Duxbury, Massachusetts, USA (Cedar Crest) (South Duxbury) (West Duxbury) - 1845 - DUXBURY. [Pop. 2,798. Inc. 1637.]
Its Indian name was Mattacheeset. Duxbury is supposed to be derived from Dux, which means Leader, and Borough or Bury ; Miles Standish, the prompt and fearless military Leader, or Dux, of the Puritans, having been one of the earliest settlers of this town. Captain's Hill, so called, was part of his farm.
The first settlement was at the southerly part, near Plymouth. A strip of land, called the Gurnet, shelters the harbor of Duxbury, as well as that of Plymouth from the ocean.
Duxbury is largely engaged in ship-building, in the fisheries, and in the manufacture of boots and shoes.
Distance from Plymouth, 6 miles: from Boston, 29.
An Elementary Geography for Massachusetts Children by William Bentley Fowle and Asa Fitz, 1845
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