Worcester-County-index

 
 
 
 

Worcester County

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The largest city and traditional county seat is the city of Worcester.
Worcester County was formed from the eastern portion of colonial Hampshire County, the western portion of the original Middlesex County and the extreme western portion of the original Suffolk County. 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 in two, with the Worcester Northern registry placed in Fitchburg.

Cities and Towns

 

Ashburnham
South Ashburnham (a village of Ashburnham)
Athol
Auburn
Stoneville (a village of Auburn)
Barre
Berlin
Blackstone
Bolton
Boylston
Morningdale (a village of Boylston)
Brookfield
Charlton
Clinton
Douglas
East Douglas (a village of Douglas)
Dudley
East Brookfield
Union Chapel (a village of East Brookfield)
Fitchburg
Gardner
Grafton
Farnumsville (a village of Grafton, also called South Grafton)
Fisherville (a village of Grafton)
North Grafton (a part of Grafton)
Saundersville (a village of Grafton)
Hardwick
Gilbertville (a village of Hardwick)
Hardwick (a village of Hardwick)
Old Furnace (a village of Hardwick)
Wheelwright (a village of Hardwick)
Harvard
Holden
Jefferson (a village of Holden)
Hopedale
Spindleville (a village of Hopedale)
Hubbardston
Pitcherville (a village of Hubbardston)
Lancaster
South Lancaster (a village of Lancaster)
Leicester
Leicester Center (a village of Leicester)
Cherry Valley (a village of Leicester)
Rochdale (a village of Leicester)
Leominster
Lunenburg
Whalom (a village of Lunenburg)
Mendon
Milford
Millbury
East Millbury (a village of Millbury)
Millville
New Braintree
North Brookfield
Northborough
Chapinville (a village of Northborough)
Northbridge
Whitinsville (a village of Northbridge)
Rockdale (a village of Northbridge)
Linwood (A village of Northbridge and of Uxbridge)
Oakham
Oxford
Paxton
Petersham
Phillipston
Princeton
East Princeton (a village of Princeton)
Royalston
Rutland
Shrewsbury
Southborough
Cordaville (a village of Southborough)
Southbridge
Spencer
Sterling
Sturbridge
Fiskdale (a village of Sturbridge)
Sutton
West Sutton (a village of Sutton)
Manchuag (a village of Sutton)
Templeton
Baldwinville (part of Templeton)
Otter River (a village of Templeton)
Upton
West Upton (a village of Upton)
Uxbridge
North Uxbridge (A village of Uxbridge)
Linwood (A village of Uxbridge and Northbridge)
Ironstone (A village of Uxbridge, also known as South Uxbridge)
Wheelockville (A village of Uxbridge)
Warren
Webster
West Boylston
Oakdale (a village of West Boylston)
West Brookfield
Westborough
Westminster
Winchendon
Winchendon Springs (a village of Winchendon)
Worcester, county seat

 

 

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Adjacent Counties
Cheshire County, New Hampshire - north
Hillsborough County, New Hampshire - north/northeast
Middlesex County , Massachusetts - east/northeast
Norfolk County, Massachusetts - east/southeast
Providence County, Rhode Island - south/southeast
Windham County, Connecticut - south
Tolland County, Connecticut - south/southwest
Hampden County, Massachusetts - west/southwest
Hampshire County, Massachusetts - west
Franklin County, Massachusetts - west/northwest

 
 

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