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Westminster, Massachusetts, USA

Westminster, Worcester, MA

Westminster was unsettled territory in the 18th Century. The land was designated to be given as payment to Soldiers who fought in the French and Indian War, but many were not interested in leaving the comforts of home to settle in the New England wilderness. Originally called "Narragansett Number Two" in deference to the many Indian tribes who lived in the region, as the population grew, it became a district in 1759 and assumed the name Westminster, a name rooted in traditions of the minister in old England. Westminster became became fully incorporated in 1770. testwhs.westminsterhistoricalsociety.org/


Westminster includes: Bragg Hill, North Common, Notown, Wachusett Village, Whitmanville, Bean Porridge Hill, and Academy Hill.
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  • Westminster was first settled in 1737

    Massachusetts City and Town Incorporation and Settlement Dates

  • 1770 - Westminster is incorporated

    Massachusetts City and Town Incorporation and Settlement Dates

  • Westminster Cracker Company formed in 1828

    www.wikipedia.org

  • 1845 - WESTMINSTER. [Pop. 1,645. Inc. 1770.]
    This town was granted to the soldiers who had served in Philip's War. Long afterwards, it was greatly exposed to the Indians from Canada, who never...Read MORE...


  • 1848 - Westminster
    This town, with others, was granted by the general court to the soldiers who did service in the Narragansett or King Philip’s war, or to their heirs. ...Read MORE...


  • 1854 - Westminster
    Westminster, a post-village of Worcester Co., Massachusetts, on the Vermont and Massachusetts railroad, 48 miles W. by N. from Boston. It contains 3...Read MORE...


  • The Westminster Town Library was established in 1868

    www.wikipedia.org

  • Westminster Massachusetts, 1890
    Westminster is an elevated and pleasant farming and manufacturing town, situated upon the highlands in the midst of the northern part of Worcester...Read MORE...


  • Westminster, Massachusetts, USA
    Wachusett, Westminster Side.
    Postcard
  • 1895 - Westminster
    Westminster, a post-village in Westminster township, Worcester co., Mass., 8 miles S.W. of Fitchburg, and 3 miles S. of the Vermont & Massachusetts...Read MORE...


  • Westminster, Massachusetts, USA
    Wachusett Lake and Park
    Postcard
  • Westminster, Massachusetts, USA
    Westminster Narrows toward Park
    Postcard
  • Westminster, Massachusetts, USA

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  • 1906
    Westminster, a post-village in Westminster township (town), Worcester co., Mass., 8 miles SW. of Fitchburg. Pop. of the town in 1900, 1327; of the...Read MORE...


  • Westminster, Massachusetts, USA
    Main Street (1910)
    Postcard


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


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Wachusett, Westminster Side.
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Westminster Narrows toward Park
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Westminster, Massachusetts, USA
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Wachusett Lake and Park
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Westminster, Massachusetts, USA
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Main Street (1910)
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History and News of Westminster, Massachusetts, USA

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  • Westminster was first settled in 1737

    Massachusetts City and Town Incorporation and Settlement Dates
  • 1770 - Westminster is incorporated

    Massachusetts City and Town Incorporation and Settlement Dates
  • Westminster Cracker Company formed in 1828

    www.wikipedia.org
  • 1845 - WESTMINSTER. [Pop. 1,645. Inc. 1770.]
    This town was granted to the soldiers who had served in Philip's War. Long afterwards, it was greatly exposed to the Indians from Canada, who never... Read MORE...

  • 1848 - Westminster
    This town, with others, was granted by the general court to the soldiers who did service in the Narragansett or King Philip’s war, or to their heirs. ... Read MORE...

  • 1854 - Westminster
    Westminster, a post-village of Worcester Co., Massachusetts, on the Vermont and Massachusetts railroad, 48 miles W. by N. from Boston. It contains 3... Read MORE...

  • The Westminster Town Library was established in 1868

    www.wikipedia.org
  • Westminster Massachusetts, 1890
    Westminster is an elevated and pleasant farming and manufacturing town, situated upon the highlands in the midst of the northern part of Worcester... Read MORE...

  • 1895 - Westminster
    Westminster, a post-village in Westminster township, Worcester co., Mass., 8 miles S.W. of Fitchburg, and 3 miles S. of the Vermont & Massachusetts... Read MORE...

  • 1906
    Westminster, a post-village in Westminster township (town), Worcester co., Mass., 8 miles SW. of Fitchburg. Pop. of the town in 1900, 1327; of the... Read MORE...

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