GreenerPasture.com

Sign In



Add YOUR Family To This Page

History of Brookfield, Massachusetts, USA

Journey back in time to Brookfield, Massachusetts, USA

(Podunk)

Visit Brookfield, Massachusetts, USA. Discover its history. Learn about the people who lived there through stories, old newspaper articles, pictures, postcards and genealogy.

Follow us on Instagram     
Brookfield, Massachusetts, USA

Brookfield, Worcester, MA

Brookfield was first settled in 1660 and was officially incorporated in 1718. The town was settled by men from Ipswich as part of the Quaboag Plantation lands. kids.kiddle.co

Brookfield includes: Podunk.
netronline.com/ mass_lookup.htm



There is MUCH more to discover about Brookfield, Massachusetts, USA. Read on!
Where is Brookfield, Massachusetts, USA?

Not the place you are looking for? Try again!
Search for your ancestors by place

Search for Your Family by Place

To search for a place, specify place name below. Choose name from the list. Then SEARCH.
*Place Name:
  • 1664 - Brookfield is settled

    Massachusetts City and Town Incorporation and Settlement Dates

  • 1718 - Brookfield is incorporated

    Massachusetts City and Town Incorporation and Settlement Dates

  • General Henry Knox and his troops passed through here in the winter of 1775-76 with a load of 59 cannons pulled by teams of oxen.
    The cannons were captured from the British at Fort Ticonderoga and Crown Point. They were transported from Lake Champlain to Dorchester Heights,...Read MORE...


  • 1778 - Bathsheba Spooner
    In March 1778, Joshua Spooner, a wealthy farmer in Brookfield, was beaten to death and his body stuffed down a well. Four people were hanged for the...Read MORE...


  • 1845 - BROOKFIELD. [Pop. 2,472. Inc. 1673.]
    Brookfield was originally granted to persons from Ipswich, in Essex county, and it was long a connecting link between the eastern towns and those on...Read MORE...


  • 1848 - Brookfield
    This town was granted to a number of the inhabitants of Ispwich, in the county of Essex, by the general court, (upon their petition,) in May, 1660....Read MORE...


  • 1854 - Brookfield
    Brookfield, a post-township of Worcester county, Massachusetts, 55 miles W. by S. from Boston. Population, 1674.
    A New and Complete Gazetteer of the United States: Giving a Full and Comprehensive Review of the Present Condition, Industry, and Resources of the American Confederacy ... Thomas Baldwin (of Philadelphia.) Joseph Thomas January 1, 1854 Philadelphia : Lippincott, Grambo & Company 1854.

  • 1859
    BROOKFIELD, a township of Worcester co., in the state of Massachusetts, 60 m. W of Boston. It is generally well-cultivated. On its first settlement...Read MORE...


  • News 1888 - The wife, daughter and two grandchildren of W. B. Jones were drowned by the upsetting of a boat on the 21st on a pond at Brookfield, Mass.

    St Joseph Herald
    Saint Joseph, Michigan
    July 28, 1888

  • Brookfield Massachusetts, 1890
    Brookfield lies in the southwestern part of Worcester, 55 miles from Boston by the Boston and Albany Railroad, whose stations are at Brookfield and...Read MORE...


  • 1895 - Brookfield
    Brookfield, a post-village of Worcester co., Mass., in Brookfield township, and on the Boston & Albany Railroad, 23 miles W. by S. from Worcester,...Read MORE...


  • Brookfield, Massachusetts, USA
    Brookfield Cemetery
    Postcard
  • Brookfield, Massachusetts, USA
    Congregational Church
    Postcard
  • News 1904 - ARCHBISHOP IN WRECK.
    Special Train Strikes an Engine, but No One Is Injured.

    East Brookfield, Mass., Sept 23. - The special train conveying the Archbishop of...Read MORE...


  • Brookfield, Massachusetts, USA
    Brookfield Inn
    Postcard
  • 1916
    Brookfield , a banking post-village of Worcester co., Mass., in Brookfield township (town), on the Boston and Albany R.. 23 miles W. by S. of...Read MORE...




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


Brookfield, Massachusetts, USA
Pinterest
Congregational Church
Postcard

Brookfield, Massachusetts, USA
Pinterest
Brookfield Cemetery
Postcard

Brookfield, Massachusetts, USA
Pinterest
Brookfield Inn
Postcard
AncestryDNA: Genetic Testing Ethnicity by Ancestry.com




History and News of Brookfield, Massachusetts, USA

Add History/News
  • 1664 - Brookfield is settled

    Massachusetts City and Town Incorporation and Settlement Dates
  • 1718 - Brookfield is incorporated

    Massachusetts City and Town Incorporation and Settlement Dates
  • General Henry Knox and his troops passed through here in the winter of 1775-76 with a load of 59 cannons pulled by teams of oxen.
    The cannons were captured from the British at Fort Ticonderoga and Crown Point. They were transported from Lake Champlain to Dorchester Heights,... Read MORE...

  • 1778 - Bathsheba Spooner
    In March 1778, Joshua Spooner, a wealthy farmer in Brookfield, was beaten to death and his body stuffed down a well. Four people were hanged for the... Read MORE...

  • 1845 - BROOKFIELD. [Pop. 2,472. Inc. 1673.]
    Brookfield was originally granted to persons from Ipswich, in Essex county, and it was long a connecting link between the eastern towns and those on... Read MORE...

  • 1848 - Brookfield
    This town was granted to a number of the inhabitants of Ispwich, in the county of Essex, by the general court, (upon their petition,) in May, 1660.... Read MORE...

  • 1854 - Brookfield
    Brookfield, a post-township of Worcester county, Massachusetts, 55 miles W. by S. from Boston. Population, 1674.
    A New and Complete Gazetteer of the United States: Giving a Full and Comprehensive Review of the Present Condition, Industry, and Resources of the American Confederacy ... Thomas Baldwin (of Philadelphia.) Joseph Thomas January 1, 1854 Philadelphia : Lippincott, Grambo & Company 1854.
  • 1859
    BROOKFIELD, a township of Worcester co., in the state of Massachusetts, 60 m. W of Boston. It is generally well-cultivated. On its first settlement... Read MORE...

  • News  1888 - The wife, daughter and two grandchildren of W. B. Jones were drowned by the upsetting of a boat on the 21st on a pond at Brookfield, Mass.
    St Joseph Herald
    Saint Joseph, Michigan
    July 28, 1888
  • Brookfield Massachusetts, 1890
    Brookfield lies in the southwestern part of Worcester, 55 miles from Boston by the Boston and Albany Railroad, whose stations are at Brookfield and... Read MORE...

  • 1895 - Brookfield
    Brookfield, a post-village of Worcester co., Mass., in Brookfield township, and on the Boston & Albany Railroad, 23 miles W. by S. from Worcester,... Read MORE...

  • News  1904 - ARCHBISHOP IN WRECK.
    Special Train Strikes an Engine, but No One Is Injured.

    East Brookfield, Mass., Sept 23. - The special train conveying the Archbishop of... Read MORE...

  • 1916
    Brookfield , a banking post-village of Worcester co., Mass., in Brookfield township (town), on the Boston and Albany R.. 23 miles W. by S. of... Read MORE...

Brookfield, Massachusetts, USA Genealogy

Ancestors Who Were Born in Brookfield, Massachusetts, USA

We currently have information about ancestors who were born in Brookfield.

View Them Now (sorted by year of birth)


Ancestors Who Died in Brookfield, Massachusetts, USA

We currently have information about ancestors who died in Brookfield.

View Them Now (sorted by year of death)


Ancestors Who Were Married in Brookfield, Massachusetts, USA

We currently have information about ancestors who were married in Brookfield.

View Them Now


Updated: 12/2/2019 7:18:01 PM

Are you from Brookfield? Do you have ancestors from there? Tell us YOUR story!

If you'd like to be contacted by others who have ancestors from Brookfield, leave a message here!
The comments you read here belong only to the person who posted them. We reserve the right to remove off-topic and inappropriate comments.