Norfolk County, Massachusetts

From Simple English Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Norfolk County
County of Norfolk
Norfolk County Courthouse in Dedham
Flag of Norfolk County
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
Named forNorfolk
Largest cityQuincy
 • Total444 sq mi (1,150 km2)
 • Land396 sq mi (1,030 km2)
 • Water48 sq mi (120 km2)  11%
 • Estimate 
 • Density1,694/sq mi (654/km2)
Time zoneUTC−5 (Eastern)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−4 (EDT)
Congressional districts2nd, 4th, 7th, 8th

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. Archived from the original on July 15, 2011. 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)

Other websites[change | change source]