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Medfield, Massachusetts, USA

Medfield, Norfolk, Massachusetts, USA

Medfield includes: Harding


The area was settled in 1791. The town of Homer was established when Onondaga County was formed in 1794. Cortland County was subsequently formed from Onondaga County.

In 1835, the village of Homer set itself off from the town by incorporation.

Half the town (32 houses, two mills, many barns and other buildings) was destroyed by Native Americans during King Philip's War in 1675. One house, known as the Peak House, was burnt in the war but was rebuilt shortly thereafter near downtown Medfield.

The town's boundaries originally extended into present-day Medway and Millis. In 1713 the town was divided, with the section west of the Charles River becoming the new town of Medway.

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  • 1649 - Medfield is settled
    In November of 1649, Dedham held a town meeting which approved the laying out of an area for
    a new town (Medfield). This was accomplished in the earl...Read MORE...


  • 1651 - Medfield is incorporated
    Ralph Wheelock, a graduate of Cambridge University, considered the founder of Medfield,
    proceeded with Thomas Wright and Robert Hinsdale to the new s...Read MORE...


  • During the King Philip War in 1675, Medfield became the frontier town when Mendon was abandoned.
    In February of 1676 approximately 1,000 Indians, under the command of Monaco, burned 32 houses, two mills, and many barns. Eight people were killed, i...Read MORE...


  • Medfield, Massachusetts, USA
    Old Peak House, Built 1760
    Postcard
  • In 1800 the population of the town of Medfield was 745.
    The manufacture of straw bonnets first commenced that same year and the manufacture of ladies' hats was the principal industry of the town until 1954....Read MORE...


  • In 1806 the Hartford and Dedham Turnpike was established and its stage coaches stopped at Clark's Tavern, next door to the Peak House.
    The stage route through Medfield was known as
    the Middle Post Road, but the Upper Post Road through Sudbury was preferred by travelers because it pro...Read MORE...


  • 1845 - MEDFIELD. [Pop. 883. Inc. 1650.]
    Medfield was originally a part of Dedham, and is supposed to have
    been named from rich meadows on the banks of the Charles and its branches.

    The g...Read MORE...


  • 1848 - Medfield
    This is the forty third town in Massachusetts that secured an act of incorporation. It was originally a part of Dedham, and was incorporated as a town...Read MORE...


  • 1854 - Medfield
    Medfield, a post-township of Norfolk co., Massachusetts, on Charles river, about 18 miles S. W. from Boston, contains a village of its own name. Popul...Read MORE...


  • By 1870 Medfield became an important rail junction and freight depot to the Framingham - Mansfield branch of the New York, New Haven, and Hartford Railroad.
    At the end of the century, steam and electric railways terminated in front of the Town House.
    town.medfield.net

  • 1890 Medfield Massachusetts
    Medfield is a beautiful old town in the western part of Norfolk County, about twenty miles southwest of Boston. Dover bounds it on the north, the same...Read MORE...


  • 1895 - Medfield
    Med'field, a post-village in Medfield township, Nor folk co., Mass., on the Boston, Clinton & Fitchburg Railroad and the Boston, Hartford & Erie Railr...Read MORE...


  • Medfield, Massachusetts, USA
    E. V. Mitchell Co's Hat Factory

    "... At its height, the E.V. Mitchell Hat Factory was the second largest straw and felt hat factory in the country, employing over 1,000 workers─more than the population of the town itself. Workers came from as far ... Read MORE...

    Postcard
  • Medfield, Massachusetts, USA
    Centre Square
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  • 1906
    Medfield, a post-village in Medfield township (town), Norfolk co., Mass., on the New York, New Haven and Hartford R., 18 miles SW. of Boston. It has m...Read MORE...


  • Medfield, Massachusetts, USA
    Baptist Church
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  • Medfield, Massachusetts, USA
    Harding Post Office
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  • Medfield, Massachusetts, USA
    Soldiers' Monument
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  • Medfield, Massachusetts, USA
    Phillips Street
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  • Medfield, Massachusetts, USA
    Medfield Inn
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  • Medfield, Massachusetts, USA
    Medfield State Hospital, Doctor's Cottage & Nurses' Home
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  • Medfield, Massachusetts, USA
    Town Hall
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  • Medfield, Massachusetts, USA
    Church of the Advent, 1941
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Old Peak House, Built 1760

Medfield, Massachusetts, USA

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E. V. Mitchell Co's Hat Factory

"... At its height, the E.V. Mitchell Hat Factory was the second largest straw and felt hat factory in the country, employing over 1,000 workers─more than the population of the town itself. Workers came from as far ... Read MORE...

Medfield, Massachusetts, USA

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Centre Square

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Phillips Street

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Baptist Church

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Harding Post Office

Medfield, Massachusetts, USA

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Soldiers' Monument

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Medfield Inn

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Medfield State Hospital, Doctor's Cottage & Nurses' Home

Medfield, Massachusetts, USA

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Town Hall

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Church of the Advent, 1941

History, News and Stories of Medfield, Massachusetts, USA

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  • 1649 - Medfield is settled
    In November of 1649, Dedham held a town meeting which approved the laying out of an area for
    a new town (Medfield). This was accomplished in the... Read MORE...

  • 1651 - Medfield is incorporated
    Ralph Wheelock, a graduate of Cambridge University, considered the founder of Medfield,
    proceeded with Thomas Wright and Robert Hinsdale to the new... Read MORE...

  • During the King Philip War in 1675, Medfield became the frontier town when Mendon was abandoned.
    In February of 1676 approximately 1,000 Indians, under the command of Monaco, burned 32 houses, two mills, and many barns. Eight people were killed,... Read MORE...

  • In 1800 the population of the town of Medfield was 745.
    The manufacture of straw bonnets first commenced that same year and the manufacture of ladies' hats was the principal industry of the town until... Read MORE...

  • In 1806 the Hartford and Dedham Turnpike was established and its stage coaches stopped at Clark's Tavern, next door to the Peak House.
    The stage route through Medfield was known as
    the Middle Post Road, but the Upper Post Road through Sudbury was preferred by travelers because it... Read MORE...

  • 1845 - MEDFIELD. [Pop. 883. Inc. 1650.]
    Medfield was originally a part of Dedham, and is supposed to have
    been named from rich meadows on the banks of the Charles and its branches.

    The... Read MORE...

  • 1848 - Medfield
    This is the forty third town in Massachusetts that secured an act of incorporation. It was originally a part of Dedham, and was incorporated as a... Read MORE...

  • 1854 - Medfield
    Medfield, a post-township of Norfolk co., Massachusetts, on Charles river, about 18 miles S. W. from Boston, contains a village of its own name.... Read MORE...

  • By 1870 Medfield became an important rail junction and freight depot to the Framingham - Mansfield branch of the New York, New Haven, and Hartford Railroad.
    At the end of the century, steam and electric railways terminated in front of the Town House.
    town.medfield.net
  • 1890 Medfield Massachusetts
    Medfield is a beautiful old town in the western part of Norfolk County, about twenty miles southwest of Boston. Dover bounds it on the north, the... Read MORE...

  • 1895 - Medfield
    Med'field, a post-village in Medfield township, Nor folk co., Mass., on the Boston, Clinton & Fitchburg Railroad and the Boston, Hartford & Erie... Read MORE...

  • 1906
    Medfield, a post-village in Medfield township (town), Norfolk co., Mass., on the New York, New Haven and Hartford R., 18 miles SW. of Boston. It has... Read MORE...

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