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[[Agawam, Massachusetts|Agawam]] | [[Chicopee, Massachusetts|Chicopee]] | [[Holyoke, Massachusetts|Holyoke]] | [[Palmer, Massachusetts|Palmer]] | [[Springfield, Massachusetts|Springfield]] | [[West Springfield, Massachusetts|West Springfield]] | [[Westfield, Massachusetts|Westfield]]
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[[Blandford, Massachusetts|Blandford]] | [[Brimfield, Massachusetts|Brimfield]] | [[Chester, Massachusetts|Chester]] | [[East Longmeadow, Massachusetts|East Longmeadow]] | [[Granville, Massachusetts|Granville]] | [[Hampden, Massachusetts|Hampden]] | [[Holland, Massachusetts|Holland]] | [[Longmeadow, Massachusetts|Longmeadow]] | [[Ludlow, Massachusetts|Ludlow]] | [[Monson, Massachusetts|Monson]] | [[Montgomery, Massachusetts|Montgomery]] | [[Russell, Massachusetts|Russell]] | [[Southwick, Massachusetts|Southwick]] | [[Tolland, Massachusetts|Tolland]] | [[Wales, Massachusetts|Wales]] | [[Wilbraham, Massachusetts|Wilbraham]]
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*Blandford
 
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*Chester
 
*East Longmeadow  
 
*Granville  
 
*Hampden
 
 
 
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*Holland  
 
*Longmeadow
 
*Ludlow
 
*Monson
 
*Montgomery
 
*Palmer
 
 
 
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*Russell
 
*Southwick
 
*Tolland
 
*Wales
 
*Wilbraham
 
 
 
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*Bondsville
 
*Holland
 
 
 
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*Monson Center
 
*Palmer
 
 
 
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*Three Rivers
 
*Wilbraham
 
 
 
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*Feeding Hills
 
 
 
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====

Revision as of 04:56, 18 February 2009

United States > Massachusetts > Hampden County
showing location of Hampden County

County Courthouse

  • In 1997, the county governments of Hampden, Berkshire, Essex, Hampden 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

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Cities:

Agawam | Chicopee | Holyoke | Palmer | Springfield | West Springfield | Westfield

Towns

Blandford | Brimfield | Chester | East Longmeadow | Granville | Hampden | Holland | Longmeadow | Ludlow | Monson | Montgomery | Russell | Southwick | Tolland | Wales | Wilbraham

Neighboring Counties

Berkshire | Hampshire | Worcester | Connecticut counties: Hartford | Litchfield | Tolland

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].