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Charlestown, Massachusetts, USA

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Where is Charlestown, Massachusetts, USA? 

Charlestown, Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, USA
Originally part of Middlesex County.

The county was created by the Massachusetts General Court on May 10, 1643, when it was ordered "that the whole plantation within this jurisdiction be divided into four sheires". Middlesex initially contained Charlestown, Cambridge, Watertown, Sudbury, Concord, Woburn, Medford, Wayland, and Reading. In the late 19th century and early 20th century, Boston annexed several adjacent cities and towns including Charlestown and Brighton from Middlesex County, resulting in an enlargement of Suffolk County.


Charlestown is the oldest neighborhood in Boston, Massachusetts, United States. Originally called Mishawum by the Native Americans, it is located on a peninsula north of the Charles River, across from downtown Boston, and also adjoins the Mystic River and Boston Harbor. Charlestown was laid out in 1629 by Thomas Graves. It was originally a separate town and the first capital of the Massachusetts Bay Colony; it became a city in 1848 and was annexed by Boston on January 5, 1874.wikipedia



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

V. M. Dunn
540 and 542 Main Street, Charlestown, Mass.
Charlestown, Massachusetts, USA - City Square
Charlestown, Massachusetts, USA

City Square
Charlestown, Massachusetts, USA - The Battle of Bunker Hill, June 17, 1775, Charlestown, Mass.
Charlestown, Massachusetts, USA

The Battle of Bunker Hill, June 17, 1775, Charlestown, Mass.
Charlestown, Massachusetts, USA - Bunker Hill Monument
Charlestown, Massachusetts, USA

Bunker Hill Monument

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1629 - Charlestown founded

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2. CHARLESTOWN. [Pop. 11,484. Settled 1628.]
Charlestown, the oldest town in the county, and called Mishawum
by the Indians, was named after...Read MORE...

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

1859
CHARLESTOWN, a township in Middlesex co., in Massachusetts, 1 m. N of Boston, on the peninsula...Read MORE...

News  1866 - Fire at Charlestown
BOSTON, Monday, Dec. 17. A fire in Charlestown last night destroyed the wooden building at the...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...Read MORE...

News  1885 - Men of Brains - Some of the Distinguished American Inventors
Samuel F. B. Morse, inventor and patentee of electric telegraph; born at Charlestown,...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...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...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 ...Read MORE...

1916
Charlestown, a former city of Middlesex co., Mass., since 1873 a part of Boston, contains Bunker...Read MORE...


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