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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...

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 &...

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

Ancestors Who Were Born Here

flag  Fanny BIGELOW (1819, Athol, Massachusetts, USA - 7 February 1892, Ware, Massachusetts, USA)

flag  Mary B. BULLARD (1816, Athol, Massachusetts, USA - 16 December 1893, Chicopee, Massachusetts, USA)

flag  John C. GOULD (1827, Athol, Massachusetts, USA - 15 December 1857, Deerfield, Massachusetts, USA (South Deerfield))

flag  Sarah E. HILE (1832, Athol, Massachusetts, USA - 6 September 1878, Amherst, Massachusetts, USA (North Amherst) (South Amherst))

flag  John P HOWES (1804, Athol, Massachusetts, USA - 26 February 1876, Dana, Massachusetts, USA*)

flag  Margaret Luana KELTON (1816, Athol, Massachusetts, USA - 17 November 1870, Amherst, Massachusetts, USA (North Amherst) (South Amherst))

flag  George M LATHRUP (1838, Athol, Massachusetts, USA - 30 June 1857, Ware, Massachusetts, USA)

flag  Charles O. LINCOLN (1816, Athol, Massachusetts, USA - 23 May 1893, Chicopee, Massachusetts, USA)
flag  Thomas LINCOLN (1806, Athol, Massachusetts, USA - 28 September 1853, Dana, Massachusetts, USA*) gravestone

flag  Abagail RAYMOND (1785, Athol, Massachusetts, USA - 3 September 1874, Ware, Massachusetts, USA)

flag  Lynds SMITH (1806, Athol, Massachusetts, USA - 13 October 1879, Ware, Massachusetts, USA)

flag  Loren SPRAGUE (1792, Athol, Massachusetts, USA - 13 July 1870, Dana, Massachusetts, USA*)

flag  Catharine STOCKWELL (1764, Athol, Massachusetts, USA - 4 May 1851, Belchertown, Massachusetts, USA)
flag  Harrison STOCKWELL (1840, Athol, Massachusetts, USA - 4 February 1901, Agawam, Massachusetts, USA)

flag  Eliza M STONE (1857, Athol, Massachusetts, USA - 24 February 1876, Petersham, Massachusetts, USA)
flag  Nathan STONE (1 March 1776, Athol, Massachusetts, USA - 26 November 1858, Dana, Massachusetts, USA*) gravestone

Ancestors Who Died Here

flag  Jacob DAME (1868, , Canada - 17 July 1901, Athol, Massachusetts, USA)

flag  Louis William FREEMAN (Feb 10, 1891, Lowell, Orleans, Vermont, USA - Jan 8, 1971, Athol, Massachusetts, USA) gravestone

flag  Perkins HOWE (21 December 1760, Marlborough, Massachusetts, USA (Marlboro) - abt. 1828, Athol, Massachusetts, USA)

World War I Soldier flag  Phillippe T LIZOTTE (1 April 1896, Southbridge, Massachusetts, USA - September 1989, Athol, Massachusetts, USA) gravestone

flag  Frederick L POPPLE (February 1866, Sullivan, Cheshire, New Hampshire, USA - 29 December 1943, Athol, Massachusetts, USA) gravestone

flag  James STEVENS (1824, Warren, Massachusetts, USA - 29 January 1881, Athol, Massachusetts, USA)

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Cemeteries in Athol, Massachusetts, USA

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