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Stow, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA

Stow’s first settler was Matthew Boon, who established a farm in 1660 near Boon Pond – today, the much-enlarged Lake Boon. Legend has it that Boon acquired his land by trading a jackknife to the Nipmuc Indians, who had occupied the region for many years. www.stow-ma.gov

Stow includes: Rockbottom, Gleasondale, Lower Village, and Lake Boone Station.


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  • 1681 - Stow is settled

    Massachusetts City and Town Incorporation and Settlement Dates

  • 1683 - Stow is incorporated

    Massachusetts City and Town Incorporation and Settlement Dates

  • 1845 - STOW. [Pop. 1,230. Inc. 1683.]
    Stow was called by the Indians, Pompsiticut, and Shabbukin, which were the names of two of its hills.

    It had but two male settlers at the ...Read MORE...


  • 1848 - Stow
    The Indian names of this place were Pompsiticut and Shabbukin, from “two notable hills.” It appears that the first minister called to the pastoral...Read MORE...


  • 1854 - Stow
    Stow, a post-village in Middlesex co., Massachusetts, on the Lancaster and Sterling branch of the Fitchburg railroad, 27 miles W. by N. from Boston....Read MORE...


  • 1890 Stow Massachusetts
    Stow is a pleasant town of 976 inhabitants, situated in the westerly section of Middlesex County, about 25 miles west of Boston by the Massachusetts...Read MORE...


  • 1895 - Stow
    Stow, a post-village in Stow township, Middlesex co., Mass., on the Assabet River, about 26 miles W. by N. of Boston. It has 2 churches. The township ...Read MORE...


  • Stow, Massachusetts, USA
    Boone Lake
  • 1906
    Stow, a post-village in Stow township (town), Middlesex Co., Mass., on the Asabet River, about 26 miles W. by N. of Boston. Pop. of the town in 1900, ...Read MORE...


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    Unitarian Church
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    Randall Library, Stow, Mass.
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    The Old Whitney House, Stow, Mass.
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    Union School


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  • 1681 - Stow is settled

    Massachusetts City and Town Incorporation and Settlement Dates
  • 1683 - Stow is incorporated

    Massachusetts City and Town Incorporation and Settlement Dates
  • 1845 - STOW. [Pop. 1,230. Inc. 1683.]
    Stow was called by the Indians, Pompsiticut, and Shabbukin, which were the names of two of its hills.

    It had but two male settlers at the ... Read MORE...

  • 1848 - Stow
    The Indian names of this place were Pompsiticut and Shabbukin, from “two notable hills.” It appears that the first minister called to the pastoral... Read MORE...

  • 1854 - Stow
    Stow, a post-village in Middlesex co., Massachusetts, on the Lancaster and Sterling branch of the Fitchburg railroad, 27 miles W. by N. from Boston.... Read MORE...

  • 1890 Stow Massachusetts
    Stow is a pleasant town of 976 inhabitants, situated in the westerly section of Middlesex County, about 25 miles west of Boston by the Massachusetts... Read MORE...

  • 1895 - Stow
    Stow, a post-village in Stow township, Middlesex co., Mass., on the Assabet River, about 26 miles W. by N. of Boston. It has 2 churches. The township ... Read MORE...

  • 1906
    Stow, a post-village in Stow township (town), Middlesex Co., Mass., on the Asabet River, about 26 miles W. by N. of Boston. Pop. of the town in 1900, ... Read MORE...

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