Norfolk County, Massachusetts

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Norfolk County
County of Norfolk
Norfolk County Courthouse in Dedham
Flag of Norfolk County
Flag
Motto(s): 
Antiquity, Perseverance, History, Industry
Map of Massachusetts highlighting Norfolk County
Location within the U.S. state of Massachusetts
Map of the United States highlighting Massachusetts
Massachusetts's location within the U.S.
Coordinates: 42°11′57″N 71°09′16″W / 42.199158°N 71.154442°W / 42.199158; -71.154442
Country United States
State Massachusetts
Founded1793
Named forNorfolk
SeatDedham
Largest cityQuincy
Area
 • Total444 sq mi (1,150 km2)
 • Land396 sq mi (1,030 km2)
 • Water48 sq mi (120 km2)  11%%
Population
 • Estimate 
(2018)
705,388
 • Density1,694/sq mi (654/km2)
Time zoneUTC−5 (Eastern)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−4 (EDT)
Congressional districts2nd, 4th, 7th, 8th
Websitewww.norfolkcounty.org

Norfolk County is a county in the U.S. state of Massachusetts. As of the 2010 census, the population was 670,850.[1] The county seat is Dedham.[2] The county was named after the English county of the same name.[3] Two towns, Cohasset and Brookline, are exclaves. It is the richest county in Massachusetts.

Norfolk County was created on March 26, 1793.

References[change | change source]

  1. "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved August 26, 2013.
  2. "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved June 7, 2011.
  3. Thomas Cox, Anthony Hall, Robert Morden, Magna Britannia Antiqua & Nova: Or, A New, Exact, and Comprehensive Survey of the Ancient and Present State of Great Britain, Volume 5, (Caesar Ward and Richard Chandler: London, 1738), pg. 171 (accessed on Google Book Search, June 22, 2008)

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