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Wakefield, Massachusetts, USA

Wakefield, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA

The land we now know as Wakefield was first settled in 1638 by a small band of settlers from Lynn. The following year, they successfully petitioned the legislature for "an inland plantation," named Linn Village. In 1644, when seven families had settled and seven houses had been built, the Court ordered that the town might be incorporated. At that time, th e village, located near the shores of the "Great Pond" (Lake Quannapowitt) took the name of Redding...

...The town of South Reading was formed in 1812...

...In 1868, after Cyrus Wakefield offered to build the town a new Town Hall, the town of South Reading voted to change its name to Wakefield, Massachusetts...
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Wakefield includes: Greenwood and Montrose.
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