Middlesex County, Massachusetts
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The county was created by the Massachusetts General Court on May 10, 1643, when it was ordered "that
the whole plantation within this jurisdiction be divided into four sheires".
Middlesex initially contained Charlestown, Cambridge, Watertown, Sudbury, Concord, Woburn, Medford, Wayland, and
In the late 19th century and early 20th century, Boston annexed several adjacent cities and towns including Charlestown
and Brighton from Middlesex County.
Town Office Building
Middlesex is the most populous county in Massachusetts, and maintains two traditional county seats at Lowell and Cambridge.
The county government was abolished in 1997 but the county itself still survives as a legal venue and for other
Cities, Towns and Villages
Acton * Arlington * Ashby * Ashland * Ayer
* Devens * Bedford * Belmont * Billerica * North Billerica * Pinehurst * Boxborough * Burlington * Cambridge *
Carlisle * Chelmsford * North Chelmsford * Concord * West Concord * Dracut * Dunstable * Everett * Framingham *
Nobscot * Saxonville * South Framingham * Groton * Holliston * Hopkinton * Hudson * Gleasondale * Lexington * East
Lexington * Lincoln * Littleton * Littleton Common * Lowell * Malden * Marlborough * Maynard * Medford * Melrose
* Melrose Highlands * Natick * Newton * Auburndale * Chestnut Hill * Newton Centre * Newton Highlands * Newton
Lower Falls * Newton Upper Falls * Newtonville * Nonantum * Thompsonville * Waban * West Newton * North Reading
* Pepperell * East Pepperell * Reading * Sherborn * Shirley * Somerville * Stoneham * Stow * Sudbury * Tewksbury
* Townsend * Tyngsborough * Wakefield * Waltham * Watertown * Wayland * Cochituate * Westford * Forge Village *
Graniteville * Nabnasset * Weston * Wilmington * Winchester * Woburn
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