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Shirley, Massachusetts, USA

Shirley, Middlesex, MA

The inhabitants at the time of European encounter were Nipmuc (or Pennacook) Indians, who called the area Catacunemaug. Once part of "The Plantation of Groton," Shirley was first settled by English pioneers about 1720.

In 1753 it separated from Groton and was incorporated, named in honor of William Shirley, governor of Massachusetts (1741–1757). kids.kiddle.co

Shirley includes: Woodsville, Lakeville, and Shaker Village.
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  • 1720 - Shirley is settled

    Massachusetts City and Town Incorporation and Settlement Dates

  • 1845 - SHIRLEY. [Pop. 957. Inc. 1753.]
    Shirley was named in honor of William Shirley, Governor of the State, who was born in England, but died at Roxbury, Norfolk county, in 1771.

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  • 1848 - Shirley
    This town was incorporated in 1753. This town is well watered, and a large proportion of the township consists of low lands, and its pastures are not ...Read MORE...


  • 1854 - Shirley
    Shirley, a post-village in Middlesex co., Massachusetts, on the Fitchburg railroad, at the terminus of the Peterborough and Shirley railroad....Read MORE...


  • Shirley Massachusetts, 1890
    Shirley is situated in the northwesterly section of Middlesex County, 40 miles northwest from Boston on the Fitchburg Railroad, which has a station...Read MORE...


  • 1895 - Shirley
    Shirley, a post-township of Middlesex co., Mass, about 8 miles E. of Fitchburg, is bounded on the E. by the Nashua River, and intersected by the...Read MORE...


  • Shirley, Massachusetts, USA
    Shirley, Mass. Depot and Post Office
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  • Shirley, Massachusetts, USA
    Town Hall
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  • 1906
    Shirley, a post-township (town ) of Middlesex co., Mass., about 8 miles E. of Fitchburg, on the Boston and Maine R. Pop. in 1900, 1680.
    Lippincott's New Gazetteer: A Complete Pronouncing Gazetteer Or Geographical Dictionary of the World, Containing the Most Recent and Authentic Information Respecting the Countries, Cities, Towns ... in Every Portion of the Globe Publisher J.B. Lippincott Company, 1906

  • Shirley, Massachusetts, USA
    President Suspender Factory, C. A. Edgarton Mfg. Co., Shirley, Mass.
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  • 1720 - Shirley is settled

    Massachusetts City and Town Incorporation and Settlement Dates
  • 1845 - SHIRLEY. [Pop. 957. Inc. 1753.]
    Shirley was named in honor of William Shirley, Governor of the State, who was born in England, but died at Roxbury, Norfolk county, in 1771.

    ... Read MORE...

  • 1848 - Shirley
    This town was incorporated in 1753. This town is well watered, and a large proportion of the township consists of low lands, and its pastures are not ... Read MORE...

  • 1854 - Shirley
    Shirley, a post-village in Middlesex co., Massachusetts, on the Fitchburg railroad, at the terminus of the Peterborough and Shirley railroad.... Read MORE...

  • Shirley Massachusetts, 1890
    Shirley is situated in the northwesterly section of Middlesex County, 40 miles northwest from Boston on the Fitchburg Railroad, which has a station... Read MORE...

  • 1895 - Shirley
    Shirley, a post-township of Middlesex co., Mass, about 8 miles E. of Fitchburg, is bounded on the E. by the Nashua River, and intersected by the... Read MORE...

  • 1906
    Shirley, a post-township (town ) of Middlesex co., Mass., about 8 miles E. of Fitchburg, on the Boston and Maine R. Pop. in 1900, 1680.
    Lippincott's New Gazetteer: A Complete Pronouncing Gazetteer Or Geographical Dictionary of the World, Containing the Most Recent and Authentic Information Respecting the Countries, Cities, Towns ... in Every Portion of the Globe Publisher J.B. Lippincott Company, 1906

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