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Tyngsborough, Middlesex, MA
Tyngsboro, or Tyngsborough as it is sometime called, is a small town in the county of Middlesex, Massachusetts. It was incorporated as a town on 23rd February, 1809 and soon became famous for its ferries which sailed along the Merrimack River, the granite quarries along the river, and the host of box companies that opened up in the town. oldschoolgroup.com
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1661 - Tyngsborough is settled
Massachusetts City and Town Incorporation and Settlement Dates
1809 - Tyngsborough is incorporated
Massachusetts City and Town Incorporation and Settlement Dates
1839 - Tyngsborough
Middlesex county. This is a pleasant town on both sides of Merrimack river, 8 miles N.W. by W. from Lowell, and 29 N.W. from Boston. Incorporated, 1789. Population, 1837, 870.
The river here is wide, placid, and majestic, and adds much to the beauty of the place. There is not much water power in the town, and the soil is light and sandy. Large quantities of granite are quarried here, hammered and fitted for various uses, and taken down the river. Here are also manufactures of brushes, barrels, boots, and shoes.
The New England Gazetteer containing descriptions of all the states, counties and towns in New England: also descriptions of the principal mountains, rivers lakes, capes, bays, harbors, islands and fashionable resorts within that territory. Alphabetically arranged. By John Hayward, author of the Columbian Traveller, Religious Creeds, &c. &c. Boston: John Hayward. Boyd & White, Concord, N.H. 1839
1845 - TYNGSBOROUGH. [Pop. 870. Inc. 1809.]
Tyngsborough was a part of Dunstable, till its incorporation. It was named in honor of the family of Tyng, from a member of which it received a ministerial and school Fund.
This is the only town in the State that is situated on both sides of the Merrimack, which is here a beautiful stream.
Large quantities of Granite have been sent to Boston by the Middlesex Canal.
The soil is light and sandy, and the river affords no aid to manufactures.
Distance from Concord, 16 miles; from Boston, 29.
An Elementary Geography for Massachusetts Children by William Bentley Fowle and Asa Fitz, 1845
1848 - Tyngsborough
This was taken from Dunstable, in 1789, and incorporated as the district of Tyngsborough. It was so named in honor of Madam Sarah Winslow (the daughter of Eleazer Tyng) and her family. On the organization of the district, Mrs. Winslow agreed to fund a sum of money which should afford the annual income of £80 lawful money, to be devoted equally to support a Congregational minister and a grammar school. In gratitude for this gift the district was named Tyngsborough. it was incorporated as a town in 1809. The first minister was Rev. Nathaniel Lawrence, who was ordained in 1790. This town lies on both sides of the Merrimac, which is here a beautiful stream. Large quantities of excellent granite have been quarried on the banks of this river, and sent from this place to the Boston market by the Middlesex canal. This place is 16 miles N. of Concord, 8 N. W. of Lowell, and 29 N. W. of Boston. Population, 870.
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1854 - Tyngsborough
Tyngsborough, a post-village in Middle sex co., Massachusetts, on Merrimack river, and the Nashua and Lowell railroad, 32 miles N. W. from Boston, contains 1 or 2 churches, and an academy. Pop. of the township, 799.
A New and Complete Gazetteer of the United States: Giving a Full and Comprehensive Review of the Present Condition, Industry, and Resources of the American Confederacy ... Thomas Baldwin (of Philadelphia.) Joseph Thomas January 1, 1854 Philadelphia : Lippincott, Grambo & Company 1854.
Tyngsborough Massachusetts, 1890
Tyngsborough is a fine old town in the northerly part of Middlesex County, 33 miles northwest of Boston, and 8 from Lowell, and has a population of 604. Dracut bounds it on the east; Chelmsford and Westford on the south; Groton on the west, and Dunstable on the northwest and west; and Pelham and Nashua, in N.H., on the north. A broad prong of about one-fourth the width of the town, and as long as the main portion, extends southwesterly.
The assessed area is 9,847 acres. The forests embrace 3,906 acres. The noble Merrimack flows northeast through the midst of the main portion of the town, making a digression westward in a symmetrical curve in passing the central village. It is crossed by a carriage bridge at this point. The Nashua and Lowell Branch of the Boston and Maine Railroad skirts the river, having a station here. The view from the railroad in approaching from Lowell embraces a long sweep of the river, handsome residences, churches and other buildings embowered among noble... Read MORE...
1895 - Tyngsborough
Tyngsborough, tingz'bür-rüh, a post-village of Middlesex co., Mass., in Tyngsborough township, on the Merrimac River, and on the Boston, Lowell & Nashua Railroad, 63 miles W.N.W. of Lowell, and 33 miles N.W. of Boston. It has 3 churches, and manufactures of brushes and shoddy. Pop. of the township, 665.
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
Tyngsboro, a post-village of Middlesex co., Mass., in Tyngsboro township (town), on the Merrimac River and on the Boston and Maine R., 64 miles WNW. of Lowell. It has manufactures of brushes. Pop. of the town in 1900, 773.
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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Robert FLETCHER (17 July 1727, Dunstable, Massachusetts, USA - 9 September 1792, Tyngsborough, Massachusetts, USA)
John BRIGHAM (22 March 1795, Tyngsborough, Massachusetts, USA - 24 May 1874, Watertown, Massachusetts, USA)
Julien PATENAUDE (10 April 1836, Chambly, Québec, Canada (Saint-Joseph-de-Chambly) - 3 April 1909, Tyngsborough, Massachusetts, USA)
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