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Somerville, Massachusetts, USA

Somerville, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA

Somerville was established as a town in 1842, when it was separated from Charlestown.

Somerville includes: Spring Hill, Winter Hill, Bleachery, Brickbottom, Central Hill, Clarendon Hills, and Prospect Hill.


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  • 1630 - Somerville is settled

    Massachusetts City and Town Incorporation and Settlement Dates

  • 1842 - Somerville is incorporated

    Massachusetts City and Town Incorporation and Settlement Dates

  • 1845 - SOMERVILLE. [Pop.1,500. Inc. 1842.]
    This new town, lately set off from Charlestown, was the agricultural part of the township.

    Somerville lies on the western bank of Mystic...Read MORE...


  • 1854 - Somerville
    Somerville, a post-township of Middlesex county, Massachusetts, intersected by three important railroads, about 3 miles N. N. W. from Boston. It is...Read MORE...


  • News 1870 - Death by Falling into a Kettle of Boiling Fat
    BOSTON, Oct. 11. - In Somerville, last evening, H. C. LINCOLN, of the firm of LINCOLN & CHAMBERLAIN, lard manufacturers, fell into a large kettle of...Read MORE...


  • 1872 - Somerville is incorporated as a city

    Massachusetts City and Town Incorporation and Settlement Dates

  • 1877 - April 15 - 1st telephone installed: Boston-Somerville, Mass

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  • Somerville Massachusetts, 1890
    SOMERVILLE is a beautiful, prosperous and growing city in the southeast section of Middlesex County, three miles northwest of Boston. Through it run...Read MORE...


  • Somerville, Massachusetts, USA
    Prospect Hill Tower, Somerville, Mass.
  • Somerville, Massachusetts, USA
    Gilman Square
  • Somerville, Massachusetts, USA
    Highland Ave. and Medford St.
  • Somerville, Massachusetts, USA
    Somerville Highlands Station
  • Somerville, Massachusetts, USA
    Somerville, Mass. City Hall.
  • 1906
    Somerville, a city of Middlesex co., Mass., a suburb of the city of Boston, on the Mystio River and on the Bos ton and Albany and the Boston and...Read MORE...


  • Somerville, Massachusetts, USA
    Charles Pope School
  • Somerville, Massachusetts, USA
    Old Tufts House, Sycamore St., 1908
  • Somerville, Massachusetts, USA
    Old Powder House, 1909
  • News 1910 - FIREMAN KILLED IN WRECK.
    Passenger in Collision Near Boston.

    BOSTON, Dec. 25. - One death resulted to-night from a Christmas morning railroad wreck in the Somerville yard...Read MORE...


  • Somerville, Massachusetts, USA
    The Armory
  • Somerville, Massachusetts, USA
    Broadway Park, looking across the Pond
  • Somerville, Massachusetts, USA
    Central Park
  • Somerville, Massachusetts, USA
    Citadel
  • Somerville, Massachusetts, USA
    Engine House, Union Sq.
  • Somerville, Massachusetts, USA
    Somerville Hospital
  • Somerville, Massachusetts, USA
    High School
  • Somerville, Massachusetts, USA
    Winter Hill Station
  • Somerville, Massachusetts, USA
    Y.M.C.A.
  • Somerville, Massachusetts, USA
    Robinson Round House
  • Somerville, Massachusetts, USA
    West Somerville, Mass. Elm Street and Davis Square, 1911
  • Somerville, Massachusetts, USA
    Fort Park
  • Somerville, Massachusetts, USA
    Library
  • 1917 - Archibald Query invented marshmallow Fluff in 1917 in Somerville


  • Somerville, Massachusetts, USA
    Bean's Pharmacy
  • Somerville, Massachusetts, USA
    Edgerly School
  • Somerville, Massachusetts, USA
    Congregational Church, College Avenue, West Somerville, Mass.
  • Somerville, Massachusetts, USA
    St. Catherine's Church
  • Somerville, Massachusetts, USA
    Woodbridge Hotel, West Somerville, Mass. Mr. Frank E. W. Howe, Mgr.


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Prospect Hill Tower, Somerville, Mass.

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Somerville, Mass. City Hall.

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Gilman Square

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Highland Ave. and Medford St.

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Somerville Highlands Station

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Charles Pope School


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Old Tufts House, Sycamore St., 1908

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Old Powder House, 1909

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Robinson Round House

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The Armory

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Broadway Park, looking across the Pond

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Central Park

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Citadel

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Engine House, Union Sq.

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Somerville Hospital

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High School

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Winter Hill Station

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Y.M.C.A.

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West Somerville, Mass. Elm Street and Davis Square, 1911

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Fort Park

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Library

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Bean's Pharmacy

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Edgerly School

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Congregational Church, College Avenue, West Somerville, Mass.

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St. Catherine's Church

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Woodbridge Hotel, West Somerville, Mass. Mr. Frank E. W. Howe, Mgr.
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  • 1630 - Somerville is settled

    Massachusetts City and Town Incorporation and Settlement Dates
  • 1842 - Somerville is incorporated

    Massachusetts City and Town Incorporation and Settlement Dates
  • 1845 - SOMERVILLE. [Pop.1,500. Inc. 1842.]
    This new town, lately set off from Charlestown, was the agricultural part of the township.

    Somerville lies on the western bank of Mystic... Read MORE...

  • 1854 - Somerville
    Somerville, a post-township of Middlesex county, Massachusetts, intersected by three important railroads, about 3 miles N. N. W. from Boston. It is... Read MORE...

  • News  1870 - Death by Falling into a Kettle of Boiling Fat
    BOSTON, Oct. 11. - In Somerville, last evening, H. C. LINCOLN, of the firm of LINCOLN & CHAMBERLAIN, lard manufacturers, fell into a large kettle of... Read MORE...

  • 1872 - Somerville is incorporated as a city

    Massachusetts City and Town Incorporation and Settlement Dates
  • 1877 - April 15 - 1st telephone installed: Boston-Somerville, Mass

    historyorb.com
  • Somerville Massachusetts, 1890
    SOMERVILLE is a beautiful, prosperous and growing city in the southeast section of Middlesex County, three miles northwest of Boston. Through it run... Read MORE...

  • 1906
    Somerville, a city of Middlesex co., Mass., a suburb of the city of Boston, on the Mystio River and on the Bos ton and Albany and the Boston and... Read MORE...

  • News  1910 - FIREMAN KILLED IN WRECK.
    Passenger in Collision Near Boston.

    BOSTON, Dec. 25. - One death resulted to-night from a Christmas morning railroad wreck in the Somerville yard... Read MORE...

  • 1917 - Archibald Query invented marshmallow Fluff in 1917 in Somerville

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