Worcester County, Massachusetts
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The county seat is the city of Worcester.
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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