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History of Scituate, Massachusetts, USA

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Scituate, Massachusetts, USA

Scituate, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA

The William-Barker House, which still remains near the harbor, was built in 1634. Twelve homes and a sawmill were destroyed in King Philip's War in 1676.
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Scituate includes: Egypt, First Cliff, The Glades, Green Brush, Hatherly, Hummarock, Minot, North Scituate Village (Gannet Corner), Rivermoore, Sandhill, Shore Acres, and Sodham.


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  • 1630 - Scituate is settled
    Scituate was settled by a group of people from Plymouth about 1627, who were joined by immigrants from the county of Kent in England.
    Massachusetts City and Town Incorporation and Settlement Dates

  • 1636 - Scituate is incorporated

    Massachusetts City and Town Incorporation and Settlement Dates

  • In 1640 Isaac Stedman dammed the First Herring Brook and built a sawmill beside the pond.

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  • Scituate, Massachusetts, USA
    Cudworth House (Built 1723) and Barn
  • 1810 - In the year 1810 the United States Congress voted $4000 to build a lighthouse at Scituate Harbor.
    The Light, of split granite blocks with a one and one half story house attached, was activated in 1811.
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  • 1845 - SCITUATE. [Pop. 3,886. Inc. 1636.]
    Scituate is supposed to be a corruption of the Indian word Satuit, meaning Cold Brook.

    Nineteen houses in this town were burned in...Read MORE...


  • 1854 - Scituate
    Scutate, a post-township in Plymouth co., Massachusetts, 22 miles S. E. by S. from Boston. Population, 2149.
    A New and Complete Gazetteer of the United States: Giving a Full and Comprehensive Review of the Present Condition, Industry, and Resources of the American Confederacy ... Thomas Baldwin (of Philadelphia.) Joseph Thomas January 1, 1854 Philadelphia : Lippincott, Grambo & Company 1854.

  • News 1880 - Best Butter Cow
    The Jersey Belle, owned by a Mr. Ellms, of Scituate, Mass., is claimed to be the best "butter cow" living. She is described as being a beautiful...Read MORE...


  • Scituate Massachusetts, 1890
    Scituate lies in the northeast part of Plymouth County and is bounded on the north by Cohasset; the east by the ocean, on the south by Marshfield and ...Read MORE...


  • 1895 - Scituate
    Scituate, or Scituate Harbor, a post-village in Scituate township, Plymouth co., Mass., on the Atlantic Ocean, nearly 1 mile from the Old Colony...Read MORE...


  • Scituate, Massachusetts, USA
    Pilot Boat, "Columbia" , wrecked Nov. 17, 1898, Scituate, Mass.
  • Scituate, Massachusetts, USA
    Front Street and Post Office
  • Scituate, Massachusetts, USA
    The Old LIght, Scituate, Mass.
  • 1906
    Scituate, or Scituate Harbor, a post-village and bathing-resort in Scituate township (towm), Plymouth co., Mass., on the Atlantic Ocean and on the...Read MORE...


  • Scituate, Massachusetts, USA
    Main Street, looking South, Minot, Mass.
  • Scituate, Massachusetts, USA
    Pegotty Beach and Second Cliff
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    The Stanley House
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    Main Gate and Office at Dreamwold, Farm of Mr. Thomas W. Lawson
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    Cottages at Shore Acres
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    Church and Lawson's Tower
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    The Merrymount House
  • Scituate, Massachusetts, USA
    The Old Mill at (Greenbush)
  • Scituate, Massachusetts, USA
    Boston Sand & Gravel Co.
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    Grand View Hotel
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    High School
  • Scituate, Massachusetts, USA
    Front Street


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Cudworth House (Built 1723) and Barn

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Pilot Boat, "Columbia" , wrecked Nov. 17, 1898, Scituate, Mass.

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The Old LIght, Scituate, Mass.

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Front Street and Post Office

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Pegotty Beach and Second Cliff

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Main Street, looking South, Minot, Mass.

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The Stanley House

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Main Gate and Office at Dreamwold, Farm of Mr. Thomas W. Lawson


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Cottages at Shore Acres

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Church and Lawson's Tower

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The Merrymount House

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The Old Mill at (Greenbush)

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Boston Sand & Gravel Co.

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Grand View Hotel

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High School

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