Middlesex county registry of deeds in cambridge
The National Weather Service weather alerts (such as severe thunderstorm warning) continue issuances based upon Massachusetts' counties.The county was created by the Massachusetts General Court on May 10, 1643, when it was ordered that "the whole plantation within this jurisdiction be divided into four shires." Middlesex initially contained Charlestown, Cambridge, Watertown, Sudbury, Concord, Woburn, Medford, Wayland, and Reading.
Budgets as proposed by the County Commissioners were approved by a County Advisory Board that consisted of a single representative of each of the 54 cities and towns in Middlesex County.The legislation abolishing Middlesex County executive retained the Sheriff and Registers of Deeds as independently elected officials, and transferred the Sheriff's Department under the state Department of Public Safety and the two Registry of Deeds offices to the Massachusetts Secretary of State's Office.Additionally, all county maintenance and security employees were absorbed into the corresponding staffs of the Massachusetts Trial Court.In 2012 the 22-story Superior Court Building in Cambridge which was transferred from the abolished Executive County government was sold Even following abolition of the executive branch for county government in Middlesex, communities are still granted a right by the Massachusetts state legislature to form their own regional compacts for sharing of services and costs thereof.The racial makeup of the county was 80.0% white, 9.3% Asian, 4.7% black or African American, 0.2% American Indian, 3.3% from other races, and 2.5% from two or more races.The legislation also transferred ownership of the two Superior Courthouses to the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Finally, the office of County Commissioner was immediately abolished and the office of County Treasurer was abolished as of December 31, 2002.
Any county roads became transferred to the Commonwealth as part of the dissolution.
The votes of the individual members of the Advisory Board were weighted based on the overall valuation of property in their respective communities.
The County Sheriff was elected to a six-year term and two Registers of Deeds, (one for each the Northern District at Lowell, and another for the Southern District at Cambridge), both serve six-year terms.
In 1649 the first Middlesex County Registry of Deeds was created in Cambridge.
On April 19th, 1775, Middlesex was site of the first armed conflict of the American Revolutionary War.
making it the twenty-first most populous county in the United States, and the most populous county in both Massachusetts and New England.