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Watertown, Massachusetts, USA

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Where is Watertown, Massachusetts, USA? 

Watertown, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA
Watertown, first known as Saltonstall Plantation, was one of the earliest of the Massachusetts Bay settlements. It was begun early in 1630 by a group of settlers led by Sir Richard Saltonstall and the Rev. George Phillips and officially incorporated that same year. The alternate spelling "Waterton" is seen in some early documents.wikipedia


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Watertown, Massachusetts, USA - Charles River, Watertown, Mass.
Watertown, Massachusetts, USA

Charles River, Watertown, Mass.
Watertown, Massachusetts, USA - St. John's M. E. Church, Watertown, Mass.
Watertown, Massachusetts, USA

St. John's M. E. Church, Watertown, Mass.
Watertown, Massachusetts, USA - Mt. Auburn St. (1905)
Watertown, Massachusetts, USA

Mt. Auburn St. (1905)

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1630 - In July of 1630, a group led by Sir Richard Saltonstall, rowed up the Charles River from Charlestown and established the settlement that became Watertown.

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General Henry Knox and his troops passed through here in the winter of 1775-76 with a load of 59 cannons pulled by teams of oxen.
The cannons were captured from the British at Fort Ticonderoga and Crown Point. They were...Read MORE...

An Oral History of Watertown


An Oral History of Watertown (www.youtube.com)
1831 - Mount Auburn Cemetery, founded in 1831, is listed by the American Association of Botanical Gardens and Arboretum, as the second oldest public garden of any kind in the United States.
Thought by many to be in Cambridge, it has the vast majority of its graves and all its buildings in ...Read MORE...

16. WATERTOWN. [Pop. 1,810. Inc. 1630.]
The Indian name was Pigsguesset. When the first settlers of Charlestown scattered in search of...Read MORE...

1848 - Watertown
This is an ancient town, it being settled the same year as Boston, in 1630. The first Englishmen...Read MORE...

Watertown Massachusetts, 1890
Watertown, on the north bank of the Charles River, in the southeasterly section of Middlesex...Read MORE...

1906
Watertown, a post-village in Watertown township (town), Middlesex co., Mass., on the Charles River...Read MORE...

News  1916 - ENDS LIFE IN POTOMAC - Edwin Coobs, Watertown, Mass., Victim of Nervous Troubles
Arrived With Specialist En Route to Florida and Vanished from Hotel. Body Found Two Hours...Read MORE...


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