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Grafton, Massachusetts, USA

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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 includes: Saundersville, Centerville, Farnumville, and Fisherville.



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  • 1718 - Grafton is settled

    Massachusetts City and Town Incorporation and Settlement Dates

  • 1735 - Grafton is incorporated

    Massachusetts City and Town Incorporation and Settlement Dates

  • News 1831 - Fell from Steeple
    Ronald Hapgood, being at work on the steeple of a new meeting house in Grafton, Mass. fell from a staging 70 feet from the ground, struck upon the...Read MORE...


  • 1845 - GRAFTON. [Pop. 2,943. Inc. 1735.]
    Grafton was a tract four miles square, reserved for the Indians, until it was incorporated. In 1671, an Indian church was established here by the ...Read MORE...


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


  • 1854 - Grafton
    Grafton, a post-township of Worcester county, Massachusetts, 40 miles S. W. from Boston. Population, 3904.
    A New and Complete Gazetteer of the United States: Giving a Full and Comprehensive Review of the Present Condition, Industry, and Resources of the American Confederacy ... Thomas Baldwin (of Philadelphia.) Joseph Thomas January 1, 1854 Philadelphia : Lippincott, Grambo & Company 1854.

  • 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. A woman was elected to the same office in Grafton, ...Read MORE...


  • Grafton Massachusetts, 1890
    Grafton is an important and prosperous manufacturing and farming town in the southeastern part of Worcester County; the station of the Boston and...Read MORE...


  • Grafton, Massachusetts, USA
    Main Street, No. Grafton, Mass.
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  • 1895 - Grafton
    Grafton, a post-town of Worcester co., Mass., about 9 miles S.E. of Worcester, and on the Grafton Centre Railroad (narrow-gauge), 3 1/ 2 miles S.E. of ...Read MORE...


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    Baptist Church, Grafton, Mass.
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  • Grafton, Massachusetts, USA
    A Scene in Grafton, Mass.
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  • Grafton, Massachusetts, USA
    North Street
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  • Grafton, Massachusetts, USA
    2000 Tons of Emery Stone at the Emery Mills, No. Grafton, Mass.
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  • Grafton, Massachusetts, USA
    Hotel Kirby, Unitarian Church and Monument

    Hotel Kirby was built in 1805. It’s on the historic register and is the oldest standing structure in Grafton.
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  • Grafton, Massachusetts, USA
    Congregational Church
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  • Grafton, Massachusetts, USA
    Hovey Dam, Outlet of Lake Quinsigamond, Grafton, Mass.
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  • Grafton, Massachusetts, USA
    Main Street, Fisherville, Mass.
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  • 1916
    Grafton, a banking post-village of Worcester co., Mass., 9 miles SE. of Worcester. The township (town) is drained by the Blackstone River and its...Read MORE...


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    Catholic Church, Grafton, Mass.
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    Hassanamisco House

    Grafton was originally occupied by a tribe of Nipmuc Indians and was called Hassanamisco (place of small stones). grafton-ma.gov
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  • Grafton, Massachusetts, USA
    Jerome Wheelock Monument, Grafton, Mass.
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    Edgewood House, North Grafton, Mass.
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    Grafton Savings Bank
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  • Grafton, Massachusetts, USA
    Fire Station
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  • News 1950 - LIGHTNING KILLS MAN AT GRAFTON.
    Worcester, Mass., July 13 (AP) - Lightning killed one man and found its mark on at least five structures in a brief but severe electrical storm that...Read MORE...


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    Neiger's Inn, Grafton, Mass.
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Main Street, No. Grafton, Mass.

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Baptist Church, Grafton, Mass.

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A Scene in Grafton, Mass.

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North Street

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2000 Tons of Emery Stone at the Emery Mills, No. Grafton, Mass.

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Hotel Kirby, Unitarian Church and Monument

Hotel Kirby was built in 1805. It’s on the historic register and is the oldest standing structure in Grafton.

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Congregational Church

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Hovey Dam, Outlet of Lake Quinsigamond, Grafton, Mass.

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Main Street, Fisherville, Mass.

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Catholic Church, Grafton, Mass.

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Hassanamisco House

Grafton was originally occupied by a tribe of Nipmuc Indians and was called Hassanamisco (place of small stones). grafton-ma.gov

Grafton, Massachusetts, USA

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Jerome Wheelock Monument, Grafton, Mass.

Grafton, Massachusetts, USA

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Edgewood House, North Grafton, Mass.

Grafton, Massachusetts, USA

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Grafton Savings Bank

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Fire Station

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Neiger's Inn, Grafton, Mass.

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