Milton, Norfolk, Massachusetts, USA - Observatory, Blue Hill Reservation. Milton, Mass.
Milton, Norfolk, Massachusetts, USA
Observatory, Blue Hill Reservation. Milton, Mass.

Milton, Norfolk, Massachusetts, USA - Athletic Field from Brook Road, Milton Academy, Milton, Mass.
Milton, Norfolk, Massachusetts, USA
Athletic Field from Brook Road, Milton Academy, Milton, Mass.

Milton, Norfolk, Massachusetts, USA - Village Inn, Milton Lower Mills, Milton, Mass. (1907)
Milton, Norfolk, Massachusetts, USA
Village Inn, Milton Lower Mills, Milton, Mass. (1907)

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Milton, Norfolk, Massachusetts, USA
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Where is Milton, Norfolk, Massachusetts, USA?  Milton was settled in 1640 as part of Dorchester by a man named Max Carpenter. Referred to as "Unquity", the term used by the Neponset Tribe of the Massachusetts Indians meaning "Lower Falls," which was translated into "Lower Mills" after the establishment of the Stoughton Grist Mill in 1634. In 1662, "that part of the Town of Dorchester which is situated on the south side of the Neponsett River commonly called 'Unquatiquisset' was established as an independent town and named Milton in honor of Milton Abbey, Dorset, England."

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12. MILTON. [Pop. 1,822. Inc. 1662.]
Milton, called by the Indians, Uncataquisset, was originally a part of Dorchester, and probably not named in honor of John Milton, the Great Author of Paradise Lost, but Mill-ton, from its Mills.

The Blue Hills in this town and Canton, are the highest land in the county, being 710 feet above the level of the sea.

The first paper-mill in the United States was established here, on the Neponset, by some Boston merchants, in 1728.

A house, still standing on what is called Milton... Read MORE...

News 1871 - New Public Library
The town of Milton, Mass., with a population of less than 3,000, has voted $5,000 to establish a public library, and an equal amount has been raised by subscription.
St Joseph Herald
Saint Joseph, Michigan
January 14, 1871

News 1886 - "Anna and Wendell Phillips" is to be the inscription on the tombstone of the famous Abolitionist and his wife, at Milton, Mass.
St Joseph Herald
Saint Joseph, Michigan
July 3, 1886

Milton Massachusetts, 1890
Milton is an old suburban town of much scenic beauty, lying in the northeasterly part of Norfolk County. It is bounded on the north by Boston (Dorchester district), east by Quincy, south by the same and Randolph and Canton; by the latter also on the southwest; and on the west by Hyde Park. The assessed area is 8,040 acres.

The forests are chiefly oak. The borders of the town are hilly, except on the north, and there is an extensive elevation in the central part. On the border next Canton is B... Read MORE...

Milton, a banking post-village in Milton township (town), Norfolk co., Mass., on the Neponset River and on the New York, New Haven and Hartford R., 8 miles S. of Boston. It has paper-mills, manufactures of ceiling-wax, cement, tallow, etc. Fine granite is quarried here. Pop. in 1900, 6570.
Lippincott's New Gazetteer: A Complete Pronouncing Gazetteer Or Geographical Dictionary of the World, Containing the Most Recent and Authentic Information Respecting the Countries, Cities, Towns ... in Every Portion of the Globe Publisher J.B. Lippincott Company, 1906

1938 - "Long Island Express"
The "Long Island Express" was first detected over the tropical Atlantic on September 13, although it may have formed a few days earlier. Moving generally west-northwestward, it passed to the north of Puerto Rico on the 18th and 19th, likely as a category 5 hurricane. It turned northward on September 20 and by the morning of the 21st it was 100 to 150 miles east of Cape Hatteras, North Carolina. At that point, the hurricane accelerated to a forward motion of 60 to 70 mph, making landfall over Lon... Read MORE...

1960 - March 3-5 -Eastern Massachusetts greatest March snowstorm of record -
The storm produced record 24 hour snowfall totals of 27.2 inches at Blue Hill Observatory, 17.7 inches at Worcester, and 16.6 inches at Boston. Winds gusted to 70 mph.
The Weather Channel

1960 - September 12 - Hurricane Donna produced wind gusts to 138 mph at Blue Hill Observatory MA
The Weather Channel

Ancestors Who Were Born and/or Died Here

  Cornelius Salisbury (7 October 1668, Milton, Norfolk, Massachusetts, USA - abt. 1722, Swansea, Bristol, Massachusetts, USA)
  Cornelius Salisbury (06 May 1771, Milton, Norfolk, Massachusetts, USA - 20 July 1841, New York, USA)
  Elizabeth Salisbury (1673, Milton, Norfolk, Massachusetts, USA - 24 June 1679, Swansea, Bristol, Massachusetts, USA)
  Joanna Salisbury (17 February 1702, Rehoboth, Bristol, Massachusetts, USA - 1775, Milton, Norfolk, Massachusetts, USA)
  Joseph Salisbury (5 May 1675, Milton, Norfolk, Massachusetts, USA - 22 June 1714, Little Compton, Newport, Rhode Island, USA)
  Martin Salisbury (4 July 1708, Rehoboth, Bristol, Massachusetts, USA - 2 September 1779, Milton, Norfolk, Massachusetts, USA)
  Samuel Salisbury (17 May 1666, Milton, Norfolk, Massachusetts, USA - 26 August 1757, Swansea, Bristol, Massachusetts, USA)

  Ebenezer George Tucker (05 November 1803, Milton, Norfolk, Massachusetts, USA - 20 July 1886, Canton, Norfolk, Massachusetts, USA)

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