Hampshire County, Massachusetts Genealogy

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*Created 7 May 1662 from [[Massachusetts_Bay_Colony|Massachusetts Bay 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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Revision as of 22:27, 11 October 2008

United States > Massachusetts > Hampshire County
showing location of Hampshire County

Contents

County Courthouse

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

History

Parent County

Boundary Changes

  • Counties were set off:
    • Worcester County 5 Apr 1731
    • Berkshire County 28 May 1760
    • Franklin County 24 June 1811
    • Hampden County 25 Feb 1812

Record Loss

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Cities:
  • Easthampton
  • Northampton
Towns:
  • Amherst
  • Belchertown
  • Chesterfield
  • Cummington
  • Goshen
  • Granby
  • Hadley
  • Hatfield
  • Huntington
  • Middlefield
  • Pelham
  • Plainfield
  • South Hadley
  • Southampton
  • Ware
  • Westhampton
  • Williamsburg
  • Worthington
Communities:
  • Amherst Center
  • Bondsville
  • Belchertown
  • Granby
  • Hatfield
  • North Amherst
  • South Amherst
  • Ware
Villages:
  • Florence
  • Leeds
  • Mount Tom

Neighboring Counties

Berkshire | Franklin | Hampden | Worcester

Resources

Cemeteries

Church

Court

Gazetteers

Land

Local Histories

Maps

Military

Newspapers

Probate

Taxation

Vital Records

Societies and Libraries

Web Sites

References


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