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Arlington, Massachusetts, USA

Arlington, Middlesex, MA

The Town of Arlington was settled by European colonists in 1635 as a village within the boundaries of Cambridge, Massachusetts under the name Menotomy, an Algonquian word meaning "swift running water". A larger area, including land that was later to become the town of Belmont, and outwards to the shore of the Mystic River, which had previously been part of Charlestown, was incorporated on February 27, 1807 as West Cambridge. In 1867, the name "Arlington" was chosen in honor of those buried in Arlington National Cemetery; the name change took effect that April 30. kids.kiddle.co

Included in Arlington are: Pierces Bridge Station, Arlington Heights, Brattle Station, and Lake Street Station.
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  • 1630 - Arlington is settled

    Massachusetts City and Town Incorporation and Settlement Dates

  • 1807 - West Cambridge is incorporated

    Massachusetts City and Town Incorporation and Settlement Dates

  • 1854 - West Cambridge
    West Cambridge, a post-township of Middlesex county, Massachusetts, 6 miles N. W. from Boston. The principal village is on the Fitchburg railroad,...Read MORE...


  • 1867 - West Cambridge is renamed Arlington


  • Arlington Massachusetts, 1890
    Arlington is a pleasant suburban town in the southeastern part of Middlesex County, five miles northwest of Boston,— to which it is easily accessible ...Read MORE...


  • 1895 - Arlington
    Arlington, a post-village of Middlesex co., Mass., in Arlington township, on the Middlesex Central Railroad, 6 miles N.W. of Boston. It has 5...Read MORE...


  • Arlington, Massachusetts, USA
    First Baptist Church
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  • Arlington, Massachusetts, USA
    R. R. Station, Arlington, Mass.
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  • 1916
    Arlington, a banking post-village of Middlesex co., Mass., in Arlington township (town), on the Boston and Maine R., 6 miles NW. of Boston. It has...Read MORE...


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  • 1630 - Arlington is settled

    Massachusetts City and Town Incorporation and Settlement Dates
  • 1807 - West Cambridge is incorporated

    Massachusetts City and Town Incorporation and Settlement Dates
  • 1854 - West Cambridge
    West Cambridge, a post-township of Middlesex county, Massachusetts, 6 miles N. W. from Boston. The principal village is on the Fitchburg railroad,... Read MORE...

  • 1867 - West Cambridge is renamed Arlington
  • Arlington Massachusetts, 1890
    Arlington is a pleasant suburban town in the southeastern part of Middlesex County, five miles northwest of Boston,— to which it is easily accessible ... Read MORE...

  • 1895 - Arlington
    Arlington, a post-village of Middlesex co., Mass., in Arlington township, on the Middlesex Central Railroad, 6 miles N.W. of Boston. It has 5... Read MORE...

  • 1916
    Arlington, a banking post-village of Middlesex co., Mass., in Arlington township (town), on the Boston and Maine R., 6 miles NW. of Boston. It has... Read MORE...

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