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History of Westborough, Massachusetts, USA

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Westborough, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA

Westborough's most famous native son is Eli Whitney Jr. Born in 1765, Whitney invented the cotton gin in 1795 after graduating from Yale.

Westborough includes: Piccadilly and Wessonville.


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  • 1675 - Westborough is settled

    Massachusetts City and Town Incorporation and Settlement Dates

  • 1717 - Westborough is incorporated

    Massachusetts City and Town Incorporation and Settlement Dates

  • Westborough, Massachusetts, USA
    Eli Whitney Birthplace
    Postcard
  • 1845 - WESTBOROUGH. [Pop. 1,658. Inc. 1717.]
    Westborough was probably so named because, when taken from Marlborough, in Middlesex county, it formed the west part of that town. Northborough...Read MORE...


  • 1848 - Westborough
    This town was taken from Marlborough, and lying the whole length of that town on the west side at the time of its incorporation, in Nov. 1717, it was ...Read MORE...


  • 1854 - Westborough
    Westborough, a post-township of Worcester co., Massachusetts, intersected by the Boston and Worcester railroad, 32 miles W. by S. from Boston. The...Read MORE...


  • Westborough, Massachusetts, USA
    Whitney House
    Erected in 1881. Destroyed by fire Jan. 5, 1907.
    Postcard
  • News 1885 - Men of Brains - Some of the Distinguished American Inventors
    Eli Whitney, inventor of the cotton gin; born at Westborough, Massachusetts, 1765; died 1825; went to Georgia in 1792 as teacher; in 1793 invents the ...Read MORE...


  • Westborough Massachusetts, 1890
    Westborough is an active farming and manufacturing town of 4,880 inhabitants, situated in the southeastern part of Worcester County, 32 miles from...Read MORE...


  • Westborough, Massachusetts, USA
    Westboro Weaving Co., Westboro, Mass.
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  • Westborough, Massachusetts, USA
    Chauncy Park, 1905
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  • Westborough, Massachusetts, USA
    Congregational Church and Main St., 1905
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  • Westborough, Massachusetts, USA
    Evangelical Church, 1905
    Postcard
  • Westborough, Massachusetts, USA
    Engine House, 1905
    Postcard
  • Westborough, Massachusetts, USA
    Town Hall & Baptist Church
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  • 1906
    Westboro, a post-village in Westboro township (town), Worcester co., Mass., on the Boston and Albany R., 12 miles E. of Worcester. It contains the...Read MORE...


  • Westborough, Massachusetts, USA
    The Square. Westboro, Mass. (1907)
    Postcard
  • Westborough, Massachusetts, USA
    The Square, 1908
    Postcard
  • Westborough, Massachusetts, USA
    Unitarian Church, 1909
    Postcard
  • Westborough, Massachusetts, USA
    Smith's Mill, 1910
    Postcard
  • Westborough, Massachusetts, USA
    Eli Whitney School, 1910
    Postcard
  • Westborough, Massachusetts, USA
    Pavilion at Lake Chauncy, Westboro, Mass.
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  • Westborough, Massachusetts, USA
    Railroad Depot
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  • Westborough, Massachusetts, USA
    Odd Fellows Block and Westboro Inn
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  • Westborough, Massachusetts, USA
    Memorial Circle and Post Office
    Postcard
  • Westborough, Massachusetts, USA
    Cunniff's Lodge
    Postcard


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Westborough, Massachusetts, USA
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Eli Whitney Birthplace
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Westborough, Massachusetts, USA
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Whitney House
Erected in 1881. Destroyed by fire Jan. 5, 1907.
Postcard

Westborough, Massachusetts, USA
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Westboro Weaving Co., Westboro, Mass.
Postcard

Westborough, Massachusetts, USA
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Chauncy Park, 1905
Postcard

Westborough, Massachusetts, USA
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Congregational Church and Main St., 1905
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Westborough, Massachusetts, USA
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Evangelical Church, 1905
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Westborough, Massachusetts, USA
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Engine House, 1905
Postcard

Westborough, Massachusetts, USA
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Town Hall & Baptist Church
Postcard

Westborough, Massachusetts, USA
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The Square. Westboro, Mass. (1907)
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Westborough, Massachusetts, USA
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The Square, 1908
Postcard

Westborough, Massachusetts, USA
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Unitarian Church, 1909
Postcard

Westborough, Massachusetts, USA
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Pavilion at Lake Chauncy, Westboro, Mass.
Postcard

Westborough, Massachusetts, USA
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Smith's Mill, 1910
Postcard

Westborough, Massachusetts, USA
Pinterest
Eli Whitney School, 1910
Postcard



Westborough, Massachusetts, USA
Pinterest
Railroad Depot
Postcard

Westborough, Massachusetts, USA
Pinterest
Odd Fellows Block and Westboro Inn
Postcard

Westborough, Massachusetts, USA
Pinterest
Memorial Circle and Post Office
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Westborough, Massachusetts, USA
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Cunniff's Lodge
Postcard
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  • 1675 - Westborough is settled

    Massachusetts City and Town Incorporation and Settlement Dates
  • 1717 - Westborough is incorporated

    Massachusetts City and Town Incorporation and Settlement Dates
  • 1845 - WESTBOROUGH. [Pop. 1,658. Inc. 1717.]
    Westborough was probably so named because, when taken from Marlborough, in Middlesex county, it formed the west part of that town. Northborough... Read MORE...

  • 1848 - Westborough
    This town was taken from Marlborough, and lying the whole length of that town on the west side at the time of its incorporation, in Nov. 1717, it was ... Read MORE...

  • 1854 - Westborough
    Westborough, a post-township of Worcester co., Massachusetts, intersected by the Boston and Worcester railroad, 32 miles W. by S. from Boston. The... Read MORE...

  • News  1885 - Men of Brains - Some of the Distinguished American Inventors
    Eli Whitney, inventor of the cotton gin; born at Westborough, Massachusetts, 1765; died 1825; went to Georgia in 1792 as teacher; in 1793 invents the ... Read MORE...

  • Westborough Massachusetts, 1890
    Westborough is an active farming and manufacturing town of 4,880 inhabitants, situated in the southeastern part of Worcester County, 32 miles from... Read MORE...

  • 1906
    Westboro, a post-village in Westboro township (town), Worcester co., Mass., on the Boston and Albany R., 12 miles E. of Worcester. It contains the... Read MORE...

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