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Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA

"Plymouth, a post-town, port of entry, and capital of Plymouth co., Mass., in a township of the same name, on Plymouth Harbor or Bay, 37 miles S.S.E. of Boston, with which it is connected by the Old Colony Railroad. Lat. 41°57'26"’N.; lon. 70° 40' 19 w. It is the oldest town in New England, and is celebrated as the place where the Pilgrim Fathers landed from the “Mayflower,” December 21, 1620. A small mass of granite, called “Plymouth Rock" or “Forefathers' Rock,” on Water street, marks the place of landing. The most remarkable public building is the Pilgrim Hall, a granite structure, which was erected by the Pilgrim Society in 1824–25 and contains numerous relics and historical paintings. In front of the hall, surrounded by an iron fence, is a detached portion of “Fore fathers' Rock,” which has been removed hither from the water-side. Plymouth contains a court-house, a town hall, 9 churches, a high school, 2 national banks, 2 savings banks, a large hotel called the Samoset House, and printing-offices which issue 2 weekly newspapers and 1 monthly periodical. Here are also several iron-foundries and manufactories of boots and shoes, cotton goods, cordage, stoves, nails, tacks, &c. Plymouth has several vessels employed in the fisheries. Pop. in 1880, 70.93; in 1890, 7314."

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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View from Burial Hill showing Church of the Pilgrimage, Plymouth, Mass.

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Town Square, Plymouth, Mass.

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Pilgrim Hall, Plymouth, Mass.

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Old Burial Hill, Plymouth, Mass.

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Park Avenue and Railway Station, Plymouth, Mass.

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Cole's Hill


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Shirley Square

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Central Fire Station

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Mabbetts Mills

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Standish Mills

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Town Brook. Site and remains of Pilgrim homes

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Plymouth Rock & Canopy, 1911

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Ardmore Inn, Manomet, Mass.

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Railroad Station


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Samoset House, 1915

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Main Street, 1920s

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The Registry Building

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Memorial Hall

History and News of Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA

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  • 1620 - The Mayflower sails from Plymouth, England and after a journey of sixty-six days anchors in Plymouth harbor, and the Pilgrims established a settlement.
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  • History: The Pilgrims Journey Documentary


    History: The Pilgrims Journey Documentary (www.youtube.com)
  • 1621 - The first Thanksgiving was celebrated by the Pilgrims in Plimouth
    Edward Winslow was among the group of Pilgrims present at the first Thanksgiving. He describes the scene:

    "Our harvest being gotten in, our... Read MORE...

  • 1621 - February 17 - Myles Standish appointed 1st commander of Plymouth colony
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  • 1635 - August 15 - 1st recorded US hurricane hit the Plymouth Colony
    The eye passed between Boston and Plymouth, Mass., and caused a twenty-foot tide in Boston. Gov. William Bradford reported, "It blew down many... Read MORE...

  • News  1638 - 1st earthquake recorded in US, at Plymouth, Mass
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    June 1, 1638
  • History of Plymouth, Massachusetts


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  • 1824 - Plymouth Cordage Company founded
    Plymouth Cordage Company became the world's largest manufacturer of rope and cordage products.
  • 1. PLYMOUTH. [Pop. 5,281. Inc. 1620.]
    Plymouth, the oldest town in the State, was called Patuxet by the Indians, and Plymouth by the Puiitans, in remembrance of Plymouth in England,... Read MORE...

  • Plymouth Massachusetts, 1890
    PLYMOUTH, ever memorable as the first town settled by Europeans in New England, lies in the southeast part of Plymouth County, 37 miles southeast of... Read MORE...

  • 1906
    Plymouth, a port of entry, capital of Plymouth co., Mass., in a township (town) of the same name, on Plymouth Harbor (or Bay), 37 miles SSE. of... Read MORE...

  • News  1907 - BELATED STORM DESTROYS SHIP FAST ON FLATS - Schooner Lucy E. Goes to Pieces Off Plymouth Coast.
    CREW TAKEN OFF BY LIFE SAVERS

    Vessels Take Refuge in Harbors - City Soaked By Rain.

    Boston's belated storm which had threatened the city and... Read MORE...

  • News  1957 - Mayflower II from Plymouth, England, reaches Plymouth Mass
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    June 13, 1957

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