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Holden, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA

"Holden, a post-village in Holden township, Worcester co., Mass., on the Fitchburg Railroad and the Massachusetts Central Railroad (Quinapoxet Station), 52 miles of Boston, and 8 miles N.N.W. of Worcester. It has churches, a graded school, a cotton-mill, &c. The township contains Jeffersonville, and a pop. in 1890, of 2623."

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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  • 15. HOLDEN. [Pop. 1,874. Inc. 1741.]
    Holden was separated from Worcester, and named in honor of an English gentleman, whose family were benefactors of Harvard College, and of the...Read MORE...


  • 1848 - Holden
    This town was taken wholly from the town of Worcester, being included in their original grants, and was the north-westerly part thereof. It was...Read MORE...


  • News 1871 - A TORNADO. HOUSES, BARNS AND TREES PROSTRATED IN MASSACHUSETTS - DESTRUCTION IN ITS PATH - SEVERAL PERSONS INJURED.
    Worcester, Mass., June 11. - A sweeping tornado passed through the towns of Paxton, Holden and West Boyleston this afternoon at 4 1/ 2 o'clock,...Read MORE...


  • Holden Massachusetts, 1890
    Holden is a large town occupying high ground near the centre of Worcester County. Its form is nearly that of a diamond, having its greatest length...Read MORE...


  • Holden, Massachusetts, USA
    The Common
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    First Baptist Church
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    New Reservoir
  • 1916
    Holden, a post-village in Holden township (town), Worcester co., Mass., on the Boston and Maine R., 52 miles W. of Boston. It has woollen...Read MORE...


  • Holden, Massachusetts, USA
    Gale Free Library, Holden, Mass.
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    Holden High School


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