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Athol, Massachusetts, USA

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Where is Athol, Massachusetts, USA? 

Athol, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA
Originally called Pequoiag, the area was first settled by five families in September 1735. When the township was incorporated in 1762, the name was changed to Athol. John Murray, one of the proprietors of the land, chose the name because the hills reminded him of his ancestral home of Blair Atholl, Scotland. Athol means “pleasant place.”
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Athol, Massachusetts, USA - Athol, Mass. Exchange St., looking South.
Athol, Massachusetts, USA

Athol, Mass. Exchange St., looking South.
Athol, Massachusetts, USA - View of Athol, Mass from School Street
Athol, Massachusetts, USA

View of Athol, Mass from School Street
Athol, Massachusetts, USA - Town Hall
Athol, Massachusetts, USA

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31. ATHOL. [Pop. 1,591 Inc. 1762.]
Poquoiag, the Indian name of this place, and of MUler's River, was retained until it was...Read MORE...

1848 - Athol
This town was granted to a company of 60 persons by the general court, previous to 1734, in which...Read MORE...

Athol Massachusetts, 1890
Athol is a very active and flourishing town of 4,758 inhabitants and 1,116 dwelling-houses, lying...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...Read MORE...

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

The Boston &...Read MORE...

1916
Athol, formerly Athol Depot, a banking post-village and township (town) of Worcester co., Mass., on ...Read MORE...


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