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Norton, Bristol, Massachusetts, USA

"Norton, a post-village in Norton township, Bristol co., Mass., near the Mansfield & Taunton Branch Railroad, 8 miles N.N.W. of Taunton, and 27 miles S. by W. of Boston. The station is at East Norton, 1 mile E. of the village. Norton contains the Wheaton Female Seminary and 6 churches. The township has manufactures of cotton, woollen goods, jewelry, friction matches, and copper. Pop. of the township, in 1890, 1785."

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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  • 13. NORTON. [Pop. 1,545. Inc. 1711.]
    Norton was probably named after the Rev. John Norton, who came to Plymouth with Gov. Winslow, in 1635, and was settled over the first church in...Read MORE...


  • 1890 Norton Massachusetts
    Norton is a farming and manufacturing town lying in the northern part of Bristol County, 30 miles south of Boston by the Taunton and New Bedford...Read MORE...


  • News 1894 - NORTON'S BIG FIRE. STARTED IN A BOX FACTORY AND EVENTUALLY BURNED OVER TWO ACRES OF LAND.
    Norton, Mass., July 27. - Fire broke out yesterday in the three-storied wooden building owned and occupied by A. H. Sweet & Co. as a box factory....Read MORE...


  • 1899 - Norton
    Norton. - This was the seventh town formed in Bristol county and was set off from Taunton on March 17, 1710. On June 12, 1711, a bill to perfect the...Read MORE...


  • 1906
    Norton, a post-village in Norton township (town), Bristol co., Mass., 8 miles NNW. of Taunton on the New York, New Haven and Hartford R. Norton...Read MORE...


  • Norton, Massachusetts, USA
    Library, Norton Centre
  • News 1909 - $100,000 Fire in Norton, Mass.
    NORTON, Mass., May 27. - Three wool storehouses, connected with the George A. Talbot & Sons mill here, were burned to the ground to-day, causing a...Read MORE...


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    Chapin Hall, Wheaton Seminary
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    Main St, 1910
  • Norton, Massachusetts, USA
    Town Hall (1910)
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    Post Office
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    New High School, Norton, Mass.
  • Norton, Massachusetts, USA
    Norton Savings & Loan Association
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    Wheaton Inn, Norton, Massachusetts


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Library, Norton Centre

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Town Hall (1910)

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Chapin Hall, Wheaton Seminary

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Main St, 1910

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New High School, Norton, Mass.

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Norton Savings & Loan Association

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Wheaton Inn, Norton, Massachusetts

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  • 13. NORTON. [Pop. 1,545. Inc. 1711.]
    Norton was probably named after the Rev. John Norton, who came to Plymouth with Gov. Winslow, in 1635, and was settled over the first church in... Read MORE...

  • 1890 Norton Massachusetts
    Norton is a farming and manufacturing town lying in the northern part of Bristol County, 30 miles south of Boston by the Taunton and New Bedford... Read MORE...

  • News  1894 - NORTON'S BIG FIRE. STARTED IN A BOX FACTORY AND EVENTUALLY BURNED OVER TWO ACRES OF LAND.
    Norton, Mass., July 27. - Fire broke out yesterday in the three-storied wooden building owned and occupied by A. H. Sweet & Co. as a box factory.... Read MORE...

  • 1899 - Norton
    Norton. - This was the seventh town formed in Bristol county and was set off from Taunton on March 17, 1710. On June 12, 1711, a bill to perfect the... Read MORE...

  • 1906
    Norton, a post-village in Norton township (town), Bristol co., Mass., 8 miles NNW. of Taunton on the New York, New Haven and Hartford R. Norton... Read MORE...

  • News  1909 - $100,000 Fire in Norton, Mass.
    NORTON, Mass., May 27. - Three wool storehouses, connected with the George A. Talbot & Sons mill here, were burned to the ground to-day, causing a... Read MORE...

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