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{{stub}}''[[United States|United States]] > [[Massachusetts|Massachusetts]] > Dukes County'' [[Image:Ma-dukes.png|right|300px]]
  
== History and Tidbits  ==
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== [http://www.dukescounty.org/Pages/index County Courthouse] ==
  
=== Cities  ===
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The County of Dukes County<br> PO Box 190<br>Edgartown, MA 02539
  
=== Unicorporated Communities  ===
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*The oddity of the name of the county is due to the statute that created this county.
  
=== County Government Site ===
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== History ==
  
== Neighboring Counties  ==
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==== Parent County  ====
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*Created 1 Nov 1683 when it was claimed by Colony of New York, then reclaimed by Massachusetts Bay Colony, re-established 22 June 1695.
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==== Boundary Changes  ====
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*Nantucket County set off 22 June 1695 at the same time when old Dukes County was reorganized.
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=== Record Loss  ===
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== Places / Localities  ==
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=== Populated Places  ===
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*'''Towns''': Aquinnah . Chilmark . Edgartown . Gosnold . Oak Bluffs . Tisbury . West Tisbury
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*'''Community''': Vineyard Haven
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=== Neighboring Counties  ===
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[[Barnstable_County,_Massachusetts|Barnstable ]]| [[Nantucket_County,_Massachusetts|Nantucket ]]| [[Suffolk_County,_New_York|Suffolk County]], New York
  
 
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=== Cemeteries  ===
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== Societies and Libraries  ==
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== Web Sites  ==
  
== Genealogy and History Websites  ==
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*[http://history.vineyard.net/dukes/ The Dukes County MAGenWeb Project], an member of [[MAGenWeb|The MAGenWeb Project]], an affiliate of [[USGenWeb|The USGenWeb Project]].
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*The USGenWeb Archives Project for Dukes County
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*[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=184077&subject_disp=Massachusetts%2C+Dukes&columns=*,0,0 FamilySearch.org] Family History Library catalog for Dukes County
  
[[Portal:Massachusetts|Portal:Massachusetts]]
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== References  ==
  
 
[[Category:Dukes_County,_Massachusetts]]
 
[[Category:Dukes_County,_Massachusetts]]

Revision as of 07:04, 9 September 2008

United States > Massachusetts > Dukes County
Ma-dukes.png

County Courthouse

The County of Dukes County
PO Box 190
Edgartown, MA 02539

  • The oddity of the name of the county is due to the statute that created this county.

History

Parent County

  • Created 1 Nov 1683 when it was claimed by Colony of New York, then reclaimed by Massachusetts Bay Colony, re-established 22 June 1695.

Boundary Changes

  • Nantucket County set off 22 June 1695 at the same time when old Dukes County was reorganized.

Record Loss

Places / Localities

Populated Places

  • Towns: Aquinnah . Chilmark . Edgartown . Gosnold . Oak Bluffs . Tisbury . West Tisbury
  • Community: Vineyard Haven

Neighboring Counties

Barnstable | Nantucket | Suffolk County, New York

Resources

Cemeteries

Church

Court

Gazetteers

Land

Local Histories

Maps

Military

Newspapers

Probate

Taxation

Vital Records

Societies and Libraries

Web Sites

References