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Bristol County is a county located in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Bristol County was created by the Plymouth Colony on June 2, 1685,
and named after its "shire town" (county seat), Bristol. The Plymouth Colony merged into the Massachusetts Bay Colony in 1691. Based on the 2010 census, the population was 548,285. The county seat
is Taunton. Some governmental functions are performed by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, others by the county, and others by local towns
and cities. See Administrative divisions of Massachusetts. The property deed records are kept in Taunton, Attleboro, Fall River, and New
Bristol County is included in the Providence-Warwick, RI-MA Metropolitan Statistical Area, which is also included in the Boston-Worcester-Providence, MA-RI-NH-CT Combined Statistical Area. The county is adjacent to the state of Rhode Island.
For its original county seat of Bristol, Massachusetts, which is named for the English port city of Bristol - when the city of Bristol joined Rhode Island, the name of the county was kept
County QuickFacts: CensusBureau Quick Facts
Bristol County was formed on 2 June 1685 when Old Plymouth Colony was divided into three counties, Plymouth, Bristol
and Barnstable. Barnstable and Plymouth counties were named after their county seats. Bristol County, MA county seat is
Taunton. Native Americans played a very important role before and during the "settlement" of the area.
Bristol County is a county located in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, adjacent to the state of Rhode Island. The land that is now Bristol County was part of the Plymouth Colony, which pre-dates the Massachusetts Bay Colony. Part of the county's land has been transferred to Rhode Island over time
As reported by the Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 691 square miles (1,790 km2), of which, 556
square miles (1,440 km2) of it is land and 135 square miles (350 km2) of it (19.56%) is water. The highest point in
Bristol County is Sunrise Hill (Watery Hill) at 390 feet above sea level located in World War I Memorial Park in
Bordering counties are as follows: