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Hardwick, Massachusetts, USA

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Where is Hardwick, Massachusetts, USA? 

Hardwick, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA
Hardwick was first settled in 1737 and was officially incorporated in 1739, named in honor of Lord Hardwicke, an English nobleman. In 1762, General Timothy Ruggles, one of the leading Tories of New England, introduced the Hardwick Fair, now the oldest annual fair in the United States.

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Hardwick, Massachusetts, USA - Bird's Eye View, Hardwick, Mass.
Hardwick, Massachusetts, USA

Bird's Eye View, Hardwick, Mass.
Hardwick, Massachusetts, USA - View of Common (1910)
Hardwick, Massachusetts, USA

View of Common (1910)
Hardwick, Massachusetts, USA - Old Store & Hotel
Hardwick, Massachusetts, USA

Old Store & Hotel

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16. HARDWICK. [Pop. 1,789. Inc. 1739.]
Hardwick was originally purchased of the Indians by Thomas
Lamb and others, and called Lamhstoivn...

1848 - Harwick
This town was purchased in 1686 of John Magus and Nassowanno, two noted Indians, for the sum of...Read MORE...

News  1852 - FIRE.
The House and Barn owned by Lorin Shaw in the south part of Hardwick, was totally destroyed by fire ...Read MORE...

HARDWICK, a township of Worcester, co., in the state of Massachusetts, U.S., 68 m. W of Boston,...Read MORE...

Hardwick Massachusetts, 1890
Hardwick is a prosperous agricultural and manufacturing town near the middle of the western side of ...Read MORE...

Hardwick, a post-village in Hardwick township (town), Worcester co., Mass., 30 miles NB. of...Read MORE...

Ancestors Who Were Born Here

We currently have information about 76 ancestors who were born in Hardwick, Massachusetts, USA.
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Ancestors Who Died Here

flag   Ebenezer AYERS (abt. 1694, , Massachusetts, USA - March 1747, Hardwick, Massachusetts, USA)

flag   Asa HILL (1826, Brookfield, Massachusetts, USA - 28 December 1848, Hardwick, Massachusetts, USA)

flag   Betsey G. NEWCOMB (1798, Enfield, Massachusetts, USA* - 13 August 1868, Hardwick, Massachusetts, USA)

flag   Lydia SPOONER (1710, Dartmouth, Massachusetts, USA (Bliss Corner) (Smith Mills) - 1755, Hardwick, Massachusetts, USA)

flag   Hanah THAYER (1801, Hardwick, Massachusetts, USA - 21 February 1864, Hardwick, Massachusetts, USA)

flag   Elbridg TOWNE (1832, Ludlow, Massachusetts, USA - 22 July 1862, Hardwick, Massachusetts, USA)
flag   John TOWNE (22 September 1796, Dana, Massachusetts, USA* - 15 November 1868, Hardwick, Massachusetts, USA) gravestone

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