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North Reading, Massachusetts, USA - The Schoolhouse. North Reading, Mass.

North Reading, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA

The area was first settled in 1651 when the town of Reading received a special land grant north of the Ipswich River. It was officially incorporated as the separate town of North Reading in 1853. kids.kiddle.co

North Reading includes: Martin's Pond, Meadowview, Park Street, West Village, Abbotville, Back Row, and Bear Meadow.




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The Schoolhouse. North Reading, Mass.
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Corner Park & Haverhill Streets
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Corner Park & Haverhill Streets
Square and Town Hall
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Main St. No. Reading, Mass.
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Main St. No. Reading, Mass.

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Grange Hall
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State Sanatorium, West Ward
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Flint Memorial Library, 1928
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Flint Memorial Library, 1928

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"The Charles" & "La Stella"
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First Baptist Church
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Union Congregational Church
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L. D. Batchelder School
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Saint Theresa's Church
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1869 - Woman Pastor
Miss Mary Graves has pastoral charge of the Universalist church at North Reading, Mass.
St Joseph Herald
Saint Joseph, Michigan
July 24, 1869
1890 North Reading Massachusetts
North Reading occupies a northeastern extremity of Middlesex County, and is 23 miles north of Boston. It is intersected by the Lowell and Salem Railroad, which follows the line of Martin's Brook and Ipswich River, the two principal water-courses of the town. It is bounded on the north by Andover and North Andover, east by Middleton, south by Lynnfield and Reading, and west by Wilmington. Its extreme size is about four miles east and west, and the same north and south. The assessed area is 7,605 acres.

The chief rock is sienite and calcareous gneiss. Martin's Pond, of 136 acres, in the northwest, and Swan Pond, of 86 acres, in the northeast section, are beautiful as well as valuable sheets of water. The town is agreeably diversified with hills and valleys, and has a good soil, returning handsome crops of corn, hay, vegetables, apples, cranberries and strawberries. The forests, occupying 4,616 acres, consist principally of oak and pine. The town contains 163 farms, 199... Read MORE...

1895 - North Reading
North Reading, röd'ing, a post-village in North Reading township, Middlesex co., Mass., on the Ipswich River, and on the Salem & Lowell Railroad, 16 miles N. of Boston. It has 3 churches, and a public library kept in Flint Memorial Hall. Pop. of the township, 979.
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
1906
North Reading, a post-village in North Reading township (town), Middlesex co., Mass., on the Ipswich River and on the Boston and Maine R., 16 miles N. of Boston. It manufactures boots and shoes, flavoring extracts, wagons, etc. Pop. of the town in 1900, 1035.
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
2023 - Here's a list of places to go and activities to enjoy in North Reading:
Ipswich River Park: Start your journey with a visit to Ipswich River Park. This beautiful park offers a serene setting for picnics, walking, and enjoying nature. There are scenic trails along the Ipswich River, perfect for a leisurely stroll or bird-watching.

Harold Parker State Forest: Outdoor enthusiasts will love exploring Harold Parker State Forest. This massive forest reserve offers hiking trails, fishing spots, and opportunities for camping, making it a haven for nature lovers.

Meadow Brook Golf Course: If you're a golfer, don't miss a round of golf at the Meadow Brook Golf Course. This 9-hole public golf course is perfect for both beginners and experienced golfers.

North Reading Town Common: Take a leisurely walk through the North Reading Town Common, a historic park in the center of town. It's a great spot for a relaxing afternoon, and you might catch a local event or farmers' market.

J.T. Hood Playground: Families with kids will enjoy J.T. Hood Playground, a... Read MORE...

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Ancestors Who Were Born or Died in North Reading, Massachusetts, USA

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male ancestorMartin Van Buren FOWLES (15 March 1836, Westport Island, Maine, USA (Westport) (Jeremysquam) - 15 March 1917, North Reading, Massachusetts, USA)
male ancestorWallace G SYMMS (16 September 1854, North Reading, Massachusetts, USA - , )
female ancestorEmma ABBOTT (7 December 1855, North Reading, Massachusetts, USA - , )
female ancestorLucy E THOMAS (1860, North Reading, Massachusetts, USA - , )
female ancestorNellie L EATON (9 February 1879, North Reading, Massachusetts, USA - , )
male ancestorWilliam Milton ROBINSON (18 February 1879, North Reading, Massachusetts, USA - , )
female ancestorGertrude Amelia UPTON (19 February 1879, North Reading, Massachusetts, USA - , )
male ancestorGeorge Wilmot MASON (6 March 1879, North Reading, Massachusetts, USA - , )
male ancestorAbbott Warren CASS (18 March 1879, North Reading, Massachusetts, USA - , )

Ancestors Who Were Married in North Reading, Massachusetts, USA

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male ancestorIsaac Otis EVANS (18 May 1843 - 31 October 1922) and female ancestorMary KELLY (April 1845 - 27 July 1915) married 24 March 1874
male ancestorGeorge Francis EVANS (7 April 1878 - ) and female ancestorInez May CURRIER (12 July 1879 - April 1967) married 10 June 1899

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