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From: "David C. and Emma J. Richardson" <>
Subject: Re: [GM-L] Confusion
Date: Thu, 23 Mar 2000 22:41:20 -0500
Today the only official one is one is Marlborough http://www.state.ma.us/dhcd/iprofile/170.htm There is one th "un-official location"s site listed Marlboro /
Georgetown / Essex See http://www.state.ma.us/sec/cis/cisuno/unoidx.htm#anchor128722
These were obtained from on my usefull sites page below.
The change was actually a cost saving idea by our "Friends" at the US Postal Service. They found that it was expensive to make all those signs with all those long names ending in "borough" so they took it appon them selves to shorten them. They even went so far as to return mail marked "No Such Place" on mail addressed to towns like Peterborough, NH. With the advent of zip codes many of these towns chose to revert to there chartered names. It was up to the Post Master if he wanted to change the signs. It was usually done when a new sign was needed for other reasons.
> I am confused about these towns in Massachusetts
> According to the Geographic Nameserver the towns of Marlboro and Marlborough
> are separate towns, the former is in Essex co. and the latter is in Middlesex
> Is this true? How the heck can it be kept straight as they both sound the
> If it is not true - then which county notation is incorrect and which is the
> correct spelling.
> Makes my head hurt.
> Jo Hogle
David C. and Emma J. Richardson
130 Gingercake Ct.
Fayetteville GA 30214-7600
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