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Millville, Worcester, MA

Millville was first settled in 1662, and officially incorporated in 1916 by division from Blackstone, Massachusetts (which had itself originally been part of Mendon). This region was originally inhabited by the Nipmuck people.

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1895 - Millville
Millville, a post-village in Blackstone township, Worcester co, Mass, on the Blackstone River, and on the Providence & Worcester and New York & New England Railroads, 20 miles N.N.W. of Providence, and 38 miles S. W. of Boston. It has 3 churches, and manufactures of shoddy, &c.
Lippincott's Gazetteer of the World: A Complete Pronouncing Gazetteer Or Geographical Dictionary of the World Containing Notices of Over One Hundred and Twenty-five Thousand Places ... Joseph Thomas January 1, 1895 J.B. Lippincott
1896 - TWO BRIDGES DESTROYED BY FIRE. Narrow Escape of a Freight Train on a Massachusetts Railroad.
WOONSOCKET, R. I., May 10. - Two adjoining bridges across the Blackstone River about one mile south of Millville, Mass., on the main line of the New-England and Worcester Division of the New-York, New-Haven and Hartford Railroad, were burned early this morning. The structures were each about 120 feet long, and cost about $16,000. A steel bridge across the highway on the New-England Road was saved by the Blackstone fire engines.

On the New-Haven Road passengers were transferred by wagons to-day, but temporary bridges will be ready to-morrow. The New-England bridge will not be ready for several days. Trains on that road to-day ran via East Thompson, Pascoag, and Woonsocket. On the New-England Road a Millville citizen, with timely forethought, took a signal light off a switch and with it stopped an approaching freight train.

The origin of the fires is not known. The total loss to the railroads will be nearly $50,000. The fire communicated to the adjoining woodland, burning over a... Read MORE...

Millville, a post-village of Worcester co., Mass., on the Blackstone River and on the New York, New Haven and Hartford R., 20 miles NNW. of Providence. It has manufactures of felting and rubber. Pop. about 2500.
Lippincott's New Gazetteer: A Complete Pronouncing Gazetteer Or Geographical Dictionary of the World, Containing the Most Recent and Authentic Information Respecting the Countries, Cities, Towns ... in Every Portion of the Globe Publisher J.B. Lippincott Company, 1906
2023 - Here's a list of places to go and things to do in and around Millville:
Blackstone River and Canal Heritage State Park:

Take a leisurely stroll along the Blackstone River and explore the historical canal. It's a scenic spot, perfect for a relaxing afternoon walk or a picnic with friends and family.

Racing at Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park:

If you've got a need for speed, head to the nearby Thompson Speedway. They often host thrilling racing events that draw both locals and racing enthusiasts.

Mendon Twin Drive-In:

Experience a blast from the past at Mendon Twin Drive-In. Catch a double feature under the stars with your favorite snacks and good company. It's a classic American pastime that never gets old.

Southwick's Zoo:

Just a short drive away, Southwick's Zoo offers a fantastic day out for families and animal lovers. From exotic animals to interactive exhibits, it's a wild adventure waiting to happen.

Appalachian Trail:

Lace up your hiking boots and hit the Appalachian Trail, which passes near Millville. Enjoy the great... Read MORE...

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Ancestors Who Were Born or Died in Millville, Massachusetts, USA

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male ancestorAnanias GIFFORD (1783, - 30 May 1859, Millville, Massachusetts, USA)
male ancestorJohn BLACKMOOR (1801, - 12 October 1886, Millville, Massachusetts, USA)
male ancestorJohn GLAVIN (1802, - 24 October 1862, Millville, Massachusetts, USA)
female ancestorHanora KELCHER (1803, - October 1861, Millville, Massachusetts, USA)
male ancestorDaniel S. SOUTHWICK (1806, - 20 February 1886, Millville, Massachusetts, USA)
male ancestorFerdinand MILLER (1807, - 10 January 1860, Millville, Massachusetts, USA)
female ancestorSivilla A. MORSE (1808, - 24 June 1860, Millville, Massachusetts, USA)
male ancestorJoseph RICH (1809, - 13 May 1885, Millville, Massachusetts, USA)
male ancestorJames LINDLEY (1810, - 6 May 1885, Millville, Massachusetts, USA)

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