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Medford, Massachusetts, USA

Medford, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA

Medford includes: Medford Hillside, Tufts College, Wellington, College Hill, and Glenwood Station.


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  • 1630 - Medford is settled and incorporated
    Settled on the "Ford" by Meadow
    Massachusetts City and Town Incorporation and Settlement Dates

  • Medford, Massachusetts, USA
    Gov. Chaddock's House, built 1634, Medford, Mass.
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  • Medford, Massachusetts, USA
    Medford, Mass., Royall House, Built 1732
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  • Medford, Massachusetts, USA
    Birthplace of Lydia Maria Child, 1802-1880, Medford, Mass.
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  • 1845 - MEDFORD. [Fop. 2,478. Inc. 1630.]
    Medford, before it was settled by the English, bore the Indian name of the River Mystic, on which it is situated. It was originally
    spelled...Read MORE...


  • 1848 - Medford
    MEDF0RD is one of the oldest towns in Massachusetts, being incorporated in 1630. Gov. Dudley, in his letter of March 12th, 1630. to the countess of...Read MORE...


  • 1854 - Medford
    Medford, a flourishing post-township of Middlesex county, Massachusetts, on Mystic river, 5 miles N. from Boston. It is intersected by the Boston and ...Read MORE...


  • Medford Massachusetts, 1890
    Medford is an ancient and charming suburban town in the southeastern part of Middlesex County, 5 miles northwest of Boston by the Medford Branch...Read MORE...


  • 1892 - Medford is incorporated as a city

    Massachusetts City and Town Incorporation and Settlement Dates

  • News 1895 - TROLLEY CARS CAME TOGETHER. SEVERAL PERSONS INJURED IN AN ACCIDENT NEAR BOSTON.
    Medford, Mass., Dec. 21. - A Medford-bound electric car, leaving Boston at 6 o'clock, ran into an inward-bound car that left Medford Square at 6:30...Read MORE...


  • 1895 - Medford
    Medford, a post-village in Medford township, Middlesex co., Mass., on the Mystic River, on the Boston & Lowell Railroad, and on the Boston & Maine...Read MORE...


  • News 1897 - SERIOUS RUNAWAY.
    Two Daughters of Col. Hallowell Escape With Slight Injuries.
    There was a serious runaway accident on the new Mystic Valley Parkway in West Medford...Read MORE...


  • Medford, Massachusetts, USA
    Medford Square (1901)
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  • Medford, Massachusetts, USA
    High Street, Medford, Mass., 1905
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  • 1906
    Medford, a city of Middlesex co., Mass., on the Mystic River and on the Boston and Maine R., 5 miles NNW. of Boston. It has several parks and...Read MORE...


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    Park St. Station, Medford, Mass.
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  • Medford, Massachusetts, USA
    Medford Square Looking Up High St.
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  • Medford, Massachusetts, USA
    Medford, Mass. Glimpse of Medford Boulevard, 1910
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  • Medford, Massachusetts, USA
    The Campus, Tufts College, Medford, Mass., 1910
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  • Medford, Massachusetts, USA
    Footbridge at Playstead Park, West Medford, Mass.
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  • Medford, Massachusetts, USA
    High School
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  • Medford, Massachusetts, USA
    Armory & Catholic Church, Medford, Mass.
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  • Medford, Massachusetts, USA
    New Medford Building, Medford Square
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  • Medford, Massachusetts, USA
    Hillside M. E. Church, Medford Hillside, Mass.
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    Mystic Cong. Church - Historical Society, Salem Street, Medford, Mass.
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    Tufts College from Nathan Tufts Park, Mass.
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    Medford Public Library, High Street, Medford, Mass.
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  • Medford, Massachusetts, USA
    Wright Av., Medford, Mass.
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    City Hall, Medford, Mass.
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    Congregational Church, West Medford, Mass.
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Gov. Chaddock's House, built 1634, Medford, Mass.
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Medford, Mass., Royall House, Built 1732
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Birthplace of Lydia Maria Child, 1802-1880, Medford, Mass.
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Medford Square (1901)
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High Street, Medford, Mass., 1905
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Medford Square Looking Up High St.
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Park St. Station, Medford, Mass.
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High School
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Medford, Mass. Glimpse of Medford Boulevard, 1910
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The Campus, Tufts College, Medford, Mass., 1910
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Footbridge at Playstead Park, West Medford, Mass.
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Armory & Catholic Church, Medford, Mass.
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New Medford Building, Medford Square
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Hillside M. E. Church, Medford Hillside, Mass.
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Mystic Cong. Church - Historical Society, Salem Street, Medford, Mass.
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Tufts College from Nathan Tufts Park, Mass.
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Medford Public Library, High Street, Medford, Mass.
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Wright Av., Medford, Mass.
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City Hall, Medford, Mass.
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Congregational Church, West Medford, Mass.
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History, News and Stories of Medford, Massachusetts, USA

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  • 1630 - Medford is settled and incorporated
    Settled on the "Ford" by Meadow
    Massachusetts City and Town Incorporation and Settlement Dates
  • 1845 - MEDFORD. [Fop. 2,478. Inc. 1630.]
    Medford, before it was settled by the English, bore the Indian name of the River Mystic, on which it is situated. It was originally
    spelled... Read MORE...

  • 1848 - Medford
    MEDF0RD is one of the oldest towns in Massachusetts, being incorporated in 1630. Gov. Dudley, in his letter of March 12th, 1630. to the countess of... Read MORE...

  • 1854 - Medford
    Medford, a flourishing post-township of Middlesex county, Massachusetts, on Mystic river, 5 miles N. from Boston. It is intersected by the Boston and ... Read MORE...

  • Medford Massachusetts, 1890
    Medford is an ancient and charming suburban town in the southeastern part of Middlesex County, 5 miles northwest of Boston by the Medford Branch... Read MORE...

  • 1892 - Medford is incorporated as a city

    Massachusetts City and Town Incorporation and Settlement Dates
  • 1895 - Medford
    Medford, a post-village in Medford township, Middlesex co., Mass., on the Mystic River, on the Boston & Lowell Railroad, and on the Boston & Maine... Read MORE...

  • News  1895 - TROLLEY CARS CAME TOGETHER. SEVERAL PERSONS INJURED IN AN ACCIDENT NEAR BOSTON.
    Medford, Mass., Dec. 21. - A Medford-bound electric car, leaving Boston at 6 o'clock, ran into an inward-bound car that left Medford Square at 6:30... Read MORE...

  • News  1897 - SERIOUS RUNAWAY.
    Two Daughters of Col. Hallowell Escape With Slight Injuries.
    There was a serious runaway accident on the new Mystic Valley Parkway in West Medford... Read MORE...

  • 1906
    Medford, a city of Middlesex co., Mass., on the Mystic River and on the Boston and Maine R., 5 miles NNW. of Boston. It has several parks and... Read MORE...

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