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Wayland, Middlesex, MA

Wayland was the first settlement of Sudbury Plantation in 1639. The Town of East Sudbury was incorporated on April 10, 1780, on land which had formerly been part of Sudbury. On March 11, 1835, East Sudbury became Wayland, a farming community, presumably in honor of Dr. Francis Wayland, who was president of Brown University and a friend of East Sudbury’s Judge Edward Mellen. Both Wayland and Mellen became benefactors of the town’s library, the first free public library in the state. kids.kiddle.co

Wayland includes: Wayside Inn Station, Cochituate, Five Paths, Lokerville, and Tower Hill.
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  • 1638 - Wayland is settled

    Massachusetts City and Town Incorporation and Settlement Dates

  • General Henry Knox and his troops passed through here in the winter of 1775-76 with a load of 59 cannons pulled by teams of oxen.
    The cannons were captured from the British at Fort Ticonderoga and Crown Point. They were transported from Lake Champlain to Dorchester Heights,...Read MORE...


  • 1780 - Wayland is incorporated

    Massachusetts City and Town Incorporation and Settlement Dates

  • 1845 - WAYLAND. [Pop. 998. Inc. 1780.]
    The name of East Sudbury was changed to Wayland in 1835, probably in honor of Francis Wayland, President of Brown University.

    This town is ...Read MORE...


  • 1848 - Wayland
    This town bore the name of East Sudbury from 1780 until 1835. It is separated on the west from Sudbury by the river of that name, a sluggish stream,...Read MORE...


  • 1854 - Wayland
    Wayland, a post-township in Middlesex co., Massachusetts, 16 miles W. by N. from Boston. Cochituate lake, from which Boston is supplied with water,...Read MORE...


  • Wayland Massachusetts, 1890
    Wayland is an agricultural and shoemaking town of 1,946 inhabitants, nearly central in the southerly section of Middlesex County, 16 miles west of...Read MORE...


  • Wayland, Massachusetts, USA
    West Brook
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  • News 1901 - TO THE GRAVE TOGETHER.
    Burials of Henry F. Canney and Charles Inman, Who Were Drowned at Wayland.

    Roxbury has never seen a more impressive funeral procession than that...Read MORE...


  • News 1902 - ENGINEER AND BRAKEMAN DEAD.
    Freight Train Ran Into Open Switch on Boston and Maine Railroad.

    WAYLAND, Mass., April 10. - A freight train over the Massachusetts Central...Read MORE...


  • 1906
    Wayland, a post-village of Middlesex co., Mass., in Wayland township (town), on the Sudbury River and on the Boston and Maine R., 16 miles W. of...Read MORE...


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    Wayland, Mass. Wayland Inn
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    High School
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  • 1638 - Wayland is settled

    Massachusetts City and Town Incorporation and Settlement Dates
  • General Henry Knox and his troops passed through here in the winter of 1775-76 with a load of 59 cannons pulled by teams of oxen.
    The cannons were captured from the British at Fort Ticonderoga and Crown Point. They were transported from Lake Champlain to Dorchester Heights,... Read MORE...

  • 1780 - Wayland is incorporated

    Massachusetts City and Town Incorporation and Settlement Dates
  • 1845 - WAYLAND. [Pop. 998. Inc. 1780.]
    The name of East Sudbury was changed to Wayland in 1835, probably in honor of Francis Wayland, President of Brown University.

    This town is ... Read MORE...

  • 1848 - Wayland
    This town bore the name of East Sudbury from 1780 until 1835. It is separated on the west from Sudbury by the river of that name, a sluggish stream,... Read MORE...

  • 1854 - Wayland
    Wayland, a post-township in Middlesex co., Massachusetts, 16 miles W. by N. from Boston. Cochituate lake, from which Boston is supplied with water,... Read MORE...

  • Wayland Massachusetts, 1890
    Wayland is an agricultural and shoemaking town of 1,946 inhabitants, nearly central in the southerly section of Middlesex County, 16 miles west of... Read MORE...

  • News  1901 - TO THE GRAVE TOGETHER.
    Burials of Henry F. Canney and Charles Inman, Who Were Drowned at Wayland.

    Roxbury has never seen a more impressive funeral procession than that... Read MORE...

  • News  1902 - ENGINEER AND BRAKEMAN DEAD.
    Freight Train Ran Into Open Switch on Boston and Maine Railroad.

    WAYLAND, Mass., April 10. - A freight train over the Massachusetts Central... Read MORE...

  • 1906
    Wayland, a post-village of Middlesex co., Mass., in Wayland township (town), on the Sudbury River and on the Boston and Maine R., 16 miles W. of... Read MORE...

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