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Billerica, Massachusetts, USA

Billerica, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA

In the early 1630s, a Praying Indian village named Shawshin was at the current site of Billerica.
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Billerica includes: Bennett Hall, Main Street station, Nutting's Pond, Pattenville, Pinehurst, and Turnpike.


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  • 1637 - Billerica is settled

    Massachusetts City and Town Incorporation and Settlement Dates

  • 1655 - Billerica is incorporated

    Massachusetts City and Town Incorporation and Settlement Dates

  • 1740 - In 1740, King's Corner Tavern, also known as Allen's Tavern was built in East Billerica. It originally served as a stage coach stop for weary travelers and was later used to serve passengers on the Middlesex Canal.

    voices.yahoo.com/ a-brief-history-billerica -yankee-doodle-town-1715539.html

  • Billerica is also the site of the oldest canal in the United States, the Middlesex Canal, which was active in Billerica from 1795-1952. The canal was used to transport goods to and from Lowell, which earned it the moniker of the "Gateway to Lowell"

    voices.yahoo.com/ a-brief-history-billerica- yankee-doodle-town-1715539.html

  • 1845 - BILLERICA. [Pop. 1,632. Settled 1653.]
    The Indian name of this town was Shawshine or Shawsheen, the same as that of a branch of the Merrimack, that runs through it.

    Billerica is p...Read MORE...


  • News 1846 - Disastrous Fire in Billerica, Mass.
    Between 12 and 1 o'clock on Friday morning, one of the buildings attached to the Billerica mills, which are about four miles east of Lowell, was disco...Read MORE...


  • 1848 - Billerica
    The ancient Indian name of Billerica was Shawshine, a name which it received from its vicinity to the river of this name. The present name is derived ...Read MORE...


  • 1854 - Billerica
    Billerica, a beautiful post- village of Middlesex co., Mass., 18 miles N. by W. from Boston. It contains 4 churches, a new town house, and the Howe Sc...Read MORE...


  • Billerica, Massachusetts, USA
    Talbot Mills

    Thomas Talbot was an American textile mill owner and politician from Massachusetts, United States. Talbot ran a major textile business, involving chemical dyeworks and the weaving of fabric, in Billerica that was a major local... Read MORE...

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  • Billerica, Massachusetts, USA
    Bennett Library, Billerica, Mass.

    Built specifically as a library in 1880, it was a gift of Eleanor Bennett and her daughters. When Town Meeting refused the gift, Mrs.Bennett and other citizens formed a private corporation and elected officers... Read MORE...

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  • Billerica, Massachusetts, USA
    The Mitchell Military Boys School

    The Mitchell Military Boys School was opened in Billerica in 1879 by Professor Moses C. Mitchell, an 1862 graduate of Waterville College, now Colby, in Waterville, Maine. Professor Mitchell had taught at a number ... Read MORE...

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  • Billerica Massachusetts, 1890
    Billerica is an ancient and pleasant town in the northeasterly part of Middlesex County. Its boundaries are Chelmsford on the northwest, Tewksbury on ...Read MORE...


  • 1895 - Billerica
    Billerica, biller-ik-a, a handsome post-village of Middlesex co., Mass., in Billerica township, on the Concord River, and on the Bedford & Billerica R...Read MORE...


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    The Common, Billerica, Mass.
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  • Billerica, Massachusetts, USA
    Riverhurst, 1905
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  • Billerica, Massachusetts, USA
    Town Hall
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  • Billerica, Massachusetts, USA
    The Square, 1910
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  • Billerica, Massachusetts, USA
    Riverhurst Boat House on Concord River (1910)
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  • 1916
    Billerica, a post-village of Middlesex co., Mass., in Billerica township (town), on the Concord River, 19 miles NW. of Boston. The town contains the v...Read MORE...




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Talbot Mills

Thomas Talbot was an American textile mill owner and politician from Massachusetts, United States. Talbot ran a major textile business, involving chemical dyeworks and the weaving of fabric, in Billerica that was a major local... Read MORE...

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Billerica, Massachusetts, USA

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Bennett Library, Billerica, Mass.

Built specifically as a library in 1880, it was a gift of Eleanor Bennett and her daughters. When Town Meeting refused the gift, Mrs.Bennett and other citizens formed a private corporation and elected officers... Read MORE...

Billerica, Massachusetts, USA

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The Mitchell Military Boys School

The Mitchell Military Boys School was opened in Billerica in 1879 by Professor Moses C. Mitchell, an 1862 graduate of Waterville College, now Colby, in Waterville, Maine. Professor Mitchell had taught at a number ... Read MORE...

Billerica, Massachusetts, USA

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The Common, Billerica, Mass.

Billerica, Massachusetts, USA

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Riverhurst, 1905

Billerica, Massachusetts, USA

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Town Hall

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Riverhurst Boat House on Concord River (1910)

Billerica, Massachusetts, USA

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The Square, 1910

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  • 1637 - Billerica is settled

    Massachusetts City and Town Incorporation and Settlement Dates
  • 1655 - Billerica is incorporated

    Massachusetts City and Town Incorporation and Settlement Dates
  • 1740 - In 1740, King's Corner Tavern, also known as Allen's Tavern was built in East Billerica. It originally served as a stage coach stop for weary travelers and was later used to serve passengers on the Middlesex Canal.

    voices.yahoo.com/ a-brief-history-billerica -yankee-doodle-town-1715539.html
  • Billerica is also the site of the oldest canal in the United States, the Middlesex Canal, which was active in Billerica from 1795-1952. The canal was used to transport goods to and from Lowell, which earned it the moniker of the "Gateway to Lowell"

    voices.yahoo.com/ a-brief-history-billerica- yankee-doodle-town-1715539.html
  • 1845 - BILLERICA. [Pop. 1,632. Settled 1653.]
    The Indian name of this town was Shawshine or Shawsheen, the same as that of a branch of the Merrimack, that runs through it.

    Billerica is... Read MORE...

  • News  1846 - Disastrous Fire in Billerica, Mass.
    Between 12 and 1 o'clock on Friday morning, one of the buildings attached to the Billerica mills, which are about four miles east of Lowell, was... Read MORE...

  • 1848 - Billerica
    The ancient Indian name of Billerica was Shawshine, a name which it received from its vicinity to the river of this name. The present name is derived ... Read MORE...

  • 1854 - Billerica
    Billerica, a beautiful post- village of Middlesex co., Mass., 18 miles N. by W. from Boston. It contains 4 churches, a new town house, and the Howe... Read MORE...

  • Billerica Massachusetts, 1890
    Billerica is an ancient and pleasant town in the northeasterly part of Middlesex County. Its boundaries are Chelmsford on the northwest, Tewksbury on ... Read MORE...

  • 1895 - Billerica
    Billerica, biller-ik-a, a handsome post-village of Middlesex co., Mass., in Billerica township, on the Concord River, and on the Bedford & Billerica... Read MORE...

  • 1916
    Billerica, a post-village of Middlesex co., Mass., in Billerica township (town), on the Concord River, 19 miles NW. of Boston. The town contains the... Read MORE...

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