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"Fox'borough, a post-village in Foxborough township, Norfolk co., Mass., on the Boston, Clinton & Fitchburg Railroad, 14 miles N.N.W. of Taunton, and 22 miles S.S.W. of Boston. It has 5 churches, a high school, a savings bank, a newspaper office, a public library, a granite quarry, iron-works, and manufactures of straw goods, soap, hats, and shoes. Pop. of the township, 2933."

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


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  • 18. FOXBOROUGH. [Pop. 1,298. Inc. 1778.]
    Foxborough was originally a part of Stoughton, and, with that, a part of Dorchester.

    Its chief manufactures consist of straw bonnets,... Read MORE...

  • 1848 - Foxborough
    This town was originally a part of Stoughton; it was incorporated in 1778. The Rev. Thomas Kendall, the first minister, was ordained here in 1786.... Read MORE...

  • Foxborough Massachusetts, 1890
    Foxborough is a busy and prosperous town in the southwestern part of Norfolk County, about 20 miles southwest of Boston. The Providence Branch and... Read MORE...

  • News  1900 - STRAW WORKS DESTROYED BY FIRE.
    Foxboro, Mass., May 29. - The complete destruction of the Union straw works by fire caused a loss to the company of nearly $150,000, and proves a... Read MORE...

  • News  1900 - ONE MAN KILLED. SEVERAL SERIOUSLY INJURED IN FOXBORO FIRE.
    By Associated Press to The Sun.
    Taunton, Mass., June 4. - A special from Foxboro, says:
    This town is today dazed and panic-stricken. The town hall... Read MORE...

  • 1916
    Foxboro, a post-village in Foxboro township (town), Norfolk co., Mass., on the New York, New Haven and Hartford R., 22 miles SSW. of Boston. It has... Read MORE...

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