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Sharon, Norfolk, Massachusetts, USA

"Sharon, a post-village in Sharon township, Norfolk co., Mass., on the Boston & Providence Railroad, 17 miles S. by W. of Boston. It has several churches, and manufactures of cotton duck, carriages, trowels, &c. The town ship has 5 churches, and a large hotel on Massapoag Lake. Pop. of the township, 1330."

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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  • 19. SHARON. [Pop. 1,076. Inc. 1765.]
    Sharon was once a part of Stoughton, and, with it, a part of Dorchester.

    The Indians called it Mashapoag, and from a pond of the same name ...Read MORE...


  • News 1872 - Three young sons of Mr. Miller, of Sharon, Mass., were drowned in that town the other day, by breaking through the ice.

    St Joseph Herald
    Saint Joseph, Michigan
    February 24, 1872

  • News 1886 - The editor of the Sharon (Mass.) Advocate has bone into the marrying business as a little side speculation.
    In a recent issue of his paper he says: "Persons intending marriage are reminded that the editor of the Advocate has had his commission as justice of ...Read MORE...


  • Sharon Massachusetts, 1890
    Sharon occupies the highlands which form the water-shed of streams flowing in opposite directions — northeasterly towards Massachusetts or...Read MORE...


  • News 1896 - FOUND WATERY GRAVES
    Sharon, Mass., June 30. - What was intended to be a week’s enjoyable outing was brought to an abrupt and sad close at Lake Massapoag Monday...Read MORE...


  • News 1898 - ONLY FOUR KILLED IN WRECK.
    CASUALTIES AT SHARON NOT SO NUMEROUS AS AT FIRST REPORTED - TWO MAY NOT RECOVER.

    Sharon, Mass., Aug. 22. - In the excitement and confusion...Read MORE...


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  • Sharon, Massachusetts, USA
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  • 1906
    Sharon, a post- village in Sharon township (town), Norfolk co., Mass., on the New York, New Haven and Hartford R., 17 miles S. by W. of Boston. It...Read MORE...


  • Sharon, Massachusetts, USA
    Lawn Crest, Sharon, Mass.


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Lawn Crest, Sharon, Mass.
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  • 19. SHARON. [Pop. 1,076. Inc. 1765.]
    Sharon was once a part of Stoughton, and, with it, a part of Dorchester.

    The Indians called it Mashapoag, and from a pond of the same name ... Read MORE...

  • News  1872 - Three young sons of Mr. Miller, of Sharon, Mass., were drowned in that town the other day, by breaking through the ice.
    St Joseph Herald
    Saint Joseph, Michigan
    February 24, 1872
  • News  1886 - The editor of the Sharon (Mass.) Advocate has bone into the marrying business as a little side speculation.
    In a recent issue of his paper he says: "Persons intending marriage are reminded that the editor of the Advocate has had his commission as justice of ... Read MORE...

  • Sharon Massachusetts, 1890
    Sharon occupies the highlands which form the water-shed of streams flowing in opposite directions — northeasterly towards Massachusetts or... Read MORE...

  • News  1896 - FOUND WATERY GRAVES
    Sharon, Mass., June 30. - What was intended to be a week’s enjoyable outing was brought to an abrupt and sad close at Lake Massapoag Monday... Read MORE...

  • News  1898 - ONLY FOUR KILLED IN WRECK.
    CASUALTIES AT SHARON NOT SO NUMEROUS AS AT FIRST REPORTED - TWO MAY NOT RECOVER.

    Sharon, Mass., Aug. 22. - In the excitement and confusion... Read MORE...

  • 1906
    Sharon, a post- village in Sharon township (town), Norfolk co., Mass., on the New York, New Haven and Hartford R., 17 miles S. by W. of Boston. It... Read MORE...

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