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Ayer, Massachusetts, USA

Ayer, Middlesex, MA

Ayer's history dates back to 1667, when the first mill in the agricultural community was built. The settlement sits on what the Nipmuc Indians called Nainacocius. A brook remains with that name. Originally part of Groton, the community was initially called Groton Junction or South Groton. The town of Ayer was incorporated in 1871, and was named in honor of Dr. James Cook Ayer, a prominent resident of Lowell who provided the funding for the construction of the Town Hall. kids.kiddle.co

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.
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  • Ayer, Massachusetts, USA
    Main Street, Looking East
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  • Ayer, Massachusetts, USA
    Town Hall
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  • 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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Main Street, Looking East
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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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