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Duxbury, Massachusetts, USA

Duxbury, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA

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
  • 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...

  • Duxbury, Massachusetts, USA
    Myles Standish House, Built in 1666
  • Duxbury, Massachusetts, USA
    Colonial Inn, Built 1783
  • 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...


  • 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
    Duxbury, Mass. Town Square.
  • Duxbury, Massachusetts, USA
    Town Square, 1905
  • Duxbury, Massachusetts, USA
    Old Department Store, 1912
  • Duxbury, Massachusetts, USA
    Powder Point Hall or Knapp School
  • 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.
  • Duxbury, Massachusetts, USA
    Masonic Hall


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Duxbury, Massachusetts, USA
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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...

Duxbury, Massachusetts, USA
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Myles Standish House, Built in 1666

Duxbury, Massachusetts, USA
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Colonial Inn, Built 1783

Duxbury, Massachusetts, USA
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Duxbury, Mass. Town Square.

Duxbury, Massachusetts, USA
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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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  • 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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