Berkshire County, Massachusetts Genealogy

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==== Populated Places  ====
 
==== Populated Places  ====
  
*'''Cities''': North Adams . Pittsfield
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*'''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
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*'''Communities''': Adams . Great Barrington . Housatonic . Lee . Lenox . Williamstown
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*'''Villages''': East Otis . Lenox Dale
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*North Adams
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*Pittsfield
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*Adams  
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*Alford  
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*Becket  
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*Cheshire  
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*Clarksburg  
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*Dalton  
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*Egremont  
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*Florida  
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*Great Barrington  
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*Hancock
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*Hinsdale  
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*Lanesborough  
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*Lee  
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*Lenox  
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*Monterey  
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*Mount Washington  
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*New Ashford  
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*New Marlborough  
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*Otis  
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*Peru
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*Richmond  
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*Sandisfield  
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*Savoy  
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*Sheffield  
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*Stockbridge  
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*Tyringham  
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*Washington  
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*West Stockbridge  
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*Williamstown  
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*Windsor
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'''Communities:'''  
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*Adams  
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*Great Barrington
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*Housatonic  
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*Lee
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*Lenox  
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*Williamstown
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'''Villages'''  
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*East Otis
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*Lenox Dale
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====

Revision as of 03:40, 15 September 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

  • Created 28 May 1760 from Hampshire 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