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Worcester County, Massachusetts
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Website Updates:
August 2018
1790 U.S. Federal Census, Ashburnham
1790 U.S. Federal Census, Athol
1790 U.S. Federal Census, Barre
1790 U.S. Federal Census, Berlin
1790 U.S. Federal Census, Bolton
1790 U.S. Federal Census, Boylston
1790 U.S. Federal Census, Brookfield
1790 U.S. Federal Census, Charlton
U. S. Military Fatal Casualties of the Vietnam War

Marriage: BURDDITT, Mr. J.S. to FAULKNER, Miss Emily H., contributed by Robin Line

May 2018
Obit: Barbara Ann Tansey - Contributed by James Tansey

January 2018
Obits: Robert E. Conlee, Mary A. (Kane) Conlee -- Contributed by: Maurene Richard Miller
Crime News: Murder of Lillie Hoyle - Contributed by Robin Line
Death Records: Deaths in New England for 1803
Family Records: Sibleys of Massachusetts
Death Notices: Nathan Bliss, Mrs. Abby Brooks, Solomon Davis, Calvin Hersey, Jonathan Gary, Mrs. Cynthia Hardy, Nathaniel Harrington, Asa Noyes, James Ross, Stephen Shephard, David Sherman, Peter Slater, William Sprague, Jacob Stone, Isaiah Thomas
Marriage Notices: Leland-Holbrook, King-Fairbanks

Worcester County
The county seat is the city of Worcester.

Meeting House in Athol, MA
Meeting House in Athol, MA

When the government of Worcester County was established on April 2, 1731, Worcester was chosen as its shire town (later known as a county seat). From that date until the dissolution of the county government, it was the only county seat. Because of the size of the county, there were fifteen attempts over 140 years to split the county into two counties, but without success. Initially, Lancaster was proposed as the seat of the northern county; later, Petersham was proposed once and Fitchburg was proposed repeatedly, most recently in 1903. Perhaps as a concession, in August 1884, the Worcester County Registry of Deeds was split into two, with the Worcester Northern registry placed in Fitchburg.

Cities and  Towns
Ashburnham * South Ashburnham  * Athol * Auburn * Barre * Berlin * Blackstone * Bolton * Boylston * Brookfield * Charlton * Clinton * Douglas *
East Douglas  * Dudley * East Brookfield * Fitchburg * Gardner * Grafton * Hardwick * Harvard * Holden * Hopedale * Hubbardston * Lancaster *
South Lancaster * Leicester * Cherry Valley * Rochdale * Leominster * Lunenburg * Mendon * Milford * Millbury * Millville * New Braintree *
North Brookfield * Northborough * Northbridge * Whitinsville * Oakham * Oxford * Paxton * Petersham * Phillipston * Princeton * Royalston *
Rutland * Shrewsbury * Southborough * Cordaville  * Southbridge * Spencer * Sterling * Sturbridge * Fiskdale * Sutton * Templeton * Baldwinville *
Upton * West Upton * Uxbridge * Warren * Webster * West Boylston * West Brookfield * Westborough  * Westminster  * Winchendon  * Worcester



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Surrounding Counties
Cheshire Co., NH - north
Hillsborough Co., NH - north/northeast
Middlesex Co., Mass. - east/northeast
Norfolk Co., Mass. - east/southeast
Providence Co., RI - south/southeast
Windham Co., Conn. - south
Tolland Co., Conn. - south/southwest
Hampden Co., Mass. - west/southwest
Hampshire Co., Mass. - west
Franklin Co., Mass. - west/northwest

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