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Cohasset, Massachusetts, USA

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Cohasset was first seen by Europeans in 1614, when Captain John Smith explored the coast of New England. The area was first settled in 1670 and became a town separate from Hingham in 1770. Previously, what is today the town of Cohasset was known as Hingham's Second Parish. The town's name came from the Algonquian word "Conahasset", meaning "long rocky place". Much of the land was originally granted to the "Conahasset Partners". kids.kiddle.co

Cohasset includes: Beechwood and Black Rock Station.
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  • 1647 - Cohasset is settled

    Massachusetts City and Town Incorporation and Settlement Dates

  • 1770 - Cohasset is incorporated.
    Prior to incorporation, Cohasset was a part of Hingham.


  • 1845 - COHASSET. [Pop. 1,471. Inc. 1770.]
    Cohasset was originally a part of Hingham, which belongs to Plymouth County.

    Its seashore is girt with dangerous rocks, and distinguished...Read MORE...


  • 1848 - Cohasset
    This town was originally a part of Hingham; it was incorporated in 1770. The first minister of Cohasset was Rev. Nehemiah Hobart, the grandson of...Read MORE...


  • 1854 - Cohasset
    Cohasset, a post-township of Norfolk county, Massachusetts, 16 miles S. E. from Boston. The village is the terminus of the South Shore railroad....Read MORE...


  • News 1880 - A ship canal over seven miles long is to be constructed across the Isthmus at Cohasset Narrows, in Massachusetts, at a cost of about $2,500,000.

    St Joseph Herald
    Saint Joseph, Michigan
    March 20, 1880

  • Cohasset Massachusetts, 1890
    Cohasset is a pleasant seaboard town and watering-place 20 miles southeast of Boston by the South-shore Railroad. The town of Hingham separates it...Read MORE...


  • 1895 - Cohasset
    Cohas'set, a post-village, summer resort, and watering-place of Norfolk co., Mass, on the Atlantic Ocean in Cohasset township, and on the Old Colony...Read MORE...


  • 1900 - From Hingham (UK), a fragment of the of the old font, part of the shaft of the original 14th century baptismal font, was presented to America
    where it was restored and incorporated in the font of St Stephens Church (built 1899 – 1900) in the parish of Cohasset which split from Hingham...Read MORE...


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  • Cohasset, Massachusetts, USA
    Marsh's Corner, Cohasset, Mass.
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    Cohasset Home
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  • 1916
    Cohasset, a banking post-village, summer-resort, and watering-place of Norfolk co., Mass., on the Atlantic: Ocean, in Cohasset township (town), and...Read MORE...




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  • 1647 - Cohasset is settled

    Massachusetts City and Town Incorporation and Settlement Dates
  • 1770 - Cohasset is incorporated.
    Prior to incorporation, Cohasset was a part of Hingham.

  • 1845 - COHASSET. [Pop. 1,471. Inc. 1770.]
    Cohasset was originally a part of Hingham, which belongs to Plymouth County.

    Its seashore is girt with dangerous rocks, and distinguished... Read MORE...

  • 1848 - Cohasset
    This town was originally a part of Hingham; it was incorporated in 1770. The first minister of Cohasset was Rev. Nehemiah Hobart, the grandson of... Read MORE...

  • 1854 - Cohasset
    Cohasset, a post-township of Norfolk county, Massachusetts, 16 miles S. E. from Boston. The village is the terminus of the South Shore railroad.... Read MORE...

  • News  1880 - A ship canal over seven miles long is to be constructed across the Isthmus at Cohasset Narrows, in Massachusetts, at a cost of about $2,500,000.
    St Joseph Herald
    Saint Joseph, Michigan
    March 20, 1880
  • Cohasset Massachusetts, 1890
    Cohasset is a pleasant seaboard town and watering-place 20 miles southeast of Boston by the South-shore Railroad. The town of Hingham separates it... Read MORE...

  • 1895 - Cohasset
    Cohas'set, a post-village, summer resort, and watering-place of Norfolk co., Mass, on the Atlantic Ocean in Cohasset township, and on the Old Colony... Read MORE...

  • 1900 - From Hingham (UK), a fragment of the of the old font, part of the shaft of the original 14th century baptismal font, was presented to America
    where it was restored and incorporated in the font of St Stephens Church (built 1899 – 1900) in the parish of Cohasset which split from Hingham... Read MORE...

  • 1916
    Cohasset, a banking post-village, summer-resort, and watering-place of Norfolk co., Mass., on the Atlantic: Ocean, in Cohasset township (town), and... Read MORE...

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