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Billerica, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA

"Billerica, biller-ik-a, a handsome post-village of Middlesex co., Mass., in Billerica township, on the Concord River, and on the Bedford & Billerica Railroad, 2 miles from the Boston, Lowell & Nashua Railroad, and 19 miles N.W. of Boston. It contains 3 churches, a town hall, and an institution called the Howe School. The township contains a village named North Billerica, which has chemical works and 2 woollen-mills. Pop. of township, in 1890, 2098."

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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  • 1655 - Billerica founded

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  • 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.

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  • 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"

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  • 21. 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.

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  • 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...


  • 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...


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    The Common, Billerica, Mass.
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    Bennett Library, Billerica, Mass.
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    Riverhurst, 1905
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    Town Hall
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    The Mitchell Military Boys School
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    The Square, 1910
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    Riverhurst Boat House on Concord River (1910)
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    Talbot Mills
  • 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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