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Newton, Massachusetts, USA

Newton, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA (Auburndale) (Nonantum) (Oak Hill) (Thompsonville) (Waban) (West Newton)

Believe it or not, there is a cookie named after this town. It is the Fig Newton (see below)!

Newton includes: Angier's Corner (Newton Corner), Auburndale, Chestnut Hill Station, Eliot, Garden City, Lower Falls, Newton Center, Newton Highland, Newtonville, Nonantum, Norumbega Park, Oak Hill, Pine Grove, Riverside Station, Thompsonville, Upper Falls, Waban, West Brook Village, West Newton, West Parish, and Woodland Station.


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  • 1639 - Newton is settled

    Massachusetts City and Town Incorporation and Settlement Dates

  • 1661 - The first church in the area, founded in 1661 at East Parish (Newton Centre), was the traditional church of the Puritans

    www.hemlockgorge.org/ FHG_Makers_of_the_Mold/ MakersHistorical.htm

  • 1688 - Newton is incorporated

    Massachusetts City and Town Incorporation and Settlement Dates

  • 1845 - NEWTON. [Pop. 3,351. Inc. 1691.]
    Newton is a corruption of New Town, by which name this part of Cambridge was called after it was dropped by the alder part of the town....Read MORE...


  • 1848 - Newton
    The exact period of the commencement of the settlement of Newton is unknown. It was originally a part of Cambridge, and was styled Cambridge Village, ...Read MORE...


  • 1854 - Newton
    Newton, a post-township of Middlesex CO., Massachusetts, intersected by the Boston and Worcester railroad, 10 miles W. from Boston, contains 1 bank....Read MORE...


  • News 1871 - Express Delivery
    At Denver, Col., a few days ago, a man tried to have himself sent by express to Newtown Corners, Mass., by securing himself in a box expressly...Read MORE...


  • News 1872 - Boston pays its female teachers an average of $67.92 per month, and Newton $65.54.
    These are the highest in the State. The lowest is the town of New Ashford, which pays only $16.
    St Joseph Herald
    Saint Joseph, Michigan
    March 16, 1872

  • 1873 - Newton is incorporated as a city

    Massachusetts City and Town Incorporation and Settlement Dates

  • News 1889 - 200th Anniversary
    The city of Newton, one of Boston's suburbs, celebrated its two hundredth anniversary as a town on the 27th.
    St Joseph Herald
    Saint Joseph, Michigan
    January 5, 1889

  • Newton Massachusetts, 1890
    NEWTON is a large and handsome city of residences, having also its manufacturing localities, and is rapidly increasing in population and wealth. It...Read MORE...


  • 1891 - First Fig Newton
    The Kennedy Biscuit Works (later Nabisco) used a machine invented by James Henry Mitchell to mass-produce the first Fig Newton Cookies and named it...Read MORE...


  • 1895 - Newton / Newton Corner
    Newton, or Newton Corner, a post-village of Middlesex co., Mass., a part of the city of Newton, on Charles River, and on the Boston & Albany...Read MORE...


  • Newton, Massachusetts, USA
    Newton Square, Newton, Mass.
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  • Newton, Massachusetts, USA
    Library
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  • Newton, Massachusetts, USA
    Echo Bridge, Newton, Mass.
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  • Newton, Massachusetts, USA
    "The Evans", 1905
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  • Newton, Massachusetts, USA
    The Square, 1905
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  • Newton, Massachusetts, USA
    The Common, Newton Centre (1905)
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  • 1905
    Newton, a banking city of Middlesex co., Mass., adjoining Boston on the WSW., on the Boston and Albany R. It contains several villages, namely,...Read MORE...


  • Newton, Massachusetts, USA
    Lake Ave, Newton Centre, 1906
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  • Newton, Massachusetts, USA
    S. F. Smith's House at Newton Centre, Mass. "Author of America", 1907
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  • Newton, Massachusetts, USA
    Eliot Congregational Church
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  • Newton, Massachusetts, USA
    Newton Hospital
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  • Newton, Massachusetts, USA
    Masonic Building
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  • Newton, Massachusetts, USA
    Hyde School
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  • Newton, Massachusetts, USA
    The New City Hall
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  • Newton, Massachusetts, USA
    The Brae-Burn Country Club
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  • Newton, Massachusetts, USA
    Newton Station, Boston & Albany R.R.
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Newton Square, Newton, Mass.
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Echo Bridge, Newton, Mass.
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Library
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The Common, Newton Centre (1905)
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"The Evans", 1905
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The Square, 1905
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Lake Ave, Newton Centre, 1906
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S. F. Smith's House at Newton Centre, Mass. "Author of America", 1907
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Eliot Congregational Church
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Newton, Massachusetts, USA
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Newton Hospital
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Newton, Massachusetts, USA
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Masonic Building
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Hyde School
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The New City Hall
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The Brae-Burn Country Club
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Newton Station, Boston & Albany R.R.
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  • 1639 - Newton is settled

    Massachusetts City and Town Incorporation and Settlement Dates
  • 1661 - The first church in the area, founded in 1661 at East Parish (Newton Centre), was the traditional church of the Puritans

    www.hemlockgorge.org/ FHG_Makers_of_the_Mold/ MakersHistorical.htm
  • 1688 - Newton is incorporated

    Massachusetts City and Town Incorporation and Settlement Dates
  • Landmark Tour of Newton, MA - Bob Vila


    Landmark Tour of Newton, MA - Bob Vila (www.youtube.com)
  • 1845 - NEWTON. [Pop. 3,351. Inc. 1691.]
    Newton is a corruption of New Town, by which name this part of Cambridge was called after it was dropped by the alder part of the town.... Read MORE...

  • 1848 - Newton
    The exact period of the commencement of the settlement of Newton is unknown. It was originally a part of Cambridge, and was styled Cambridge Village, ... Read MORE...

  • 1854 - Newton
    Newton, a post-township of Middlesex CO., Massachusetts, intersected by the Boston and Worcester railroad, 10 miles W. from Boston, contains 1 bank.... Read MORE...

  • News  1871 - Express Delivery
    At Denver, Col., a few days ago, a man tried to have himself sent by express to Newtown Corners, Mass., by securing himself in a box expressly... Read MORE...

  • News  1872 - Boston pays its female teachers an average of $67.92 per month, and Newton $65.54.
    These are the highest in the State. The lowest is the town of New Ashford, which pays only $16. St Joseph Herald
    Saint Joseph, Michigan
    March 16, 1872
  • 1873 - Newton is incorporated as a city

    Massachusetts City and Town Incorporation and Settlement Dates
  • News  1889 - 200th Anniversary
    The city of Newton, one of Boston's suburbs, celebrated its two hundredth anniversary as a town on the 27th. St Joseph Herald
    Saint Joseph, Michigan
    January 5, 1889
  • Newton Massachusetts, 1890
    NEWTON is a large and handsome city of residences, having also its manufacturing localities, and is rapidly increasing in population and wealth. It... Read MORE...

  • 1891 - First Fig Newton
    The Kennedy Biscuit Works (later Nabisco) used a machine invented by James Henry Mitchell to mass-produce the first Fig Newton Cookies and named it... Read MORE...

  • 1895 - Newton / Newton Corner
    Newton, or Newton Corner, a post-village of Middlesex co., Mass., a part of the city of Newton, on Charles River, and on the Boston & Albany... Read MORE...

  • 1905
    Newton, a banking city of Middlesex co., Mass., adjoining Boston on the WSW., on the Boston and Albany R. It contains several villages, namely,... Read MORE...

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