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Millbury, Massachusetts, USA

Millbury, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA

President William Howard Taft spent many summer vacations in Millbury as a young boy, attending the public schools for a season. When he grew older, he visited his grandparents most summers. He visited his aunt, Delia C. Torrey, during his presidency for the occasion of Millbury's 100th birthday. The Torrey House, where President Taft stayed during his visit, is commonly called the Taft House today.
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Millbury includes: Simpson's Village, Wheeler Village, Aldrich Village, Bramanville, Bucks Village, Greenwood, and Old Common.


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  • 1716 - Millbury is settled

    Massachusetts City and Town Incorporation and Settlement Dates

  • 1776 - The first paper mill in Central Massachusetts was built in Millbury by Abijah Burbank.

    archive.org/stream/ centennialhistor01mill/ centennialhistor01mill_djvu.txt

  • Millbury, Massachusetts, USA
    First Congregational Church, Millbury, Mass.

    First Church has a rich history with the town of Millbury. The ‘Lord’s Barn’ established in 1747 served Sutton until 1804 when Gen. Caleb Burbank built the present church building in Sutton in 1804.... Read MORE...

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  • 1813 - Millbury is incorporated

    Massachusetts City and Town Incorporation and Settlement Dates

  • 1819 - In April, Luther Gould and Nathaniel Goddard began shoe manufacturing near the gun factory. (Millbury)

    archive.org/stream/ centennialhistor01mill/ centennialhistor01mill_djvu.txt

  • 1822 - A new store was opened by Benedict, Braman, and Preston, in which West India goods were sold. (Millbury)

    archive.org/stream/ centennialhistor01mill/ centennialhistor01mill_djvu.txt

  • 1824 - Thomas Blanchard exhibited at Springfield a steam carriage for running on the public road. (Millbury)

    archive.org/ stream/ centennialhistor01mill/ centennialhistor01mill_djvu.txt

  • 1827 - The Goodell Manufacturing Co. is a very large establishment.
    It is calculated to turn out three hundred yards of broadcloth per day. In the same neighborhood is the large gun factory of Asa Waters, Esq., with ex...Read MORE...


  • 1828 - This was the year of the digging of the Blackstone Canal.
    On March 27th, the first shovelful of earth in Millbury was turned over, near Mr. Greenwood's; on October 4th, the canal was filled; and on October 6t...Read MORE...


  • 1845 - MILLBURY. [Pop. 2,171. Inc. 1813.]
    Millbury was formerly a part of Sutton, and derived its name from its numerous mills, Bury and Borough and Burg meaning the same thing as Town or ...Read MORE...


  • 1848 - Millbury
    MILLBURY, formerly a part of Sutton, was incorporated as a town in 1813. It was incorporated as a parish in 1742, and called the second parish in Sutt...Read MORE...


  • 1854 - Millbury
    Millbury, a post-township of Worcester co., Massachusetts, intersected by the Black- stone river and canal, 42 miles W. S. W. from Boston, contains 1 ...Read MORE...


  • News 1870 - A man recently drove his horse from Millbury to Worcester, seven miles, in twenty one minutes for $25, and the animal died shortly afterwards in great agony after entering the stable.

    St Joseph Herald
    Saint Joseph, Michigan
    July 23, 1870

  • 1877 - LARGE STOCK STABLES BURNED
    Worcester, Mass., May 20 - The extensive stock stables on Grass Hill farm, Millbury, were burned this morning, together with the contents and most of ...Read MORE...


  • News 1885 - A curious coincidence in connection with a half-dozen houses being built at Millbury Juncation, Mass.,
    is that the little piece of land upon which they are to stand is in three towns - Worcester, Millbury and Grafton.
    The Council Grove Republican
    Council Grove, Kansas
    October 2, 1885

  • Millbury, Massachusetts, USA
    Church of the Assumption and Rectory

    Assumption Parish was founded in 1885 to serve the needs of French speaking Catholics of Millbury. The first church was completed in 1886. The Church burned down in 1914 and was immediately rebuilt.
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  • Millbury Massachusetts, 1890
    Millbury is situated near the middle of the southern half of Worcester County, 39 miles from Boston by the Boston and Albany Railroad, which crosses t...Read MORE...


  • Millbury, Massachusetts, USA
    Millbury Center
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  • 1895 - Millbury
    Millbury, a post-village in Millbury township, Worcester co, Mass., on the Blackstone River, on the Providence & Worcester Railroad, and on a branch o...Read MORE...


  • News 1899 - After Five-Year Shutdown,
    Millbury, Mass., Jan. 9. - The big woolen factory at Blackstone, known as No. 1 mill, is resuming business after a shutdown of five years and will soo...Read MORE...


  • Millbury, Massachusetts, USA
    Bird's Eye View of Millbury, Mass.
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  • Millbury, Massachusetts, USA
    The Boston & Albany Depot
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  • Millbury, Massachusetts, USA
    Town Hall
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  • 1906
    Millbury, a banking post-village in Millbury township (town), Worcester co., Mass., on the Blackstone River and on the New York, New Haven and Hartfor...Read MORE...


  • Millbury, Massachusetts, USA
    Torrey Mansion, The Millbury Home of President Taft

    "President William Howard Taft spent many summer vacations in Millbury as a young boy, attending the public schools for a season. When he grew older, he visited his grandparents most summers. He ... Read MORE...

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  • Millbury, Massachusetts, USA
    St. Bridget's Church

    The present St. Bridget's Church in Millbury had its beginning in 1850, as a mission of St. John's Church of Worcester. In 1869 it passed from mission to regular parish status, with Rev. M. J. Doherty as resident... Read MORE...

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Old Photos, Pictures, Advertisements and Postcards from Millbury, Massachusetts, USA


Millbury, Massachusetts, USA

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First Congregational Church, Millbury, Mass.

First Church has a rich history with the town of Millbury. The ‘Lord’s Barn’ established in 1747 served Sutton until 1804 when Gen. Caleb Burbank built the present church building in Sutton in 1804.... Read MORE...

Millbury, Massachusetts, USA

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Church of the Assumption and Rectory

Assumption Parish was founded in 1885 to serve the needs of French speaking Catholics of Millbury. The first church was completed in 1886. The Church burned down in 1914 and was immediately rebuilt.

Millbury, Massachusetts, USA

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Millbury Center

Millbury, Massachusetts, USA

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Bird's Eye View of Millbury, Mass.

Millbury, Massachusetts, USA

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The Boston & Albany Depot

Millbury, Massachusetts, USA

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Town Hall

Millbury, Massachusetts, USA

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Torrey Mansion, The Millbury Home of President Taft

"President William Howard Taft spent many summer vacations in Millbury as a young boy, attending the public schools for a season. When he grew older, he visited his grandparents most summers. He ... Read MORE...

Read more about William Howard TAFT photo of ancestor

Millbury, Massachusetts, USA

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St. Bridget's Church

The present St. Bridget's Church in Millbury had its beginning in 1850, as a mission of St. John's Church of Worcester. In 1869 it passed from mission to regular parish status, with Rev. M. J. Doherty as resident... Read MORE...

History, News and Stories of Millbury, Massachusetts, USA

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  • 1716 - Millbury is settled

    Massachusetts City and Town Incorporation and Settlement Dates
  • 1776 - The first paper mill in Central Massachusetts was built in Millbury by Abijah Burbank.

    archive.org/stream/ centennialhistor01mill/ centennialhistor01mill_djvu.txt

    Read more about Abijah BURBANK
  • 1813 - Millbury is incorporated

    Massachusetts City and Town Incorporation and Settlement Dates
  • 1819 - In April, Luther Gould and Nathaniel Goddard began shoe manufacturing near the gun factory. (Millbury)

    archive.org/stream/ centennialhistor01mill/ centennialhistor01mill_djvu.txt

    Read more about Nathaniel GODDARD photo of ancestor
  • 1822 - A new store was opened by Benedict, Braman, and Preston, in which West India goods were sold. (Millbury)

    archive.org/stream/ centennialhistor01mill/ centennialhistor01mill_djvu.txt
  • 1824 - Thomas Blanchard exhibited at Springfield a steam carriage for running on the public road. (Millbury)

    archive.org/ stream/ centennialhistor01mill/ centennialhistor01mill_djvu.txt

    Read more about Thomas BLANCHARD photo of ancestor
  • 1827 - The Goodell Manufacturing Co. is a very large establishment.
    It is calculated to turn out three hundred yards of broadcloth per day. In the same neighborhood is the large gun factory of Asa Waters, Esq., with... Read MORE...

  • 1828 - This was the year of the digging of the Blackstone Canal.
    On March 27th, the first shovelful of earth in Millbury was turned over, near Mr. Greenwood's; on October 4th, the canal was filled; and on October... Read MORE...

  • 1845 - MILLBURY. [Pop. 2,171. Inc. 1813.]
    Millbury was formerly a part of Sutton, and derived its name from its numerous mills, Bury and Borough and Burg meaning the same thing as Town or ... Read MORE...

  • 1848 - Millbury
    MILLBURY, formerly a part of Sutton, was incorporated as a town in 1813. It was incorporated as a parish in 1742, and called the second parish in... Read MORE...

  • 1854 - Millbury
    Millbury, a post-township of Worcester co., Massachusetts, intersected by the Black- stone river and canal, 42 miles W. S. W. from Boston, contains 1 ... Read MORE...

  • News  1870 - A man recently drove his horse from Millbury to Worcester, seven miles, in twenty one minutes for $25, and the animal died shortly afterwards in great agony after entering the stable.
    St Joseph Herald
    Saint Joseph, Michigan
    July 23, 1870
  • 1877 - LARGE STOCK STABLES BURNED
    Worcester, Mass., May 20 - The extensive stock stables on Grass Hill farm, Millbury, were burned this morning, together with the contents and most of ... Read MORE...

  • News  1885 - A curious coincidence in connection with a half-dozen houses being built at Millbury Juncation, Mass.,
    is that the little piece of land upon which they are to stand is in three towns - Worcester, Millbury and Grafton. The Council Grove Republican
    Council Grove, Kansas
    October 2, 1885
  • Millbury Massachusetts, 1890
    Millbury is situated near the middle of the southern half of Worcester County, 39 miles from Boston by the Boston and Albany Railroad, which crosses... Read MORE...

  • 1895 - Millbury
    Millbury, a post-village in Millbury township, Worcester co, Mass., on the Blackstone River, on the Providence & Worcester Railroad, and on a branch... Read MORE...

  • News  1899 - After Five-Year Shutdown,
    Millbury, Mass., Jan. 9. - The big woolen factory at Blackstone, known as No. 1 mill, is resuming business after a shutdown of five years and will... Read MORE...

  • 1906
    Millbury, a banking post-village in Millbury township (town), Worcester co., Mass., on the Blackstone River and on the New York, New Haven and... Read MORE...

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