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Stoneham, Massachusetts, USA

Stoneham, Middlesex, MA

Stoneham was first settled in 1634 and was originally a part of Charlestown. The original settlers of the area were Whigs. By 1725, the population of the area, called "Charlestown End", had increased until there were sixty-five male inhabitants paying taxes; however, they were miles away from the settlement in Charlestown and could not conveniently reach its church or school. For this reason, Captain Benjamin Geary and fifty-three other residents of the area petitioned Charlestown to allow them to be separated. The town refused their petition at first, but on December 17, 1725, the General Court passed an act to establish the new township of Stoneham, separating it from Charlestown, and releasing its residents from the obligation to pay taxes to Charlestown, provided that within two years they would erect a suitable church and hire a minister and a schoolmaster. kids.kiddle.co

Stoneham includes: Farm Hill Station, Lindenwood Station, and Pleasant Street Station.
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  • 1645 - Stoneham is settled

    Massachusetts City and Town Incorporation and Settlement Dates

  • 1725 - Stoneham is incorporated

    Massachusetts City and Town Incorporation and Settlement Dates

  • 1845 - STONEHAM. [Pop. 1,017. Inc. 1725.]
    Stoneham is said to have been named from its rocky soil. In the south part of the town is a beautiful pond, called Spot Pond, from which the city ...Read MORE...


  • 1848 - Stoneham
    This town was incorporated in 1725. It is about four miles in length, and two in breadth. The surface of the township is rather rocky and uneven, and ...Read MORE...


  • 1854 - Stoneham
    Stoneham, a post-village in Middlesex co., Massachusetts, on the Boston and Maine railroad, 8 miles N. from Boston, contains 1 or 2 churches. Pop. of ...Read MORE...


  • News 1870 - Crushed Under Wheels
    In Stoneham, Mass., on Friday, a seven year old boy named Moses Downes, stepped from the forward end of a horse-car and fell under the wheels which...Read MORE...


  • Stoneham Massachusetts, 1890
    Stoneham is a brisk and thriving town situated on high land in the eastern part of Middlesex County, about nine miles from Boston, with which it is...Read MORE...


  • 1895 - Stoneham
    Stoneham, a post-village in Stoneham township, Middlesex co., Mass., on a branch of the Boston, Lowell & Nashua Railroad, 9 miles N. of Boston. It is ...Read MORE...


  • Stoneham, Massachusetts, USA
    Elm Street
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  • 1906
    Stoneham, a banking post-village in Stoneham town ship (town), Middlesex CO., Mass., on the Boston and Maine R., 8 miles N. of Boston. It has a...Read MORE...


  • News 1907 - PHYSICIAN AND WIFE HURT IN AUTO CRASH
    Dr. and Mrs. M. E. Brand of Reading Thrown Out in Stoneham When Touring Car Hits Runabout at Blind Corner.

    Stoneham, Nov. 24. - Dr. M. E. Brand of ...Read MORE...


  • Stoneham, Massachusetts, USA
    B. & M. Station, Stoneham, Mass.
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  • Stoneham, Massachusetts, USA
    Main Street, North, Stoneham, Mass.
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  • 1645 - Stoneham is settled

    Massachusetts City and Town Incorporation and Settlement Dates
  • 1725 - Stoneham is incorporated

    Massachusetts City and Town Incorporation and Settlement Dates
  • 1845 - STONEHAM. [Pop. 1,017. Inc. 1725.]
    Stoneham is said to have been named from its rocky soil. In the south part of the town is a beautiful pond, called Spot Pond, from which the city ... Read MORE...

  • 1848 - Stoneham
    This town was incorporated in 1725. It is about four miles in length, and two in breadth. The surface of the township is rather rocky and uneven, and ... Read MORE...

  • 1854 - Stoneham
    Stoneham, a post-village in Middlesex co., Massachusetts, on the Boston and Maine railroad, 8 miles N. from Boston, contains 1 or 2 churches. Pop. of ... Read MORE...

  • News  1870 - Crushed Under Wheels
    In Stoneham, Mass., on Friday, a seven year old boy named Moses Downes, stepped from the forward end of a horse-car and fell under the wheels which... Read MORE...

  • Stoneham Massachusetts, 1890
    Stoneham is a brisk and thriving town situated on high land in the eastern part of Middlesex County, about nine miles from Boston, with which it is... Read MORE...

  • 1895 - Stoneham
    Stoneham, a post-village in Stoneham township, Middlesex co., Mass., on a branch of the Boston, Lowell & Nashua Railroad, 9 miles N. of Boston. It is ... Read MORE...

  • 1906
    Stoneham, a banking post-village in Stoneham town ship (town), Middlesex CO., Mass., on the Boston and Maine R., 8 miles N. of Boston. It has a... Read MORE...

  • News  1907 - PHYSICIAN AND WIFE HURT IN AUTO CRASH
    Dr. and Mrs. M. E. Brand of Reading Thrown Out in Stoneham When Touring Car Hits Runabout at Blind Corner.

    Stoneham, Nov. 24. - Dr. M. E. Brand of ... Read MORE...

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