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History of Chelmsford, Massachusetts, USA

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Chelmsford, Massachusetts, USA

Chelmsford, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA

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  • 1633 - Chelmsford is settled

    Massachusetts City and Town Incorporation and Settlement Dates

  • 1655 - Chelmsford is incorporated
    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

    Wikipedia

  • 1845 - 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...


  • 1854 - Chelmsford
    Chelmsford, a post-township of Middlesex county, Massachusetts, 23 miles N. W. of Boston. Population, 2097.
    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.

  • 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...


  • 1895 - Chelmsford
    Chelms'ford, a post-township of Middlesex co, Mass, about 24 miles N.W. of Boston, is bounded on the N. by the Merrimac River. It is intersected by th...Read MORE...


  • Chelmsford, Massachusetts, USA
    All Saints Episcopal Church
  • 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

  • Chelmsford, Massachusetts, USA
    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...

  • Chelmsford, Massachusetts, USA
    Congregational Society Church
  • 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...


  • Chelmsford, Massachusetts, USA
    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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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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  • 1633 - Chelmsford is settled

    Massachusetts City and Town Incorporation and Settlement Dates
  • 1655 - Chelmsford is incorporated
    Founded by settlers from Concord. The area currently encompassed by Chelmsford, Lowell, Westford, Carlisle and to a certain extent Dracut, were all... 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

    Wikipedia
  • 1845 - 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... 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)... Read MORE...

  • 1854 - Chelmsford
    Chelmsford, a post-township of Middlesex county, Massachusetts, 23 miles N. W. of Boston. Population, 2097.
    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.
  • 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... 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...

  • 1895 - Chelmsford
    Chelms'ford, a post-township of Middlesex co, Mass, about 24 miles N.W. of Boston, is bounded on the N. by the Merrimac River. It is intersected by... 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... Read MORE...

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