Berkshire County, Massachusetts

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*Created 28 May 1760 from [[Hampshire County, Massachusetts|Hampshire]] County.<ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
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*Created 28 May 1760 from [[Hampshire County, Massachusetts|Hampshire]] County. <ref name="HBG">[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/50140092&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;referer=brief_results ''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed.''] (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), 181. [FHL book 973 D27e 2002].</ref>
  
 
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Revision as of 21:15, 20 December 2008

United States > Massachusetts > Berkshire County
showing location of Berkshire County.

Contents

County Courthouse

  • In 1997, the county governments of Essex, Berkshire, Hampden, Middlesex and Worcester were abolished.
  • Their functions were turned over to state agencies.
  • Sheriffs in these counties still administer jails but their employees are state employees.
  • The legislation to abolish these county governments transferred Registeries of Deeds to the jurisdiction of the Secretary of the Commonwealth.
  • Bristol, Dukes, Nantucket, Norfolk, Plymouth and Suffolk county governments remain substantially unchanged.

History

Parent County

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Cities
  • North Adams
  • Pittsfield
Towns
  • Adams
  • Alford
  • Becket
  • Cheshire
  • Clarksburg
  • Dalton
  • Egremont
  • Florida
  • Great Barrington
  • Hancock
  • Hinsdale
  • Lanesborough
  • Lee
  • Lenox
  • Monterey
  • Mount Washington
  • New Ashford
  • New Marlborough
  • Otis
  • Peru
  • Richmond
  • Sandisfield
  • Savoy
  • Sheffield
  • Stockbridge
  • Tyringham
  • Washington
  • West Stockbridge
  • Williamstown
  • Windsor
Communities
  • Adams
  • Great Barrington
  • Housatonic
  • Lee
  • Lenox
  • Williamstown
Villages
  • East Otis
  • Lenox Dale

Neighboring Counties

Franklin | Hampden | Hampshire | Litchfield County, Connecticut | New York counties: Columbia | Rensselaer | Bennington County, Vermont

Resources

Cemeteries

Church

Court

Gazetteers

Land

Local Histories

Maps

Military

Newspapers

Probate

Taxation

Vital Records

Societies and Libraries

Web Sites

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), 181. [FHL book 973 D27e 2002].