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History of Medway, Massachusetts, USA

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Medway, Massachusetts, USA

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Medway (originally Midway) was first settled in 1657 and was officially incorporated in 1713. At that time, Medway began as a farming community of two hundred thirty-three. It was not long before the water power of the Charles River and Chicken Brook stimulated the formation of cotton and paper mills, straw and boot factories, and a variety of cottage industries.

After nearby Medfield was established as a town in 1651, an increasing number of newcomers settled on the land west of the Charles River. By 1712, this settlement west of the Charles had grown large enough to petition the Massachusetts General Court for the creation of a separate new town. That petition was granted, and the town of Medway incorporated on October 25, 1713. kids.kiddle.co

Medway includes: Braggville
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  • 1657 - Medway is settled

    Massachusetts City and Town Incorporation and Settlement Dates

  • 1688 - Samuel Fisher built a house East of Populactic Lake on the brow of the hill overlooking Medway Village.

    http://www.virtualnorfolk.org/

  • 1713 - Medway is incorporated

    Massachusetts City and Town Incorporation and Settlement Dates

  • 1845 - MEDWAY. [Pop. 2,043. Inc. 1713.]
    Medway, originally a part of Medfield, and, with that, of Dedham, is situated upon Charles River.

    The chief manufactures are cotton and...Read MORE...


  • 1853 - The Medway Branch Railroad opened for service in January
    and a little engine - the "Hooksett" built in June of 1842 and 2 wooden coaches, ran 26 round trips between North Wrentham (Norfolk) and Medway, via...Read MORE...


  • 1854 - Medway
    Medway, a post-township of Norfolk co., Massachusetts, on Charles river, about 22 miles S. W. from Boston, contains a manufacturing village of its...Read MORE...


  • 1864 - The Medway Branch RR was discontinued with the rails "being taken up in the night".
    Upon suspension of the Medway Branch RR, Charles Holman of Milford started a stage route from Medway through Rockville and North Wrentham to Wrentham ...Read MORE...


  • Medway Massachusetts, 1890
    Medway is a fine old town forming the northwest corner of Norfolk County, and bounded on the north by Holliston, east by Millis, south by Franklin...Read MORE...


  • 1895 - Medway
    Medway, a post-village in Medway township, Norfolk co., Mass., on Charles River, and on the Woonsocket division of the Boston, Hartford & Erie...Read MORE...


  • 1906
    Medway, a post-village in Medway township (town), Norfolk co., Mass., on the Charles River and on the New York, New Haven and Hartford R., 25 miles...Read MORE...


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    The Congregational Church, Medway, Mass.
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    Straw Shop
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    Medway Savings Bank
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    Town Center, News Agency, Variety Store
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The Congregational Church, Medway, Mass.
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Medway Savings Bank
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  • 1657 - Medway is settled

    Massachusetts City and Town Incorporation and Settlement Dates
  • 1688 - Samuel Fisher built a house East of Populactic Lake on the brow of the hill overlooking Medway Village.

    http://www.virtualnorfolk.org/
  • 1713 - Medway is incorporated

    Massachusetts City and Town Incorporation and Settlement Dates
  • 1845 - MEDWAY. [Pop. 2,043. Inc. 1713.]
    Medway, originally a part of Medfield, and, with that, of Dedham, is situated upon Charles River.

    The chief manufactures are cotton and... Read MORE...

  • 1853 - The Medway Branch Railroad opened for service in January
    and a little engine - the "Hooksett" built in June of 1842 and 2 wooden coaches, ran 26 round trips between North Wrentham (Norfolk) and Medway, via... Read MORE...

  • 1854 - Medway
    Medway, a post-township of Norfolk co., Massachusetts, on Charles river, about 22 miles S. W. from Boston, contains a manufacturing village of its... Read MORE...

  • 1864 - The Medway Branch RR was discontinued with the rails "being taken up in the night".
    Upon suspension of the Medway Branch RR, Charles Holman of Milford started a stage route from Medway through Rockville and North Wrentham to Wrentham ... Read MORE...

  • Medway Massachusetts, 1890
    Medway is a fine old town forming the northwest corner of Norfolk County, and bounded on the north by Holliston, east by Millis, south by Franklin... Read MORE...

  • 1895 - Medway
    Medway, a post-village in Medway township, Norfolk co., Mass., on Charles River, and on the Woonsocket division of the Boston, Hartford & Erie... Read MORE...

  • 1906
    Medway, a post-village in Medway township (town), Norfolk co., Mass., on the Charles River and on the New York, New Haven and Hartford R., 25 miles... Read MORE...

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