hampshire County, Massachusetts Genealogy|Hampshire]]  
 
| [[Hampshire County, Massachusetts Genealogy|Hampshire]]  
 
| none
 
| none
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| [[Hampden County, Massachusetts Genealogy|Hampden]]  
 
| [[Hampden County, Massachusetts Genealogy|Hampden]]  
 
| 1812 Feb 25  
 
| 1812 Feb 25  
| [http://publications.newberry.org/ahcbp/documents/MA_Individual_County_Chronologies.htm#HAMPDEN Details]  
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| [http://publications./ahcbp/documents/MA_Individual_County_Chronologies.htm#HAMPDEN Details]  
 
| [[Hampshire County, Massachusetts Genealogy|Hampshire]]  
 
| [[Hampshire County, Massachusetts Genealogy|Hampshire]]  
 
| none
 
| none
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| [[Hampshire County, Massachusetts Genealogy|Hampshire]]  
 
| [[Hampshire County, Massachusetts Genealogy|Hampshire]]  
 
| 1812 May 07  
 
| 1812 May 07  
| [http://publications.newberry.org/ahcbp/documents/MA_Individual_County_Chronologies.htm#HAMPSHIRE Details]  
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| [http://publications./ahcbp/documents/MA_Individual_County_Chronologies.htm#HAMPSHIRE Details]  
 
| Colonial lands  
 
| 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
 
| [[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 County, Massachusetts Genealogy|Middlesex]]  
 
| [[Middlesex County, Massachusetts Genealogy|Middlesex]]  
 
| 1643 May 10  
 
| 1643 May 10  
| [http://publications.newberry.org/ahcbp/documents/MA_Individual_County_Chronologies.htm#MIDDLESEX Details]  
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| [http://publications./ahcbp/documents/MA_Individual_County_Chronologies.htm#MIDDLESEX Details]  
 
| [[Massachusetts Bay Colony|Massachusetts Bay Colony]]  
 
| [[Massachusetts Bay Colony|Massachusetts Bay Colony]]  
 
| [[Worcester County, Massachusetts Genealogy|Worcester]] 1731
 
| [[Worcester County, Massachusetts Genealogy|Worcester]] 1731
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| [[Nantucket County, Massachusetts Genealogy|Nantucket]]  
 
| [[Nantucket County, Massachusetts Genealogy|Nantucket]]  
 
| 1695 Jun 22  
 
| 1695 Jun 22  
| [http://publications.newberry.org/ahcbp/documents/MA_Individual_County_Chronologies.htm#NANTUCKET Details]  
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| [http://publications./ahcbp/documents/MA_Individual_County_Chronologies.htm#NANTUCKET Details]  
 
| [[Dukes County, Massachusetts Genealogy|Dukes]]  
 
| [[Dukes County, Massachusetts Genealogy|Dukes]]  
 
| none
 
| none
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| Norfolk (old)  
 
| Norfolk (old)  
 
| 1643 May 10  
 
| 1643 May 10  
| [http://publications.newberry.org/ahcbp/documents/MA_Individual_County_Chronologies.htm# Details]  
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| [http://publications./ahcbp/documents/MA_Individual_County_Chronologies.htm# Details]  
 
| [[Massachusetts Bay Colony|Massachusetts Bay Colony]]  
 
| [[Massachusetts Bay Colony|Massachusetts Bay Colony]]  
 
| [[Essex County, Massachusetts Genealogy|Essex]] 1643, southern [[New Hampshire Genealogy|New Hampshire]]
 
| [[Essex County, Massachusetts Genealogy|Essex]] 1643, southern [[New Hampshire Genealogy|New Hampshire]]
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| [[Norfolk County, Massachusetts Genealogy|Norfolk]] (new)  
 
| [[Norfolk County, Massachusetts Genealogy|Norfolk]] (new)  
 
| 1693 Mar 26  
 
| 1693 Mar 26  
| [http://publications.newberry.org/ahcbp/documents/MA_Individual_County_Chronologies.htm#NORFOLK Details]  
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| [http://publications./ahcbp/documents/MA_Individual_County_Chronologies.htm#NORFOLK Details]  
 
| [[Suffolk County, Massachusetts Genealogy|Suffolk]]  
 
| [[Suffolk County, Massachusetts Genealogy|Suffolk]]  
 
| none
 
| none
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| [[Plymouth County, Massachusetts Genealogy|Plymouth]]  
 
| [[Plymouth County, Massachusetts Genealogy|Plymouth]]  
 
| 1685 Jun 08  
 
| 1685 Jun 08  
| [http://publications.newberry.org/ahcbp/documents/MA_Individual_County_Chronologies.htm#PLYMOUTH Details]  
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| [http://publications./ahcbp/documents/MA_Individual_County_Chronologies.htm#PLYMOUTH Details]  
 
| [[Plymouth Colony|Plymouth Colony]]  
 
| [[Plymouth Colony|Plymouth Colony]]  
 
| none
 
| none
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| [[Suffolk County, Massachusetts Genealogy|Suffolk]]  
 
| [[Suffolk County, Massachusetts Genealogy|Suffolk]]  
 
| 1643 May 10  
 
| 1643 May 10  
| [http://publications.newberry.org/ahcbp/documents/MA_Individual_County_Chronologies.htm#SUFFOLK Details]  
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| [http://publications./ahcbp/documents/MA_Individual_County_Chronologies.htm#SUFFOLK Details]  
 
| [[Massachusetts Bay Colony|Massachusetts Bay Colony]]  
 
| [[Massachusetts Bay Colony|Massachusetts Bay Colony]]  
 
| [[Worcester County, Massachusetts Genealogy|Worcester]] 1731, [[Norfolk County, Massachusetts Genealogy|Norfolk]] 1793
 
| [[Worcester County, Massachusetts Genealogy|Worcester]] 1731, [[Norfolk County, Massachusetts Genealogy|Norfolk]] 1793
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| [[Worcester County, Massachusetts Genealogy|Worcester]]  
 
| [[Worcester County, Massachusetts Genealogy|Worcester]]  
 
| 1731 Apr 05  
 
| 1731 Apr 05  
| [http://publications.newberry.org/ahcbp/documents/MA_Individual_County_Chronologies.htm#WORCESTER Details]  
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| [http://publications./ahcbp/documents/MA_Individual_County_Chronologies.htm#WORCESTER Details]  
 
| [[Middlesex County, Massachusetts Genealogy|Middlesex]], [[Suffolk County, Massachusetts Genealogy|Suffolk]], [[Hampshire County, Massachusetts Genealogy|Hampshire]]  
 
| [[Middlesex County, Massachusetts Genealogy|Middlesex]], [[Suffolk County, Massachusetts Genealogy|Suffolk]], [[Hampshire County, Massachusetts Genealogy|Hampshire]]  
 
| none
 
| none

Revision as of 14:07, 19 May 2021


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./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.