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{{stub}}''[[United States|United States]] > [[Massachusetts|Massachusetts]] > Hampshire County'' [[Image:Ma-hampshire.png|right|300px]]
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== [http://lwvma.org/govcounty.shtml County Courthouse]  ==
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The legislature approved special charters to allow Hampshire and Hampshire counties to become regional councils of government.
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== History  ==
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==== Parent County  ====
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*Created 7 May 1662 from Massachusetts Bay Colony lands.
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==== Boundary Changes  ====
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*Counties were set off:
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**Worcester County 5 Apr 1731
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**Berkshire County 28 May 1760
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**Franklin County 24 June 1811
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**Hampden County 25 Feb 1812
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=== Record Loss  ===
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== Places / Localities  ==
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=== Populated Places  ===
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*'''Cities''': Easthampton . Northampton
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*'''Towns''': Amherst . Belchertown . Chesterfield . Cummington . Goshen . Granby . Hadley . Hatfield . Huntington . Middlefield . Pelham . Plainfield . South Hadley . Southampton . Ware . Westhampton . Williamsburg . Worthington
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*'''Communities''': Amherst Center . Bondsville . Belchertown . Granby . Hatfield . North Amherst . South Amherst . Ware
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*'''Villages''': Florence . Leeds . Mount Tom
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=== Neighboring Counties  ===
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[[Berkshire_County,_Massachusetts|Berkshire ]]| [[Franklin_County,_Massachusetts|Franklin ]]| [[Hampden_County,_Massachusetts|Hampden ]]| [[Worcester_County,_Massachusetts|Worcester]]
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== Resources  ==
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==== Cemeteries  ====
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==== Church  ====
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==== Court  ====
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==== Gazetteers  ====
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==== Land  ====
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==== Local Histories  ====
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==== Maps  ====
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==== Military  ====
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==== Newspapers  ====
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==== Probate  ====
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==== Taxation  ====
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==== Vital Records  ====
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== Societies and Libraries  ==
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== Web Sites  ==
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~mahampsh/ The Hampshire County MA GenWeb Project], an member of [[MAGenWeb|The MAGenWeb Project]], an affiliate of [[USGenWeb|The USGenWeb Project]].
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*[http://usgwarchives.org/ma/mafiles.htm#Hampshire The USGenWeb Archives Project] for Hampshire County
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*[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=184184&subject_disp=Massachusetts%2C+Hampshire&columns=*,0,0 FamilySearch.org] Family History Library catalog for Hampshire County
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== References  ==
  
 
[[Category:Hampshire_County,_Massachusetts]]
 
[[Category:Hampshire_County,_Massachusetts]]

Revision as of 07:42, 9 September 2008

United States > Massachusetts > Hampshire County
Ma-hampshire.png

County Courthouse

The legislature approved special charters to allow Hampshire and Hampshire counties to become regional councils of government.

History

Parent County

  • Created 7 May 1662 from Massachusetts Bay Colony lands.

Boundary Changes

  • Counties were set off:
    • Worcester County 5 Apr 1731
    • Berkshire County 28 May 1760
    • Franklin County 24 June 1811
    • Hampden County 25 Feb 1812

Record Loss

Places / Localities

Populated Places

  • Cities: Easthampton . Northampton
  • Towns: Amherst . Belchertown . Chesterfield . Cummington . Goshen . Granby . Hadley . Hatfield . Huntington . Middlefield . Pelham . Plainfield . South Hadley . Southampton . Ware . Westhampton . Williamsburg . Worthington
  • Communities: Amherst Center . Bondsville . Belchertown . Granby . Hatfield . North Amherst . South Amherst . Ware
  • Villages: Florence . Leeds . Mount Tom

Neighboring Counties

Berkshire | Franklin | Hampden | Worcester

Resources

Cemeteries

Church

Court

Gazetteers

Land

Local Histories

Maps

Military

Newspapers

Probate

Taxation

Vital Records

Societies and Libraries

Web Sites

References