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History of Framingham, Massachusetts, USA

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Framingham, Massachusetts, USA

Framingham, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA

Framingham is known for The Framingham Heart Study. The famous cardiovascular study began in 1948 using residents of Framingham, Massachusetts. It is now on its third generation of participants.

Framingham includes: Montwait, New Boston (Nobscot), Saxonville, Coburnville, and Hastingsville.



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  • 1650 - Framingham is settled

    Massachusetts City and Town Incorporation and Settlement Dates

  • 1700 - Framingham is incorporated

    Massachusetts City and Town Incorporation and Settlement Dates

  • 1717 - THE GREAT SNOW OF 1717
    Four successive snowstorms-two of them minor, two of them of major proportions-fell within a ten-day interval (February 27th through March 7th), and...Read MORE...


  • 1753 - July 18 - Lemuel Haynes, escapes from slave holder in Framingham Mass

    historyorb.com

  • General Henry Knox and his troops passed through here in the winter of 1775-76 with a load of 59 cannons pulled by teams of oxen.
    The cannons were captured from the British at Fort Ticonderoga and Crown Point. They were transported from Lake Champlain to Dorchester Heights,...Read MORE...


  • Framingham, Massachusetts, USA
    The 1812 House
    Postcard
  • 1845. FRAMINGHAM. [Pop. 3,030. Inc. 1700.]
    Framingham, when only a plantation, had the same name it now bears, and it once included a part of Sudbury, northeast of it, called the...Read MORE...


  • 1848 - Framingham
    FRAMINGHAM was incorporated as a town in 1700. In this year it was by the general court “ordered that said plantation, called Framingham, be...Read MORE...


  • 1854 - Framingham
    Framingham, a post-township of Middlesex county, Massachusetts, 20 miles W. by S. from Boston, has extensive manufactures of cloths, boots, &c....Read MORE...


  • 1859
    FRAMINGHAM, a township in Middlesex co., in the state of Massachusetts, U.S., 18 m. WSW of Boston. Pop. 3,030.
    A Gazetteer of the World: Or, Dictionary of Geographical Knowledge, Publisher A. Fullarton, 1859

  • Framingham, Massachusetts, USA
    Central Square - Framingham Centre, Mass.
    Postcard
  • Framingham Massachusetts, 1890
    Framingham, one of the most beautiful towns in the Commonwealth, lies in the southwestern part of Middlesex County, some 20 miles southwest of...Read MORE...


  • 1895 - Framingham
    Fra’mingham, a post-town of Middlesex co., Mass., on the Sudbury River, and on the Boston, Clinton & Fitchburg Railroad, 24 miles W. by S. of Boston. ...Read MORE...


  • Framingham, Massachusetts, USA
    R.R. Station, South Framingham, Mass.
    Postcard
  • News 1906 - TEN BODIES ARE RECOVERED. FOUR MORE SUPPOSED TO BE IN RUINED BUILDING AT SOUTH FRAMINGHAM, MASS.
    South Framingham, Mass., July 24. - Under the light of electric lamps the work of exhuming the bodies of the victims of the collapsed Amsden building ...Read MORE...


  • Framingham, Massachusetts, USA
    Framingham High School, So. Framingham
    Postcard
  • Framingham, Massachusetts, USA
    Arlington St. School, So. Framingham, 1909
    Postcard
  • News 1910 - MOTHER LOSES LIFE SAVES LITTLE BOY
    Boston Journal Special Wire.
    South Framingham, March 25. - It cost Mrs. William Tucker, 25 years old, of State street, Framingham Center, her life...Read MORE...


  • Framingham, Massachusetts, USA
    Concord Block, So. Framingham
    Postcard
  • Framingham, Massachusetts, USA
    Eames Square, So. Framingham
    Postcard
  • Framingham, Massachusetts, USA
    Franklin School, So. Framingham
    Postcard
  • Framingham, Massachusetts, USA
    Central Street, Saxonville, Mass.
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  • Framingham, Massachusetts, USA
    Irving Square, South Framingham, Mass.
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  • Framingham, Massachusetts, USA
    Sudbury River, 1911
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  • Framingham, Massachusetts, USA
    Dennison Manufacturing Co., So. Framingham
    Postcard
  • Framingham, Massachusetts, USA
    Framingham, Mass. Gates Elm. (1912)
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  • 1916
    Framingham, a post-village and township (town) of Middlesex co., Mass., on the Sudbury River and on the New York, New Haven and Hartford R., 24 miles ...Read MORE...


  • Framingham, Massachusetts, USA
    Framingham Hospital, South Framingham, Mass.
    Postcard
  • Framingham, Massachusetts, USA
    Union Ave. and Grace Church, So. Framingham
    Postcard
  • Framingham, Massachusetts, USA
    State Reformatory for Women
    Postcard
  • Framingham, Massachusetts, USA
    Lincoln St. School
    Postcard
  • Framingham, Massachusetts, USA
    State Normal School
    Postcard
  • Framingham, Massachusetts, USA
    Abner Wheeler House
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  • Framingham, Massachusetts, USA
    The Chocolate House, Route 9
    Postcard
  • Framingham, Massachusetts, USA
    The Sinclair House, 189 Concord St., Route 126
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The 1812 House
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Central Square - Framingham Centre, Mass.
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Framingham, Massachusetts, USA
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R.R. Station, South Framingham, Mass.
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Framingham High School, So. Framingham
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Arlington St. School, So. Framingham, 1909
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Central Street, Saxonville, Mass.
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Framingham, Massachusetts, USA
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Irving Square, South Framingham, Mass.
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Framingham, Massachusetts, USA
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Concord Block, So. Framingham
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Framingham, Massachusetts, USA
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Eames Square, So. Framingham
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Franklin School, So. Framingham
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Sudbury River, 1911
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Framingham, Massachusetts, USA
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Framingham, Mass. Gates Elm. (1912)
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Framingham, Massachusetts, USA
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Dennison Manufacturing Co., So. Framingham
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Framingham, Massachusetts, USA
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Framingham Hospital, South Framingham, Mass.
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Framingham, Massachusetts, USA
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Union Ave. and Grace Church, So. Framingham
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Framingham, Massachusetts, USA
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State Reformatory for Women
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Framingham, Massachusetts, USA
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Lincoln St. School
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Framingham, Massachusetts, USA
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State Normal School
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Framingham, Massachusetts, USA
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Abner Wheeler House
Postcard

Framingham, Massachusetts, USA
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The Chocolate House, Route 9
Postcard

Framingham, Massachusetts, USA
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The Sinclair House, 189 Concord St., Route 126
Postcard
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  • 1650 - Framingham is settled

    Massachusetts City and Town Incorporation and Settlement Dates
  • 1700 - Framingham is incorporated

    Massachusetts City and Town Incorporation and Settlement Dates
  • 1717 - THE GREAT SNOW OF 1717
    Four successive snowstorms-two of them minor, two of them of major proportions-fell within a ten-day interval (February 27th through March 7th), and... Read MORE...

  • 1753 - July 18 - Lemuel Haynes, escapes from slave holder in Framingham Mass

    historyorb.com
  • General Henry Knox and his troops passed through here in the winter of 1775-76 with a load of 59 cannons pulled by teams of oxen.
    The cannons were captured from the British at Fort Ticonderoga and Crown Point. They were transported from Lake Champlain to Dorchester Heights,... Read MORE...

  • 1845. FRAMINGHAM. [Pop. 3,030. Inc. 1700.]
    Framingham, when only a plantation, had the same name it now bears, and it once included a part of Sudbury, northeast of it, called the... Read MORE...

  • 1848 - Framingham
    FRAMINGHAM was incorporated as a town in 1700. In this year it was by the general court “ordered that said plantation, called Framingham, be... Read MORE...

  • 1854 - Framingham
    Framingham, a post-township of Middlesex county, Massachusetts, 20 miles W. by S. from Boston, has extensive manufactures of cloths, boots, &c.... Read MORE...

  • 1859
    FRAMINGHAM, a township in Middlesex co., in the state of Massachusetts, U.S., 18 m. WSW of Boston. Pop. 3,030.
    A Gazetteer of the World: Or, Dictionary of Geographical Knowledge, Publisher A. Fullarton, 1859
  • Framingham Massachusetts, 1890
    Framingham, one of the most beautiful towns in the Commonwealth, lies in the southwestern part of Middlesex County, some 20 miles southwest of... Read MORE...

  • 1895 - Framingham
    Fra’mingham, a post-town of Middlesex co., Mass., on the Sudbury River, and on the Boston, Clinton & Fitchburg Railroad, 24 miles W. by S. of Boston. ... Read MORE...

  • News  1906 - TEN BODIES ARE RECOVERED. FOUR MORE SUPPOSED TO BE IN RUINED BUILDING AT SOUTH FRAMINGHAM, MASS.
    South Framingham, Mass., July 24. - Under the light of electric lamps the work of exhuming the bodies of the victims of the collapsed Amsden building ... Read MORE...

  • News  1910 - MOTHER LOSES LIFE SAVES LITTLE BOY
    Boston Journal Special Wire.
    South Framingham, March 25. - It cost Mrs. William Tucker, 25 years old, of State street, Framingham Center, her life... Read MORE...

  • 1916
    Framingham, a post-village and township (town) of Middlesex co., Mass., on the Sudbury River and on the New York, New Haven and Hartford R., 24 miles ... Read MORE...

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