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=== Neighboring Counties  ===
 
=== Neighboring Counties  ===
  
[[Franklin_County,_Massachusetts|Franklin ]]| [[Hampden_County,_Massachusetts|Hampden ]]| [[Hampshire_County,_Massachusetts|Hampshire ]]| [[Litchfield_County,_Connecticut|Litchfield County]], Connecticut | '''New York''' counties: [[Columbia_County,_New_York|Columbia ]]| [[Rensselaer_County,_New_York|Rensselaer ]]| [[Bennington_County,_Vermont|Bennington County]], Vermont  
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[[Franklin County, Massachusetts|Franklin ]]| [[Hampden County, Massachusetts|Hampden ]]| [[Hampshire County, Massachusetts|Hampshire ]]| [[Litchfield County, Connecticut|Litchfield County]], Connecticut | '''New York''' counties: [[Columbia County, New York|Columbia ]]| [[Rensselaer County, New York|Rensselaer ]]| [[Bennington County, Vermont|Bennington County]], Vermont  
  
 
== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==

Revision as of 15:15, 10 September 2008

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

County Courthouse

  • In 1997, the county governments of Essex, Berkshire, Hampden, Middlesex 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 28 May 1760 from Hampshire County.

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places / Localities

Populated Places

  • Cities: North Adams . Pittsfield
  • Towns: Adams . Alford . Becket . Cheshire . Clarksburg . Dalton . Egremont . Florida . Great Barrington . Hancock . Hinsdale . Lanesborough . Lee . Lenox . Monterey . Mount Washington . New Ashford . New Marlborough . Otis . Peru . Richmond . Sandisfield . Savoy . Sheffield . Stockbridge . Tyringham . Washington . West Stockbridge . Williamstown . Windsor
  • Communities: Adams . Great Barrington . Housatonic . Lee . Lenox . Williamstown
  • Villages: East Otis . Lenox Dale

Neighboring Counties

Franklin | Hampden | Hampshire | Litchfield County, Connecticut | New York counties: Columbia | Rensselaer | Bennington County, Vermont

Resources

Cemeteries

Church

Court

Gazetteers

Land

Local Histories

Maps

Military

Newspapers

Probate

Taxation

Vital Records

Societies and Libraries

Web Sites

References