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Athol, Massachusetts, USA

Athol, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA

Included in Athol are: Pinedale, Proctorville, Riceville, Eagleville, Fairview, Fryville, and Intervale.


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  • 1735 - Athol is settled

    Massachusetts City and Town Incorporation and Settlement Dates

  • 1762 - Athol is incorporated

    Massachusetts City and Town Incorporation and Settlement Dates

  • Athol, Massachusetts, USA
    Pequoig House, First Used as a Hotel About 1812
    New Pequoig House, Built 1895
    Postcard
  • 1845 - ATHOL. [Pop. 1,591 Inc. 1762.]
    Poquoiag, the Indian name of this place, and of MUler's River, was retained until it was incorporated.

    Miller's River receives Tully's River,...Read MORE...


  • 1848 - Athol
    This town was granted to a company of 60 persons by the general court, previous to 1734, in which year, in June, the proprietors met at Concord, and, ...Read MORE...


  • 1854 - Athol
    Athol, a post-township of Worcester county, Massachusetts, about 60 miles W. N. W. from Boston, intersected by Miller's river, which affords abundant ...Read MORE...


  • Athol Massachusetts, 1890
    Athol is a very active and flourishing town of 4,758 inhabitants and 1,116 dwelling-houses, lying in the northwesterly section of Worcester County,...Read MORE...


  • Athol, Massachusetts, USA
    Athol, Mass. Exchange St., looking South.
    Postcard
  • 1895 - Athol / Athol Depot
    Athol, formerly Athol Depot, a post-village of Worcester co., Mass., on Miller's River, and on the Vermont & Massachusetts Railroad, at its junction...Read MORE...


  • News 1900 - BOX FACTORY AT SOUTH ATHOL BURNED.
    H. H. Rice’s box factory at South Athol was destroyed by fire at 1 o’clock yesterday morning. The fire caught near the engine-room from an unknown...Read MORE...


  • Athol, Massachusetts, USA
    View of Athol, Mass from School Street
    Postcard
  • Athol, Massachusetts, USA
    Baptist Church
    Postcard
  • Athol, Massachusetts, USA
    G. W. Forbes & Co., 1905
    Postcard
  • Athol, Massachusetts, USA
    The Lee Shoe Factories, 1905
    Postcard
  • Athol, Massachusetts, USA
    Park, Athol Center, 1905
    Postcard
  • Athol, Massachusetts, USA
    Pequoig House, 1906
    Postcard
  • News 1907 - WRECK AT ATHOL.
    Engine and Five Freight Cars Derailed - Wreck Crew Has Ten Hours Task Clearing Up.

    The Boston & Maine wreck train was called out from this city...Read MORE...


  • Athol, Massachusetts, USA
    Athol, Mass. Powe Plant of L. S. Starrett Co. (Height of chimney 175 ft.)
    Postcard
  • Athol, Massachusetts, USA
    Main Street
    Postcard
  • Athol, Massachusetts, USA
    Athol, Mass. Academy of Music
    Postcard
  • Athol, Massachusetts, USA
    Bates Bros Wallet Shop
    Postcard
  • Athol, Massachusetts, USA
    Birds Eye View of Athol from Swan's Hill
    Postcard
  • Athol, Massachusetts, USA
    Old Covered Bridge
    Postcard
  • Athol, Massachusetts, USA
    Episcopal Church
    Postcard
  • Athol, Massachusetts, USA
    Fire Station 2
    Postcard
  • Athol, Massachusetts, USA
    High School
    Postcard
  • Athol, Massachusetts, USA
    Lake Ellis, Showing Island Number Two
    Postcard
  • Athol, Massachusetts, USA
    Main St., looking East
    Postcard
  • Athol, Massachusetts, USA
    Main Street near Fair Grounds
    Postcard
  • Athol, Massachusetts, USA
    Methodist Church on Main Street, 1910
    Postcard
  • Athol, Massachusetts, USA
    Pequoig Square
    Postcard
  • Athol, Massachusetts, USA
    Riverbend School
    Postcard
  • Athol, Massachusetts, USA
    Railroad Curve
    Postcard
  • Athol, Massachusetts, USA
    Scene on Sportsman Pond, Athol, Mass.
    Postcard
  • Athol, Massachusetts, USA
    Arthur F. Tyler Sash & Blind Co.
    Postcard
  • Athol, Massachusetts, USA
    Town Hall
    Postcard
  • Athol, Massachusetts, USA
    The Athol Fair, Athol, Mass.
    Sept. 2nd & 3rd, 1912
    Postcard
  • Athol, Massachusetts, USA
    Union Station, 1915
    Postcard
  • 1916
    Athol, formerly Athol Depot, a banking post-village and township (town) of Worcester co., Mass., on Miller's River and on the Boston and Albany and...Read MORE...


  • Athol, Massachusetts, USA
    Union Twist Drill Co., 1916
    Postcard
  • Athol, Massachusetts, USA
    Post Office
    Postcard
  • Athol, Massachusetts, USA
    L. S. Starrett Tool Co.
    Postcard
  • Athol, Massachusetts, USA
    Y.M.C.A., Starrett Building and Main Street
    Postcard
  • Athol, Massachusetts, USA
    The Dunn Nursery Camp, South Athol
    Postcard
  • Athol, Massachusetts, USA
    Main Street
    Postcard
  • Athol, Massachusetts, USA
    Geo. Bixby Estate, So. Main St.
    Postcard
  • Athol, Massachusetts, USA
    Morgan Memorial Cooke Camp, South Athol, Mass.
    Postcard


Old Photos, Pictures, Advertisements and Postcards from Athol, Massachusetts, USA


Athol, Massachusetts, USA
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Pequoig House, First Used as a Hotel About 1812
New Pequoig House, Built 1895
Postcard

Athol, Massachusetts, USA
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Athol, Mass. Exchange St., looking South.
Postcard

Athol, Massachusetts, USA
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View of Athol, Mass from School Street
Postcard

Athol, Massachusetts, USA
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Baptist Church
Postcard

Athol, Massachusetts, USA
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G. W. Forbes & Co., 1905
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Athol, Massachusetts, USA
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The Lee Shoe Factories, 1905
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Athol, Massachusetts, USA
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Park, Athol Center, 1905
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Athol, Massachusetts, USA
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Pequoig House, 1906
Postcard

Athol, Massachusetts, USA
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Athol, Mass. Powe Plant of L. S. Starrett Co. (Height of chimney 175 ft.)
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Athol, Massachusetts, USA
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Main Street
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Athol, Massachusetts, USA
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Town Hall
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Athol, Massachusetts, USA
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Athol, Mass. Academy of Music
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Athol, Massachusetts, USA
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Bates Bros Wallet Shop
Postcard

Athol, Massachusetts, USA
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Birds Eye View of Athol from Swan's Hill
Postcard

Athol, Massachusetts, USA
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Old Covered Bridge
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Athol, Massachusetts, USA
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Episcopal Church
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Athol, Massachusetts, USA
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Fire Station 2
Postcard

Athol, Massachusetts, USA
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High School
Postcard

Athol, Massachusetts, USA
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Lake Ellis, Showing Island Number Two
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Athol, Massachusetts, USA
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Main St., looking East
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Athol, Massachusetts, USA
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Main Street near Fair Grounds
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Athol, Massachusetts, USA
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Methodist Church on Main Street, 1910
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Athol, Massachusetts, USA
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Pequoig Square
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Athol, Massachusetts, USA
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Riverbend School
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Athol, Massachusetts, USA
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Railroad Curve
Postcard

Athol, Massachusetts, USA
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Scene on Sportsman Pond, Athol, Mass.
Postcard

Athol, Massachusetts, USA
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Arthur F. Tyler Sash & Blind Co.
Postcard

Athol, Massachusetts, USA
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The Athol Fair, Athol, Mass.
Sept. 2nd & 3rd, 1912
Postcard

Athol, Massachusetts, USA
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Union Station, 1915
Postcard

Athol, Massachusetts, USA
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Union Twist Drill Co., 1916
Postcard

Athol, Massachusetts, USA
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Post Office
Postcard

Athol, Massachusetts, USA
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L. S. Starrett Tool Co.
Postcard

Athol, Massachusetts, USA
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Y.M.C.A., Starrett Building and Main Street
Postcard

Athol, Massachusetts, USA
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The Dunn Nursery Camp, South Athol
Postcard

Athol, Massachusetts, USA
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Main Street
Postcard

Athol, Massachusetts, USA
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Geo. Bixby Estate, So. Main St.
Postcard

Athol, Massachusetts, USA
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Morgan Memorial Cooke Camp, South Athol, Mass.
Postcard

History, News and Stories of Athol, Massachusetts, USA

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  • 1735 - Athol is settled

    Massachusetts City and Town Incorporation and Settlement Dates
  • 1762 - Athol is incorporated

    Massachusetts City and Town Incorporation and Settlement Dates
  • 1845 - ATHOL. [Pop. 1,591 Inc. 1762.]
    Poquoiag, the Indian name of this place, and of MUler's River, was retained until it was incorporated.

    Miller's River receives Tully's River,... Read MORE...

  • 1848 - Athol
    This town was granted to a company of 60 persons by the general court, previous to 1734, in which year, in June, the proprietors met at Concord, and, ... Read MORE...

  • 1854 - Athol
    Athol, a post-township of Worcester county, Massachusetts, about 60 miles W. N. W. from Boston, intersected by Miller's river, which affords abundant ... Read MORE...

  • Athol Massachusetts, 1890
    Athol is a very active and flourishing town of 4,758 inhabitants and 1,116 dwelling-houses, lying in the northwesterly section of Worcester County,... Read MORE...

  • 1895 - Athol / Athol Depot
    Athol, formerly Athol Depot, a post-village of Worcester co., Mass., on Miller's River, and on the Vermont & Massachusetts Railroad, at its junction... Read MORE...

  • News  1900 - BOX FACTORY AT SOUTH ATHOL BURNED.
    H. H. Rice’s box factory at South Athol was destroyed by fire at 1 o’clock yesterday morning. The fire caught near the engine-room from an unknown... Read MORE...

  • News  1907 - WRECK AT ATHOL.
    Engine and Five Freight Cars Derailed - Wreck Crew Has Ten Hours Task Clearing Up.

    The Boston & Maine wreck train was called out from this city... Read MORE...

  • 1916
    Athol, formerly Athol Depot, a banking post-village and township (town) of Worcester co., Mass., on Miller's River and on the Boston and Albany and... Read MORE...

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