Talk:Plymouth County Massachusetts genealogy
I'm very upset. Plymouth should have gotten Cohasset, not Norfolk.
- Well, here what these towns had to say, "Cohasset was originally part of Suffolk County, and when the southern part of the county was set off as Norfolk County in 1793, it included the towns of Cohasset, Hingham and Hull. In 1803 Hull and Hingham opted out of Norfolk County and became part of Plymouth County, leaving Cohasset as an exclave of Norfolk County."; How did Brookline and Cohasset become "islands" of Norfolk County? see: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cohasset,_Massachusetts
When looking at the county boundaries, you may notice that the towns of Brookline and Cohasset lie outside and are not contiguous to the rest of their county. The second Norfolk County was organized in 1793 from parts of southern Suffolk County and the towns of Brookline+, Cohasset, Hingham and Hull as well as the approximate area of towns that now comprise Norfolk County. In 1803 the towns of Hingham and Hull opted out of Norfolk and became part of Plymouth County, thus cutting off Cohasset.
+ In 1795, Brookline petitioned the Supreme Judicial Court to "change its allegiance" back to Suffolk County, the court however, ignored the petition.
Dsammy 00:16, 4 May 2013 (UTC)