Franklin County, Massachusetts

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== History and Tidbits  ==
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{{stub}}''[[United States|United States]] > [[Massachusetts|Massachusetts]] > Franklin County'' [[Image:Ma-franklin.png|right|300px]]
  
Franklin County was created 24 June 1811 from [[Hampshire County, Massachusetts|Hampshire]] County. Named for Benjamin Franklin.
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== [http://lwvma.org/govcounty.shtml County Courthouse] ==
  
The county seat is Greenfield. However, the county government does not exist since at least 1997.  
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The legislature approved special charters to allow Franklin and Hampshire counties to become regional councils of government.  
  
=== Cities ===
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== History ==
  
Greenfield
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*Named for Benjamin Franklin
  
=== Unicorporated Communities & Towns ===
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==== Parent County ====
  
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*Created 24 June 1811 from Hampshire County.
  
== Neighboring Counties ==
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==== Boundary Changes ====
  
[[Berkshire County, Massachusetts|Berkshire]] | [[Hampshire County, Massachusetts|Hampshire]] | [[Worcester County, Massachusetts|Worcester]] | [[Windham County, Vermont|Windham]] County, Vermont | [[Cheshire County, New Hampshire|Cheshire]] County, New Hampshire <!-- Tidy found serious XHTML errors -->
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=== Record Loss  ===
  
== Resources ==
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== Places / Localities ==
  
=== Cemeteries ===
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=== Populated Places ===
  
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*'''City''': Greenfield
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*'''Towns''': Ashfield . Bernardston . Buckland . Charlemont . Colrain . Conway . Deerfield . Erving . Gill . Hawley . Heath . Leverett . Leyden . Monroe . Montague . New Salem . Northfield . Orange . Rowe . Shelburne . Shutesbury . Sunderland . Warwick . Wendell . Whately
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*'''Communities''': Millers Falls . Northfield . Orange . Shelburne Falls . South Deerfield . Turners Falls
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*'''Village''': Lake Pleasant
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=== Neighboring Counties  ===
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[[Berkshire County, Massachusetts|Berkshire]] | [[Hampshire County, Massachusetts|Hampshire]] | [[Worcester County, Massachusetts|Worcester]] | [[Windham County, Vermont|Windham]] County, Vermont | [[Cheshire County, New Hampshire|Cheshire]] County, New Hampshire
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== Resources  ==
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==== Cemeteries  ====
  
 
[[LDS Cemetery Records|LDS Cemetery Records]]  
 
[[LDS Cemetery Records|LDS Cemetery Records]]  
  
US Vol. 24 page 87 - Atwood Family cemetery  
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*US Vol. 24  
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**page 87 - Atwood Family cemetery
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==== Church  ====
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==== Court  ====
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==== Land  ====
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==== Local Histories  ====
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== Societies and Libraries  ==
  
== Genealogy and History Websites ==
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== Web Sites ==
  
[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~mafrankl/ The Franklin County MA GenWeb Project], a member of [[MAGenWeb|The MAGenWeb Project]], an affiliate of [[USGenWeb|The USGenWeb Project]].  
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~mafrankl/ The Franklin County MA GenWeb Project], an member of [[MAGenWeb|The MAGenWeb Project]], an affiliate of [[USGenWeb|The USGenWeb Project]].  
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*[http://usgwarchives.org/ma/mafiles.htm#Franklin The USGenWeb Archives Project] for Franklin County
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*[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=184128&subject_disp=Massachusetts%2C+Franklin&columns=*,0,0 FamilySearch.org] Family History Library catalog for Franklin County
  
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== References  ==
  
 
[[Category:Franklin_County,_Massachusetts]]
 
[[Category:Franklin_County,_Massachusetts]]

Revision as of 07:25, 9 September 2008

United States > Massachusetts > Franklin County
Ma-franklin.png

Contents

County Courthouse

The legislature approved special charters to allow Franklin and Hampshire counties to become regional councils of government.

History

  • Named for Benjamin Franklin

Parent County

  • Created 24 June 1811 from Hampshire County.

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places / Localities

Populated Places

  • City: Greenfield
  • Towns: Ashfield . Bernardston . Buckland . Charlemont . Colrain . Conway . Deerfield . Erving . Gill . Hawley . Heath . Leverett . Leyden . Monroe . Montague . New Salem . Northfield . Orange . Rowe . Shelburne . Shutesbury . Sunderland . Warwick . Wendell . Whately
  • Communities: Millers Falls . Northfield . Orange . Shelburne Falls . South Deerfield . Turners Falls
  • Village: Lake Pleasant

Neighboring Counties

Berkshire | Hampshire | Worcester | Windham County, Vermont | Cheshire County, New Hampshire

Resources

Cemeteries

LDS Cemetery Records

  • US Vol. 24
    • page 87 - Atwood Family cemetery

Church

Court

Gazetteers

Land

Local Histories

Maps

Military

Newspapers

Probate

Taxation

Vital Records

Societies and Libraries

Web Sites

References