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Boxford, Massachusetts, USA - Holyoke-French House - 1760  ...  Located at 2 Topsfield Road in East Boxford Village, it was built in 1760 for Rev. Elizur Holyoke.  It remained i

Boxford, Essex, Massachusetts, USA

Boxford includes: First Parish (East Parish) and Second Parish (West Parish).

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Boxford Nostalgia: Vintage Photos, Ads, and Postcards

Holyoke-French House - 1760
Boxford, Massachusetts, USA

Holyoke-French House - 1760

"... Located at 2 Topsfield Road in East Boxford Village, it was built in 1760 for Rev. Elizur Holyoke. It remained in the Holyoke family until 1866, when it was sold to Elvin French..."
District School No. 2
Boxford, Massachusetts, USA

District School No. 2
Congregational Church
Boxford, Massachusetts, USA

Congregational Church
Depot Hill, 1910
Boxford, Massachusetts, USA

Depot Hill, 1910
Public Library, 1914
Boxford, Massachusetts, USA

Public Library, 1914
Camp Alcott, 1936
Boxford, Massachusetts, USA

Camp Alcott, 1936
Village Green
Boxford, Massachusetts, USA

Village Green

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Boxford was first settled in 1646 as part of Rowley Village by Abraham Redington. historyofboxford.html
1685 - Boxford is incorporated historyofboxford.html
1701 - The First Church was built in 1701 in East Boxford Village historyofboxford.html
1839 - Boxford
Boxford, Massachusetts
Essex county. This town lies 26 miles N. from Boston, 13 S.W. from Newburyport, and 10 W. by N. from Ipswich. The annual amount of manufactures of cotton wicking, boots, shoes, and ploughs is about $100,000. Population, 1837, 964. Incorporated, 1685.
The New England Gazetteer containing descriptions of all the states, counties and towns in New England: also descriptions of the principal mountains, rivers lakes, capes, bays, harbors, islands and fashionable resorts within that territory. Alphabetically arranged. By John Hayward, author of the Columbian Traveller, Religious Creeds, &c. &c. Boston: John Hayward. Boyd & White, Concord, N.H. 1839
1845 - BOXFORD. [Pop. 942. Inc. 1685.]
Boxford was originally a part of Rowley.

Although the soil is not generally good, the chief dependence of
the inhabitants is upon agriculture.

The retired situation of this pleasant town has prevented it from
increasing as it would do, if more accessible.

Distance from Salem, 10 miles; from Boston, 24.
An Elementary Geography for Massachusetts Children by William Bentley Fowle and Asa Fitz, 1845
Boxford Massachusetts, 1890
Boxford is a large and long township of an irregular form, occupying a central position in Essex County. It has Bradford on the north; Groveland and Georgetown on the north and east; Rowley, Ipswich and Topsfield on the east; the last, with Middleton, on the south; and North Andover on the southwest and west. Its assessed area is 13,819 acres, of which 4,842 acres are woodland, consisting of pine, oak, birch and maple. The population in 1885 was 840, and there were 189 dwelling-houses. The Danvers and Newburyport Branch of the Boston and Maine Railroad passes through the easterly side of the town, the Boxford station being at East Boxford, which is also a post-office and village. The other post-offices are Boxford and West Boxford, which are also villages.

The land is well diversified by hill and valley. The rock is calcareous gneiss and sienite, and there are many bowlders of various minerals. The flora is rich and varied. Bald, Long and Stiles hills are the most notable... Read MORE...

1895 - Boxford
Box'ford, a post-village of Essex co, Mass., in Box: ford township, 1 mile from Boxford depot on the Danvers & Newburyport Railroad, which is 28 miles N. of Boston. It has a church. The township has 2 churches, 3 grist. mills, and 3 saw-mills. Pop. 847
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
2023 - Here's a list of places to go and things to do in Boxford:
Boxford State Forest:

Start your exploration with nature by visiting Boxford State Forest. It offers hiking trails, bird watching, and a peaceful environment. It's a great place for a relaxing walk or a more challenging hike.

Bald Hill Conservation Area:

Another gem for nature enthusiasts, Bald Hill Conservation Area provides scenic views and well-maintained trails. It's an excellent spot for hiking and enjoying the outdoors.

Stiles Pond:

If you enjoy water activities, Stiles Pond is the place to be. Whether it's fishing, kayaking, or just a lakeside picnic, this is a serene location for a day out.

Boxford Community Store:

Explore the heart of Boxford at the Boxford Community Store. It's not just a convenience store; it's a hub for the community. Grab a coffee, chat with locals, and experience the small-town charm.

Boxford Common Historic District:

Take a stroll through the historic district and admire the well-preserved colonial architecture. The common is... Read MORE...

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Ancestors Who Were Born or Died in Boxford, Massachusetts, USA

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male ancestorRobert SMITH (6 August 1626, Kirton, Lincolnshire, England - 30 August 1693, Boxford, Massachusetts, USA)
female ancestorMary HUTCHINSON (28 December 1630, North Muskham, England - 8 December 1715, Boxford, Massachusetts, USA)
male ancestorJohn PERLEY (1636, Ipswich, Massachusetts, USA - 15 December 1729, Boxford, Massachusetts, USA)
female ancestorLydia PEABODY (30 August 1640, Hampton, New Hampshire, USA - 30 April 1715, Boxford, Massachusetts, USA)
male ancestorJohn PEABODY (1642, Hampton, New Hampshire, USA - 5 July 1720, Boxford, Massachusetts, USA)
female ancestorMary HOWLETT (1 January 1642, Boston, Massachusetts, USA - 21 October 1718, Boxford, Massachusetts, USA)
female ancestorMartha BAKER (1643, Ipswich, Massachusetts, USA - 1683, Boxford, Massachusetts, USA)
male ancestorJohn KIMBALL (25 December 1645, Ipswich, Massachusetts, USA - 15 April 1721, Boxford, Massachusetts, USA)
male ancestorWilliam PEABODY (3 March 1646, Hampton, New Hampshire, USA - 6 March 1700, Boxford, Massachusetts, USA)

Ancestors Who Were Married in Boxford, Massachusetts, USA

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male ancestorWilliam PEABODY (3 March 1646 - 6 March 1700) and female ancestorHannah HALE (29 November 1663 - 23 February 1732) married 8 December 1680
male ancestorThomas CUMMINGS (27 June 1670 - 25 December 1749 ) and female ancestorMehitable PORTER (24 June 1682 - 9 May 1738) married 20 March 1705
male ancestorStephen PEABODY (5 August 1685 - 7 June 1759) and female ancestorHannah SWAN (2 November 1689 - 17 April 1764) married 1 February 1709
male ancestorSamson HOWE (13 November 1682 - 3 September 1736) and female ancestorAlice PERLEY (1680 - 19 July 1746) married 10 June 1710
male ancestorJacob KIMBALL (9 June 1700 - ) and female ancestorSarah HALE (6 April 1704 - ) married 11 February 1724
male ancestorWilliam KNOWLTON (8 February 1705 - 13 March 1753) and female ancestorMartha PINDER (30 January 1703 - 9 May 1775) married 13 February 1728
male ancestorThomas CARLTON (10 November 1730 - ) and female ancestorJane STICKNEY (31 December 1731 - 1765) married 28 November 1754

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