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Duxbury, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA

"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. of Boston, and 9 miles by rail N. of Plymouth. It has 4 churches, and is partly supported by fisheries. It contains the Partridge Academy. The township contains West Duxbury hamlet, and has a pop. of 1908. Here the ocean telegraph from Brest, in France, terminates."

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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Crab Island. The Old Southwick House, built 1646

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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...

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Myles Standish House, Built in 1666

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Colonial Inn, Built 1783

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Duxbury, Mass. Town Square.

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Town Square, 1905

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Old Department Store, 1912

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Powder Point Hall or Knapp School


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Powder Point from Bridge, Duxbury, Mass.

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Masonic Hall

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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 Leader, and Borough or Bury ; Miles Standish, the prompt... 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...

  • 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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