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Winchendon, Massachusetts, USA

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Where is Winchendon, Massachusetts, USA? 

Winchendon, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA
The House of Representatives made the grant of New Ipswich Canada, now Winchendon, on June 10, 1735, in answer to a petition from Lt. Abraham Tilton of Ipswich. The petition was on behalf of veterans or surviving heirs participating in the 1690 expeditions against Canada. Winchendon was officially incorporated in 1764,named after Nether Winchendon, Buckinghamshire, England, which itself was the site of land owned by Governor Francis Bernard, who signed the town's incorporation into law. (The English village would be where the Governor would die, fifteen years later.) The Millers River provided water power for mills, and at one time Winchendon produced so many wooden shingles that it was nicknamed Shingletown.
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Winchendon, Massachusetts, USA - Central St., Winchendon, Mass.
Winchendon, Massachusetts, USA

Central St., Winchendon, Mass.
Winchendon, Massachusetts, USA - Toy Town Tavern
Winchendon, Massachusetts, USA

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The House of Representatives made the grant of New Ipswich Canada, now Winchendon, on June 10, 1735, in answer to a petition from Lt. Abraham Tilton of Ipswich.

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Winchendon was officially incorporated in 1764,named after Nether Winchendon, Buckinghamshire, England, which itself was the site of land owned by Governor Francis Bernard, who signed the town's incorporation into law.

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21. WINCHENDON. [Pop. 1,754. Inc. 1764.]
This town was granted to certain persons of Ipswich, in Essex county, for services in Canada, in...Read MORE...

1848 - Winchendon
This town was granted by the general court, in 1735, to 60 persons, all of whom. excepting 8,...Read MORE...

Winchendon Massachusetts, 1890
Winchendon lies in the northern border of Worcester County, 68 miles northwest of Boston on the...Read MORE...

1906
Winchendon, a banking post-village in Winchendon township (town), Worcester co., Mass., on Miller's ...Read MORE...


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