Barnstable County, Massachusetts

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Barnstable is a county in Massachusetts. It was formed in 1685 from the following county/ies: as Barnstable County of Plymouth Colony. It began keeping land records in 1827, probate records in 1686, and court records in 1686. Fire destroyed nearly all early deed books and probate files, but probate books survived. Although the official deed books only begin in 1827, many deeds were re-recorded back to about 1783, though these are far from complete.

For more information, contact the county at Main Street, Barnstable 02630. On the attached map, Barnstable is located at J6.


For information about the state of Massachusetts see Massachusetts Family History Research.

The Counties and County Seats of Massachusetts



Counties of Massachusetts

BarnstableBerkshireBristolDukesEssexFranklinHampdenHampshireMiddlesexNantucketNorfolkPlymouthSuffolkWorcester

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