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Westford was chartered on June 8, 1763 as a New Hampshire grant by Governor Benning Wentworth. The town, as granted, covered 36 square miles (23,040 acres). The first settlers arrived in 1787 but immigration to Westford was very slow, consisting mostly of scattered self-sufficient farms throughout the town. In 1791, the town’s population was only 63. After a petition from residents in Essex and Fairfax around 1793, Route 128 was built. In 1795, a saw mill was located near the center of town, where the main post road crossed the Browns River. Along side of the mill, a forge and grist mill was soon erected, which offered employment and induced settlement. In 1809, a temporary Congregational Church was erected on a flat site, at what is now the western end of the common...

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