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History of Charlton, Massachusetts, USA

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Charlton, Massachusetts, USA

Charlton, Worcester, MA

Charlton was first settled in 1735. It was established as a District separated from Oxford on January 10, 1755, and became a Town in 1775 by a law that made all Districts into Towns. It was named after Sir Francis Charlton.

Charlton is the birthplace of William Thomas Green Morton, the dentist who first publicly demonstrated the use of inhaled ether as a surgical anaesthetic in 1846.

John "Grizzly" Adams is buried in Bay Path Cemetery.

Charlton includes: Albee Corners, Baylies Corner, Bearfoot, Berry's Corner, Brookside, Buffum's, Charlton City, Charlton Depot, Coppville, Dodge, Dresser Hill, Glenmere, Hamerock, Lelandsville, Milward, Morseville, Parker District, Phillipdale, Putnam's Village, and Richardson's Corner.
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  • 1735 - Charlton is settled

    Massachusetts City and Town Incorporation and Settlement Dates

  • 1755 - Charlton set off from Oxford

    www.oxford300.com/ oxford_history.aspx

  • 1845 - CHARLTON. [Pop. 2,117. Inc. 1754]
    Charlton once included a part of Soutlibridge, and with it belonged
    to Oxford.

    This is an agricultural town, and well watered by several sources o...Read MORE...


  • 1848 - Charlton
    This town originally belonged to Oxford, of which it formed the western part. it was incorporated in 1754. The lands of this township were at first th...Read MORE...


  • 1854 - Charlton / Charlton Depot
    Charlton, a post-township in Worcester county, Massachusetts, about 12 miles 8. W. from Worcester. Population, 2052.

    Charlton Depot, a post-office ...Read MORE...


  • 1859
    CHARLTON, a township of Worcester co., in the state of Massachusetts, U.S., 53 m. WSW of Boston. Its surface is hilly, but its soil is generally ferti...Read MORE...


  • News 1875 - A Fast Train Accident.
    A remarkable accident occurred to a passenger on the fast train from Boston on Monday. The Springfield Union says that soon after the train passed Cha...Read MORE...


  • Charlton Massachusetts, 1890
    Charlton is a large, pleasant, agricultural town, situated in the southwesterly part of Worcester County, 57 miles from Boston, on the Boston and Alba...Read MORE...


  • Charlton, Massachusetts, USA
    Universalist Church and High School
    Postcard
  • 1895 - Charlton
    Charlton, a post-hamlet of Worcester co, Mass., in Charlton township, 16 miles S.W. of Worcester, and 3 miles S. of the Boston & Albany Railroad. It h...Read MORE...


  • Charlton, Massachusetts, USA
    Town Common
    Postcard
  • Charlton, Massachusetts, USA
    Masonic Home, "Overlook," Charlton, Mass.

    Hotel designed by George H. Clemence.

    "...In December 1908, the Grand Lodge [of Masons in Massachusetts] purchased the old Overlook Hotel property in Charlton, Massachusetts... By early 1911, the... Read MORE...

    Postcard
  • Charlton, Massachusetts, USA
    Akers and Taylor Mill

    "Ed Akers and Frederick Taylor (father & son) owned a sizeable wooolen mill (Akers & Taylor) in Charlton, MA in the 1800's, which provided incomes for the Chalton community. In 1908, both Ed & Fred died unexpectedly within... Read MORE...

    Postcard
  • News 1905 - LEFT THE RAILS. TWO PERSONS KILLED AND THIRTEEN INJURED IN A TROLLEY WRECK. "OLD HOME DANCE" IN A MASSACHUSETTS TOWN ENDED IN DISASTER FOR PARTICIPANTS.
    Charlton, Mass., Sept. 5. - Two persons were killed and thirteen injured, three or four probably fatally, as the result of a trolley car on the Worces...Read MORE...


  • 1916
    Charlton, a post-village of Worcester co., Mass., in Charlton township (town), 16 miles SW. of Worcester and 3 miles S. of the Boston and Albany R. Po...Read MORE...


  • Charlton, Massachusetts, USA
    Dr. E. P. Joslin Camp, Charlton, Massachusetts

    "Elliott P. Joslin, M.D., the first American doctor to specialize in diabetes, spoke of his dream to develop special camps for children with the condition that would serve as “islands of safety,”... Read MORE...

    Postcard
  • News 1938 - SEVEN KILLED AT CHARLTON AS BUS AND TRUCK COLLIDE. TWO OF MANY INJURED IN PASSENGER VEHICLE MAY DIE - MACHINES, ONE HAULING STEAMSHOVEL, MEET HEAD-ON.
    Charlton, Sept. 13 (INS) - Head-on collision between a bus bound from New York to Boston, and a big trailer truck brought death today to seven persons...Read MORE...




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Charlton, Massachusetts, USA
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Universalist Church and High School
Postcard

Charlton, Massachusetts, USA
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Masonic Home, "Overlook," Charlton, Mass.

Hotel designed by George H. Clemence.

"...In December 1908, the Grand Lodge [of Masons in Massachusetts] purchased the old Overlook Hotel property in Charlton, Massachusetts... By early 1911, the... Read MORE...

Postcard

Charlton, Massachusetts, USA
Pinterest
Akers and Taylor Mill

"Ed Akers and Frederick Taylor (father & son) owned a sizeable wooolen mill (Akers & Taylor) in Charlton, MA in the 1800's, which provided incomes for the Chalton community. In 1908, both Ed & Fred died unexpectedly within... Read MORE...

Postcard



Charlton, Massachusetts, USA
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Town Common
Postcard

Charlton, Massachusetts, USA
Pinterest
Dr. E. P. Joslin Camp, Charlton, Massachusetts

"Elliott P. Joslin, M.D., the first American doctor to specialize in diabetes, spoke of his dream to develop special camps for children with the condition that would serve as “islands of safety,”... Read MORE...

Postcard
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  • 1735 - Charlton is settled

    Massachusetts City and Town Incorporation and Settlement Dates
  • 1755 - Charlton set off from Oxford

    www.oxford300.com/ oxford_history.aspx
  • 1845 - CHARLTON. [Pop. 2,117. Inc. 1754]
    Charlton once included a part of Soutlibridge, and with it belonged
    to Oxford.

    This is an agricultural town, and well watered by several sources... Read MORE...

  • 1848 - Charlton
    This town originally belonged to Oxford, of which it formed the western part. it was incorporated in 1754. The lands of this township were at first... Read MORE...

  • 1854 - Charlton / Charlton Depot
    Charlton, a post-township in Worcester county, Massachusetts, about 12 miles 8. W. from Worcester. Population, 2052.

    Charlton Depot, a post-office ... Read MORE...

  • 1859
    CHARLTON, a township of Worcester co., in the state of Massachusetts, U.S., 53 m. WSW of Boston. Its surface is hilly, but its soil is generally... Read MORE...

  • News  1875 - A Fast Train Accident.
    A remarkable accident occurred to a passenger on the fast train from Boston on Monday. The Springfield Union says that soon after the train passed... Read MORE...

  • Charlton Massachusetts, 1890
    Charlton is a large, pleasant, agricultural town, situated in the southwesterly part of Worcester County, 57 miles from Boston, on the Boston and... Read MORE...

  • 1895 - Charlton
    Charlton, a post-hamlet of Worcester co, Mass., in Charlton township, 16 miles S.W. of Worcester, and 3 miles S. of the Boston & Albany Railroad. It... Read MORE...

  • News  1905 - LEFT THE RAILS. TWO PERSONS KILLED AND THIRTEEN INJURED IN A TROLLEY WRECK. "OLD HOME DANCE" IN A MASSACHUSETTS TOWN ENDED IN DISASTER FOR PARTICIPANTS.
    Charlton, Mass., Sept. 5. - Two persons were killed and thirteen injured, three or four probably fatally, as the result of a trolley car on the... Read MORE...

  • 1916
    Charlton, a post-village of Worcester co., Mass., in Charlton township (town), 16 miles SW. of Worcester and 3 miles S. of the Boston and Albany R.... Read MORE...

  • News  1938 - SEVEN KILLED AT CHARLTON AS BUS AND TRUCK COLLIDE. TWO OF MANY INJURED IN PASSENGER VEHICLE MAY DIE - MACHINES, ONE HAULING STEAMSHOVEL, MEET HEAD-ON.
    Charlton, Sept. 13 (INS) - Head-on collision between a bus bound from New York to Boston, and a big trailer truck brought death today to seven... Read MORE...

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