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Methuen, Massachusetts, USA

Methuen, Essex, MA

Methuen was first settled in 1642 and was officially incorporated in 1726. Methuen was originally part of Haverhill, Massachusetts. In 1724 Stephen Barker and others in the western part of that town petitioned the General Court to grant them permission to form a new town above Hawke's Meadow Brook. Although opposed by their fellow townsmen, the petition was approved the following year (December 8, 1725), and the General Court gave them an act of incorporation under the name of Methuen. The town was named for Sir Paul Methuen, a member of the King's Privy Council and friend of acting Provincial Governor William Dummer. The first town meeting was held March 9, 1726. kids.kiddle.co

Methuen includes: Canobieola, Hawks Brook, Inglewood, Oakside, Pleasant Valley, Arlington District, and Arlington Heights.
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  • 1642 - Methuen is settled

    Massachusetts City and Town Incorporation and Settlement Dates

  • 1725 - Methuen is incorporated

    Massachusetts City and Town Incorporation and Settlement Dates

  • 1845 - METHUEN. [Pop. 2,251. Inc. 1725.]
    The eastern part of Methuen was once a part of Haverhill.

    The Merrimack forms the southern boundary of the town, but its industry depends...Read MORE...


  • 1854 - Methuen
    Methuen, a manufacturing post-village of Essex co., Massachusetts, 30 miles N. by W. from Boston, is situated near the Merrimack river, on both sides ...Read MORE...


  • News 1869 - A stone at Methuen, Mass., is situated in two States, Massachusetts and New Hampshire,
    three counties, Rockingham and Hillsborough, N. H., and Essex, Mass., and three towns, Salem and Pelham, N. H., and Methuen, Mass.
    St Joseph Herald
    Saint Joseph, Michigan
    February 6, 1869

  • Methuen Massachusetts, 1890
    Methuen forms the northwest angle of Essex County, and lies on the north side of the Merrimack River, but separated from it at the middle by half the ...Read MORE...


  • News 1895 - Mill Fire
    METHUEN, Mass., May 18.- A fire started in Couses' cotton mills since midnight and destroyed it.
    Sandusky Register
    Sandusky, Ohio
    May 17, 1895

  • 1895 - Methuen
    Methu'en, a post-town of Essex co., Mass., on Spicket (or Spigot) River, with a station on the Manchester & Lawrence Railroad, 2 miles N.N.W. of...Read MORE...


  • 1906
    Methuen, a banking post-township (town) of Essex co., Mass., on the Spicket (or Spigot) River and on the Boston and Maine R., 2 miles NNW. of...Read MORE...


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    East Street, Methuen, Mass.
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  • Methuen, Massachusetts, USA
    Castles Corner, I. O. O. F. and Y. M. C. A. Buildings, Methuen, Mass.
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    New Depot B. &. M. R.R. , Methuen Mass.
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New Depot B. &. M. R.R. , Methuen Mass.
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  • 1642 - Methuen is settled

    Massachusetts City and Town Incorporation and Settlement Dates
  • 1725 - Methuen is incorporated

    Massachusetts City and Town Incorporation and Settlement Dates
  • 1845 - METHUEN. [Pop. 2,251. Inc. 1725.]
    The eastern part of Methuen was once a part of Haverhill.

    The Merrimack forms the southern boundary of the town, but its industry depends... Read MORE...

  • 1854 - Methuen
    Methuen, a manufacturing post-village of Essex co., Massachusetts, 30 miles N. by W. from Boston, is situated near the Merrimack river, on both sides ... Read MORE...

  • News  1869 - A stone at Methuen, Mass., is situated in two States, Massachusetts and New Hampshire,
    three counties, Rockingham and Hillsborough, N. H., and Essex, Mass., and three towns, Salem and Pelham, N. H., and Methuen, Mass. St Joseph Herald
    Saint Joseph, Michigan
    February 6, 1869
  • Methuen Massachusetts, 1890
    Methuen forms the northwest angle of Essex County, and lies on the north side of the Merrimack River, but separated from it at the middle by half the ... Read MORE...

  • 1895 - Methuen
    Methu'en, a post-town of Essex co., Mass., on Spicket (or Spigot) River, with a station on the Manchester & Lawrence Railroad, 2 miles N.N.W. of... Read MORE...

  • News  1895 - Mill Fire
    METHUEN, Mass., May 18.- A fire started in Couses' cotton mills since midnight and destroyed it. Sandusky Register
    Sandusky, Ohio
    May 17, 1895
  • 1906
    Methuen, a banking post-township (town) of Essex co., Mass., on the Spicket (or Spigot) River and on the Boston and Maine R., 2 miles NNW. of... Read MORE...

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