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Sterling, Massachusetts, USA

Sterling, Worcester, MA

Sterling was first settled by Europeans in 1720 and was officially incorporated in 1781.

Previous to its incorporation it was "the Second Parish of Lancaster," and was commonly called by a portion of its Indian name, Chocksett. The original Indian name of the area being Woonsechocksett. kids.kiddle.co

Sterling includes: Washacum, Chocksett, Cookshire, Justice Hill, Kendall Hill, Meeting House Hill, Pratts Junction, The Quag, Rowley Hill, and Squareshire.
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  • 1720 - Sterling is settled

    Massachusetts City and Town Incorporation and Settlement Dates

  • 1781 - Sterling is incorporated

    Massachusetts City and Town Incorporation and Settlement Dates

  • 1845 - STERLING. [Pop. 1,647. Inc. 1781.]
    Sterling was once a part of Lancaster, and called Chockset. Its present name, though misspelled, was given in honor of Lord Stirling, a Major-Gene...Read MORE...


  • 1848 - Sterling
    This was for many years the second parish in Lancaster, and was usually called Chockset. It was made a separate parish in the year 1743, and remained ...Read MORE...


  • 1854 - Sterling
    Sterling, a post-village in Worcester co., Massachusetts, on the Fitchburg and Worces ter railroad, near its junction with the Worcester and Nashua ra...Read MORE...


  • 1871 - Mary's Little Lamb
    The Worcester Gazette has become nauseated by the many recent effusions concerning "Mary's Little Lamb," and disposes of the animal in this way:

    "M...Read MORE...


  • Sterling Massachusetts, 1890
    Sterling is a pleasant manufacturing and farming town of 1,321 inhabitants, lying in the northeastern section of Worcester County, 49 miles northwest ...Read MORE...


  • 1895 - Sterling
    Sterling, a post-village in Sterling township, Worcester co., Mass., on the Fitchburg & Worcester Railroad, 14 miles N. of Worcester, and 12 miles S. ...Read MORE...


  • Sterling, Massachusetts, USA
    Washacum Park
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  • 1906
    Sterling, a post-village in Sterling township (town), Worcester oo., Mass., on the New York, New Haven and Hartford R., 14 miles N. of Worcester. Pop....Read MORE...


  • Sterling, Massachusetts, USA
    Sterling Public Library and Unitarian Church
    Postcard
  • News 1927 - $75,000 BLAZE SWEEPS BAY STATE CHAIR SHOP
    STERLING, Mass., June 2 - (By Associated Press) - Fire starting in the finishing room in the E R Buck Chair shop today caused damage estimated at abou...Read MORE...


  • Sterling, Massachusetts, USA
    "The Little Red School House"
    Sudbury, Massachusetts

    This school originally "The Redstone School" of School District No. 2 in Sterling, Mass., was erected in 1798. It was the scene of the poem "MARY HAD A LITTLE LAMB." It was moved to the... Read MORE...

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Washacum Park
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Sterling Public Library and Unitarian Church
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"The Little Red School House"
Sudbury, Massachusetts

This school originally "The Redstone School" of School District No. 2 in Sterling, Mass., was erected in 1798. It was the scene of the poem "MARY HAD A LITTLE LAMB." It was moved to the... Read MORE...

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  • 1720 - Sterling is settled

    Massachusetts City and Town Incorporation and Settlement Dates
  • 1781 - Sterling is incorporated

    Massachusetts City and Town Incorporation and Settlement Dates
  • 1845 - STERLING. [Pop. 1,647. Inc. 1781.]
    Sterling was once a part of Lancaster, and called Chockset. Its present name, though misspelled, was given in honor of Lord Stirling, a... Read MORE...

  • 1848 - Sterling
    This was for many years the second parish in Lancaster, and was usually called Chockset. It was made a separate parish in the year 1743, and remained ... Read MORE...

  • 1854 - Sterling
    Sterling, a post-village in Worcester co., Massachusetts, on the Fitchburg and Worces ter railroad, near its junction with the Worcester and Nashua... Read MORE...

  • 1871 - Mary's Little Lamb
    The Worcester Gazette has become nauseated by the many recent effusions concerning "Mary's Little Lamb," and disposes of the animal in this... Read MORE...

  • Sterling Massachusetts, 1890
    Sterling is a pleasant manufacturing and farming town of 1,321 inhabitants, lying in the northeastern section of Worcester County, 49 miles northwest ... Read MORE...

  • 1895 - Sterling
    Sterling, a post-village in Sterling township, Worcester co., Mass., on the Fitchburg & Worcester Railroad, 14 miles N. of Worcester, and 12 miles S. ... Read MORE...

  • 1906
    Sterling, a post-village in Sterling township (town), Worcester oo., Mass., on the New York, New Haven and Hartford R., 14 miles N. of Worcester.... Read MORE...

  • News  1927 - $75,000 BLAZE SWEEPS BAY STATE CHAIR SHOP
    STERLING, Mass., June 2 - (By Associated Press) - Fire starting in the finishing room in the E R Buck Chair shop today caused damage estimated at... Read MORE...

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