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Harvard, Massachusetts, USA

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Where is Harvard, Massachusetts, USA? 

Harvard, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA
Europeans first settled in what later became Harvard in the 17th century, along a road connecting Lancaster with Groton that was formally laid out in 1658. There were few inhabitants until after King Philip's War, in which Groton and Lancaster were attacked and substantially destroyed. Over the next 50 years the population grew until it had reached a point adequate to support a church. A new town including parts of Lancaster, Groton, and Stow was incorporated in 1732, subject to the proviso that the inhabitants "Settle a learned and Orthodox Minister among them within the space of two years and also erect an House for the publick Worship of God." It is uncertain how the town obtained its name, though the Willard family, among the first settlers and the largest proprietors in the new town, had several connections to Harvard College.
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Harvard, Massachusetts, USA - The Old Red Mill
Harvard, Massachusetts, USA

The Old Red Mill
Harvard, Massachusetts, USA - Town Hall
Harvard, Massachusetts, USA

Town Hall
Harvard, Massachusetts, USA - Indian Museum, Harvard, Mass.
Harvard, Massachusetts, USA

Indian Museum, Harvard, Mass.

"Fruitlands Museum is a cluster of small historic buildings in Harvard, Massachusetts on the former site of the... Read MORE...

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32. HARVARD. [Pop. 1,571. Inc. 1732.]
This town was taken from Lancaster, Stow and Groton, and named
in honor of Rev. John Harvard, the...Read MORE...

1848 - Harvard
This town was taken from Lancaster, Stow, and Groton, principally from the two former. It was...Read MORE...

1859
HARVARD, a township in Worcester co., in Massachusetts, U.S., 32 m. NW of Boston, skirted on the W...Read MORE...

News  1868 - Mary Woodward on Trial
Mrs. Mary Woodward, of Harvard, Mass., has been held in $1,000 for trial on a charge of inhumanly...Read MORE...

News  1886 - Once Rich, Now Poor
There was, it is said, admitted to the Harvard (Mass.) poor-house the other day a man who at one...Read MORE...

Harvard Massachusetts, 1890
Harvard is a fine farming town forming one of the north east angles of Worcester County, and is 38...Read MORE...

1916
Harvard, a post-village of Harvard township (town), Worcester co., Mass., on the Boston and Maine...Read MORE...


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