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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

  • 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
  • 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
    Town Hall
    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...




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