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Sharon, Massachusetts, USA

Sharon, Norfolk, MA

Sharon, first settled as part of the Massachusetts Bay Colony in 1637, was deemed the 2nd precinct of Stoughton in 1740. It was established as the district of Stoughtonham on June 21, 1765, incorporated as the Town of Stoughtonham on August 23, 1775 and was named Sharon on February 25, 1783 after Israel's Sharon plain, due to its high level of forestation. kids.kiddle.co

Sharon includes: Knollwood.
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  • 1650 - Sharon is settled

    Massachusetts City and Town Incorporation and Settlement Dates

  • 1845 - 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...


  • 1854 - Sharon
    Sharon, a post-village in Norfolk co., Massachusetts, on the Boston and Providence railroad, 17 miles S. by W. from Boston. Population of the...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...


  • 1895 - Sharon
    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...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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  • 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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  • 1650 - Sharon is settled

    Massachusetts City and Town Incorporation and Settlement Dates
  • 1845 - 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...

  • 1854 - Sharon
    Sharon, a post-village in Norfolk co., Massachusetts, on the Boston and Providence railroad, 17 miles S. by W. from Boston. Population of the... 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...

  • 1895 - Sharon
    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... 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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