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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
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[[Norfolk County, Massachusetts|Norfolk ]]| [[Plymouth County, Massachusetts|Plymouth ]]| '''Rhode Island''' counties: [[Bristol County, Rhode Island|Bristol ]]| [[Newport County, Rhode Island|Newport ]]| [[Providence County, Rhode Island|Providence]]  
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[[Norfolk County, Massachusetts|Norfolk]] | [[Plymouth County, Massachusetts|Plymouth]] | '''Rhode Island''' counties: [[Bristol County, Rhode Island|Bristol]] | [[Newport County, Rhode Island|Newport]] | [[Providence County, Rhode Island|Providence]]
  
 
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== Resources  ==

Revision as of 21:18, 20 December 2008

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

County Courthouse

Taunton Superior Courthouse
9 Court Street
Taunton, MA 02780

History

Parent County

  • Created 2 June 1685 from Plymouth Colony lands. [1]
  • Bristol County is one of very few counties that border on another county with same name - Bristol County, Rhode Island.

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Cities:
  • Attleboro
  • Fall River
  • New Bedford
  • Taunton
Towns:
  • Acushnet
  • Berkley
  • Dartmouth
  • Dighton
  • Easton
  • Fairhaven
  • Freetown
  • Mansfield
  • North Attleborough
  • Norton
  • Raynham
  • Rehoboth
  • Seekonk
  • Somerset
  • Swansea
  • Westport
Communities:
  • Acushnet Center
  • Bliss Corner
  • Mansfield Center
  • North Attleborough Center
  • North Seekonk
  • North Westport
  • Norton Center
  • Ocean Grove
  • Raynham Center
  • Smith Mills
Villages:
  • Assonet
  • East Freetown
  • Padanaram
  • South Attleboro

Neighboring Counties

Norfolk | Plymouth | Rhode Island counties: Bristol | Newport | Providence

Resources

Cemeteries

Census

Church

Court

Gazetteers

Land

Local Histories

Maps

Military

Newspapers

Probate

Taxation

Vital Records

Societies and Libraries

Web Sites

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), 181. [FHL book 973 D27e 2002].