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Duxbury, Massachusetts, USA (Cedar Crest) (South Duxbury)

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Where is Duxbury, Massachusetts, USA? 

Duxbury, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA
At first, those who settled in Duxbury came to work their new farms just in the warmer months and returned to Plymouth during the winter. It was not long, however, before they began to build homes on their land, and soon requested permission from the colony to be set off as a separate community with their own church. Duxbury, which originally included land that is now Pembroke, was incorporated in 1637.
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Duxbury, Massachusetts, USA (Cedar Crest) (South Duxbury) - John Alden House, Built 1653, Duxbury, Mass.
Duxbury, Massachusetts, USA (Cedar Crest) (South Duxbury)

John Alden House, Built 1653, Duxbury, Mass.

"The John and Priscilla Alden Family Sites is a National Historic Landmark consisting of two separate ... Read MORE...
Duxbury, Massachusetts, USA (Cedar Crest) (South Duxbury) - Duxbury, Mass. Town Square.
Duxbury, Massachusetts, USA (Cedar Crest) (South Duxbury)

Duxbury, Mass. Town Square.
Duxbury, Massachusetts, USA (Cedar Crest) (South Duxbury) - Powder Point from Bridge, Duxbury, Mass.
Duxbury, Massachusetts, USA (Cedar Crest) (South Duxbury)

Powder Point from Bridge, Duxbury, Mass.

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1826 - The Ford Store established in 1826 was the first department store in the United States. (Duxbury)

www.town.duxbury.ma.us/ Public_Documents/ DuxburyMA_WebDocs/ townhistory
7. DUXBURY. [Pop. 2,798. Inc. 1637.]
Its Indian name was Mattacheeset. Duxbury is supposed to be derived from Dux, which means...Read MORE...

1859
DUXBURY, a township in the state of Massachusetts, U.S., 30 m. SSE of Boston. Pop. 2,798.

A Gazetteer of the World: Or, Dictionary of Geographical Knowledge, Publisher A. Fullarton, 1859
News  1860 - Sea "Monsters"
[Yes, this is an actual newspaper article from 1860 - unbelievable!]

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Duxbury Massachusetts, 1890
Duxbury, one of the oldest and most notable towns of the State, is situated midway of the eastern...Read MORE...

1916
Duxbury, a post-village and summer-resort of Plymouth co., Mass., in Duxbury township (town), on a...Read MORE...


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