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History of Lexington, Massachusetts, USA

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Lexington, Massachusetts, USA

Lexington, Middlesex, MA

Lexington was first settled circa 1642 as part of Cambridge, Massachusetts. What is now Lexington was then incorporated as a parish, called Cambridge Farms, in 1691. This allowed them to have a separate church and minister, but were still under jurisdiction of the Town of Cambridge. Lexington was incorporated as a separate town in 1713. It was then that it got the name Lexington. kids.kiddle.co

Lexington includes: Munroe Station.
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  • 1642 - Lexington founded as part of Cambridge, Massachusetts

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  • Lexington, Massachusetts, USA
    Old Hancock-Clark House, Built in 1698, Lexington, Mass.

    "The Hancock-Clarke House is a historic house at 36 Hancock Street in Lexington, Massachusetts, that is a National Historic Landmark. Built in 1738, the house is notable as the only... Read MORE...

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  • 1713 - Lexington was incorporated as a separate town

    Massachusetts City and Town Incorporation and Settlement Dates

  • 1775 - American Revolution
    First battle of American Revolution fought at Lexington and Concord

    The Battles of Lexington and Concord signaled the start of the American Revolut...Read MORE...


  • 1845 - LEXINGTON. [Pop. 1,642. Inc. 1713.]
    Lexington is famed for being the spot where the first American blood was shed, at the commencement of the war of Independence. The British troops,...Read MORE...


  • 1848 - Lexington
    This town was incorporated in 1712. The face of t.he town is rather rough and uneven, and the soil is not of the first quality for cultivation. There ...Read MORE...


  • 1854 - Lexington
    Lexington, a post-village of Middlesex county, Massachusetts, on the Lexington and West Cambridge Branch railroad, 11 miles N. W. from Boston. It cont...Read MORE...


  • News 1870 - Yeast for Bread
    Mrs. W. A. Tower, of Lexington, Mass., took the first premium offered by the Middlesex Agricultural Society, for the best unbolted wheat flour bread, ...Read MORE...


  • Lexington Massachusetts, 1890
    Lexington, famous from being the scene of the opening conflict of the Revolution, lies in the southeast section of Middlesex County, 10 miles northwes...Read MORE...


  • 1894 - January 9 – New England Telephone and Telegraph installs the first battery-operated telephone switchboard in Lexington, Massachusetts.

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    January 9, 1894

  • 1895 - Lexington
    Lexington, a post-village of Middlesex co., Mass., in Lexington township, 11 miles W.N.W. of Boston, with which it is connected by railroad. It has se...Read MORE...


  • Lexington, Massachusetts, USA
    Buckman Tavern, Lexington, Mass.

    "Buckman Tavern is a historic American Revolutionary War site associated with the revolution's very first battle, the 1775 Battle of Lexington and Concord. It is located on the Battle Green in Lexington,... Read MORE...

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  • Lexington, Massachusetts, USA
    Old Belfry Club. The Social Club of the Town.

    "In 1892, the Old Belfry Club, one of the first social clubs in Lexington, was organized. Two years later, a clubhouse was dedicated at the corner of Muzzey and Forest Streets. The facility included ... Read MORE...

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  • 1916
    Lexington, a post-village of Middlesex co., Mass., in Lexington township (town), 11 miles NW. of Boston, with which it is connected by the Boston and ...Read MORE...




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Old Hancock-Clark House, Built in 1698, Lexington, Mass.

"The Hancock-Clarke House is a historic house at 36 Hancock Street in Lexington, Massachusetts, that is a National Historic Landmark. Built in 1738, the house is notable as the only... Read MORE...

Postcard

Lexington, Massachusetts, USA
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Buckman Tavern, Lexington, Mass.

"Buckman Tavern is a historic American Revolutionary War site associated with the revolution's very first battle, the 1775 Battle of Lexington and Concord. It is located on the Battle Green in Lexington,... Read MORE...

Postcard

Lexington, Massachusetts, USA
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Old Belfry Club. The Social Club of the Town.

"In 1892, the Old Belfry Club, one of the first social clubs in Lexington, was organized. Two years later, a clubhouse was dedicated at the corner of Muzzey and Forest Streets. The facility included ... Read MORE...

Postcard
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  • 1642 - Lexington founded as part of Cambridge, Massachusetts

    www.wikipedia.org
  • 1713 - Lexington was incorporated as a separate town

    Massachusetts City and Town Incorporation and Settlement Dates
  • 1775 - American Revolution
    First battle of American Revolution fought at Lexington and Concord

    The Battles of Lexington and Concord signaled the start of the American... Read MORE...

  • 1845 - LEXINGTON. [Pop. 1,642. Inc. 1713.]
    Lexington is famed for being the spot where the first American blood was shed, at the commencement of the war of Independence. The British... Read MORE...

  • 1848 - Lexington
    This town was incorporated in 1712. The face of t.he town is rather rough and uneven, and the soil is not of the first quality for cultivation. There ... Read MORE...

  • 1854 - Lexington
    Lexington, a post-village of Middlesex county, Massachusetts, on the Lexington and West Cambridge Branch railroad, 11 miles N. W. from Boston. It... Read MORE...

  • News  1870 - Yeast for Bread
    Mrs. W. A. Tower, of Lexington, Mass., took the first premium offered by the Middlesex Agricultural Society, for the best unbolted wheat flour bread, ... Read MORE...

  • Lexington Massachusetts, 1890
    Lexington, famous from being the scene of the opening conflict of the Revolution, lies in the southeast section of Middlesex County, 10 miles... Read MORE...

  • 1894 - January 9 – New England Telephone and Telegraph installs the first battery-operated telephone switchboard in Lexington, Massachusetts.

    www.wikipedia.org
    January 9, 1894
  • 1895 - Lexington
    Lexington, a post-village of Middlesex co., Mass., in Lexington township, 11 miles W.N.W. of Boston, with which it is connected by railroad. It has... Read MORE...

  • 1916
    Lexington, a post-village of Middlesex co., Mass., in Lexington township (town), 11 miles NW. of Boston, with which it is connected by the Boston and ... Read MORE...

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