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Ashburnham, Massachusetts, USA

Ashburnham, Worcester, MA

Ashburnham was first settled in 1736, and was officially incorporated in 1765. The name is of British origin, possibly drawn from the Earl of Ashburnham, in Pembrey, or the Sussex community of Ashburnham.

Ashburnham was originally made up of the lands granted to officers and soldiers of a 1690 expedition to Canada. It was called the Plantation of Dorchester-Canada until it was incorporated. wikipedia

Included in Ashburnham are: Blackburn, Carey's Crossing, Cashman's Crossing, Factory Village, Lane Village, Mann's Crossing, and Naukeag.
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  • 1736 - Ashburnham is settled

    Massachusetts City and Town Incorporation and Settlement Dates

  • 1765 - Ashburnham is incorporated

    Massachusetts City and Town Incorporation and Settlement Dates

  • 1845 - ASHBURNHAM. [Pop. 1,652 Inc. 1765.]
    This town was granted to certain inhabitants of Dorchester, for services in Canada, in 1690, and it was called Dorchester-Canada,
    till incorporated. ...Read MORE...


  • 1848 - Ashburnham
    This town was granted by the general court to Thomas Tileston and others, for and in consideration of services done by officers and soldiers of the an...Read MORE...


  • 1854 - Ashburnham / Ashburnham Depot
    Ashburnham, a post-township of Worcester county, Massachusetts, 60 miles N. W. from Boston, is intersected by the Cheshire railroad, and has a number ...Read MORE...


  • 1859
    ASHBURNHAM, a township of Massachusetts, U. S., 53 m. NW of Boston, on Miller's river. Pop. 1,652.
    A Gazetteer of the World: Or, Dictionary of Geographical Knowledge, Publisher A. Fullarton, 1859

  • Ashburnham, Massachusetts, USA
    Cushing Academy

    "Cushing Academy is a coeducational college preparatory boarding school for grades 9 through 12 plus an optional postgraduate year located in Ashburnham, Massachusetts. It was founded in 1865 in fulfilment of a bequest by Thomas... Read MORE...

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  • News 1882 - Fire
    Austin Whitney & Sons' morocco leather tannery at Ashburnham, Mass., was burned at 8 o'clock yesterday morning. A shed, an engine, and some stock were...Read MORE...


  • Ashburnham Massachusetts, 1890
    Ashburnham is a thriving town in the northern part of Worcester County, on the water-shed between the Connecticut and Merrimack rivers, and sixty mile...Read MORE...


  • 1895 - Ashburnham / North Ashburnham / Ashburnham Depot
    Ash'burnham, a post-village of Worcester co, Mass, in Ashburnham township, on the Ashburnham Railroad,55 miles W.N.W. of Boston. This railroad connect...Read MORE...


  • Ashburnham, Massachusetts, USA
    Town Hall
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  • Ashburnham, Massachusetts, USA
    Central House
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  • News 1911 - CHURCH BURNS; BOYS BLAMED.
    Fire Also Destroys Houses and Buildings in North Ashburnham, Mass.

    NORTH ASHBURNHAM, Mass., July 4. - Boys celebrating the Fourth are thought to ha...Read MORE...


  • 1916
    Ash'burnham, a banking post-village of Worcester CO., Mass., in Ashburnham township (town), on the Boston and Maine R., 55 miles WNW. of Boston. Pop. ...Read MORE...




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  • 1736 - Ashburnham is settled

    Massachusetts City and Town Incorporation and Settlement Dates
  • 1765 - Ashburnham is incorporated

    Massachusetts City and Town Incorporation and Settlement Dates
  • 1845 - ASHBURNHAM. [Pop. 1,652 Inc. 1765.]
    This town was granted to certain inhabitants of Dorchester, for services in Canada, in 1690, and it was called Dorchester-Canada,
    till incorporated. ... Read MORE...

  • 1848 - Ashburnham
    This town was granted by the general court to Thomas Tileston and others, for and in consideration of services done by officers and soldiers of the... Read MORE...

  • 1854 - Ashburnham / Ashburnham Depot
    Ashburnham, a post-township of Worcester county, Massachusetts, 60 miles N. W. from Boston, is intersected by the Cheshire railroad, and has a number ... Read MORE...

  • 1859
    ASHBURNHAM, a township of Massachusetts, U. S., 53 m. NW of Boston, on Miller's river. Pop. 1,652.
    A Gazetteer of the World: Or, Dictionary of Geographical Knowledge, Publisher A. Fullarton, 1859
  • News  1882 - Fire
    Austin Whitney & Sons' morocco leather tannery at Ashburnham, Mass., was burned at 8 o'clock yesterday morning. A shed, an engine, and some stock... Read MORE...

  • Ashburnham Massachusetts, 1890
    Ashburnham is a thriving town in the northern part of Worcester County, on the water-shed between the Connecticut and Merrimack rivers, and sixty... Read MORE...

  • 1895 - Ashburnham / North Ashburnham / Ashburnham Depot
    Ash'burnham, a post-village of Worcester co, Mass, in Ashburnham township, on the Ashburnham Railroad,55 miles W.N.W. of Boston. This railroad... Read MORE...

  • News  1911 - CHURCH BURNS; BOYS BLAMED.
    Fire Also Destroys Houses and Buildings in North Ashburnham, Mass.

    NORTH ASHBURNHAM, Mass., July 4. - Boys celebrating the Fourth are thought to... Read MORE...

  • 1916
    Ash'burnham, a banking post-village of Worcester CO., Mass., in Ashburnham township (town), on the Boston and Maine R., 55 miles WNW. of Boston. Pop. ... Read MORE...

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