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Ayer, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA

"Ayer, air, or Ayer Junction, a post-village of Middlesex co., Mass., in Ayer township, near the Nashua River, and on the Worcester & Nashua Railroad where it crosses the Fitchburg Railroad, 35 miles W. N.W. of Boston, and 15 miles S.W. of Lowell, at the junction of the Stony Brook and Peterborough & Shirley Railroads. Ayer has 5 churches, a bank, a newspaper office, a high and a graded school, an iron-foundry, and manufactures of carriages, farming-implements, leather, lumber, &c. The name of its post-office is Ayer, Pop, in 1880,,1881; in 1890,2148."

Lippincott's Gazetteer of the World: A Complete Pronouncing Gazetteer Or Geographical Dictionary of the World Containing Notices of Over One Hundred and Twenty-five Thousand Places ...
Joseph Thomas
January 1, 1895
J.B. Lippincott


Included in Ayer are: Camp Devens, Devens, Fort Devens Station, Mitchellville, Pingreyville (Pringeyville), Sandy Pond, Shaker Village, and Willows.
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  • 1668 - Ayer is settled

    Massachusetts City and Town Incorporation and Settlement Dates

  • Originally part of Groton, Ayer was incorporated February 14, 1871

    Massachusetts City and Town Incorporation and Settlement Dates

  • News 1872 - DESTRUCTIVE CONFLAGRATION AT AYER. ALL THE BUSINESS PART OF THE PLACE DESTROYED.
    Ayer, Mass., April 14.
    A fire broke out in the building owned by SAMUEL REED, at 11:30 last evening, destroying all the buildings on the north side...Read MORE...


  • Ayer Massachusetts, 1890
    Ayer is a progressive railroad town in the northwestern part of Middlesex County, 35 miles from Boston. Groton lies upon the north Westford and...Read MORE...


  • 1895 - Ayer
    Ayer, air, or Ayer Junction, a post-village of Middlesex co., Mass., in Ayer township, near the Nashua River, and on the Worcester & Nashua Railroad...Read MORE...


  • News 1908 - Skated On Thin Ice.
    Ayer, Mass., Jan. 3. - While skating on Sandy pond, William Baker, sixteen years old, and Howard Reynolds, aged fourteen years, broke through the ice ...Read MORE...


  • Ayer, Massachusetts, USA
    Globe Hotel and Main Street, Looking West, Ayer, Mass.
  • Ayer, Massachusetts, USA
    Main Street, Looking East
  • Ayer, Massachusetts, USA
    Town Hall
  • 1916
    Ayer, air, or Ayer Junction, a banking post-village and township (town) of Middlesex co., Mass., near the Nashua River and on the Boston and Maine...Read MORE...




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Globe Hotel and Main Street, Looking West, Ayer, Mass.

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  • 1668 - Ayer is settled
    Massachusetts City and Town Incorporation and Settlement Dates
  • Originally part of Groton, Ayer was incorporated February 14, 1871
    Massachusetts City and Town Incorporation and Settlement Dates
  • News  1872 - DESTRUCTIVE CONFLAGRATION AT AYER. ALL THE BUSINESS PART OF THE PLACE DESTROYED.
    Ayer, Mass., April 14.
    A fire broke out in the building owned by SAMUEL REED, at 11:30 last evening, destroying all the buildings on the north side... Read MORE...

  • Ayer Massachusetts, 1890
    Ayer is a progressive railroad town in the northwestern part of Middlesex County, 35 miles from Boston. Groton lies upon the north Westford and... Read MORE...

  • 1895 - Ayer
    Ayer, air, or Ayer Junction, a post-village of Middlesex co., Mass., in Ayer township, near the Nashua River, and on the Worcester & Nashua Railroad... Read MORE...

  • News  1908 - Skated On Thin Ice.
    Ayer, Mass., Jan. 3. - While skating on Sandy pond, William Baker, sixteen years old, and Howard Reynolds, aged fourteen years, broke through the ice ... Read MORE...

  • 1916
    Ayer, air, or Ayer Junction, a banking post-village and township (town) of Middlesex co., Mass., near the Nashua River and on the Boston and Maine... Read MORE...

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