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Rowley, Essex, Massachusetts, USA

"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 manufactures of boots, shoes, &c. The township is bounded E. by the Atlantic, and contains extensive salt-marshes, Pop. of township, 1162."

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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Baptist Church, Rowley, Mass.

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Bailey's Corner, 1905

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Centre School

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John MacDonald's Store


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St. Mary's Church

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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. Wikipedia
  • 1654 - May 3 - Bridge at Rowley Mass begins charging tolls for animals
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  • 21. 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...

  • 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...

  • 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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