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Sturbridge, Massachusetts, USA

Sturbridge, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA

Sturbridge includes: Shuttleville, Snellville, Westville, Fiskdale, and Leadmine.


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  • 1729 - Sturbridge is settled

    Massachusetts City and Town Incorporation and Settlement Dates

  • 1738 - Sturbridge is incorporated

    Massachusetts City and Town Incorporation and Settlement Dates

  • News 1840 - WANTED
    At the Sturbridge Cotton Mills, 5 or 6 good Families, consisting of Weavers, Spinners, and Carding Room help, who are of strictly temperance habits,...Read MORE...


  • 1845 - STURBRIDGE. [Pop. 2,005. Inc 1738.]
    The first settlers of Sturbridge were chiefly from Medfield, in Norfolk county, and the settlement at first was called New Medfield.

    The...Read MORE...


  • 1848 - Sturbridge
    The land of this town was originally granted, in 1729, to several petitioners of Medfield, and many of the first settlers were from that town. and...Read MORE...


  • 1854 - Sturbridge
    Sturbridge, a post-village in Worcester co., Massachusetts, 00 miles W. S. W. from Boston, contains several churches. Population of township, 2119.
    A New and Complete Gazetteer of the United States: Giving a Full and Comprehensive Review of the Present Condition, Industry, and Resources of the American Confederacy ... Thomas Baldwin (of Philadelphia.) Joseph Thomas January 1, 1854 Philadelphia : Lippincott, Grambo & Company 1854.

  • News 1864 - An Aged Man
    The Boston Transcript publishes a sketch of Deacon John Philips of Sturbridge, Mass., who is now in his one hundred and fourth year. This venerable...Read MORE...


  • Sturbridge Massachusetts, 1890
    Sturbridge is a thriving agricultural and manufacturing town of about 1,980 inhabitants, situated in the southwestern part of Worcester County, 60...Read MORE...


  • Sturbridge, Massachusetts, USA
    Arbutus Park, No. 2, Sturbridge, Mass.
  • Sturbridge, Massachusetts, USA
    The Common
  • Sturbridge, Massachusetts, USA
    Red Gables Inn
  • News 1892 - Suicide Instead of a Wedding
    WORCESTER, Mass., October 19 - H. M. Asselin of West Warren, a young Frenchman, was found dead in the road in Sturbridge late Monday afternoon. He...Read MORE...


  • 1895 - Sturbridge
    Stur'bridge, a post-village and township of Worcester co., Mass., on the Quinebaug River, about 30 miles E. of Springfield, and 20 miles S.W. of...Read MORE...


  • Sturbridge, Massachusetts, USA
    The Common
  • Sturbridge, Massachusetts, USA
    The Library, Sturbridge, Mass.
  • Sturbridge, Massachusetts, USA
    Old Sturbridge Village Salem Towne House, Sturbridge, Mass.
  • Sturbridge, Massachusetts, USA
    Unitarian Church. Sturbridge, Mass.
  • News 1905 - Must Await Funeral
    William Willard of Sturbridge, Mass., who painted the portraits of several of Massachusetts' Governors, was a collector of colonial furniture. He had ...Read MORE...


  • Sturbridge, Massachusetts, USA
    Main Street
  • Sturbridge, Massachusetts, USA
    Group of Public Buildings
  • 1906
    Sturbridge, a post-village and township (town) of Worcester co., Mass., on the Quinebaug River, about 30 miles E. of Springfield. The town has...Read MORE...


  • News 1908 - HOLY JUMPERS GET FARMS. Farmer Gives Away Entire Holding to Religious Sect.
    Worcester, Mass., Feb. 4. - Charles H. Huntington, a prominent farmer in Sturbridge, living about two miles east of the village, became a convert of...Read MORE...


  • Sturbridge, Massachusetts, USA
    The Elms Hotel, 1908
  • Sturbridge, Massachusetts, USA
    Publick House, Sturbridge, Mass.
  • Sturbridge, Massachusetts, USA
    First Congregational Church
  • Sturbridge, Massachusetts, USA

  • Sturbridge, Massachusetts, USA
    Colonial Motel
  • Sturbridge, Massachusetts, USA
    Town Hall
  • 1946 - Old Sturbridge Village
    The three sons of George Wells carry on the firm (American Optical Company), but they also start a new venture: they create Old Sturbridge Village, a ...Read MORE...




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Arbutus Park, No. 2, Sturbridge, Mass.


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The Common

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Red Gables Inn

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Old Sturbridge Village Salem Towne House, Sturbridge, Mass.

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Unitarian Church. Sturbridge, Mass.

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The Common

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The Library, Sturbridge, Mass.

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Main Street

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Group of Public Buildings


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The Elms Hotel, 1908

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Publick House, Sturbridge, Mass.

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First Congregational Church

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Colonial Motel

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Town Hall
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  • 1729 - Sturbridge is settled

    Massachusetts City and Town Incorporation and Settlement Dates
  • 1738 - Sturbridge is incorporated

    Massachusetts City and Town Incorporation and Settlement Dates
  • News  1840 - WANTED
    At the Sturbridge Cotton Mills, 5 or 6 good Families, consisting of Weavers, Spinners, and Carding Room help, who are of strictly temperance habits,... Read MORE...

  • 1845 - STURBRIDGE. [Pop. 2,005. Inc 1738.]
    The first settlers of Sturbridge were chiefly from Medfield, in Norfolk county, and the settlement at first was called New Medfield.

    The... Read MORE...

  • 1848 - Sturbridge
    The land of this town was originally granted, in 1729, to several petitioners of Medfield, and many of the first settlers were from that town. and... Read MORE...

  • 1854 - Sturbridge
    Sturbridge, a post-village in Worcester co., Massachusetts, 00 miles W. S. W. from Boston, contains several churches. Population of township, 2119.
    A New and Complete Gazetteer of the United States: Giving a Full and Comprehensive Review of the Present Condition, Industry, and Resources of the American Confederacy ... Thomas Baldwin (of Philadelphia.) Joseph Thomas January 1, 1854 Philadelphia : Lippincott, Grambo & Company 1854.
  • News  1864 - An Aged Man
    The Boston Transcript publishes a sketch of Deacon John Philips of Sturbridge, Mass., who is now in his one hundred and fourth year. This venerable... Read MORE...

  • Sturbridge Massachusetts, 1890
    Sturbridge is a thriving agricultural and manufacturing town of about 1,980 inhabitants, situated in the southwestern part of Worcester County, 60... Read MORE...

  • News  1892 - Suicide Instead of a Wedding
    WORCESTER, Mass., October 19 - H. M. Asselin of West Warren, a young Frenchman, was found dead in the road in Sturbridge late Monday afternoon. He... Read MORE...

  • 1895 - Sturbridge
    Stur'bridge, a post-village and township of Worcester co., Mass., on the Quinebaug River, about 30 miles E. of Springfield, and 20 miles S.W. of... Read MORE...

  • News  1905 - Must Await Funeral
    William Willard of Sturbridge, Mass., who painted the portraits of several of Massachusetts' Governors, was a collector of colonial furniture. He had ... Read MORE...

  • 1906
    Sturbridge, a post-village and township (town) of Worcester co., Mass., on the Quinebaug River, about 30 miles E. of Springfield. The town has... Read MORE...

  • News  1908 - HOLY JUMPERS GET FARMS. Farmer Gives Away Entire Holding to Religious Sect.
    Worcester, Mass., Feb. 4. - Charles H. Huntington, a prominent farmer in Sturbridge, living about two miles east of the village, became a convert of... Read MORE...

  • 1946 - Old Sturbridge Village
    The three sons of George Wells carry on the firm (American Optical Company), but they also start a new venture: they create Old Sturbridge Village, a ... Read MORE...

  • Old Sturbridge Village - quick tour


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