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Millbury, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA

"Millbury, a post-village in Millbury township, Worcester co, Mass., on the Blackstone River, on the Providence & Worcester Railroad, and on a branch of the Boston & Albany Railroad, 6 miles S.S.E. of Worcester, and 37 miles N.N.W. of Providence. It has a high school, a national bank, a savings-bank, several cotton- and woollen-factories, and 5 churches. The township contains 6 cotton-mills, 6 woollen-mills, a foundry, a machine-shop, and a pop. (1890) of 4428."

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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First Congregational Church, Millbury, Mass.

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First Congregational Church, Bramanville, Millbury, Mass. (1907)

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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...

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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 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...

  • 8. 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...

  • 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 t... 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...

  • 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...

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