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Charlestown, Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, USA

"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 United States navy yard, fine churches and public buildings, and has extensive sugar-refineries and other industrial establishments, besides many warehouses. Its water-front is partly upon Boston harbor, and partly upon Charles and Mystic Rivers, which divide it from Boston proper and from Chelsea respectively. These rivers are crossed by fine bridges. Charlestown has a station at the crossing of the Boston & Maine and Fitchburg Railroads, 1 mile from Boston, and a branch of the Eastern Railroad extends hence to Somerville. The peninsula on which Charlestown stands is connected with the mainland by a narrow isthmus called Charlestown Neck. Pop. 33,556."

Lippincott's Gazetteer of the World: A Complete Pronouncing Gazetteer Or Geographical Dictionary of the World Containing Notices of Over One Hundred and Twenty-five Thousand Places ...
Joseph Thomas
January 1, 1895
J.B. Lippincott


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

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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 King Charles the First, by Winthrop,
    the first... Read MORE...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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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