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Bradford, Massachusetts, USA*

Bradford, Essex, MA

Bradford was originally part of the town of Rowley, and was called "Rowley on the Merrimack", "Rowley Village by the Merrimack", "Merrimac Lands", or just "Merrimack" before the name was changed to Bradford at a town meeting held January 7, 1672. It was named in memory of Bradford in the West Riding of Yorkshire, England, from which some of the settlers had emigrated, and first paid colonial tax on October 13, 1675. The east parish of Bradford (established in 1726) separated in 1850 and was incorporated as the town of Groveland on March 8, 1850. The remaining west part of Bradford was annexed to the city of Haverhill in 1897. wikipedia



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  • 1675 - Bradford is incorporated


  • 1845 - BRADFORD. [Pop. 2,222. Inc. 1675.]
    This place was at first called Merrimack, then Rowley Village, and after its separation from Rowley, in 1673, it was called Bradford after the sec...Read MORE...


  • 1854 - Bradford
    Bradford, a post-township of Essex co., Massachusetts, on the S. side of Merrimack river, and on the Boston and Maine railroad, 132 miles N. of Boston...Read MORE...


  • News 1870 - At a recent celebration of the Lord's Supper, in Bradford, Mass., the silver goblets used by the church in 1730, 140 years ago, were made use of.

    St Joseph Herald
    Saint Joseph, Michigan
    February 26, 1870

  • News 1883 - BROKEN LEG - Accident at the Paper Mill, Bradford.
    On Thursday afternoon, T. M. Smith of So. Boston, while adjusting an iron crane at the paper mill, Bradford, fell a distance of several feet, breaking...Read MORE...


  • Bradford Massachusetts, 1890
    Bradford is beautifully situated on the right bank of the Merrimack River, in the northwesterly part of Essex County. Its bounds are Haverhill on the ...Read MORE...


  • 1895 - Bradford
    Bradford, a post-village of £ township, Essex co, Mass, on the right bank of the Merrimac River, opposite Haverhill, and on the Boston & Maine Railroa...Read MORE...


  • 1897 - Bradford becomes part of Haverhill
    On January 1, 1897, Bradford joined the City of Haverhill.
    www.wikipedia.org

  • Bradford, Massachusetts, USA*
    Bradford, Mass., Bradford Academy.

    "Bradford College operated in the part of Haverhill, Massachusetts that was once the town of Bradford. Founded in 1803, Bradford College began as Bradford Academy, one of New England's earliest coeducational... Read MORE...

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  • Bradford, Massachusetts, USA*
    People's Methodist Church, Chadwick St., Bradford, Mass.
    Postcard
  • 1916
    Bradford, Essex oo., Mass. See Haverhill.

    Haverhill, a city of Essex co., Mass., situated on the left or N". bank of the Merrimac River, about 18 m...Read MORE...


  • Bradford, Massachusetts, USA*
    Twin Islands Lake Tupelo Academy Grove, Bradford, Mass.
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Bradford, Massachusetts, USA*
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Bradford, Mass., Bradford Academy.

"Bradford College operated in the part of Haverhill, Massachusetts that was once the town of Bradford. Founded in 1803, Bradford College began as Bradford Academy, one of New England's earliest coeducational... Read MORE...

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Bradford, Massachusetts, USA*
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People's Methodist Church, Chadwick St., Bradford, Mass.
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Bradford, Massachusetts, USA*
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Twin Islands Lake Tupelo Academy Grove, Bradford, Mass.
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  • 1675 - Bradford is incorporated
  • 1845 - BRADFORD. [Pop. 2,222. Inc. 1675.]
    This place was at first called Merrimack, then Rowley Village, and after its separation from Rowley, in 1673, it was called Bradford after the... Read MORE...

  • 1854 - Bradford
    Bradford, a post-township of Essex co., Massachusetts, on the S. side of Merrimack river, and on the Boston and Maine railroad, 132 miles N. of... Read MORE...

  • News  1870 - At a recent celebration of the Lord's Supper, in Bradford, Mass., the silver goblets used by the church in 1730, 140 years ago, were made use of.
    St Joseph Herald
    Saint Joseph, Michigan
    February 26, 1870
  • News  1883 - BROKEN LEG - Accident at the Paper Mill, Bradford.
    On Thursday afternoon, T. M. Smith of So. Boston, while adjusting an iron crane at the paper mill, Bradford, fell a distance of several feet,... Read MORE...

  • Bradford Massachusetts, 1890
    Bradford is beautifully situated on the right bank of the Merrimack River, in the northwesterly part of Essex County. Its bounds are Haverhill on the ... Read MORE...

  • 1895 - Bradford
    Bradford, a post-village of £ township, Essex co, Mass, on the right bank of the Merrimac River, opposite Haverhill, and on the Boston & Maine... Read MORE...

  • 1897 - Bradford becomes part of Haverhill
    On January 1, 1897, Bradford joined the City of Haverhill.
    www.wikipedia.org
  • 1916
    Bradford, Essex oo., Mass. See Haverhill.

    Haverhill, a city of Essex co., Mass., situated on the left or N". bank of the Merrimac River, about 18... Read MORE...

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