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From: "Betty" <>
Subject: [GENMASSACHUSETTS] Map of MA (Charlestown before 1750)
Date: Sat, 25 Apr 2009 06:34:47 -0400
This is a good time to remind researchers that there are 2 ways to get a
'free' map of MA. And, the same goes for any state in the US.
One is to contact the Tourism Office for each state. I believe most of
them offer a 'free' "Travel Guide" and it includes a map.
(Just Google "Massachusetts Tourism" for example.)
The other is to write to the Dept. of Transportation at the State House, and
request that a 'free' "MA Official Transportation Map" be mailed out to you.
I just noticed that, if you scroll down to the bottom of that page, you can
access an on-line map of MA.
And, if you are talking about towns and cities in Greater Boston, you can
click on the "MBTA" section and find maps of MA related to the buses,
trolleys, and trains, etc.
For instance, the "Orange Line" has the Sullivan Square Station which is on
the border of Charlestown and Somerville.
This page offers a brief history of Charlestown.
(My ancestor, George HUTCHINSON, and his brother's widow, Mrs. Thomas
HUTCHINSON, initially settled in Charlestown. But, this is a reminder
that sometimes settling in one place might mean that your piece of land
might end up in an adjoining town - because of the new town annexing off.
So, in my case, the George's son and descendants might have initially lived
in Charlestown, but some lived in Woburn in a section which later became
Winchester. So, for this important research, I needed to learn the
history of 3 towns, at least.)
The territory of Charlestown originally included what is now Stoneham (until
1725), Somerville (until 1842), Medford, Malden, Everett, Woburn,
Burlington, and parts of Arlington and Cambridge.
These sites remind us of the "historical things to see" in Charlestown:
History of Woburn:
(Winchester and Arlington didn't receive those names until the 1800's.)
Hope this helps.
Betty (near Lowell, MA)
.. Hope you get outside this weekend !!
Especially if you live in New England !!
Last weekend, while driving south on Rt. 3, I saw a car passing us with
"skiis" on top of the car. Then we saw a car on the northbound side - with
a "canoe" on top of the car.
"You know you live in New England when ......"
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