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Duxbury, Massachusetts, USA

Duxbury, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA

By the time European settlers arrived in Duxbury, the region was inhabited by the Wampanoags, who called this place Mattakeesett, meaning "place of many fish." kids.kiddle.co

Duxbury includes: Ashdod, Cedar Crest, Gardnerville, Island Creek, Millbrook, Powder Point, and Tinkertown.


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  • 1624 - Duxbury is settled

    Massachusetts City and Town Incorporation and Settlement Dates

  • 1637 - Duxbury is incorporated

    Massachusetts City and Town Incorporation and Settlement Dates

  • Duxbury, Massachusetts, USA
    Crab Island. The Old Southwick House, built 1646
    Postcard
  • Duxbury, Massachusetts, USA
    John Alden House, Built 1653, Duxbury, Mass.

    "The John and Priscilla Alden Family Sites is a National Historic Landmark consisting of two separate properties in Duxbury, Massachusetts, United States. Both properties are significant for their... Read MORE...

    Postcard
  • Duxbury, Massachusetts, USA
    Myles Standish House, Built in 1666 - it is claimed to have been built by Alexander Standish, son of Myles Standish, but there are questions about the accuracy of this claim. The house was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1978.
    Postcard
  • Duxbury, Massachusetts, USA
    Colonial Inn, Built 1783
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  • Duxbury, Massachusetts, USA
    Old Department Store, 1912

    Old Ford Store and Old Boarding House, built about 1826

    Fire destroyed what is believed to be the first department store in America recently, when the old Ford store of Duxbury, Massachusetts burned to the ground.... Read MORE...

    Postcard
  • 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

  • 1845 - DUXBURY. [Pop. 2,798. Inc. 1637.]
    Its Indian name was Mattacheeset. Duxbury is supposed to be derived from Dux, which means Leader, and Borough or Bury ; Miles Standish, the prompt...Read MORE...


  • 1854 - Duxbury
    Duxbury, a post-township of Plymouth county, Massachusetts, on the Atlantic coast, 80 miles S. E. of Boston. The inhabitants are principally engaged i...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!]

    A fortnight since, there was a very remarkable scene in a creek close by the s...Read MORE...


  • Duxbury Massachusetts, 1890
    Duxbury, one of the oldest and most notable towns of the State, is situated midway of the eastern shore of Plymouth County. It is 27 miles southeast o...Read MORE...


  • Duxbury, Massachusetts, USA
    House of Fanny Davenport
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  • 1895 - Duxbury
    Dux'bury, a post-village of Plymouth co., Mass., in Duxbury township, on a bay of the Atlantic Ocean, and on the Old Colony Railroad, 38 miles S.S.E. ...Read MORE...


  • Duxbury, Massachusetts, USA
    Town Square, 1905
    Postcard
  • Duxbury, Massachusetts, USA
    Captains Hill, Standish House and Monument, 1905
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  • Duxbury, Massachusetts, USA
    The Main Thoroughfare, 1905
    Postcard
  • Duxbury, Massachusetts, USA
    Cable Office, 1907
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  • Duxbury, Massachusetts, USA
    Washington Street, looking North
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  • Duxbury, Massachusetts, USA
    Town Hall and Partridge Academy

    Upon his death, George Partridge bequeathed $10,000 to form a private secondary school in Duxbury. This led to the establishment of Patridge Academy which was built on Tremont Street in Duxbury in 1844. The Academy ... Read MORE...

    Postcard
  • Duxbury, Massachusetts, USA
    The Standish Store from Monument (owned by Alexander Standish)
    Postcard
  • Duxbury, Massachusetts, USA
    Powder Point Hall or Knapp School

    The Powder Point School for Boys was a private college-preparatory academy operating in Duxbury, Massachusetts between 1893-1926. The school was established by Frederick Bradford Knapp on the former estate of... Read MORE...

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  • 1916
    Duxbury, a post-village and summer-resort of Plymouth co., Mass., in Duxbury township (town), on a bay of the Atlantic Ocean and on the New York, New ...Read MORE...


  • Duxbury, Massachusetts, USA
    Powder Point from Bridge, Duxbury, Mass.
    Postcard
  • Duxbury, Massachusetts, USA
    Masonic Hall
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  • Duxbury, Massachusetts, USA
    Church of the Holy Family, built in June of 1934
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  • Duxbury, Massachusetts, USA
    Way Croft Inn

    The St. George House Inn and restaurant was located at 576 Washington Street. It was owned by George W. Scott and his wife, Louise. This very successful hotel was one of the only Duxbury businesses operated in the 19th century by a... Read MORE...

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  • Duxbury, Massachusetts, USA
    St Margaret's Junior Camp, South Duxbury
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Old Photos, Pictures, Advertisements and Postcards from Duxbury, Massachusetts, USA


Duxbury, Massachusetts, USA

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Crab Island. The Old Southwick House, built 1646

Duxbury, Massachusetts, USA

Postcard
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John Alden House, Built 1653, Duxbury, Mass.

"The John and Priscilla Alden Family Sites is a National Historic Landmark consisting of two separate properties in Duxbury, Massachusetts, United States. Both properties are significant for their... Read MORE...

Read more about John ALDEN

Duxbury, Massachusetts, USA

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Myles Standish House, Built in 1666 - it is claimed to have been built by Alexander Standish, son of Myles Standish, but there are questions about the accuracy of this claim. The house was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1978.
Read more about Myles STANDISH photo of ancestor

Duxbury, Massachusetts, USA

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Colonial Inn, Built 1783

Duxbury, Massachusetts, USA

Postcard
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Old Department Store, 1912

Old Ford Store and Old Boarding House, built about 1826

Fire destroyed what is believed to be the first department store in America recently, when the old Ford store of Duxbury, Massachusetts burned to the ground.... Read MORE...

Duxbury, Massachusetts, USA

Postcard
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House of Fanny Davenport
Read more about Fanny Lily Gypsy DAVENPORT photo of ancestor

Duxbury, Massachusetts, USA

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Town Square, 1905

Duxbury, Massachusetts, USA

Postcard
Pinterest
Captains Hill, Standish House and Monument, 1905

Duxbury, Massachusetts, USA

Postcard
Pinterest
The Main Thoroughfare, 1905

Duxbury, Massachusetts, USA

Postcard
Pinterest
Cable Office, 1907

Duxbury, Massachusetts, USA

Postcard
Pinterest
Washington Street, looking North

Duxbury, Massachusetts, USA

Postcard
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Town Hall and Partridge Academy

Upon his death, George Partridge bequeathed $10,000 to form a private secondary school in Duxbury. This led to the establishment of Patridge Academy which was built on Tremont Street in Duxbury in 1844. The Academy ... Read MORE...

Read more about George PARTRIDGE photo of ancestor

Duxbury, Massachusetts, USA

Postcard
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The Standish Store from Monument (owned by Alexander Standish)

Duxbury, Massachusetts, USA

Postcard
Pinterest
Powder Point Hall or Knapp School

The Powder Point School for Boys was a private college-preparatory academy operating in Duxbury, Massachusetts between 1893-1926. The school was established by Frederick Bradford Knapp on the former estate of... Read MORE...

Read more about Frederick Bradford KNAPP

Duxbury, Massachusetts, USA

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Powder Point from Bridge, Duxbury, Mass.

Duxbury, Massachusetts, USA

Postcard
Pinterest
Masonic Hall

Duxbury, Massachusetts, USA

Postcard
Pinterest
Church of the Holy Family, built in June of 1934

Duxbury, Massachusetts, USA

Postcard
Pinterest
Way Croft Inn

The St. George House Inn and restaurant was located at 576 Washington Street. It was owned by George W. Scott and his wife, Louise. This very successful hotel was one of the only Duxbury businesses operated in the 19th century by a... Read MORE...

Duxbury, Massachusetts, USA

Postcard
Pinterest
St Margaret's Junior Camp, South Duxbury

History, News and Stories of Duxbury, Massachusetts, USA

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  • 1624 - Duxbury is settled

    Massachusetts City and Town Incorporation and Settlement Dates
  • 1637 - Duxbury is incorporated

    Massachusetts City and Town Incorporation and Settlement Dates
  • 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
  • 1845 - DUXBURY. [Pop. 2,798. Inc. 1637.]
    Its Indian name was Mattacheeset. Duxbury is supposed to be derived from Dux, which means Leader, and Borough or Bury ; Miles Standish, the... Read MORE...

  • 1854 - Duxbury
    Duxbury, a post-township of Plymouth county, Massachusetts, on the Atlantic coast, 80 miles S. E. of Boston. The inhabitants are principally engaged... 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!]

    A fortnight since, there was a very remarkable scene in a creek close by the... Read MORE...

  • Duxbury Massachusetts, 1890
    Duxbury, one of the oldest and most notable towns of the State, is situated midway of the eastern shore of Plymouth County. It is 27 miles southeast... Read MORE...

  • 1895 - Duxbury
    Dux'bury, a post-village of Plymouth co., Mass., in Duxbury township, on a bay of the Atlantic Ocean, and on the Old Colony Railroad, 38 miles S.S.E. ... Read MORE...

  • 1916
    Duxbury, a post-village and summer-resort of Plymouth co., Mass., in Duxbury township (town), on a bay of the Atlantic Ocean and on the New York, New ... Read MORE...

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