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History of Attleboro, Massachusetts, USA

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Attleboro, Massachusetts, USA

Attleboro, Bristol, Massachusetts, USA

Attleboro was once known as "The Jewelry Capital of the World".

Included in Attleborough are: Sibleyville, Bearcroft, Deantown, Dodgeville, Hebronville, and Lonicut.


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  • 1634 - Attleborough is settled

    Massachusetts City and Town Incorporation and Settlement Dates

  • 1694 - Attleboro is incorporated

    Massachusetts City and Town Incorporation and Settlement Dates

  • 1845 - ATTLEBOROUGH. [Pop. 3,585. Settled 1694.]
    Attleborough, once a part of the ancient town of Rehoboth, is watered by a considerable branch of Blackstone River, and by other small streams,...Read MORE...


  • 1854 - Attleborough
    Attleborough, a post-township of Bristol co. Massachusetts, on the Boston and Providence railroad, 31 miles S. S. E. from Boston, and 11 miles N. N....Read MORE...


  • 1859
    ATTLEBOROUGH, a post-town of Massachusetts, U. S., in Bristol co., 30 m. S of Boston. It is watered by some of the affluents of the Pawtucket river....Read MORE...


  • News 1871 - Poisoned by Water
    A lady recently died in Attleboro, Mass., of poison taken, it is asserted, in small quantities by drinking water from a galvanized iron pipe.
    St Joseph Herald
    Saint Joseph, Michigan
    July 8, 1871

  • Attleborough Massachusetts, 1890
    Attleborough is a town of many villages, devoted to a great variety of manufactures. It is situated in the northwestern part of Bristol County,...Read MORE...


  • News 1895 - Yardmaster Killed
    PROVIDENCE, Sept. 20. - JOSEPH DICKENS, yardmaster of the Consolidated railroad at Attleboro, Mass., was struck by a freight train yesterday...Read MORE...


  • 1895 - Attleborough
    Attleborough, attel-bür'rüh, a post-village of Bristol co., Mass., in Attleborough township, on the Boston & Providence Railroad, and on a branch of...Read MORE...


  • 1899 - Attleborough
    Attleborough. - This was the sixth town formed in Bristol county, the date being October 18, 1694, when it was taken from Rehoboth as the North...Read MORE...


  • Attleboro, Massachusetts, USA
    Mechanics Pond
    Postcard
  • Attleboro, Massachusetts, USA
    Attleboro, Mass. Attleborough Public Library.
    Postcard
  • Attleboro, Massachusetts, USA
    Y.M.C.A. Bldg.
    Postcard
  • Attleboro, Massachusetts, USA
    Old Peck House, owned by the Daughters of the American Revolution
    Postcard
  • Attleboro, Massachusetts, USA
    N.Y. N.H. & H. R.R. Station
    Postcard
  • Attleboro, Massachusetts, USA
    Factory Buildings from R.R. Station
    Postcard
  • Attleboro, Massachusetts, USA
    Attleboro High School, 1907
    Postcard
  • Attleboro, Massachusetts, USA
    St. Johns Church
    Postcard
  • Attleboro, Massachusetts, USA
    Stone Bridge, Mechanics, Attleboro, Mass., 1907
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  • Attleboro, Massachusetts, USA
    Bates Block
    Postcard
  • Attleboro, Massachusetts, USA
    Bronson Building
    Postcard
  • Attleboro, Massachusetts, USA
    South Main Street, 1908
    Postcard
  • Attleboro, Massachusetts, USA
    Grade Crossing Arch at Mill St., showing part of New Depots, 1909
    Postcard
  • Attleboro, Massachusetts, USA
    Y.M.C.A., 1909
    Postcard
  • Attleboro, Massachusetts, USA
    Post Office
    Postcard
  • Attleboro, Massachusetts, USA
    Bank Street looking North
    Postcard
  • Attleboro, Massachusetts, USA
    Bliss School
    Postcard
  • Attleboro, Massachusetts, USA
    Casino, Capron Park
    Postcard
  • Attleboro, Massachusetts, USA
    Main St. showing the New Bronson Building, 1910
    Postcard
  • Attleboro, Massachusetts, USA
    Pilgrim Church
    Postcard
  • Attleboro, Massachusetts, USA
    Attleboro Sanitarium
    Postcard
  • Attleboro, Massachusetts, USA
    The Old Shuttle Factory
    Postcard
  • Attleboro, Massachusetts, USA
    Park Street from Railroad Crossing. Attleboro, Mass.
    Postcard
  • Attleboro, Massachusetts, USA
    Band Stand, Capron Park
    Postcard
  • Attleboro, Massachusetts, USA
    Bliss Bros. Co., R.F. Simmons Co.
    Postcard
  • Attleboro, Massachusetts, USA
    Leach & Garner Building
    Postcard
  • 1914 - Attleboro is incorporated as a city

    Massachusetts City and Town Incorporation and Settlement Dates

  • Attleboro, Massachusetts, USA
    Murray Church, 1914
    Postcard
  • Attleboro, Massachusetts, USA
    Congregational Church (old and new)
    Postcard
  • Attleboro, Massachusetts, USA
    The Horton Angell Factory
    Postcard
  • 1916
    Attleboro, at'tel-bur'ruh, a banking post-village and township (town) of Bristol co., Mass., on the New York, New Haven and Hartford R., 81 miles S....Read MORE...


  • Attleboro, Massachusetts, USA
    Largest Cement Stand Pipe in the World
    Postcard
  • Attleboro, Massachusetts, USA
    Park Street from Main, 1920
    Postcard
  • Attleboro, Massachusetts, USA
    Attleboro Springs
    Postcard
  • Attleboro, Massachusetts, USA
    Sturdy Memorial Hospital
    Postcard
  • News 1964 - EXPLOSION HITS PLANT; TWO KILLED
    Attleboro, Mass. (AP) - An explosion heard for miles leveled a chemical plant building Sunday night, inflicting death and injury on a Sunday...Read MORE...




Old Photos, Pictures, Advertisements and Postcards from Attleboro, Massachusetts, USA


Attleboro, Massachusetts, USA
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Mechanics Pond
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Attleboro, Massachusetts, USA
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Attleboro, Mass. Attleborough Public Library.
Postcard

Attleboro, Massachusetts, USA
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Y.M.C.A. Bldg.
Postcard

Attleboro, Massachusetts, USA
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Old Peck House, owned by the Daughters of the American Revolution
Postcard

Attleboro, Massachusetts, USA
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N.Y. N.H. & H. R.R. Station
Postcard

Attleboro, Massachusetts, USA
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Factory Buildings from R.R. Station
Postcard

Attleboro, Massachusetts, USA
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Attleboro High School, 1907
Postcard

Attleboro, Massachusetts, USA
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St. Johns Church
Postcard

Attleboro, Massachusetts, USA
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Stone Bridge, Mechanics, Attleboro, Mass., 1907
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Attleboro, Massachusetts, USA
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Bates Block
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Attleboro, Massachusetts, USA
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Bronson Building
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Attleboro, Massachusetts, USA
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South Main Street, 1908
Postcard

Attleboro, Massachusetts, USA
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Grade Crossing Arch at Mill St., showing part of New Depots, 1909
Postcard

Attleboro, Massachusetts, USA
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Y.M.C.A., 1909
Postcard

Attleboro, Massachusetts, USA
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Post Office
Postcard

Attleboro, Massachusetts, USA
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Park Street from Railroad Crossing. Attleboro, Mass.
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Attleboro, Massachusetts, USA
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Bank Street looking North
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Attleboro, Massachusetts, USA
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Bliss School
Postcard

Attleboro, Massachusetts, USA
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Casino, Capron Park
Postcard

Attleboro, Massachusetts, USA
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Main St. showing the New Bronson Building, 1910
Postcard

Attleboro, Massachusetts, USA
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Pilgrim Church
Postcard

Attleboro, Massachusetts, USA
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Attleboro Sanitarium
Postcard

Attleboro, Massachusetts, USA
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The Old Shuttle Factory
Postcard

Attleboro, Massachusetts, USA
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Band Stand, Capron Park
Postcard

Attleboro, Massachusetts, USA
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Bliss Bros. Co., R.F. Simmons Co.
Postcard

Attleboro, Massachusetts, USA
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Leach & Garner Building
Postcard

Attleboro, Massachusetts, USA
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Murray Church, 1914
Postcard

Attleboro, Massachusetts, USA
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Congregational Church (old and new)
Postcard

Attleboro, Massachusetts, USA
Pinterest
The Horton Angell Factory
Postcard

Attleboro, Massachusetts, USA
Pinterest
Largest Cement Stand Pipe in the World
Postcard

Attleboro, Massachusetts, USA
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Park Street from Main, 1920
Postcard

Attleboro, Massachusetts, USA
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Attleboro Springs
Postcard

Attleboro, Massachusetts, USA
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Sturdy Memorial Hospital
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History and News of Attleboro, Massachusetts, USA

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  • 1634 - Attleborough is settled

    Massachusetts City and Town Incorporation and Settlement Dates
  • 1694 - Attleboro is incorporated

    Massachusetts City and Town Incorporation and Settlement Dates
  • 1845 - ATTLEBOROUGH. [Pop. 3,585. Settled 1694.]
    Attleborough, once a part of the ancient town of Rehoboth, is watered by a considerable branch of Blackstone River, and by other small streams,... Read MORE...

  • 1854 - Attleborough
    Attleborough, a post-township of Bristol co. Massachusetts, on the Boston and Providence railroad, 31 miles S. S. E. from Boston, and 11 miles N. N.... Read MORE...

  • 1859
    ATTLEBOROUGH, a post-town of Massachusetts, U. S., in Bristol co., 30 m. S of Boston. It is watered by some of the affluents of the Pawtucket river.... Read MORE...

  • News  1871 - Poisoned by Water
    A lady recently died in Attleboro, Mass., of poison taken, it is asserted, in small quantities by drinking water from a galvanized iron pipe. St Joseph Herald
    Saint Joseph, Michigan
    July 8, 1871
  • Attleborough Massachusetts, 1890
    Attleborough is a town of many villages, devoted to a great variety of manufactures. It is situated in the northwestern part of Bristol County,... Read MORE...

  • 1895 - Attleborough
    Attleborough, attel-bür'rüh, a post-village of Bristol co., Mass., in Attleborough township, on the Boston & Providence Railroad, and on a branch of... Read MORE...

  • News  1895 - Yardmaster Killed
    PROVIDENCE, Sept. 20. - JOSEPH DICKENS, yardmaster of the Consolidated railroad at Attleboro, Mass., was struck by a freight train yesterday... Read MORE...

  • 1899 - Attleborough
    Attleborough. - This was the sixth town formed in Bristol county, the date being October 18, 1694, when it was taken from Rehoboth as the North... Read MORE...

  • 1914 - Attleboro is incorporated as a city

    Massachusetts City and Town Incorporation and Settlement Dates
  • 1916
    Attleboro, at'tel-bur'ruh, a banking post-village and township (town) of Bristol co., Mass., on the New York, New Haven and Hartford R., 81 miles S.... Read MORE...

  • News  1964 - EXPLOSION HITS PLANT; TWO KILLED
    Attleboro, Mass. (AP) - An explosion heard for miles leveled a chemical plant building Sunday night, inflicting death and injury on a Sunday... Read MORE...

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