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History of Townsend, Massachusetts, USA

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Townsend, Massachusetts, USA

Townsend, Middlesex, MA

Townsend, Massachusetts was incorporated as a Town on June 29, 1732 and was named after Viscount Charles Townshend, a British cabinet minister. About 1780, residents and town clerks began to spell Townsend by omitting the "H" and giving it its present orthography. townsend.ma.us

Townsend includes: Townsend Harbor, Townsend Hill, Wallace Hill, Barker Hill, Bayberry Hill, Caper Corner, Joslinville, Old City, and South Rowe.
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  • 1676 - Townsend is settled

    Massachusetts City and Town Incorporation and Settlement Dates

  • 1732 - Townsend is incorporated

    Massachusetts City and Town Incorporation and Settlement Dates

  • 1845 - TOWNSEND. [Pop. 1,892. Inc. 1732.]
    Townsend is situated at the northwestern extremity of the county, and were it not for Ashby, it would be the end of the towns, as its name...Read MORE...


  • 1848 - Townsend
    This town was incorporated in 1732. The land in this township is more level than the towns to the north and west; most of it is gently undulating,...Read MORE...


  • 1854 - Townsend
    Townsend, a post-village in Middlesex co., Massachusetts, 40 miles N. W. by W. from Boston, on Squanticook river, and the Peter borough and Shirley...Read MORE...


  • News 1870 - The Congregational church at Townsend Centre, Mass., have discontinued the use of fermented wines at their communion services, using instead the expressed juice of raisins.

    St Joseph Herald
    Saint Joseph, Michigan
    February 26, 1870

  • 1890 Townsend Massachusetts
    Townsend is a large town of unusual scenic beauty in the northwesterly section of Middlesex County, 45 miles northwest of Boston. Pepperell and...Read MORE...


  • 1895 - Townsend / Townsend Centre / Townsend Harbor / West Townsend
    Townsend, or Townsend Centre, a post-village in Townsend township, Middlesex co., Mass., on the Squannacook River, and on a branch of the Fitchburg...Read MORE...


  • Townsend, Massachusetts, USA
    View from Tower of M. E. Church, Townsend, Mass.
    Postcard
  • Townsend, Massachusetts, USA
    Methodist Church, Townsend, Mass.
    Postcard
  • 1906
    Townsend, a banking post-village in Townsend town ship (town), Middlesex co., Mass., on the Squannacook River and on the Boston and Maine R., 22...Read MORE...


  • Townsend, Massachusetts, USA
    Park Hotel (1914)
    Postcard


Old Photos, Pictures, Advertisements and Postcards from Townsend, Massachusetts, USA


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View from Tower of M. E. Church, Townsend, Mass.
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Townsend, Massachusetts, USA
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Methodist Church, Townsend, Mass.
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Townsend, Massachusetts, USA
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Park Hotel (1914)
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  • 1676 - Townsend is settled

    Massachusetts City and Town Incorporation and Settlement Dates
  • 1732 - Townsend is incorporated

    Massachusetts City and Town Incorporation and Settlement Dates
  • 1845 - TOWNSEND. [Pop. 1,892. Inc. 1732.]
    Townsend is situated at the northwestern extremity of the county, and were it not for Ashby, it would be the end of the towns, as its name... Read MORE...

  • 1848 - Townsend
    This town was incorporated in 1732. The land in this township is more level than the towns to the north and west; most of it is gently undulating,... Read MORE...

  • 1854 - Townsend
    Townsend, a post-village in Middlesex co., Massachusetts, 40 miles N. W. by W. from Boston, on Squanticook river, and the Peter borough and Shirley... Read MORE...

  • News  1870 - The Congregational church at Townsend Centre, Mass., have discontinued the use of fermented wines at their communion services, using instead the expressed juice of raisins.
    St Joseph Herald
    Saint Joseph, Michigan
    February 26, 1870
  • 1890 Townsend Massachusetts
    Townsend is a large town of unusual scenic beauty in the northwesterly section of Middlesex County, 45 miles northwest of Boston. Pepperell and... Read MORE...

  • 1895 - Townsend / Townsend Centre / Townsend Harbor / West Townsend
    Townsend, or Townsend Centre, a post-village in Townsend township, Middlesex co., Mass., on the Squannacook River, and on a branch of the Fitchburg... Read MORE...

  • 1906
    Townsend, a banking post-village in Townsend town ship (town), Middlesex co., Mass., on the Squannacook River and on the Boston and Maine R., 22... Read MORE...

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