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Clinton, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA

Clinton includes: Acre, Burditt Hill, California, Fullerville, Germantown, and New Jerusalem.


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  • Clinton was first settled in 1654 as a part of Lancaster.

    Massachusetts City and Town Incorporation and Settlement Dates

  • March 14, 1850 - Clinton is incorporated

    Massachusetts City and Town Incorporation and Settlement Dates

  • 1854 - Clinton
    Clinton, a flourishing manufacturing post-village of Worcester county, Massachusetts, in a township of its own name, on the Nashua river, which...Read MORE...


  • News 1886 - Gingham was first manufactured in the United States by Erastus Bigelow, at Clinton, Mass., in 1846.
    It was the first attempt to manufacture the fabric mentioned by machinery, and enabled the American manufacturers to compete successfully with those...Read MORE...


  • News 1888 - Owing to lack of orders the Bigelow carpet mills at Clinton, Mass., shut down on the 3d, rendering thirteen hundred hands idle.

    St Joseph Herald
    Saint Joseph, Michigan
    July 7, 1888

  • Clinton Massachusetts, 1890
    Clinton is one of the younger towns, remarkable for its carpetings and woven wire. It is situated in the easterly part of Worcester County, about 35...Read MORE...


  • 1895 - Clinton
    Clinton, a post-town of Worcester co, Mass., on the Nashua River, and on the Boston & Maine Railroad where it crosses the Old Colony Railroad, 17...Read MORE...


  • News 1896 - Dynamite Exploded in Water-Works Aqueduct at Clinton
    FOUR MEN KILLED, ONE BADLY HURT.
    Dynamite Exploded in Water-Works Aquaduct at Clinton.

    Four men were killed and one was fatally injured by an...Read MORE...


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    Clinton Hospital
  • Clinton, Massachusetts, USA
    Clinton, Mass. - Mass. Central R.R. Trestle and Wachusett Reservoir
  • News 1907 - CLINTON'S TOWN HALL DESTROYED BY FIRE.
    LOSS OF $100,000 - PROBABLY DUE TO CIGARETTE STUB LEFT BY SOMEONE AFTER HIGH SCHOOL DANCE - TOWN RECORDS SAFE, AND NO OTHER BUILDINGS...Read MORE...


  • Clinton, Massachusetts, USA
    Holder Memorial
  • 1916
    Clinton, a banking post-township (town) of Worcester co., Mass., on the Nashua River and on the Boston and Maine and the New York, New Haven and...Read MORE...




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  • Clinton was first settled in 1654 as a part of Lancaster.

    Massachusetts City and Town Incorporation and Settlement Dates
  • March 14, 1850 - Clinton is incorporated

    Massachusetts City and Town Incorporation and Settlement Dates
  • 1854 - Clinton
    Clinton, a flourishing manufacturing post-village of Worcester county, Massachusetts, in a township of its own name, on the Nashua river, which... Read MORE...

  • News  1886 - Gingham was first manufactured in the United States by Erastus Bigelow, at Clinton, Mass., in 1846.
    It was the first attempt to manufacture the fabric mentioned by machinery, and enabled the American manufacturers to compete successfully with those... Read MORE...

  • News  1888 - Owing to lack of orders the Bigelow carpet mills at Clinton, Mass., shut down on the 3d, rendering thirteen hundred hands idle.
    St Joseph Herald
    Saint Joseph, Michigan
    July 7, 1888
  • Clinton Massachusetts, 1890
    Clinton is one of the younger towns, remarkable for its carpetings and woven wire. It is situated in the easterly part of Worcester County, about 35... Read MORE...

  • 1895 - Clinton
    Clinton, a post-town of Worcester co, Mass., on the Nashua River, and on the Boston & Maine Railroad where it crosses the Old Colony Railroad, 17... Read MORE...

  • News  1896 - Dynamite Exploded in Water-Works Aqueduct at Clinton
    FOUR MEN KILLED, ONE BADLY HURT.
    Dynamite Exploded in Water-Works Aquaduct at Clinton.

    Four men were killed and one was fatally injured by an... Read MORE...

  • News  1907 - CLINTON'S TOWN HALL DESTROYED BY FIRE.
    LOSS OF $100,000 - PROBABLY DUE TO CIGARETTE STUB LEFT BY SOMEONE AFTER HIGH SCHOOL DANCE - TOWN RECORDS SAFE, AND NO OTHER BUILDINGS... Read MORE...

  • 1916
    Clinton, a banking post-township (town) of Worcester co., Mass., on the Nashua River and on the Boston and Maine and the New York, New Haven and... Read MORE...

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