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  • 1630 - Charlestown is settled and incorporated

    Massachusetts City and Town Incorporation and Settlement Dates

  • 1845 - CHARLESTOWN. [Pop. 11,484. Settled 1628.]
    Charlestown, the oldest town in the county, and called Mishawum
    by the Indians, was named after King Charles the First, by Winthrop,
    the first...Read MORE...


  • 1847 - Charlestown is incorporated as a city

    Massachusetts City and Town Incorporation and Settlement Dates

  • 1848 - Charlestown
    CHARLESTOWN was settled in 1628, being the oldest town in Middiesex county, and one of the oldest in the state. It was incorporated in 1635. It...Read MORE...


  • 1854 - Charlestown
    Charlestown, a city and seaport of Middlesex county, Massachusetts, is situated on a peninsula immediately N. of Boston, with which it is connected...Read MORE...


  • 1859
    CHARLESTOWN, a township in Middlesex co., in Massachusetts, 1 m. N of Boston, on the peninsula between Charles and Mystic rivers; connected with...Read MORE...


  • News 1866 - Fire at Charlestown
    BOSTON, Monday, Dec. 17. A fire in Charlestown last night destroyed the wooden building at the corner of High and Pearl streets, formerly occupied as ...Read MORE...


  • News 1869 - A Morocco Factory in Charlestown, Mass., Burned.
    BOSTON, Dec. 14. - The morocco factory of C. C. PERKINS, in Charlestown, including the machinery and a portion of the stock, was destroyed by fire...Read MORE...


  • 1873 - Charlestown is annexed to Boston

    Massachusetts City and Town Incorporation and Settlement Dates

  • Charlestown, Massachusetts, USA*
    V. M. Dunn
    540 and 542 Main Street, Charlestown, Mass.
  • News 1885 - Men of Brains - Some of the Distinguished American Inventors
    Samuel F. B. Morse, inventor and patentee of electric telegraph; born at Charlestown, Massachusetts, in 1791; died in 1872; artist painter; exhibited ...Read MORE...


  • 1895 - Charlestown
    Charlestown, Massachusetts, a former city, merged in 1873 into Boston, of which it now forms a part, contains Bunker Hill monument, a state prison, a ...Read MORE...


  • News 1898 - BIG FIRE IN BOSTON. DUST EXPLOSION BLOWS THE ROOF OFF AN ELEVATOR AND STARTS A BLAZE.
    Boston, April 17. - The roof of the grain elevator at Hoosac Tunnel docks, Charlestown, was blown completely off by a dust explosion at 4 o'clock...Read MORE...


  • Charlestown, Massachusetts, USA*
    City Square
  • Charlestown, Massachusetts, USA*
    The Battle of Bunker Hill, June 17, 1775, Charlestown, Mass.
  • Charlestown, Massachusetts, USA*
    Bunker Hill Monument
  • News 1910 - CAR SEALER KILLED IN FREIGHT YARD.
    Patrick McGloin, a car sealer, living at 58 Chapman street, Charlestown, was so badly crushed between freight cars in the Fitchburg yard of the...Read MORE...


  • News 1912 - SAVES THREE TOTS IN HOUSE ABLAZE. Oficer Takes Litle Ones From Their Beds in Charlestown.
    Three children of Mr. and Mrs. Frank E. Grant, all under 8 years of age, were taken from their beds on the first floor of the dwelling house at 88...Read MORE...


  • 1916
    Charlestown, a former city of Middlesex co., Mass., since 1873 a part of Boston, contains Bunker Hill monument (commemorating the battle of Bunker or ...Read MORE...




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V. M. Dunn
540 and 542 Main Street, Charlestown, Mass.

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City Square

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The Battle of Bunker Hill, June 17, 1775, Charlestown, Mass.

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Bunker Hill Monument

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  • 1630 - Charlestown is settled and incorporated

    Massachusetts City and Town Incorporation and Settlement Dates
  • 1845 - CHARLESTOWN. [Pop. 11,484. Settled 1628.]
    Charlestown, the oldest town in the county, and called Mishawum
    by the Indians, was named after King Charles the First, by Winthrop,
    the first... Read MORE...

  • 1847 - Charlestown is incorporated as a city

    Massachusetts City and Town Incorporation and Settlement Dates
  • 1848 - Charlestown
    CHARLESTOWN was settled in 1628, being the oldest town in Middiesex county, and one of the oldest in the state. It was incorporated in 1635. It... Read MORE...

  • 1854 - Charlestown
    Charlestown, a city and seaport of Middlesex county, Massachusetts, is situated on a peninsula immediately N. of Boston, with which it is connected... Read MORE...

  • 1859
    CHARLESTOWN, a township in Middlesex co., in Massachusetts, 1 m. N of Boston, on the peninsula between Charles and Mystic rivers; connected with... Read MORE...

  • News  1866 - Fire at Charlestown
    BOSTON, Monday, Dec. 17. A fire in Charlestown last night destroyed the wooden building at the corner of High and Pearl streets, formerly occupied as ... Read MORE...

  • News  1869 - A Morocco Factory in Charlestown, Mass., Burned.
    BOSTON, Dec. 14. - The morocco factory of C. C. PERKINS, in Charlestown, including the machinery and a portion of the stock, was destroyed by fire... Read MORE...

  • 1873 - Charlestown is annexed to Boston

    Massachusetts City and Town Incorporation and Settlement Dates
  • News  1885 - Men of Brains - Some of the Distinguished American Inventors
    Samuel F. B. Morse, inventor and patentee of electric telegraph; born at Charlestown, Massachusetts, in 1791; died in 1872; artist painter; exhibited ... Read MORE...

  • 1895 - Charlestown
    Charlestown, Massachusetts, a former city, merged in 1873 into Boston, of which it now forms a part, contains Bunker Hill monument, a state prison, a ... Read MORE...

  • News  1898 - BIG FIRE IN BOSTON. DUST EXPLOSION BLOWS THE ROOF OFF AN ELEVATOR AND STARTS A BLAZE.
    Boston, April 17. - The roof of the grain elevator at Hoosac Tunnel docks, Charlestown, was blown completely off by a dust explosion at 4 o'clock... Read MORE...

  • News  1910 - CAR SEALER KILLED IN FREIGHT YARD.
    Patrick McGloin, a car sealer, living at 58 Chapman street, Charlestown, was so badly crushed between freight cars in the Fitchburg yard of the... Read MORE...

  • News  1912 - SAVES THREE TOTS IN HOUSE ABLAZE. Oficer Takes Litle Ones From Their Beds in Charlestown.
    Three children of Mr. and Mrs. Frank E. Grant, all under 8 years of age, were taken from their beds on the first floor of the dwelling house at 88... Read MORE...

  • 1916
    Charlestown, a former city of Middlesex co., Mass., since 1873 a part of Boston, contains Bunker Hill monument (commemorating the battle of Bunker or ... Read MORE...

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