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Taunton, Massachusetts, USA

Taunton, Bristol, Massachusetts, USA

Taunton includes: Walker, Weir, Weir Village, Westville, Whittenton, Bear Hole, Britannia, Chaces Station, Chase's, Cotley, Hopeville, Lawrence Station, Oakland, Precinct, Richmond, Schooset, and Squawbetty.


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  • 1638 - Taunton is settled

    Massachusetts City and Town Incorporation and Settlement Dates

  • 1639 - Taunton is incorporated

    Massachusetts City and Town Incorporation and Settlement Dates

  • 1774 - October 21 - First display of the word "Liberty" on a flag, raised by colonists in Taunton, Massachusetts and which was in defiance of British rule in Colonial America

    historyorb.com

  • 1845 - TAUNTON. [Pop. 7,645. Inc. 1639.]
    The Indian name of this ancient town was Cohannet. It included within its limits, Berkeley, Raynham, Dighton, Norton, Easton, and Mansfield, about...Read MORE...


  • News 1853 - ANOTHER FRIGHTFUL RAILROAD ACCIDENT.
    Saturday afternoon, as we learn from the Gazette, at half past two o'clock, as the New Bedford and Taunton train was about one mile and a half below T...Read MORE...


  • 1854 - Taunton
    Taunton, a post-town and semi-capital of Bristol county, Massachusetts, is situated at the head of navigation on Taunton river, and on the New Bedford...Read MORE...


  • 1864 - Taunton is incorporated as a city

    Massachusetts City and Town Incorporation and Settlement Dates

  • News 1868 - 6,000 Employed
    About six thousand inhabitants of Taunton, Mass., are employed in its thirty factories, and there are $6,000,000 of capital invested therein.
    St Joseph Herald
    Saint Joseph, Michigan
    June 13, 1868

  • News 1869 - Shovel Manufactory Burned
    An extensive shovel manufactory at Taunton, Mass., was burned a few days ago, involving a loss of $100,000.
    St Joseph Herald
    Saint Joseph, Michigan
    August 21, 1869

  • Taunton, Massachusetts, USA
    Alkalol
    Alkalol is a nasal wash and oral rinse. Alkalol dissolves mucus, cleans and moisturizes the nasal airways, and provides relief to agitated sinus, nasal passage and throat tissue. It is an alkaline saline solution that includes a mix of... Read MORE...

  • Taunton Massachusetts, 1890
    TAUNTON is a prosperous and in some respects a model manufacturing city, lying in the northeasterly section of Bristol County, of which it is the semi...Read MORE...


  • 1895 - Taunton
    Taunton, a manufacturing city, the capital of Bristol co., Mass., is situated at the head of navigation on Taunton River, 34 miles S. of Boston, 17 mi...Read MORE...


  • Taunton, Massachusetts, USA
    Westville Mill near Taunton, Mass.
  • Taunton, Massachusetts, USA
    Prospect Street Looking South. Taunton, Mass.
  • Taunton, Massachusetts, USA
    Post Office and Court House
  • Taunton, Massachusetts, USA
    Main Street, showing N.H. Skinner Co., Dry Goods, Carpets, Butterick Patterns
  • 1906
    Tannton, a city and one of the capitals of Bristol co., Mass., is situated at the head of navigation on the Taunton River, 35 miles S. of Boston, on t...Read MORE...


  • Taunton, Massachusetts, USA
    Rail Road Station, 1906
  • Taunton, Massachusetts, USA
    City Hotel, 1907
  • Taunton, Massachusetts, USA
    City Square, 1907
  • Taunton, Massachusetts, USA
    Winslow Congregational Church
  • Taunton, Massachusetts, USA
    Court Street, from Green
  • Taunton, Massachusetts, USA
    Dean St., 1907
  • Taunton, Massachusetts, USA
    Bristol County Fair, Grand Stand, 1907
  • Taunton, Massachusetts, USA
    High School, 1907
  • Taunton, Massachusetts, USA
    City Square, 1908
  • Taunton, Massachusetts, USA
    Weir Bridge, 1908
  • Taunton, Massachusetts, USA
    Armory
  • Taunton, Massachusetts, USA
    Cell Dryer Works
  • Taunton, Massachusetts, USA
    Dam at Herring Run, 1910
  • Taunton, Massachusetts, USA
    Boats at Dustin's Landing
  • Taunton, Massachusetts, USA
    Public Library
  • Taunton, Massachusetts, USA
    Odd Fellows Hall
  • Taunton, Massachusetts, USA
    Old Ladies' Home
  • Taunton, Massachusetts, USA
    Boats on Sabbatia Lake
  • Taunton, Massachusetts, USA
    S. A. DUDLEY
    Taunton, Mass.
    Manufacturers of SHUTTLES of every description
    Dudley Patent "DANDY" Spindle a Specialty

    New Bedford ... directory : of the inhabitants, business firms, institutions, streets, societies (1912) Author: W.A.... Read MORE...

  • Taunton, Massachusetts, USA
    The Green, 1913
  • Taunton, Massachusetts, USA
    View at Sabbatia Park, 1913
  • Taunton, Massachusetts, USA
    Bristol County Court House
  • Taunton, Massachusetts, USA
    Unitarian Church
  • Taunton, Massachusetts, USA
    Whittendon Mills
  • Taunton, Massachusetts, USA
    Taunton Yacht Club
  • Taunton, Massachusetts, USA
    Baptist Church
  • Taunton, Massachusetts, USA
    City Square, showing F. W. Woolworth Co.


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Alkalol
Alkalol is a nasal wash and oral rinse. Alkalol dissolves mucus, cleans and moisturizes the nasal airways, and provides relief to agitated sinus, nasal passage and throat tissue. It is an alkaline saline solution that includes a mix of... Read MORE...

Taunton, Massachusetts, USA
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Westville Mill near Taunton, Mass.

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Prospect Street Looking South. Taunton, Mass.

Taunton, Massachusetts, USA
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Post Office and Court House

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Main Street, showing N.H. Skinner Co., Dry Goods, Carpets, Butterick Patterns

Taunton, Massachusetts, USA
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Rail Road Station, 1906

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City Hotel, 1907

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City Square, 1907

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Winslow Congregational Church

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Court Street, from Green

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Dean St., 1907

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Bristol County Fair, Grand Stand, 1907

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High School, 1907

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City Square, 1908

Taunton, Massachusetts, USA
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Weir Bridge, 1908

Taunton, Massachusetts, USA
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Armory

Taunton, Massachusetts, USA
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Cell Dryer Works

Taunton, Massachusetts, USA
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Dam at Herring Run, 1910

Taunton, Massachusetts, USA
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Boats at Dustin's Landing

Taunton, Massachusetts, USA
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Public Library

Taunton, Massachusetts, USA
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Odd Fellows Hall

Taunton, Massachusetts, USA
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Old Ladies' Home

Taunton, Massachusetts, USA
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Boats on Sabbatia Lake

Taunton, Massachusetts, USA
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S. A. DUDLEY
Taunton, Mass.
Manufacturers of SHUTTLES of every description
Dudley Patent "DANDY" Spindle a Specialty

New Bedford ... directory : of the inhabitants, business firms, institutions, streets, societies (1912) Author: W.A.... Read MORE...

Taunton, Massachusetts, USA
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The Green, 1913

Taunton, Massachusetts, USA
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View at Sabbatia Park, 1913

Taunton, Massachusetts, USA
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Bristol County Court House

Taunton, Massachusetts, USA
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Unitarian Church

Taunton, Massachusetts, USA
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Whittendon Mills

Taunton, Massachusetts, USA
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Taunton Yacht Club

Taunton, Massachusetts, USA
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Baptist Church

Taunton, Massachusetts, USA
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City Square, showing F. W. Woolworth Co.
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  • 1638 - Taunton is settled

    Massachusetts City and Town Incorporation and Settlement Dates
  • 1639 - Taunton is incorporated

    Massachusetts City and Town Incorporation and Settlement Dates
  • 1774 - October 21 - First display of the word "Liberty" on a flag, raised by colonists in Taunton, Massachusetts and which was in defiance of British rule in Colonial America

    historyorb.com
  • 1845 - TAUNTON. [Pop. 7,645. Inc. 1639.]
    The Indian name of this ancient town was Cohannet. It included within its limits, Berkeley, Raynham, Dighton, Norton, Easton, and Mansfield,... Read MORE...

  • News  1853 - ANOTHER FRIGHTFUL RAILROAD ACCIDENT.
    Saturday afternoon, as we learn from the Gazette, at half past two o'clock, as the New Bedford and Taunton train was about one mile and a half below... Read MORE...

  • 1854 - Taunton
    Taunton, a post-town and semi-capital of Bristol county, Massachusetts, is situated at the head of navigation on Taunton river, and on the New... Read MORE...

  • 1864 - Taunton is incorporated as a city

    Massachusetts City and Town Incorporation and Settlement Dates
  • News  1868 - 6,000 Employed
    About six thousand inhabitants of Taunton, Mass., are employed in its thirty factories, and there are $6,000,000 of capital invested therein. St Joseph Herald
    Saint Joseph, Michigan
    June 13, 1868
  • News  1869 - Shovel Manufactory Burned
    An extensive shovel manufactory at Taunton, Mass., was burned a few days ago, involving a loss of $100,000. St Joseph Herald
    Saint Joseph, Michigan
    August 21, 1869
  • Taunton Massachusetts, 1890
    TAUNTON is a prosperous and in some respects a model manufacturing city, lying in the northeasterly section of Bristol County, of which it is the... Read MORE...

  • 1895 - Taunton
    Taunton, a manufacturing city, the capital of Bristol co., Mass., is situated at the head of navigation on Taunton River, 34 miles S. of Boston, 17... Read MORE...

  • 1906
    Tannton, a city and one of the capitals of Bristol co., Mass., is situated at the head of navigation on the Taunton River, 35 miles S. of Boston, on... Read MORE...

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