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Southborough, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA
Southborough was first settled in 1660 and was officially incorporated in July 1727. Southborough was primarily a farming community until mills began to tap the small rivers that ran through the town. By the end of the 19th century, Southborough was home to the manufacture of plasters, straw bonnets, boots, and shoes, among other things.


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  • General Henry Knox and his troops passed through here in the winter of 1775-76 with a load of 59 cannons pulled by teams of oxen.
    The cannons were captured from the British at Fort Ticonderoga and Crown Point. They were transported from Lake Champlain to Dorchester Heights,...Read MORE...


  • 48. SOUTHBOROUGH. [Pop. 1,145. Inc. 1727.]
    This town was called Southborough because, before it was incorporated, it was the south part of Marlborough.

    Several little streams run into...Read MORE...


  • 1848 - Southborough
    This town was taken from the ancient town of Marlborough. and derived its name from the circumstance of its lying about south from that town. It was...Read MORE...


  • Southborough, Massachusetts, 1890
    Southborough is a pleasant and thriving town forming the eastern extremity of Worcester County, 28 miles west of Boston. Its boundaries are...Read MORE...


  • Southborough, Massachusetts, USA
    The High School, Southboro, Mass.
  • Southborough, Massachusetts, USA
    St. Marks School, Southboro, Mass.
  • 1906
    Southboro, a post-village in Southboro township (town), Worcester co., Mass., on the New York, New Haven and Hartford R., 29 miles W. of Boston. Pop. ...Read MORE...


  • Southborough, Massachusetts, USA
    Town Hall and Congregational Church, Southboro, Mass. (1915)


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