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Worcester County, Massachusetts
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Worcester County Data

Biographies
A-G | H-Z

Wills and Probate

   
Website Updates:
July 2017
Family Bibles and Records: Star Family

June 2017
Death Notice: Edward A. Goodnow - Contributed by Robin Line

February 2017
Will of Mrs. Prudence Benson
Obits: Mr. and Mrs. Artemus Ward - Contributed by Jim Dezotell; Elbridge G. Miles, Mrs. Hepsiba Wait, Samuel Harrington, Mrs. Nancy Harrington, Sherwin J. Phillips; Rev. Thomas Barrett - transcribed by V. Bryan
News-Fires: 1843 Worcester Fire


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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