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Millbury, Massachusetts, USA

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Where is Millbury, Massachusetts, USA? 

Millbury, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA
Millbury was first settled by white Europeans in 1716 and was officially incorporated in 1813.

Millbury has a long history as a New England mill town, from which the town's name is derived. The Blackstone River flows through the town which during the Industrial Revolution provided much of the water power to the town's many textile mills and factories.

Millbury was originally the Second or North Parish of Sutton. Because traveling from one part of Sutton to the other for town meetings, etc. was difficult and time-consuming, the inhabitants of the Northern Parish petitioned the Massachusetts General Court to split the town of Sutton into two separate towns. The North Parish became the town of Millbury on June 11, 1813 by way of an act of incorporation.wikipedia



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Millbury, Massachusetts, USA

Millbury, Massachusetts, USA - Bird's Eye View of Millbury, Mass.
Millbury, Massachusetts, USA

Bird's Eye View of Millbury, Mass.
Millbury, Massachusetts, USA - First Congregational Church, Millbury, Mass.
Millbury, Massachusetts, USA

First Congregational Church, Millbury, Mass.
Millbury, Massachusetts, USA - First Congregational Church, Bramanville, Millbury, Mass. (1907)
Millbury, Massachusetts, USA

First Congregational Church, Bramanville, Millbury, Mass. (1907)
Millbury, Massachusetts, USA - Torrey Mansion, The Millbury Home of President Taft
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,... Read MORE...

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

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

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

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

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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 ...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...Read MORE...

8. MILLBURY. [Pop. 2,171. Inc. 1813.]
Millbury was formerly a part of Sutton, and derived its name from its numerous mills, Bury and...Read MORE...

1848 - Millbury
MILLBURY, formerly a part of Sutton, was incorporated as a town in 1813. It was incorporated as a...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...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,...Read MORE...

Millbury Massachusetts, 1890
Millbury is situated near the middle of the southern half of Worcester County, 39 miles from Boston ...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...Read MORE...

1906
Millbury, a banking post-village in Millbury township (town), Worcester co., Mass., on the...Read MORE...


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