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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

    Massachusetts City and Town Incorporation and Settlement Dates

  • 1651 - Medfield is incorporated

    Massachusetts City and Town Incorporation and Settlement Dates

  • 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...


  • 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...

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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
    Phillips Street
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  • Medfield, Massachusetts, USA
    Medfield State Hospital, Doctor's Cottage & Nurses' Home
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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...

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Phillips Street
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Medfield, Massachusetts, USA
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Medfield State Hospital, Doctor's Cottage & Nurses' Home
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  • 1649 - Medfield is settled

    Massachusetts City and Town Incorporation and Settlement Dates
  • 1651 - Medfield is incorporated

    Massachusetts City and Town Incorporation and Settlement Dates
  • 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...

  • 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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