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History of Rowley, Massachusetts, USA

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Rowley, Massachusetts, USA

Rowley, Essex, Massachusetts, USA

The town of Rowley, Massachusetts, was founded in 1639, by the Reverend Ezekiel Rogers and his company. The original grant, was from Ipswich on the south to Newbury on the north, and from the ocean on the east to the Merrimack River on the west.
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Rowley includes: Milwood, Rooty Plain, Sodam, Bean Crossing, Burke's Corner, Chaplinville, Danielsville, and Dole Corner.



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  • 1639 - The town was settled in the spring of 1639 during the session of the General Court in Boston. It was named “Mr. Ezechi Roger’s Plantation Shalbee Called Rowley, Mass.”

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  • (Rowley) In 1642, a keystone arch bridge and a dam were built on the Mill River for the fulling mill, the first such in the colonies.
    The bridge was the first stone arch bridge in North America, constructed entirely of hand-chiseled granite and contained no mortar.
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  • 1654 - May 3 - Bridge at Rowley Mass begins charging tolls for animals

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  • 1845 - ROWLEY. [Pop. 1,203. Inc. 1639.]
    Rowley was named in honor of its first minister, who had previously been settled at Rowley in England, and who afterwards left a considerable...Read MORE...


  • 1854 - Rowley
    Rowley, a post-village in Essex co., Massachusetts, on the Eastern railroad, 29 miles N. N. E. from Boston, contains several churches. Pop. of the...Read MORE...


  • Rowley Massachusetts, 1890
    Rowley, lying in the eastern part of Essex County, is territorially long and narrow, extending from the ocean, between Newbury and Georgetown on the...Read MORE...


  • 1895 - Rowley
    Rowley, a post-village in Rowley township, Essex co, Mass., on the Eastern Railroad, 31 miles N.N.E. of Boston. It has 2 churches, a hotel, and...Read MORE...


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    The Village Pancake House, Rowley, Mass.
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    Baptist Church, Rowley, Mass.
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    Bailey's Corner, 1905
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  • 1906
    Rowley, a post-village in Rowley township (town), Essex co., Mass., on the Boston and Maine R., 31 miles NNE. of Boston. It has manufactures of...Read MORE...


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    Bird's Eye View, 1910
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    Centre School
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    Fairview, Nurses Vacation House
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    Forty Acre Club
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    John MacDonald's Store
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    St. Mary's Church
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    Town Hall and Public Library
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The Village Pancake House, Rowley, Mass.
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Rowley, Massachusetts, USA
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Baptist Church, Rowley, Mass.
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Rowley, Massachusetts, USA
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Bailey's Corner, 1905
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Rowley, Massachusetts, USA
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Centre School
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Rowley, Massachusetts, USA
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Bird's Eye View, 1910
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Rowley, Massachusetts, USA
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Fairview, Nurses Vacation House
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Rowley, Massachusetts, USA
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Forty Acre Club
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Rowley, Massachusetts, USA
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John MacDonald's Store
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Rowley, Massachusetts, USA
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St. Mary's Church
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Rowley, Massachusetts, USA
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Town Hall and Public Library
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  • 1639 - The town was settled in the spring of 1639 during the session of the General Court in Boston. It was named “Mr. Ezechi Roger’s Plantation Shalbee Called Rowley, Mass.”

    rowleyhistory.org/ history/
  • (Rowley) In 1642, a keystone arch bridge and a dam were built on the Mill River for the fulling mill, the first such in the colonies.
    The bridge was the first stone arch bridge in North America, constructed entirely of hand-chiseled granite and contained no mortar.
    Wikipedia
  • 1654 - May 3 - Bridge at Rowley Mass begins charging tolls for animals

    historyorb.com
  • 1845 - ROWLEY. [Pop. 1,203. Inc. 1639.]
    Rowley was named in honor of its first minister, who had previously been settled at Rowley in England, and who afterwards left a considerable... Read MORE...

  • 1854 - Rowley
    Rowley, a post-village in Essex co., Massachusetts, on the Eastern railroad, 29 miles N. N. E. from Boston, contains several churches. Pop. of the... Read MORE...

  • Rowley Massachusetts, 1890
    Rowley, lying in the eastern part of Essex County, is territorially long and narrow, extending from the ocean, between Newbury and Georgetown on the... Read MORE...

  • 1895 - Rowley
    Rowley, a post-village in Rowley township, Essex co, Mass., on the Eastern Railroad, 31 miles N.N.E. of Boston. It has 2 churches, a hotel, and... Read MORE...

  • 1906
    Rowley, a post-village in Rowley township (town), Essex co., Mass., on the Boston and Maine R., 31 miles NNE. of Boston. It has manufactures of... Read MORE...

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