Massachusetts County Creation Dates and Parent Counties

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''[[United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Massachusetts]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] '''County Creation Dates'''''  
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{{Note|See an interactive outline map of [http://historical-county.newberry.org/website/Massachusetts/viewer.htm ''Massachusetts Historical Counties''] at Newberry Library site<ref>[http://historical-county.newberry.org/website/Massachusetts/viewer.htm ''Massachusetts Atlas of Historical County Boundaries'', John H. Long, Editor; Peggy Tuck Sinko, Associate Editor; Gordon DenBoer, Historical Compiler; Douglas Knox, Book Digitizing Director and Digital Compiler; Emily Kelley, Research Associate; Laura Rico-Beck, GIS Specialist; Peter Siczewicz, ArcIMS Interactive Map Designer; Robert Will, Cartographic Assistant. Copyright The Newberry Library 2008.</ref> (Free) Enter a year, '''Refresh Map''', select '''zoom in''', then click on the map to enlarge it.}}
  
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{{Tip|Sort the table by '''Date Formed''' or by '''Parent Counties''' and check [http://historical-county.newberry.org/website/Massachusetts/documents/MA_County_Index.htm Boundary Changes] for interesting insights.}}
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| align="center" style="background: rgb(240, 240, 240) none repeat scroll 0% 0%; -moz-background-clip: -moz-initial; -moz-background-origin: -moz-initial; -moz-background-inline-policy: -moz-initial;" | '''Name of County'''  
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| align="center" style="background: rgb(240, 240, 240) none repeat scroll 0% 0%; -moz-background-clip: -moz-initial; -moz-background-origin: -moz-initial; -moz-background-inline-policy: -moz-initial;" | '''Date Formed'''  
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| align="center" style="background: rgb(240, 240, 240) none repeat scroll 0% 0%; -moz-background-clip: -moz-initial; -moz-background-origin: -moz-initial; -moz-background-inline-policy: -moz-initial;" |'''Boundary<br>Changes'''
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| align="center" style="background: rgb(240, 240, 240) none repeat scroll 0% 0%; -moz-background-clip: -moz-initial; -moz-background-origin: -moz-initial; -moz-background-inline-policy: -moz-initial;" | '''Parent County'''  
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| align="center" style="background: rgb(240, 240, 240) none repeat scroll 0% 0%; -moz-background-clip: -moz-initial; -moz-background-origin: -moz-initial; -moz-background-inline-policy: -moz-initial;" | '''Counties Created by Boundary Changes'''
 
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| [[Barnstable County, Massachusetts|Barnstable]]  
 
| [[Barnstable County, Massachusetts|Barnstable]]  
| 02 Jun 1685  
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| 1685 Jun 02
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| [http://publications.newberry.org/ahcbp/documents/MA_Individual_County_Chronologies.htm#BARNSTABLE Details]
 
| [[Plymouth Colony|Plymouth Colony]]  
 
| [[Plymouth Colony|Plymouth Colony]]  
 
| none
 
| none
 
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| [[Bristol County, Massachusetts|Bristol]]  
 
| [[Bristol County, Massachusetts|Bristol]]  
| 02 Jun 1685  
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| 1685 Jun 02
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| [http://publications.newberry.org/ahcbp/documents/MA_Individual_County_Chronologies.htm#BRISTOL Details]
 
| [[Plymouth Colony|Plymouth Colony]]  
 
| [[Plymouth Colony|Plymouth Colony]]  
 
| none
 
| none
 
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| [[Berkshire County, Massachusetts|Berkshire]]  
 
| [[Berkshire County, Massachusetts|Berkshire]]  
| 28 May 1760<br>
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| 1760 May 28
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| [http://publications.newberry.org/ahcbp/documents/MA_Individual_County_Chronologies.htm#BERKSHIRE Details]
 
| [[Hampshire County, Massachusetts|Hampshire]]  
 
| [[Hampshire County, Massachusetts|Hampshire]]  
 
| none
 
| none
 
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|-
 
| Dukes (old)  
 
| Dukes (old)  
| 01 Nov 1683  
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| 1683 Nov 01
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| [http://publications.newberry.org/ahcbp/documents/MA_Individual_County_Chronologies.htm# Details]
 
| New York Colonial lands  
 
| New York Colonial lands  
 
| [[Dukes County, Massachusetts|Dukes]] 1695
 
| [[Dukes County, Massachusetts|Dukes]] 1695
 
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|-
 
| [[Dukes County, Massachusetts|Dukes]] (new)  
 
| [[Dukes County, Massachusetts|Dukes]] (new)  
| 22 Jun 1695  
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| 1695 Jun 22
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| [http://publications.newberry.org/ahcbp/documents/MA_Individual_County_Chronologies.htm#DUKES Details]
 
| old Dukes  
 
| old Dukes  
 
| [[Nantucket County, Massachusetts|Nantucket]] 1695
 
| [[Nantucket County, Massachusetts|Nantucket]] 1695
 
|-
 
|-
 
| [[Essex County, Massachusetts|Essex]]  
 
| [[Essex County, Massachusetts|Essex]]  
| 10 May 1643<br>
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| 1643 May 10
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| [http://publications.newberry.org/ahcbp/documents/MA_Individual_County_Chronologies.htm#ESSEX Details]
 
| [[Massachusetts Bay Colony|Massachusetts Bay Colony]]  
 
| [[Massachusetts Bay Colony|Massachusetts Bay Colony]]  
 
| none
 
| none
 
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|-
 
| [[Franklin County, Massachusetts|Franklin]]  
 
| [[Franklin County, Massachusetts|Franklin]]  
| 24 Jun 1811  
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| 1811 Jun 24
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| [http://publications.newberry.org/ahcbp/documents/MA_Individual_County_Chronologies.htm#FRANKLIN Details]
 
| [[Hampshire County, Massachusetts|Hampshire]]  
 
| [[Hampshire County, Massachusetts|Hampshire]]  
 
| none
 
| none
 
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|-
 
| [[Hampden County, Massachusetts|Hampden]]  
 
| [[Hampden County, Massachusetts|Hampden]]  
| 25 Feb 1812  
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| 1812 Feb 25
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| [http://publications.newberry.org/ahcbp/documents/MA_Individual_County_Chronologies.htm#HAMPDEN Details]
 
| [[Hampshire County, Massachusetts|Hampshire]]  
 
| [[Hampshire County, Massachusetts|Hampshire]]  
 
| none
 
| none
 
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|-
 
| [[Hampshire County, Massachusetts|Hampshire]]  
 
| [[Hampshire County, Massachusetts|Hampshire]]  
| 07 May 1662<br>
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| 1812  May 07
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| [http://publications.newberry.org/ahcbp/documents/MA_Individual_County_Chronologies.htm#HAMPSHIRE Details]
 
| Colonial lands  
 
| Colonial lands  
 
| [[Worcester County, Massachusetts|Worcester]] 1731, [[Berkshire County, Massachusetts|Berkshire]] 1760, [[Franklin County, Massachusetts|Franklin]] 1811, [[Hampden County, Massachusetts|Hampden]] 1812
 
| [[Worcester County, Massachusetts|Worcester]] 1731, [[Berkshire County, Massachusetts|Berkshire]] 1760, [[Franklin County, Massachusetts|Franklin]] 1811, [[Hampden County, Massachusetts|Hampden]] 1812
 
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|-
 
| [[Middlesex County, Massachusetts|Middlesex]]  
 
| [[Middlesex County, Massachusetts|Middlesex]]  
| 10 May 1643<br>
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| 1643 May 10
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| [http://publications.newberry.org/ahcbp/documents/MA_Individual_County_Chronologies.htm#MIDDLESEX Details]
 
| [[Massachusetts Bay Colony|Massachusetts Bay Colony]]  
 
| [[Massachusetts Bay Colony|Massachusetts Bay Colony]]  
 
| [[Worcester County, Massachusetts|Worcester]] 1731
 
| [[Worcester County, Massachusetts|Worcester]] 1731
 
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|-
 
| [[Nantucket County, Massachusetts|Nantucket]]  
 
| [[Nantucket County, Massachusetts|Nantucket]]  
| 22 Jun 1695  
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| 1695 Jun 22
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| [http://publications.newberry.org/ahcbp/documents/MA_Individual_County_Chronologies.htm#NANTUCKET Details]
 
| [[Dukes County, Massachusetts|Dukes]]  
 
| [[Dukes County, Massachusetts|Dukes]]  
 
| none
 
| none
 
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|-
 
| Norfolk (old)  
 
| Norfolk (old)  
| 10 May 1643<br>
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| 1643 May 10
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| [http://publications.newberry.org/ahcbp/documents/MA_Individual_County_Chronologies.htm# Details]
 
| [[Massachusetts Bay Colony|Massachusetts Bay Colony]]  
 
| [[Massachusetts Bay Colony|Massachusetts Bay Colony]]  
 
| [[Essex County, Massachusetts|Essex]] 1643, southern [[New Hampshire|New Hampshire]]
 
| [[Essex County, Massachusetts|Essex]] 1643, southern [[New Hampshire|New Hampshire]]
 
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| [[Norfolk County, Massachusetts|Norfolk]] (new)  
 
| [[Norfolk County, Massachusetts|Norfolk]] (new)  
| 26 Mar 1693  
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| 1693 Mar 26
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| [http://publications.newberry.org/ahcbp/documents/MA_Individual_County_Chronologies.htm#NORFOLK Details]
 
| [[Suffolk County, Massachusetts|Suffolk]]  
 
| [[Suffolk County, Massachusetts|Suffolk]]  
 
| none
 
| none
 
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|-
 
| [[Plymouth County, Massachusetts|Plymouth]]  
 
| [[Plymouth County, Massachusetts|Plymouth]]  
| 08 Jun 1685  
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| 1685 Jun 08
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| [http://publications.newberry.org/ahcbp/documents/MA_Individual_County_Chronologies.htm#PLYMOUTH Details]
 
| [[Plymouth Colony|Plymouth Colony]]  
 
| [[Plymouth Colony|Plymouth Colony]]  
 
| none
 
| none
 
|-
 
|-
 
| [[Suffolk County, Massachusetts|Suffolk]]  
 
| [[Suffolk County, Massachusetts|Suffolk]]  
| 10 May 1643<br>
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| 1643 May 10
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| [http://publications.newberry.org/ahcbp/documents/MA_Individual_County_Chronologies.htm#SUFFOLK Details]
 
| [[Massachusetts Bay Colony|Massachusetts Bay Colony]]  
 
| [[Massachusetts Bay Colony|Massachusetts Bay Colony]]  
 
| [[Worcester County, Massachusetts|Worcester]] 1731, [[Norfolk County, Massachusetts|Norfolk]] 1793
 
| [[Worcester County, Massachusetts|Worcester]] 1731, [[Norfolk County, Massachusetts|Norfolk]] 1793
 
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|-
 
| [[Worcester County, Massachusetts|Worcester]]  
 
| [[Worcester County, Massachusetts|Worcester]]  
| 05 Apr 1731  
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| 1731 Apr 05
| nowrap="nowrap" | [[Middlesex County, Massachusetts|Middlesex]], [[Suffolk County, Massachusetts|Suffolk]], [[Hampshire County, Massachusetts|Hampshire]]  
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| [http://publications.newberry.org/ahcbp/documents/MA_Individual_County_Chronologies.htm#WORCESTER Details]
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| [[Middlesex County, Massachusetts|Middlesex]], [[Suffolk County, Massachusetts|Suffolk]], [[Hampshire County, Massachusetts|Hampshire]]  
 
| none
 
| none
 
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[[Category:United_States_County_Creations]] [[Category:Massachusetts]]
 
[[Category:United_States_County_Creations]] [[Category:Massachusetts]]

Revision as of 21:54, 10 July 2014


Name of County Date Formed Boundary
Changes
Parent County Counties Created by Boundary Changes
Barnstable 1685 Jun 02 Details Plymouth Colony none
Bristol 1685 Jun 02 Details Plymouth Colony none
Berkshire 1760 May 28 Details Hampshire none
Dukes (old) 1683 Nov 01 Details New York Colonial lands Dukes 1695
Dukes (new) 1695 Jun 22 Details old Dukes Nantucket 1695
Essex 1643 May 10 Details Massachusetts Bay Colony none
Franklin 1811 Jun 24 Details Hampshire none
Hampden 1812 Feb 25 Details Hampshire none
Hampshire 1812 May 07 Details Colonial lands Worcester 1731, Berkshire 1760, Franklin 1811, Hampden 1812
Middlesex 1643 May 10 Details Massachusetts Bay Colony Worcester 1731
Nantucket 1695 Jun 22 Details Dukes none
Norfolk (old) 1643 May 10 Details Massachusetts Bay Colony Essex 1643, southern New Hampshire
Norfolk (new) 1693 Mar 26 Details Suffolk none
Plymouth 1685 Jun 08 Details Plymouth Colony none
Suffolk 1643 May 10 Details Massachusetts Bay Colony Worcester 1731, Norfolk 1793
Worcester 1731 Apr 05 Details Middlesex, Suffolk, Hampshire none

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