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Franklin County, Massachusetts
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Franklin County

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 government
The traditional county seat is Greenfield.
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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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Website Updates :

11/6/18: New addition to Buckland, death of a child, New Constable, barn falls into river,
                New contract for George Pond

10/22/18: Gov. Shute Sends families to Worcester

10/1/2018: Elderly Widow Entertains her Elderly Children

8/28/2018: New Biography, Geo. Powers

7/14/2018: New Obits, Richard Alix, Elsie Autio, Francis & Luella Benson

6/21/2018: New Page Probate Records, House struck by lightning 
                  Death Notices, Birth Announcements, Marriage Announcements


6/3/2018: New Page Birth Announcements 
                  Added to all Newspaper categories except Weather

2/4/2018: Tombstones in the Old Burying Ground
                   Town Officers of Greenfield
                  Biography of James & Elizabeth Corse

1/27/2018: Town histories of Orange, Rowe, Shelburne, Shutesbury & Wendell                     
                    Sunderland in the Civil War  
                    Smallpox in Sunderland
                     Slavery in Sunderland

1/8/2018: New Page Post Offices
                   Civil War Soldiers from Bernardston
                   War of 1812 Soldiers from Bernardston
                   Bernardston Tax Roll of 1787
                   New Biographies

Dec. 30, 2017: New Page - Revolutionary Soldiers of Franklin County
                           New Biography - James Tute  
Added more names and short military bios for French & Indian War
                          Hail storm and rain storms in Warwick

Dec. 16, 2017: History of Bernardston, Hawley & Heath cemeteries

Dec 15, 2017: Added town histories of Greenfield, Hawley, Heath, Leverett, Leyden, Monroe, Montague & Northfield


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