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Created on 24 June 1811 from the
northern third of Hampshire County.
Named for Benjamin Franklin who was born
and raised in Massachusetts
Franklin County exists today only as a
historical geographic region, and has no county
county seat is Greenfield.
Ashfield * Bernardston * Buckland * Charlemont *
Colrain * Conway * Deerfield * Erving * Gill * Greenfield *
Hawley * Heath * Leverett * Leyden * Monroe * Montague *
New Salem * Northfield * Orange * Rowe * Shelburne *
Shutesbury * Sunderland * Warwick * Wendell * Whately *
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Histories / Records
11/6/18: New addition to Buckland, death of a child, New Constable,
barn falls into
New contract for George
10/22/18: Gov. Shute Sends families to
10/1/2018: Elderly Widow Entertains
her Elderly Children
Obits, Richard Alix, Elsie Autio, Francis & Luella Benson
6/21/2018: New Page Probate Records, House struck by
Death Notices, Birth Announcements, Marriage
Added to all
Newspaper categories except Weather
2/4/2018: Tombstones in the
Town Officers of
Biography of James &
1/27/2018: Town histories of Orange, Rowe,
Shelburne, Shutesbury &
the Civil War
1/8/2018: New Page
Dec. 30, 2017: New
Revolutionary Soldiers of Franklin
Civil War Soldiers from
1812 Soldiers from Bernardston
Bernardston Tax Roll of 1787
Biography - James Tute
Added more names and short military bios for
French & Indian War
Hail storm and rain storms in
Dec. 16, 2017:
History of Bernardston, Hawley & Heath
Dec 15, 2017: Added
town histories of Greenfield, Hawley, Heath, Leverett,
Leyden, Monroe, Montague &
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