Hampden County, Massachusetts

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{{stub}}''[[United States|United States]] > [[Massachusetts|Massachusetts]] > Hampden County'' [[Image:Ma-hampden.png|right|300px]]
  
== History and Tidbits ==
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== [http://lwvma.org/govcounty.shtml County Courthouse] ==
  
=== Cities  ===
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*In 1997, the county governments of Hampden, Berkshire, Essex, Hampden and Worcester were abolished.
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*Their functions were turned over to state agencies.
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*Sheriffs in these counties still administer jails but their employees are state employees.
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*The legislation to abolish these county governments transferred Registeries of Deeds to the jurisdiction of the Secretary of the Commonwealth.
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*Bristol, Dukes, Nantucket, Norfolk, Plymouth and Suffolk county governments remain substantially unchanged.
  
=== Unicorporated Communities ===
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== History ==
  
=== County Government Site ===
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==== Parent County  ====
  
== Neighboring Counties  ==
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*Created 25 February 1812 from Hampshire County.
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==== Boundary Changes  ====
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=== Record Loss  ===
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== Places / Localities  ==
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=== Populated Places  ===
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*'''Cities''': Agawam . Chicopee . Holyoke . Springfield . West Springfield . Westfield
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*'''Towns''': Blandford . Brimfield . Chester . East Longmeadow . Granville . Hampden . Holland . Longmeadow . Ludlow . Monson . Montgomery . Palmer . Russell . Southwick . Tolland . Wales . Wilbraham
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*'''Communities''': Bondsville . Holland . Monson Center . Palmer . Three Rivers . Wilbraham
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*'''Villages''': Feeding Hills . Forest Park
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=== Neighboring Counties  ===
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[[Berkshire_County,_Massachusetts|Berkshire ]]| [[Hampshire_County,_Massachusetts|Hampshire ]]| [[Worcester_County,_Massachusetts|Worcester ]]| '''Connecticut '''counties: [[Hartford_County,_Connecticut|Hartford ]]| [[Litchfield_County,_Connecticut|Litchfield ]]| [[Tolland_County,_Connecticut|Tolland]]
  
 
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== Societies and Libraries  ==
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== Web Sites  ==
  
== Genealogy and History Websites  ==
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~mahampde/ The Hampden County MAGenWeb 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#Hampden The USGenWeb Archives Project] for Hampden County
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*[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=184156&subject_disp=Massachusetts%2C+Hampden&columns=*,0,0 FamilySearch.org] Family History Library catalog for Hampden County
  
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== References  ==
  
 
[[Category:Hampden_County,_Massachusetts]]
 
[[Category:Hampden_County,_Massachusetts]]

Revision as of 06:18, 9 September 2008

United States > Massachusetts > Hampden County
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Contents

County Courthouse

  • In 1997, the county governments of Hampden, Berkshire, Essex, Hampden 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 25 February 1812 from Hampshire County.

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places / Localities

Populated Places

  • Cities: Agawam . Chicopee . Holyoke . Springfield . West Springfield . Westfield
  • Towns: Blandford . Brimfield . Chester . East Longmeadow . Granville . Hampden . Holland . Longmeadow . Ludlow . Monson . Montgomery . Palmer . Russell . Southwick . Tolland . Wales . Wilbraham
  • Communities: Bondsville . Holland . Monson Center . Palmer . Three Rivers . Wilbraham
  • Villages: Feeding Hills . Forest Park

Neighboring Counties

Berkshire | Hampshire | Worcester | Connecticut counties: Hartford | Litchfield | Tolland

Resources

Cemeteries

Church

Court

Gazetteers

Land

Local Histories

Maps

Military

Newspapers

Probate

Taxation

Vital Records

Societies and Libraries

Web Sites

References