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Paxton, Massachusetts, USA

Paxton, Worcester, MA

Paxton was named after Charles Paxton, marshal of the Admiralty Court. It is said that he offered a church bell to the town if the town was named after him. The bell was never delivered.



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  • 1749 - Paxton is settled

    Massachusetts City and Town Incorporation and Settlement Dates

  • 1845 - PAXTON. [Pop. 670. Inc. 1765.]
    This little town was taken from parts of Rutland and Leicester, and assumed the rank of a town without any act of the legislature.

    The inhabitants ...Read MORE...


  • 1848 - Paxton
    The principal part of this town originally belonged to Rutland and Leicester, the line between which towns formerly passed a little north of where...Read MORE...


  • 1854 - Paxton
    Paxton, a post-township in Worcester co., Massachusetts. Population, 820.

    Paxton, a post-village in the above town ship, 50 miles W. from...Read MORE...


  • News 1871 - A TORNADO. HOUSES, BARNS AND TREES PROSTRATED IN MASSACHUSETTS - DESTRUCTION IN ITS PATH - SEVERAL PERSONS INJURED.
    Worcester, Mass., June 11. - A sweeping tornado passed through the towns of Paxton, Holden and West Boyleston this afternoon at 4 1/ 2 o'clock,...Read MORE...


  • 1890 Paxton Massachusetts
    Paxton is a small agricultural town lying nearly in the centre of Worcester County. Its nearest railroad station is Worcester, — about seven miles...Read MORE...


  • 1895 - Paxton
    Paxton, a post-village and township of Worcester co, Mass., 7 miles N.W. of Worcester. It has a church, and manufactures of boots and shoes, Pop. of...Read MORE...


  • Paxton, Massachusetts, USA
    The Shore, Turkey Hill Pond, Paxton, Mass.
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  • Paxton, Massachusetts, USA
    Common, Paxton, Mass.
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  • 1906
    Paxton, a post-township (town) of Worcester co., Mass., 7 miles NW. of Worcester. Pop. in 1900, 459.
    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

  • Paxton, Massachusetts, USA
    Birdseye View of Paxton, Mass.
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  • 1749 - Paxton is settled

    Massachusetts City and Town Incorporation and Settlement Dates
  • 1845 - PAXTON. [Pop. 670. Inc. 1765.]
    This little town was taken from parts of Rutland and Leicester, and assumed the rank of a town without any act of the legislature.

    The inhabitants ... Read MORE...

  • 1848 - Paxton
    The principal part of this town originally belonged to Rutland and Leicester, the line between which towns formerly passed a little north of where... Read MORE...

  • 1854 - Paxton
    Paxton, a post-township in Worcester co., Massachusetts. Population, 820.

    Paxton, a post-village in the above town ship, 50 miles W. from... Read MORE...

  • News  1871 - A TORNADO. HOUSES, BARNS AND TREES PROSTRATED IN MASSACHUSETTS - DESTRUCTION IN ITS PATH - SEVERAL PERSONS INJURED.
    Worcester, Mass., June 11. - A sweeping tornado passed through the towns of Paxton, Holden and West Boyleston this afternoon at 4 1/ 2 o'clock,... Read MORE...

  • 1890 Paxton Massachusetts
    Paxton is a small agricultural town lying nearly in the centre of Worcester County. Its nearest railroad station is Worcester, — about seven miles... Read MORE...

  • 1895 - Paxton
    Paxton, a post-village and township of Worcester co, Mass., 7 miles N.W. of Worcester. It has a church, and manufactures of boots and shoes, Pop. of... Read MORE...

  • 1906
    Paxton, a post-township (town) of Worcester co., Mass., 7 miles NW. of Worcester. Pop. in 1900, 459.
    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

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