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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...

  • 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 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...


  • 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
    Groton HIgh School, Groton, Mass.
  • Groton, Massachusetts, USA
    Main Street (1910)
  • Groton, Massachusetts, USA
    The Groton School Chapel
  • 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...


  • Groton, Massachusetts, USA
    The Brooks House, Groton School
  • Groton, Massachusetts, USA
    The Library


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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...

Groton, Massachusetts, USA
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Groton HIgh School, Groton, Mass.


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Main Street (1910)

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The Groton School Chapel

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The Brooks House, Groton School

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The Library
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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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