Middlesex County, Massachusetts
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Website Updates:
July 2017
News-Fires and Disasters: 1841 Fire at Lowell, Explosion in Dr. Ayer's Laboratory
News- Illness: Elmor P. Capen Critically Ill with pneumonia - Contributed by Robin Line
Death Notice: Daniel Rice

June 2017
Crime News: Mr. Simpson Loses $10,000 Company Money - Contributed by Robin Line
Death Notice: Colonel E. S. Barrett


Middlesex County
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 Reading.
In the late 19th century and early 20th century, Boston annexed several adjacent cities and towns including Charlestown and Brighton from Middlesex County.
Town Hall Middlesex county, MA
Town Office Building
Lexington, MA

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 administrative purposes.

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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