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Groton, Massachusetts, USA

Groton, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA

The town was officially settled and incorporated in 1655, named for Groton in Suffolk, England. Called The Plantation of Groton, it included all of present-day Groton and Ayer, almost all of Pepperell and Shirley, large parts of Dunstable, Littleton, and Tyngsborough plus smaller parts of Harvard and Westford, as well as Nashua, New Hampshire and Hollis, New Hampshire.
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Groton includes: Newell, Paper Mill Village, Squamacook Junction, and Vose.


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  • 1655 - Groton is settled and incorporated

    Massachusetts City and Town Incorporation and Settlement Dates

  • Groton, Massachusetts, USA
    Groton Inn, Built 1770, Groton, Massachusetts

    "The Groton Inn was a historic inn on Main Street in Groton, Massachusetts.

    The Old Groton Inn was an inn consisting of three historic structures located in Groton, Massachusetts. The oldest... Read MORE...

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  • 1704 - Groton attacked
    In August 1704, the Abernaki, with strong support from the French, attacked Groton, another village not far from Boston.
    History of Quebec for Dummies by Eric Bedard, published by John Wiley & Sons, Canada, Ltd.

  • Groton, Massachusetts, USA
    Birthplace of Colonel William Prescott
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  • Groton, Massachusetts, USA
    Lawrence Academy

    Lawrence Academy at Groton is a private, nonsectarian, coeducational college preparatory boarding school located in Groton, Massachusetts, in the United States. Founded in 1792 by a group of fifty residents of Groton and... Read MORE...

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  • 1845 - GROTON. [Pop. 2,189. Settled 1655.]
    The name of Groton was given to part of the Indian district of Petapaway, in honor of a town in England from which Governor Winthrop's family came...Read MORE...


  • 1848 - Groton
    GROTON was originally a grant by the general court, made May 23, 1655, of eight miles square, to Mr. Dean Winthrop and others, at a place called Petap...Read MORE...


  • News 1854 - The Destructive Gate - Its Effects at the East.
    ...At Groton Junction the side of a brick building, occupied by a blacksmith, was blown in...

    The New York Times
    New York, New York
    March 21, 1854

  • 1854 - Groton
    Groton, a post-township of Middlesex co. Massachusetts, 30 miles N. W. from Boston Several railroads centre at Groton Junction in this township. Popul...Read MORE...


  • 1859
    GROTON, a township in Middlesex co., in Massachusetts, 33 m. NW of Boston.
    A Gazetteer of the World: Or, Dictionary of Geographical Knowledge, Publisher A. Fullarton, 1859

  • News 1868 - 17 Pound Tumor
    Mr. Luther Shattuck, of Groton, Mass., had a tumor removed from his neck, on the 11th inst., 16 inches long, 11 inches wide, 7 inches thick, weighing ...Read MORE...


  • Groton Massachusetts, 1890
    Groton is an ancient, handsome and nourishing town, situated in the northwesterly section of Middlesex County, about 32 miles northwest of Boston. It ...Read MORE...


  • Groton, Massachusetts, USA
    The Blacksmith Shop
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  • 1895 - Groton
    Groton, a post-village of Middlesex co., Mass., in Groton township, 31 miles by rail N.N.E. of Worcester. It contains 4 churches, a public library, th...Read MORE...


  • Groton, Massachusetts, USA
    Union Congregational Church

    The history of the Union Congregational Church of Groton began in 1826, exactly 50 years after the United States declared its independence from Great Britain. Mr. John Todd was invited by The Rev. Daniel Chaplin,... Read MORE...

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  • Groton, Massachusetts, USA
    Groton High School, Groton, Mass.
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    Groton School

    Groton School (founded as Groton School for Boys) is one of the most single most selective private college-preparatory boarding schools in the United States, and it is located in Groton, Massachusetts...

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    Groton Hospital
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  • Groton, Massachusetts, USA
    Main Street (1910)
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    Boston & Maine Station
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    The Groton School Chapel
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    The Boutwell School

    First built in 1915, in the Spanish Revival style, the Boutwell school is named after Governor George S. Boutwell, who also served as a Groton school committee member while he was state Secretary of the Board of Education...... Read MORE...

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    Groton High School
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  • Groton, Massachusetts, USA
    Hon. Wm. F. Wharton's Residence
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  • 1916
    Groton, a post-village of Middlesex co., Mass., in Groton township (town), 31 miles NNE. of Worcester, on tho Boston and Maine R. It has paper-mills, ...Read MORE...


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    Chicopee Road
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    Town Hall
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    The Brooks House, Groton School
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    The Library
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    New Band Stand and Main Street
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    Mountain Lake
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Groton Inn, Built 1770, Groton, Massachusetts

"The Groton Inn was a historic inn on Main Street in Groton, Massachusetts.

The Old Groton Inn was an inn consisting of three historic structures located in Groton, Massachusetts. The oldest... Read MORE...

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Birthplace of Colonel William Prescott
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Lawrence Academy

Lawrence Academy at Groton is a private, nonsectarian, coeducational college preparatory boarding school located in Groton, Massachusetts, in the United States. Founded in 1792 by a group of fifty residents of Groton and... Read MORE...

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The Blacksmith Shop

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Union Congregational Church

The history of the Union Congregational Church of Groton began in 1826, exactly 50 years after the United States declared its independence from Great Britain. Mr. John Todd was invited by The Rev. Daniel Chaplin,... Read MORE...

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Groton High School, Groton, Mass.

Groton, Massachusetts, USA

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Groton School

Groton School (founded as Groton School for Boys) is one of the most single most selective private college-preparatory boarding schools in the United States, and it is located in Groton, Massachusetts...

Groton School was founded ... Read MORE...

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Groton Hospital

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Main Street (1910)

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Boston & Maine Station

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The Groton School Chapel

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The Boutwell School

First built in 1915, in the Spanish Revival style, the Boutwell school is named after Governor George S. Boutwell, who also served as a Groton school committee member while he was state Secretary of the Board of Education...... Read MORE...

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Groton High School

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Hon. Wm. F. Wharton's Residence
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Chicopee Road

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Town Hall

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The Brooks House, Groton School

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The Library

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New Band Stand and Main Street

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Mountain Lake

History, News and Stories of Groton, Massachusetts, USA

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  • 1655 - Groton is settled and incorporated

    Massachusetts City and Town Incorporation and Settlement Dates
  • 1704 - Groton attacked
    In August 1704, the Abernaki, with strong support from the French, attacked Groton, another village not far from Boston.
    History of Quebec for Dummies by Eric Bedard, published by John Wiley & Sons, Canada, Ltd.
  • 1845 - GROTON. [Pop. 2,189. Settled 1655.]
    The name of Groton was given to part of the Indian district of Petapaway, in honor of a town in England from which Governor Winthrop's family... Read MORE...

  • 1848 - Groton
    GROTON was originally a grant by the general court, made May 23, 1655, of eight miles square, to Mr. Dean Winthrop and others, at a place called... Read MORE...

  • 1854 - Groton
    Groton, a post-township of Middlesex co. Massachusetts, 30 miles N. W. from Boston Several railroads centre at Groton Junction in this township.... Read MORE...

  • News  1854 - The Destructive Gate - Its Effects at the East.
    ...At Groton Junction the side of a brick building, occupied by a blacksmith, was blown in...
    The New York Times
    New York, New York
    March 21, 1854
  • 1859
    GROTON, a township in Middlesex co., in Massachusetts, 33 m. NW of Boston.
    A Gazetteer of the World: Or, Dictionary of Geographical Knowledge, Publisher A. Fullarton, 1859
  • News  1868 - 17 Pound Tumor
    Mr. Luther Shattuck, of Groton, Mass., had a tumor removed from his neck, on the 11th inst., 16 inches long, 11 inches wide, 7 inches thick, weighing ... Read MORE...

  • Groton Massachusetts, 1890
    Groton is an ancient, handsome and nourishing town, situated in the northwesterly section of Middlesex County, about 32 miles northwest of Boston. It ... Read MORE...

  • 1895 - Groton
    Groton, a post-village of Middlesex co., Mass., in Groton township, 31 miles by rail N.N.E. of Worcester. It contains 4 churches, a public library,... Read MORE...

  • 1916
    Groton, a post-village of Middlesex co., Mass., in Groton township (town), 31 miles NNE. of Worcester, on tho Boston and Maine R. It has paper-mills, ... Read MORE...

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