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Lancaster, Massachusetts, USA

Lancaster, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA

Lancaster, the oldest town in Worcester County, was first settled in 1643 as "Nashaway" (named after the local Nashaway tribe). It was officially incorporated in 1653 and renamed "Lancaster on the Nashua," after Lancaster, England, the town from which its founder, John Prescott emigrated. freedomsway.org

Lancaster includes: Ballard Hill, Deershorn, North Village, Nourse's Corner, and Poniken.


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  • 1643 - Lancaster is settled

    Massachusetts City and Town Incorporation and Settlement Dates

  • 1653 - Lancaster is incorporated

    Massachusetts City and Town Incorporation and Settlement Dates

  • 1676 - February 10 - Wampanoag Indians under King Philip kill all men in Lancaster Mass

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  • 1845 - LANCASTER. [Pop. 2,019. Inc. 1653.]
    Lancaster is the oldest town in the county, and was called Nashoway by the Indians, who early invited white settlers from Watertown.

    During...Read MORE...


  • 1848 - Lancaster
    The settlement of this town goes far back into the early history of Massachusetts. According to Winthrop, the plantation of Nashaway was undertaken...Read MORE...


  • 1854 - Lancaster
    Lancaster, a post-village of Worcester county, Massachusetts, on the Worcester and Nashua railroad, and on the West Branch river, near its junction...Read MORE...


  • News 1889 - KILLED IN A WRECK.
    Worcester, Mass., Sept. 21. - An accident occurred on the Boston and Maine Railroad between Lancaster and South Lancaster about 3:30 o'clock this...Read MORE...


  • Lancaster Massachusetts, 1890
    Lancaster is the oldest and one of the most beautiful towns in Worcester County. It lies on the Nashua River, 35 miles northwest of Boston. On the...Read MORE...


  • 1895 - Lancaster
    Lancaster, a post-village and summer resort of Worcester co, Mass., is finely situated in Lancaster township, on the Nashua River, near the junction...Read MORE...


  • Lancaster, Massachusetts, USA
    Seven Bridge Road
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  • Lancaster, Massachusetts, USA
    Along Main Street, Lancaster, Massachusetts, 1906
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  • Lancaster, Massachusetts, USA
    Lancaster Elm, Largest in N.E., Mass., 1907
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  • Lancaster, Massachusetts, USA
    A Street Scene; Lancaster, Massachusetts, 1907
    Postcard
  • Lancaster, Massachusetts, USA
    Old Grist Mill (1909)
    Postcard
  • Lancaster, Massachusetts, USA
    Lancaster, Mass. April Shower Scene on Nashua River, 1910
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  • Lancaster, Massachusetts, USA
    Unitarian Church
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  • Lancaster, Massachusetts, USA
    Lancaster, Mass. Thayer Pond, 1912
    Postcard
  • Lancaster, Massachusetts, USA
    Gould's Apothecary Shop, Lancaster, Mass.
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  • 1916
    Lancaster, a post- village and summer-resort of Worcester co., Mass., is finely situated in Lancaster township (town), on the Nashua River, near the...Read MORE...




Old Photos, Pictures, Advertisements and Postcards from Lancaster, Massachusetts, USA


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Seven Bridge Road
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Along Main Street, Lancaster, Massachusetts, 1906
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Lancaster, Massachusetts, USA
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Lancaster Elm, Largest in N.E., Mass., 1907
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Lancaster, Massachusetts, USA
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A Street Scene; Lancaster, Massachusetts, 1907
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Lancaster, Massachusetts, USA
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Old Grist Mill (1909)
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Lancaster, Massachusetts, USA
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Unitarian Church
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Lancaster, Massachusetts, USA
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Lancaster, Mass. April Shower Scene on Nashua River, 1910
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Lancaster, Massachusetts, USA
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Lancaster, Mass. Thayer Pond, 1912
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Lancaster, Massachusetts, USA
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Gould's Apothecary Shop, Lancaster, Mass.
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History, News and Stories of Lancaster, Massachusetts, USA

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  • 1643 - Lancaster is settled

    Massachusetts City and Town Incorporation and Settlement Dates
  • 1653 - Lancaster is incorporated

    Massachusetts City and Town Incorporation and Settlement Dates
  • 1676 - February 10 - Wampanoag Indians under King Philip kill all men in Lancaster Mass

    historyorb.com
  • 1845 - LANCASTER. [Pop. 2,019. Inc. 1653.]
    Lancaster is the oldest town in the county, and was called Nashoway by the Indians, who early invited white settlers from Watertown.

    During... Read MORE...

  • 1848 - Lancaster
    The settlement of this town goes far back into the early history of Massachusetts. According to Winthrop, the plantation of Nashaway was undertaken... Read MORE...

  • 1854 - Lancaster
    Lancaster, a post-village of Worcester county, Massachusetts, on the Worcester and Nashua railroad, and on the West Branch river, near its junction... Read MORE...

  • News  1889 - KILLED IN A WRECK.
    Worcester, Mass., Sept. 21. - An accident occurred on the Boston and Maine Railroad between Lancaster and South Lancaster about 3:30 o'clock this... Read MORE...

  • Lancaster Massachusetts, 1890
    Lancaster is the oldest and one of the most beautiful towns in Worcester County. It lies on the Nashua River, 35 miles northwest of Boston. On the... Read MORE...

  • 1895 - Lancaster
    Lancaster, a post-village and summer resort of Worcester co, Mass., is finely situated in Lancaster township, on the Nashua River, near the junction... Read MORE...

  • 1916
    Lancaster, a post- village and summer-resort of Worcester co., Mass., is finely situated in Lancaster township (town), on the Nashua River, near the... Read MORE...

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