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Chelmsford, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA

"Chelms'ford, a post-township of Middlesex co, Mass, about 24 miles N.W. of Boston, is £ on the N. by the Merrimac River. It is intersected by the Old Colony Railroad, and contains villages named Chelmsford, North Chelmsford, South Chelmsford, Centre Chelmsford, East Chelmsford, and West Chelmsford. It has 4 churches, an iron-foundry, 2 high schools, and manufactures of ma chinery, woollen goods, &c. Pop. in 1890, 2695."

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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All Saints Episcopal Church

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Capt. Wm. Fletcher Place (200 years old) Chelmsford, Mass. (1907)

"William Fletcher was born in 1622 in England, to Robert and Sarah Fletcher, possibly in Yorkshire. He was one of five children, and in 1630, the family migrated to America as part ... Read MORE...

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Congregational Society Church

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Mrs. Nelson's Candy House

"[August 18, 2009] ...Mrs. Nelson’s Candy House in Chelmsford MA was started 55 years ago by the Nelson family, and has been owned by veteran candy maker Arthur Mapes and his family since 1984. Originally the cheery barn ... Read MORE...
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  • 1655 - Chelmsford founded
    Founded by settlers from Concord. The area currently encompassed by Chelmsford, Lowell, Westford, Carlisle and to a certain extent Dracut, were all or... Read MORE...

  • 1825 - Ralph Waldo Emerson opened a school in Chelmsford in 1825, closing it after a few months to take over his brother's school in Roxbury
  • 19. CHELMSFORD. [Pop. 1,697. Inc. 1655.]
    This town was named from Chelmsford in England, and originally included the town of Westford, and the settlement of the Pawtucket tribe of Indians... Read MORE...

  • 1848 - Chelmsford
    In 1652, about twenty persons from Woburn and Concord petitioned the general court for liberty to examine a tract of land “lying on the other (west) s... Read MORE...

  • News  1874 - Earthquake
    Citizens of Chelmsford, Mass. report a perceptible shock of earthquake at that place on Sunday noon, which shock shook buildings and caused considerab... Read MORE...

  • Chelmsford Massachusetts, 1890
    Chelmsford is an ancient and pleasant town in the northern part Middlesex county, about 26 miles northwest of Boston. Tyngsborough, Dracut and Lowell ... Read MORE...

  • 1901 - Chelmsford was the birthplace of the Chelmsford Spring Co. in 1901, which later became the Chelmsford Ginger Ale Company, acquired by Canada Dry in 1928.
    The ginger ale plant, rebuilt in 1912 after a disastrous fire consumed the original plant, stood on Route 110 until its demolition in 1994. Wikipedia
  • 1916
    Chelmsford, a post-village and township (town) of Middlesex co., Mass., 24 miles NW. of Boston, is bounded on the N. by the Merrimac River. The town i... Read MORE...

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