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History of Canton, Massachusetts, USA

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Canton, Massachusetts, USA

Canton, Norfolk, MA

Paul Revere built the nation's first copper rolling mill in Canton in 1801.

Canton includes: Deedham Road Station, Ponkapoag, Springdale, and York.
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  • 1630 - Canton is settled

    Massachusetts City and Town Incorporation and Settlement Dates

  • Canton was officially incorporated on February 23, 1797 from the town of Stoughton, Massachusetts.

    Massachusetts City and Town Incorporation and Settlement Dates

  • 1845 - CANTON. [Pop. 1,995. Inc. 1797.]
    Canton was formerly the south parish of Dorchester, and was
    called Dorchester Village.

    It is situated upon Neponset River, and is extensively enga...Read MORE...


  • 1848 - Canton
    CANTON was originally the south precinct of Dorchester, called Dorchester village it was incorporated in 1797. The first church was embodied here in t...Read MORE...


  • 1854 - Canton
    Canton, a post-village of Norfolk co., Mass., on the Boston and Providence railroad, 14 miles S. from Boston. It has 1 bank. Population of the townshi...Read MORE...


  • 1859
    CANTON, a township of Norfolk co., in the state of Massachusetts, 16 m. SW of Boston. It is intersected by the Boston and Providence railroad, and giv...Read MORE...


  • News 1870 - In the case of Miss Barston, the school teacher stoned to death by four of her pupils, at Canton, Mass., the Coroner's jury have rendered a verdict of death from disease, accelerated by the assault made upon her.

    St Joseph Herald
    Saint Joseph, Michigan
    October 22, 1870

  • Canton Massachusetts, 1890
    Canton is an active manufacturing and farming town, lying a little east of the centre of Norfolk County. The railroad station at South Canton (Canton ...Read MORE...


  • 1895 - Canton
    Canton, a post-village of Norfolk co., Mass, on the Neponset River, which affords water-power, and on the Providence division of the Old Colony Railro...Read MORE...


  • Canton, Massachusetts, USA
    Revere Copper Yards, Canton, Mass. 1909

    "The Revere Copper Company is a copper rolling mill in the United States. It operated North America's first copper rolling mill. It was started by Paul Revere in 1801 in Canton, Massachusetts and developed... Read MORE...

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  • Canton, Massachusetts, USA
    Crane School

    "The Crane School, named for Elijah Crane... was a red brick building set back in the lot. As one might imagine, it had grass in its front yard. Its steps, leading to Washington street, are still in existence..."

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  • Canton, Massachusetts, USA
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  • 1916
    Canton, a banking post-village of Norfolk co., Mass., on tho Neponset River, which affords water-power, and on the New York, New Haven and Hartford R....Read MORE...




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Revere Copper Yards, Canton, Mass. 1909

"The Revere Copper Company is a copper rolling mill in the United States. It operated North America's first copper rolling mill. It was started by Paul Revere in 1801 in Canton, Massachusetts and developed... Read MORE...

Postcard

Canton, Massachusetts, USA
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Crane School

"The Crane School, named for Elijah Crane... was a red brick building set back in the lot. As one might imagine, it had grass in its front yard. Its steps, leading to Washington street, are still in existence..."

Canton
by Marc... Read MORE...

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High School
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  • 1630 - Canton is settled

    Massachusetts City and Town Incorporation and Settlement Dates
  • Canton was officially incorporated on February 23, 1797 from the town of Stoughton, Massachusetts.

    Massachusetts City and Town Incorporation and Settlement Dates
  • 1845 - CANTON. [Pop. 1,995. Inc. 1797.]
    Canton was formerly the south parish of Dorchester, and was
    called Dorchester Village.

    It is situated upon Neponset River, and is extensively... Read MORE...

  • 1848 - Canton
    CANTON was originally the south precinct of Dorchester, called Dorchester village it was incorporated in 1797. The first church was embodied here in... Read MORE...

  • 1854 - Canton
    Canton, a post-village of Norfolk co., Mass., on the Boston and Providence railroad, 14 miles S. from Boston. It has 1 bank. Population of the... Read MORE...

  • 1859
    CANTON, a township of Norfolk co., in the state of Massachusetts, 16 m. SW of Boston. It is intersected by the Boston and Providence railroad, and... Read MORE...

  • News  1870 - In the case of Miss Barston, the school teacher stoned to death by four of her pupils, at Canton, Mass., the Coroner's jury have rendered a verdict of death from disease, accelerated by the assault made upon her.
    St Joseph Herald
    Saint Joseph, Michigan
    October 22, 1870
  • Canton Massachusetts, 1890
    Canton is an active manufacturing and farming town, lying a little east of the centre of Norfolk County. The railroad station at South Canton (Canton ... Read MORE...

  • 1895 - Canton
    Canton, a post-village of Norfolk co., Mass, on the Neponset River, which affords water-power, and on the Providence division of the Old Colony... Read MORE...

  • 1916
    Canton, a banking post-village of Norfolk co., Mass., on tho Neponset River, which affords water-power, and on the New York, New Haven and Hartford... Read MORE...

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