Bristol County, Massachusetts

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*Created 2 June 1685 from [[Plymouth Colony|Plymouth Colony]] lands.<ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
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*Created 2 June 1685 from [[Plymouth Colony|Plymouth Colony]] lands. <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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*Bristol County is one of very few counties that border on another county with same name - [[Bristol County, Rhode Island|Bristol County]], Rhode Island.
*Bristol County is one of very few counties that border on another county with same name - [[Bristol_County,_Rhode_Island|Bristol County]], Rhode Island.
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Revision as of 21:17, 20 December 2008

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

Contents

County Courthouse

Taunton Superior Courthouse
9 Court Street
Taunton, MA 02780

History

Parent County

  • Created 2 June 1685 from Plymouth Colony lands. [1]
  • Bristol County is one of very few counties that border on another county with same name - Bristol County, Rhode Island.

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Cities:
  • Attleboro
  • Fall River
  • New Bedford
  • Taunton
Towns:
  • Acushnet
  • Berkley
  • Dartmouth
  • Dighton
  • Easton
  • Fairhaven
  • Freetown
  • Mansfield
  • North Attleborough
  • Norton
  • Raynham
  • Rehoboth
  • Seekonk
  • Somerset
  • Swansea
  • Westport
Communities:
  • Acushnet Center
  • Bliss Corner
  • Mansfield Center
  • North Attleborough Center
  • North Seekonk
  • North Westport
  • Norton Center
  • Ocean Grove
  • Raynham Center
  • Smith Mills
Villages:
  • Assonet
  • East Freetown
  • Padanaram
  • South Attleboro

Neighboring Counties

Norfolk | Plymouth | Rhode Island counties: Bristol | Newport | Providence

Resources

Cemeteries

Census

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].