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Abington, Massachusetts, USA

Abington, Plymouth, MA

The area now occupied by the town was purchased in 1649 from Massasoit, chief of the Massachusett (Wampanoag) Indians, who knew it as Manamooskeagin. (Although supposed translations of that name exist, its meaning is unrecoverable.) It was settled in 1668, incorporated in 1712, and named for Abington, England.

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  • Abington was first settled by European settlers in 1668.

    Massachusetts City and Town Incorporation and Settlement Dates

  • Abington was incorporated in 1712

    Massachusetts City and Town Incorporation and Settlement Dates

  • 1845 - ABINGTON. [Pop. 3,214 Settled 1668]
    The Indian name of Abington was Manamooskeagin which means Many Beavers a name which has no application now but to the
    industrious inhabitants who...Read MORE...


  • 1854 - Abington
    Abington, a post-township of Plymouth county, Massachusetts, on the Old Colony railroad, 20 miles S. by E. from Boston. The village contains a bank....Read MORE...


  • 1859
    ABINGTON, a town in Plymouth co., Massachusetts, U. S., 20 m. SSE of Boston. Pop. in 1840, 3,214; in 1850, 5,200.
    A Gazetteer of the World: Or, Dictionary of Geographical Knowledge, Publisher A. Fullarton, 1859

  • Abington Massachusetts, 1890
    Abington is an important and thrifty manufacturing town the northwesterly part of Plymouth County, having an area of 6,000 acres. Holbrook and...Read MORE...


  • 1895 - Abington
    Abington, a post-township of Plymouth co. Ma: about 20 miles S. by E. of Boston. It is intersected by the Plymouth Branch of the Old Colony Railroad, ...Read MORE...


  • Abington, Massachusetts, USA
    "Cutting Ice" at Abington Pond
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  • Abington, Massachusetts, USA
    Abington Pond and Mills. View from Island Grove, Abington, Mass.
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  • Abington, Massachusetts, USA
    High School
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  • 1916
    Abington, a banking post-township (town) of Plymouth co., Mass., 17 miles S. by E. of Boston. It is intersected by the New York, New Haven and...Read MORE...




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Abington Pond and Mills. View from Island Grove, Abington, Mass.
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  • Abington was first settled by European settlers in 1668.

    Massachusetts City and Town Incorporation and Settlement Dates
  • Abington was incorporated in 1712

    Massachusetts City and Town Incorporation and Settlement Dates
  • 1845 - ABINGTON. [Pop. 3,214 Settled 1668]
    The Indian name of Abington was Manamooskeagin which means Many Beavers a name which has no application now but to the
    industrious inhabitants who... Read MORE...

  • 1854 - Abington
    Abington, a post-township of Plymouth county, Massachusetts, on the Old Colony railroad, 20 miles S. by E. from Boston. The village contains a bank.... Read MORE...

  • 1859
    ABINGTON, a town in Plymouth co., Massachusetts, U. S., 20 m. SSE of Boston. Pop. in 1840, 3,214; in 1850, 5,200.
    A Gazetteer of the World: Or, Dictionary of Geographical Knowledge, Publisher A. Fullarton, 1859
  • Abington Massachusetts, 1890
    Abington is an important and thrifty manufacturing town the northwesterly part of Plymouth County, having an area of 6,000 acres. Holbrook and... Read MORE...

  • 1895 - Abington
    Abington, a post-township of Plymouth co. Ma: about 20 miles S. by E. of Boston. It is intersected by the Plymouth Branch of the Old Colony Railroad, ... Read MORE...

  • 1916
    Abington, a banking post-township (town) of Plymouth co., Mass., 17 miles S. by E. of Boston. It is intersected by the New York, New Haven and... Read MORE...

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