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Hamilton, Massachusetts, USA

Hamilton, Essex, MA

In June 1638, John Winthrop the Younger, son of the founder of the Massachusetts Bay Colony, bought most of present-day Essex County from Masconomet, chief of the Agawam Indians, for the sum of twenty English pounds. A memorial stone on Sagamore Hill in southeastern Hamilton marks where Mosconomet was buried with his gun and tomahawk around 1658.

Hamilton was first settled in 1638 and was originally a section of Ipswich known as "The Hamlet". The first recorded land grant in the Hamlet was Matthew Whipple’s farm, dated 1638. Three years later the new stagecoach road from Boston to Newburyport (Bay Road) was laid out through the Whipple land. Other early settlers of the Hamlet, including the Appletons, Winthrops, Lamsons, and Dodges, were attracted by countryside similar to the English farms and estates they had left behind.

The town was incorporated on June 21, 1793, and named for Alexander Hamilton, whose portrait became the town seal in 1903. hamiltonma.gov

Hamilton includes: Asbury Grove, Centennial Grove Station, Miles River Station, and Woodburys Station.
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  • 1638 - Hamilton is settled

    Massachusetts City and Town Incorporation and Settlement Dates

  • 1793 - Hamilton is incorporated

    Massachusetts City and Town Incorporation and Settlement Dates

  • 1845 - HAMILTON. [Pop. 818. Inc. 1793.]
    Hamilton, formerly a part of Ipswich, was named after Alexander Hamilton, a distinguished statesman, and fiiend of Washington.

    Agriculture ...Read MORE...


  • 1854 - Hamilton
    Hamilton, a post-township of Essex county, Massachusetts, bordering on the Ipswich river, and intersected by the Eastern railroad, 22 miles N. by E. f...Read MORE...


  • 1859
    HAMILTON, a township in Essex co., in Massachusetts, 22 m. NNE of Boston, on a branch of Ipswich river. Pop. 818.
    A Gazetteer of the World: Or, Dictionary of Geographical Knowledge, Publisher A. Fullarton, 1859

  • Hamilton Massachusetts, 1890
    Hamilton is a pleasant rural town in the central part of Essex County, and is intersected by the Eastern line of the Boston and. Maine Railroad, 24 mi...Read MORE...


  • 1895 - Hamilton
    Hamilton, a post-village and summer resort of Essex co., Mass., in Hamilton township, on the Eastern Railroad (Essex Branch), 8 miles N. of Salem. It ...Read MORE...


  • Hamilton, Massachusetts, USA
    Oldest House in Hamilton, Mass.
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  • Hamilton, Massachusetts, USA
    "The Hounds" Myopia Hunt Club, Hamilton, Mass.

    "Myopia Hunt Club is a foxhunting and private country club, located in South Hamilton, Massachusetts...

    Myopia Hunt Club was founded in 1882 by J. Murray Forbes. The golf course was designed and... Read MORE...

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  • News 1910 - GALE FANS FLAMES THAT WORK $200,000 DAMAGE IN STATE.
    Conflagration at South Hamilton Sweeps Away 21 Buildings and Renders 15 Homeless - Ice Houses Burn in Essex, Seven Homes in Revere.

    ASHLAND IS THRE...Read MORE...


  • Hamilton, Massachusetts, USA
    Idlewood Lake Grove, Hamilton, Mass.
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  • 1916
    Hamilton, a post-village and summer-resort of Essex co., Mass., in Hamilton township (town), on the Boston and Maine R., 8 miles N. of Salem. Pop. of ...Read MORE...




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"The Hounds" Myopia Hunt Club, Hamilton, Mass.

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Myopia Hunt Club was founded in 1882 by J. Murray Forbes. The golf course was designed and... Read MORE...

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  • 1638 - Hamilton is settled

    Massachusetts City and Town Incorporation and Settlement Dates
  • 1793 - Hamilton is incorporated

    Massachusetts City and Town Incorporation and Settlement Dates
  • 1845 - HAMILTON. [Pop. 818. Inc. 1793.]
    Hamilton, formerly a part of Ipswich, was named after Alexander Hamilton, a distinguished statesman, and fiiend of Washington.

    Agriculture ... Read MORE...

  • 1854 - Hamilton
    Hamilton, a post-township of Essex county, Massachusetts, bordering on the Ipswich river, and intersected by the Eastern railroad, 22 miles N. by E.... Read MORE...

  • 1859
    HAMILTON, a township in Essex co., in Massachusetts, 22 m. NNE of Boston, on a branch of Ipswich river. Pop. 818.
    A Gazetteer of the World: Or, Dictionary of Geographical Knowledge, Publisher A. Fullarton, 1859
  • Hamilton Massachusetts, 1890
    Hamilton is a pleasant rural town in the central part of Essex County, and is intersected by the Eastern line of the Boston and. Maine Railroad, 24... Read MORE...

  • 1895 - Hamilton
    Hamilton, a post-village and summer resort of Essex co., Mass., in Hamilton township, on the Eastern Railroad (Essex Branch), 8 miles N. of Salem. It ... Read MORE...

  • News  1910 - GALE FANS FLAMES THAT WORK $200,000 DAMAGE IN STATE.
    Conflagration at South Hamilton Sweeps Away 21 Buildings and Renders 15 Homeless - Ice Houses Burn in Essex, Seven Homes in Revere.

    ASHLAND IS... Read MORE...

  • 1916
    Hamilton, a post-village and summer-resort of Essex co., Mass., in Hamilton township (town), on the Boston and Maine R., 8 miles N. of Salem. Pop. of ... Read MORE...

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