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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 Richard Saltonstall and George Phillips and officially incorporated that same year.
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Watertown includes: Arsenal, Bemis Station, and Union Market Station.


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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.

    ma-watertown2.civicplus.com/ index.aspx?NID=360

  • General Henry Knox and his troops passed through Watertown, Massachusetts 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 transported from Lake Champlain to Dorchester Heights, Mass...Read MORE...


  • 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 Watertown.
    ma-watertown2.civicplus.com/ index.aspx?NID=360

  • 1845 - WATERTOWN. [Pop. 1,810. Inc. 1630.]
    The Indian name was Pigsguesset. When the first settlers of Charlestown scattered in search of water, some removed to Boston, and others to Water-...Read MORE...


  • 1848 - Watertown
    This is an ancient town, it being settled the same year as Boston, in 1630. The first Englishmen who are known to have visited the place were Mr. War...Read MORE...


  • 1854 - Watertown
    Watertown, a post-township in Middlesex co., Massachusetts, intersected by the Fitchburg railroad, 8 miles W. by N. from Boston. Charles river, which ...Read MORE...


  • Watertown Massachusetts, 1890
    Watertown, on the north bank of the Charles River, in the southeasterly section of Middlesex County, is one of the most ancient and beautiful towns in...Read MORE...


  • 1895 - Watertown
    Watertown, a post-village in Watertown township, Middlesex co., Mass., on the Charles River, and on the Fitchburg Railroad, 8 miles W. of Boston. It h...Read MORE...


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    Charles River, Watertown, Mass.
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    St. John's M. E. Church, Watertown, Mass.
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    The Charles River, 1905
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    Main St., looking West, 1905
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    Mt. Auburn Street, 1905
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  • Watertown, Massachusetts, USA
    Mt. Auburn St. (1905)
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  • 1906
    Watertown, a post-village in Watertown township (town), Middlesex co., Mass., on the Charles River and on the Boston and Maine R., 7 miles W. of Bosto...Read MORE...


  • Watertown, Massachusetts, USA
    The Perkins Institution - Boy's Close

    Perkins School for the Blind, in Watertown, Massachusetts, was founded in 1829 and is the oldest school for the blind in the United States. It has also been known as the Perkins Institution for the Blind. The ... Read MORE...

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    Francis School, 1910

    The Francis School was built in 1896 and designed by Charles Brigham. The Francis School was demolished in ca.1952. digitalcommonwealth.org
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  • Watertown, Massachusetts, USA
    Main Street, Town Hall to Beacon Square
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    First Baptist Church, Mount Auburn Street, built in 1899
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  • 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 Later.

    The body of Edwin Coombs, 50 years old, librarian,...Read MORE...


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    High School
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    B. & M. R.R. Station, 1920
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  • Watertown, Massachusetts, USA
    Perkins Institution for the Blind

    ... John Dix Fisher first considered the idea of a school for blind children based upon his visits to Paris at the National Institute for the Blind and was inspired to create such a school in Boston,[5] but it... Read MORE...

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    St. Patrick's Church
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Charles River, Watertown, Mass.

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St. John's M. E. Church, Watertown, Mass.

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Mt. Auburn St. (1905)

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The Charles River, 1905

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Main St., looking West, 1905

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Mt. Auburn Street, 1905

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The Perkins Institution - Boy's Close

Perkins School for the Blind, in Watertown, Massachusetts, was founded in 1829 and is the oldest school for the blind in the United States. It has also been known as the Perkins Institution for the Blind. The ... Read MORE...

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Francis School, 1910

The Francis School was built in 1896 and designed by Charles Brigham. The Francis School was demolished in ca.1952. digitalcommonwealth.org

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Main Street, Town Hall to Beacon Square

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First Baptist Church, Mount Auburn Street, built in 1899

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High School

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B. & M. R.R. Station, 1920

Watertown, Massachusetts, USA

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Perkins Institution for the Blind

... John Dix Fisher first considered the idea of a school for blind children based upon his visits to Paris at the National Institute for the Blind and was inspired to create such a school in Boston,[5] but it... Read MORE...

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St. Patrick's Church

History, News and Stories of Watertown, Massachusetts, USA

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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.

    ma-watertown2.civicplus.com/ index.aspx?NID=360

    Read more about Richard SALTONSTALL photo of ancestor
  • General Henry Knox and his troops passed through Watertown, Massachusetts 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 transported from Lake Champlain to Dorchester Heights,... Read MORE...


    Read more about Henry KNOX photo of ancestor
  • 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 Watertown.
    ma-watertown2.civicplus.com/ index.aspx?NID=360
  • 1845 - WATERTOWN. [Pop. 1,810. Inc. 1630.]
    The Indian name was Pigsguesset. When the first settlers of Charlestown scattered in search of water, some removed to Boston, and others to... Read MORE...

  • 1848 - Watertown
    This is an ancient town, it being settled the same year as Boston, in 1630. The first Englishmen who are known to have visited the place were Mr.... Read MORE...

  • 1854 - Watertown
    Watertown, a post-township in Middlesex co., Massachusetts, intersected by the Fitchburg railroad, 8 miles W. by N. from Boston. Charles river, which ... Read MORE...

  • Watertown Massachusetts, 1890
    Watertown, on the north bank of the Charles River, in the southeasterly section of Middlesex County, is one of the most ancient and beautiful towns... Read MORE...

  • 1895 - Watertown
    Watertown, a post-village in Watertown township, Middlesex co., Mass., on the Charles River, and on the Fitchburg Railroad, 8 miles W. of Boston. It... Read MORE...

  • 1906
    Watertown, a post-village in Watertown township (town), Middlesex co., Mass., on the Charles River and on the Boston and Maine R., 7 miles W. of... 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 Later.

    The body of Edwin Coombs, 50 years old,... Read MORE...

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