59716 Entries From
13481 Contributors
UK SURNAMES - Family History Contact Site Logo


Go To County
Click on County Name

England


Scotland

Wales

Ireland

One Name Studies

2213330 Page Hits Last Month
2602971 Page Hits This Month
39682 Page Hits Yesterday
24408 Page Hits Today


Essex

Click Here to go to Essex Surnames Listings

Click Here to go to Essex Place Name Gazetteer

Description
Essex is a ceremonial and non-metropolitan county in the East region of England, and one of the home counties. It is located to the northeast of Greater London and is one of the most populous counties in England. It borders with Cambridgeshire and Suffolk to the north, Hertfordshire to the west, Kent to the South and London to the south west. Essex County Council is the principal local authority for much of the county, sharing functions with twelve district councils. The county town is Chelmsford. The southern Essex boroughs of Thurrock and Southend-on-Sea are governed separately as unitary authorities. It was established in antiquity and formed the eastern portion of the Kingdom of Essex. Sections of the county closer to London are part of the Metropolitan Green Belt, which prohibits development. It is the location of the regionally significant Lakeside Shopping Centre and London Stansted Airport; and the new towns of Basildon and Harlow.
Location of Essex Bordering Counties
Cambridgeshire
Hertfordshire
Middlesex
Suffolk
This article, the flag and county map are licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License. It uses material from the Wikipedia article http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Essex