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North Attleborough, Massachusetts, USA - Baptist Church and Common

North Attleborough, Bristol, Massachusetts, USA

By 1834, it was said that North Attleboro produced more buttons than anywhere else in the United States. kids.kiddle.co

North Attleborough includes: New Boston, Old Town, Robinsonville, Adamsdale (Lanesville), Attleboro Falls, Blaneyville, Falls Village, Hillside, Holmes Neighborhood, and Lymanville.



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Baptist Church and Common
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Baptist Church and Common
The Emerson House
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The Emerson House
Union Power Building
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Union Power Building
T. I. Smith Co., Manufacturing Jewelers, 1905
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T. I. Smith Co., Manufacturing Jewelers, 1905
E. Ira Richards Co.'s Factory
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E. Ira Richards Co.'s Factory
High Street looking West
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High Street looking West
Richards Memorial Library
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Richards Memorial Library
Red Men's Hall and Universalist Church
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Red Men's Hall and Universalist Church
Old Hatch House
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St. Mary's Catholic Church
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St. Mary's Catholic Church
Odd Fellows Building and Bank Street
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High School
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1887 - North Attleborough is incorporated

Massachusetts City and Town Incorporation and Settlement Dates
1890 North Attleborough Massachusetts
North Attleborough is a prosperous farming and manufacturing town forming: the northeast angle of Bristol County. A branch road four miles in length connects North Attleborough -- the northern village, -- with Attleborough station, 32 miles from Boston, on the Providence Division of the Old Colony Railroad. The other stations are Farmers and Falls Village. An electric street railway also connects with Attleborough. The post-offices are North Attleborough and Attleborough Falls.

The town is bounded on the north by Wrentham, east by Mansfield, south by Attleborough, and west by Cumberland in Rhode Island. The assessed area is 9,967 acres; of which about one third is forest, consisting of oak, maple, chestnut and elm. The southeastern section is quite level; with some undulations, which continue through the northwest section, rising into frequent hills of little elevation. At the centre, south and northeast are ponds, --Whitings, Falls, Freeman and Bungay Reservoir. Their area is... Read MORE...

1895 - North Attleborough
North Attleborough, at tel-bür-rüh, a post-town of Bristol co, Mass., on the Attleborough Branch Railroad, which connects with the Boston & Providence Railroad, about 32 miles S.S.W. of Boston, and 14 miles N. by E. of Providence. It has a bank, a high school, a newspaper office, 4 churches, and manufactures of jewelry. Pop. in 1890, 6727.
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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North Attleboro, a banking post-township (town) of Bristol co., Mass., on the New York, New Haven and Hartford R., 14 miles N. by E. of Providence, R.I. It has manufactures of jewelry and jewllers' supplies. Pop. in 1900, 7253.
Lippincott's New Gazetteer: A Complete Pronouncing Gazetteer Or Geographical Dictionary of the World, Containing the Most Recent and Authentic Information Respecting the Countries, Cities, Towns ... in Every Portion of the Globe Publisher J.B. Lippincott Company, 1906
1907 - EASTERN MASSACHUSETTS. ONE KILLED AND NINE INJURED. Two Trollies Crash in Collision at North Attleboro
One person was fatally and nine others more or less seriously injured at North Attleboro yesterday in a collision between two large open cars, one of them filled with passengers on the Interstate Consolidated street railway company’s lines. The most severely injured was Motorman James Harding, who was taken to the Rhode Island hospital at Providence, suffering from internal injuries and fractures of both arms and legs. He died later at the hospital. The accident happened at a curve between North Attleboro and Attleboro Center.

A well-filled open car had been waiting on a switch for two empty extra cars to pass. One of the extra cars passed and the conductor of the regular asked the motorman of the extra if there was another extra behind. It is understood that the motorman of the extra replied that he did not know positively, but he did not think there was. The conductor of the regular then gave the signal to go ahead. On a curve less than 100 yards beyond the switch the passenger... Read MORE...

2023 - Here's a list of places to go and things to do in North Attleborough:
WWI Memorial Park and Zoo: This park is a local favorite, featuring walking trails, a playground, and a small zoo. It's a great place for a family outing or a leisurely stroll through nature.

Emerald Square Mall: If you're in the mood for some shopping, head over to Emerald Square Mall. You'll find a variety of stores, from clothing to electronics, as well as dining options.

Capron Park Zoo: While technically located in neighboring Attleboro, Capron Park Zoo is a must-visit. It's home to a diverse collection of animals, including lions, kangaroos, and snow leopards. Perfect for a day of family fun.

North Attleborough Historical Society: Delve into the town's history by visiting the Historical Society. Learn about North Attleborough's past through exhibits and artifacts.

Falls Pond: Enjoy the natural beauty of North Attleborough by visiting Falls Pond. It's a serene spot for fishing, kayaking, or simply relaxing by the water.

Ballard Park: This picturesque park offers... Read MORE...

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male ancestorHalsey Walcott DRAPER (9 April 1835, Attleboro, Massachusetts, USA (Attleborough) (South Attleboro) - 15 May 1895, North Attleborough, Massachusetts, USA (North Attleboro))
male ancestorAlfred ENO (HENEAULT) (23 October 1861, Coticook, Quebec, Canada - 6 December 1936, North Attleborough, Massachusetts, USA (North Attleboro))
female ancestorMalvina AUDET (16 September 1867, North Stuckeley, Quebec, Canada - 1 November 1936, North Attleborough, Massachusetts, USA (North Attleboro))
male ancestorJames FOGARTY (January 18, 1871, Ashton, Rhode Island, USA - August 28, 1905, North Attleborough, Massachusetts, USA (North Attleboro))
male ancestorCarl Augustus HEMPEL (2 February 1879, North Attleborough, Massachusetts, USA (North Attleboro) - 12 December 1959, )
male ancestorHenry Joseph JOHNSON (8 November 1879, North Attleborough, Massachusetts, USA (North Attleboro) - 16 December 1954, )
male ancestorHenry Harrison, Jr. BENNETT (4 October 1880, North Attleborough, Massachusetts, USA (North Attleboro) - 27 July 1919, )
male ancestorCharles Linwood JORDAN (5 January 1880, North Attleborough, Massachusetts, USA (North Attleboro) - 13 April 1940, )
male ancestorCharles Sherman PECKHAM (3 January 1880, North Attleborough, Massachusetts, USA (North Attleboro) - 11 October 1935, )

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