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Topsfield, Massachusetts, USA

Topsfield, Essex, Massachusetts, USA

The Agawam tribe inhabited Topsfield prior to and during the British colonization in the early seventeenth century. They were one of the Algonquian peoples.

The General Court of Massachusetts renamed the place Topsfield in 1648, undoubtedly after Toppesfield, England, a small parish in the county of Essex north of London.
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Topsfield includes: Sweeneyville and Town Hill.


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  • 1635 - Topsfield is settled

    Massachusetts City and Town Incorporation and Settlement Dates

  • 1650 - Topsfield is incorporated

    Massachusetts City and Town Incorporation and Settlement Dates

  • Topsfield, Massachusetts, USA
    "Parson Capen" House, Topsfield, Mass., 1684
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  • In 1803, Governor Caleb Strong chartered the Newburyport Turnpike Corporation, a profit-making venture that proposed building a toll road straight from Newburyport through Topsfield to Boston.
    Proponents of the turnpike claimed it would be a far more efficient way between the two endpoints, cutting travel time from six to four hours. Work...Read MORE...


  • Topsfield, Massachusetts, USA
    Lamson Bridge Over Ipswich River, Topsfield, Mass., Built 1814
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  • 1818 - Topsfield Fair
    The Topsfield Fair was established in 1818 by the Essex Agricultural Society.

  • 1845 - TOPSFIELD. [Pop. 1,059. Inc. 1650.]
    Topsfield, before its incorporation, was a part of Salem, and called New Meadows.
    The soil is hilly, although the chief village is...Read MORE...


  • 1854 - Topsfield
    Topsfield, a post-village of Essex co., Massachusetts, about 20 miles N. E. by N. from Boston, contains 1 or 2 churches and an academy. Population,...Read MORE...


  • News 1868 - Interesting Marriage
    The Salem (Mass.) Gazette says: "On Tuesday of last week Mr. Wm. Blodgett, a resident of Topsfield, who severed creditably in the army in the late...Read MORE...


  • Topsfield Massachusetts, 1890
    Topsfield is a pleasant old farming town in the central part of Essex County, 25 miles from Boston on the Danvers and Newburyport line, Western...Read MORE...


  • 1906
    Topsfield, a post-village in Topsfield township (town), Essex co., Mass., near the Ipswich River and on the Boston and Maine R., 25 miles N. by E. of ...Read MORE...


  • Topsfield, Massachusetts, USA
    Academy, 1909
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  • Topsfield, Massachusetts, USA
    The Common
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  • Topsfield, Massachusetts, USA
    Congregational Church
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  • Topsfield, Massachusetts, USA
    B & M Depot
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  • Topsfield, Massachusetts, USA
    Hood's Pond
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  • Topsfield, Massachusetts, USA
    Town Hall
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  • Topsfield, Massachusetts, USA
    Public Library
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"Parson Capen" House, Topsfield, Mass., 1684
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Lamson Bridge Over Ipswich River, Topsfield, Mass., Built 1814

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Academy, 1909

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The Common

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Congregational Church

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B & M Depot

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Town Hall

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Hood's Pond

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Public Library

History, News and Stories of Topsfield, Massachusetts, USA

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  • 1635 - Topsfield is settled

    Massachusetts City and Town Incorporation and Settlement Dates
  • 1650 - Topsfield is incorporated

    Massachusetts City and Town Incorporation and Settlement Dates
  • In 1803, Governor Caleb Strong chartered the Newburyport Turnpike Corporation, a profit-making venture that proposed building a toll road straight from Newburyport through Topsfield to Boston.
    Proponents of the turnpike claimed it would be a far more efficient way between the two endpoints, cutting travel time from six to four hours. Work... Read MORE...

  • 1818 - Topsfield Fair
    The Topsfield Fair was established in 1818 by the Essex Agricultural Society.
  • 1845 - TOPSFIELD. [Pop. 1,059. Inc. 1650.]
    Topsfield, before its incorporation, was a part of Salem, and called New Meadows.
    The soil is hilly, although the chief village is... Read MORE...

  • 1854 - Topsfield
    Topsfield, a post-village of Essex co., Massachusetts, about 20 miles N. E. by N. from Boston, contains 1 or 2 churches and an academy. Population,... Read MORE...

  • News  1868 - Interesting Marriage
    The Salem (Mass.) Gazette says: "On Tuesday of last week Mr. Wm. Blodgett, a resident of Topsfield, who severed creditably in the army in the late... Read MORE...

  • Topsfield Massachusetts, 1890
    Topsfield is a pleasant old farming town in the central part of Essex County, 25 miles from Boston on the Danvers and Newburyport line, Western... Read MORE...

  • 1906
    Topsfield, a post-village in Topsfield township (town), Essex co., Mass., near the Ipswich River and on the Boston and Maine R., 25 miles N. by E. of ... Read MORE...

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