Bristol County, Massachusetts Genealogy

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County Courthouse

Taunton Superior Courthouse
9 Court Street
Taunton, MA 02780

History

Parent County

  • Created 2 June 1685 from Plymouth Colony lands.
  • 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

Church

Court

Gazetteers

Land

Local Histories

Maps

Military

Newspapers

Probate

Taxation

Vital Records

Societies and Libraries

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References