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Chelsea, Massachusetts, USA

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Where is Chelsea, Massachusetts, USA? 

Chelsea, Suffolk, Massachusetts, USA
The area of Chelsea was first called Winnisimmet (meaning "good spring nearby") by the Massachusett tribe, which once lived there. It was settled in 1624 by Samuel Maverick, whose palisaded trading post is considered the first permanent settlement at Boston Harbor. In 1635, Maverick sold all of Winnisimmet, except for his house and farm, to Richard Bellingham. The community remained part of Boston until it was set off and incorporated in 1739, when it was named after Chelsea, a neighborhood in London, England.
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Chelsea, Massachusetts, USA - Washington Ave. (about 1906)
Chelsea, Massachusetts, USA

Washington Ave. (about 1906)
Chelsea, Massachusetts, USA - Soldiers Home and Hospital
Chelsea, Massachusetts, USA

Soldiers Home and Hospital
Chelsea, Massachusetts, USA - Chelsea Square
Chelsea, Massachusetts, USA

Chelsea Square

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1624 - Chelsea founded
originally called Winnisimmet
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CHELSEA. [Population, 2,390. Incorporated, 1738.]

Chelsea (numbered 4) was formerly a part of Boston, and was called Romney's Marsh. Its Indian ...Read MORE...

News  1857 - DISASTROUS CONFLAGRATION IN CHELSEA - LOSS $50,000.
From the Boston Traveller.

Thursday night, the city of Chelsea was visited by one of the most...Read MORE...

1859
CHELSEA, a township in Suffolk co., in Massachusetts, 4 m. NE of Boston. Pop. 2,290.
A Gazetteer of the World: Or, Dictionary of Geographical Knowledge, Publisher A. Fullarton, 1859
Chelsea Massachusetts, 1890
CHELSEA is a beautiful and growing city in the northern part of Suffolk County, inhabited largely...Read MORE...

News  1908 - BIG FIRE IN CHELSEA CHELSEA, MASS. SWEPT BY A GREAT CONFLAGRATION MANY HAVE TO FLEE FOR LIFE
Petroleum, Tarred Paper, Old Rags and a Gale Add Fury th(sic) Disaster - Ten Thousand...Read MORE...

News  1908 - WALL KILLS EIGHT. COLLAPSES, CRUSHING WORKMEN, AT CHELSEA, MASS. - 20 MORE INJURED.
Chelsea, Mass., Aug. 25. - A brick wall forty-five feet high collapsed today in Chelsea Square,...Read MORE...

1916
Chelsea, a city of Suffolk CO., Mass., is a northeastern Suburb of Boston and is about 3 miles from ...Read MORE...


Ancestors Who Were Born Here


Allen
flag  Harry Maclean ALLEN (1 September 1884, Chelsea, Massachusetts, USA - 22 April 1961, Everett, Massachusetts, USA) gravestone

Baker
flag  Frank Louis BAKER (8 October 1904, Chelsea, Massachusetts, USA - 27 January 1951, Brandenburg, Kentucky, USA) gravestone

Eldred
flag  John ELDRED (17 August 1659, Chelsea, Massachusetts, USA - 17 September 1724, North Kingstown, Rhode Island, USA (North Kingston) (Wickford) (Davisville)) gravestone

Hood
flag  Henry A. HOOD (1832, Chelsea, Massachusetts, USA - 13 June 1859, Somerville, Massachusetts, USA)

Oliver
flag  George Washington OLIVER (25 April 1800, Chelsea, Massachusetts, USA - 8 April 1874, Medfield, Massachusetts, USA) gravestone

Samson
flag  Edwin Percival SAMSON (3 October 1866, Chelsea, Massachusetts, USA - 7 March 1940, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA) gravestone

Smith
flag  Jennie Caroline SMITH (May 04, 1875, Chelsea, Massachusetts, USA - Dec 31, 1965, Wakefield, Massachusetts, USA)

Tucker
flag  Beatrice TUCKER (April 26, 1919, Chelsea, Massachusetts, USA - July 22, 2013, Laconia, New Hampshire, USA)
 

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