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Milton, Massachusetts, USA

Milton, Norfolk, Massachusetts, USA

Milton was settled around 1640 as a part of Dorchester by Puritans from England Referred to as "Unquity", the term used by the Neponset Tribe of the Massachusetts Indians meaning "Lower Falls," which was translated into "Lower Mills" after the establishment of the Stoughton Grist Mill in 1634. kids.kiddle.com

Milton includes: Adamsville, Blue Hill, Brush Hill, and Lower Mills.


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  • 1636 - Milton is settled

    Massachusetts City and Town Incorporation and Settlement Dates

  • 1662 - Milton is incorporated

    Massachusetts City and Town Incorporation and Settlement Dates

  • 1845 - MILTON. [Pop. 1,822. Inc. 1662.]
    Milton, called by the Indians, Uncataquisset, was originally a part of Dorchester, and probably not named in honor of John Milton, the Great...Read MORE...


  • 1854 - Milton
    Milton, a post-township of Norfolk county, Mass., 8 miles S. from Boston. Pop., 2241.
    A New and Complete Gazetteer of the United States: Giving a Full and Comprehensive Review of the Present Condition, Industry, and Resources of the American Confederacy ... Thomas Baldwin (of Philadelphia.) Joseph Thomas January 1, 1854 Philadelphia : Lippincott, Grambo & Company 1854.

  • News 1871 - New Public Library
    The town of Milton, Mass., with a population of less than 3,000, has voted $5,000 to establish a public library, and an equal amount has been raised...Read MORE...


  • News 1886 - "Anna and Wendell Phillips" is to be the inscription on the tombstone of the famous Abolitionist and his wife, at Milton, Mass.

    St Joseph Herald
    Saint Joseph, Michigan
    July 3, 1886

  • Milton Massachusetts, 1890
    Milton is an old suburban town of much scenic beauty, lying in the northeasterly part of Norfolk County. It is bounded on the north by Boston...Read MORE...


  • 1895 - Milton
    Milton, a post-township, in Norfolk co., Mass., on the Neponset River, and on a branch of the Colony Railroad, 7 or 8 miles S. of Boston. It contains ...Read MORE...


  • Milton, Massachusetts, USA
    Observatory, Blue Hill Reservation. Milton, Mass.
  • Milton, Massachusetts, USA
    Athletic Field from Brook Road, Milton Academy, Milton, Mass.
  • 1906
    Milton, a banking post-village in Milton township (town), Norfolk co., Mass., on the Neponset River and on the New York, New Haven and Hartford R., 8 ...Read MORE...


  • Milton, Massachusetts, USA
    Milton Water Front, 1907
  • Milton, Massachusetts, USA
    Village Inn, Milton Lower Mills, Milton, Mass. (1907)
  • Milton, Massachusetts, USA
    Girl's School, Milton Academy
  • Milton, Massachusetts, USA
    Gilbert Stuart School
  • Milton, Massachusetts, USA
    Eliot Memorial Bridge, Blue Hill Reservation
  • Milton, Massachusetts, USA
    High School and Fire Station, 1910
  • Milton, Massachusetts, USA
    Picturesque Milton, Mass.
  • Milton, Massachusetts, USA
    Business Section Adams Street Showing Milton Masonic Building
  • Milton, Massachusetts, USA
    Hughes Infirmary, Milton Academy
  • Milton, Massachusetts, USA
    Boating on Milton Pond
  • 1938 - "Long Island Express"
    The "Long Island Express" was first detected over the tropical Atlantic on September 13, although it may have formed a few days earlier. Moving...Read MORE...


  • 1960 - March 3-5 -Eastern Massachusetts greatest March snowstorm of record -
    The storm produced record 24 hour snowfall totals of 27.2 inches at Blue Hill Observatory, 17.7 inches at Worcester, and 16.6 inches at Boston. Winds ...Read MORE...


  • 1960 - September 12 - Hurricane Donna produced wind gusts to 138 mph at Blue Hill Observatory MA

    The Weather Channel



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Observatory, Blue Hill Reservation. Milton, Mass.

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Athletic Field from Brook Road, Milton Academy, Milton, Mass.

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Village Inn, Milton Lower Mills, Milton, Mass. (1907)

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Milton Water Front, 1907


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Girl's School, Milton Academy

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Gilbert Stuart School

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Eliot Memorial Bridge, Blue Hill Reservation

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High School and Fire Station, 1910

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Picturesque Milton, Mass.

Milton, Massachusetts, USA
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Business Section Adams Street Showing Milton Masonic Building

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Hughes Infirmary, Milton Academy

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Boating on Milton Pond

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