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Topsfield, Essex, Massachusetts, USA

"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, 1170."

A New and Complete Gazetteer of the United States: Giving a Full and Comprehensive Review of the Present Condition, Industry, and Resources of the American Confederacy ...
Thomas Baldwin (of Philadelphia.)
Joseph Thomas
January 1, 1854
Philadelphia : Lippincott, Grambo & Company 1854.

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  • 1803 - 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.

  • 23. 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...


  • 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
    Lamson Bridge Over Ipswich River, Topsfield, Mass., Built 1814
  • Topsfield, Massachusetts, USA
    Town Hall
  • Topsfield, Massachusetts, USA
    "Parson Capen" House, Topsfield, Mass., 1684
  • Topsfield, Massachusetts, USA
    Public Library


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