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Grafton, Massachusetts, USA

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Grafton, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA
Grafton was originally occupied by a tribe of Nipmuc Indians and was called Hassanamisco (place of small stones). In 1671, an English missionary named John Eliot, who preached in Hassanamisco, established an Indian church and school here where the Bible was studied in the Indian language. The church and school were located near the current common. Today there is an Indian homestead on Brigham Hill.

In 1724, a group of 39 men and one woman, mainly from Marlborough, Sudbury, Concord, and Stow, presented a petition to the General Court and were granted the right to purchase 7,500 acres of land from Indian owners. The money was to be held in an account under the direction of the General Court for the benefit of the Indians. The Town of Grafton was established in 1735 and named in honor of Charles Fitzroy, Duke of Grafton, and grandson of Charles II...
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Grafton, Massachusetts, USA - Baptist Church, Grafton, Mass.
Grafton, Massachusetts, USA

Baptist Church, Grafton, Mass.
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News  1831 - Fell from Steeple
Ronald Hapgood, being at work on the steeple of a new meeting house in Grafton, Mass. fell from a...Read MORE...

[Pop. 2,943. Inc. 1735.] 2. GRAFTON.
Grafton was a tract four miles square, reserved for the Indians, until it was incorporated. In...Read MORE...

1848 - Grafton
This town is composed of a tract of land, 4 miles square, which was reserved for the Indians when...Read MORE...

1859
GRAFTON, a township in Worcester co., in Massachusetts, 36 m. SW by W of Boston. Pop. 2,943.
A Gazetteer of the World: Or, Dictionary of Geographical Knowledge, Publisher A. Fullarton, 1859
1869 - Women Elected to School Committee
Two women nominated for School Committee, in Worcester, Mass., were chosen by a handsome majority....Read MORE...

Grafton Massachusetts, 1890
Grafton is an important and prosperous manufacturing and farming town in the southeastern part of...Read MORE...

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1916
Grafton, a banking post-village of Worcester co., Mass., 9 miles SE. of Worcester. The township...Read MORE...

News  1950 - LIGHTNING KILLS MAN AT GRAFTON.
Worcester, Mass., July 13 (AP) - Lightning killed one man and found its mark on at least five...Read MORE...


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