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Dudley, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA

"Dudley, a post-village of Worcester co., Mass., in Dudley township, about 18 miles S. by W. from Worcester. It has a church and an academy. The township is drained by the Quinebaug River. It has manufactures of linen, fancy cassimeres, shoe-knives, and paper, and is traversed by the Southbridge Branch of the New York & New England Railroad (West Dudley Station). Pop. of township, 2944."

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
J.B. Lippincott, 1895


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  • 1731 – 1732 - Dudley set off from Oxford

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  • June 20, 1732 - First Town Meeting held at Carter House in Dudley

    A Commemorative Profile of Dudley Massachusetts by Dudley Bicentennial Committee, 1976

  • 1734 - Meeting House built in Dudley

    A Commemorative Profile of Dudley Massachusetts by Dudley Bicentennial Committee, 1976

  • 1760 - Capt. Joshua Healy House built in Dudley

    A Commemorative Profile of Dudley Massachusetts by Dudley Bicentennial Committee, 1976

  • 1776 - George Washington Slept Here
    In April 1776, on his way to New York City from Boston after his victory in the Siege of Boston, General George Washington camped in the town of Dudle...Read MORE...


  • 1804 - Black Tavern built on Dudley Hill

    A Commemorative Profile of Dudley Massachusetts by Dudley Bicentennial Committee, 1976

  • Dudley, Massachusetts, USA
    Nichols College, Dudley, MA

    "Nichols College is a private, four-year, not-for-profit, coeducational college located in Dudley, Massachusetts. Founded in 1815 as Nichols Academy, Nichols College offers twelve specializations in its business... Read MORE...

  • 1824 - Congregational Church built in Dudley

    A Commemorative Profile of Dudley Massachusetts by Dudley Bicentennial Committee, 1976

  • 1845 - Methodist Church built on Dudley Hill

    A Commemorative Profile of Dudley Massachusetts by Dudley Bicentennial Committee, 1976

  • 38. DUDLEY. [Pop. 1,352. Inc 1732.]
    This township was granted to Paul and William Dudley, of Roxbury, sons of Governor Dudley.

    Dudley once contained part of Southbridge and We...Read MORE...


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    Stevens Linen Mills

    "Stevens Linen, the first linen textile mill in the United States, was formed in 1846 in Dudley Massachusetts. Built from granite quarried on site, the original mill (which is one of the oldest remaining mills in New England)... Read MORE...

  • 1848 - Dudley
    This township was originally granted to the Hon. Messrs. Paul and William Dudley of Roxbury, while yet in the possession of the aborigines, the tribe ...Read MORE...


  • 1859
    DUDLEY, a township of Worcester co., in the state of Massachusetts, U.S., 58 m. SW of Boston, watered by Quinnebaug and French rivers, and in the S by...Read MORE...


  • News 1868 - Hon. Wm. Hancock died at his residence, in Dudley, Massachusetts, on the 14th inst, aged 76 years. Colonel Hancock was a lineal descendant of John Hancock of Revolutionary memory.

    The Progress-Index
    Petersburg, Virginia
    June 19, 1868

  • News 1873 - A French woman and child in Dudley, Massachusetts, were so badly burned by an explosion of kerosene oil, Saturday night that both died, another child cannot recover.

    The Daily Milwaukee News
    Milwaukee, Wisconsin
    July 8, 1873

  • News 1875 - A Useful Sort of Pastor
    The Boston Traveller tells a story on Mr. Williams, the ancient pastor of Dudley, Massachusetts, who was a practical christian. One sultry summer Sund...Read MORE...


  • 1885 - Nichols Academy Boarding House built in 1885.
    It later became the Dudley Inn and then a Nichols College dormitory.
    A Commemorative Profile of Dudley Massachusetts by Dudley Bicentennial Committee, 1976

  • 1890 - Congregational Church destroyed by fire in Dudley. Conant Memorial Church built.

    A Commemorative Profile of Dudley Massachusetts by Dudley Bicentennial Committee, 1976

  • Dudley Massachusetts, 1890
    Dudley is a pleasant and prosperous town lying in the southwesterly part of Worcester County, on the Southbridge Branch of the New York and New Englan...Read MORE...


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    Street View, Dudley Hill, Mass.
  • Dudley, Massachusetts, USA
    Dudley Hill Inn, Dudley, MA

    A 1908 postcard depicting the Dudley Hill Inn. The building was later taken over by Nichols College and converted to Conrad Hall which houses faculty offices.
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    High Pond and the Birches, Dudley, Mass.
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    Sunset Camp, Echo Lake, Dudley, Mass.
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    Memorial Church, 1910
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    Bird's Eye View Dudley Hill, Dudley, Mass
  • Dudley, Massachusetts, USA
    Budleigh Hall, Residence of S. M. Conant, 1912
  • 1916
    Dudley, a post-village of Worcester oo., Mass., in Dudley township (town), about 18 miles S. by W. of Worcester. The town is drained by tbe Quinebaug ...Read MORE...


  • Dudley, Massachusetts, USA
    Magiera's Dairy bottle cap
  • 1931 - Budleigh Hall, originally the summer home of the Conant family, used by Dudley Bible School and later Nichols Academy was destroyed by fire.

    A Commemorative Profile of Dudley Massachusetts by Dudley Bicentennial Committee, 1976

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    Intervale Manor, 1940
  • Dudley, Massachusetts, USA
    Ziemba Dairy bottle cap


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