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      • Palmer's first settler was John King. King was born in Edwardstone, Suffolk, England, and built his home in 1716 on the banks of the Quaboag River. The area as then known was called "The Elbow Tract". In 1731, a deed to land in today's Palmer renamed the town 'New Marlborough ' after Marlborough, Massachusetts in today's Middlesex County .
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  2. Dec 31, 2014 · History of the town of Palmer, Massachusetts, early known as the Elbow Tract: including records of the plantation, district and town. 1716-1889. With a genealogical register by Temple, J. H. (Josiah Howard), 1815-1893

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  3. Palmer is a town in Hampden County, Massachusetts, United States. The population was 12,448 at the 2020 census. It is part of the Springfield, Massachusetts Metropolitan Statistical Area. Palmer adopted a home rule charter in 2004 with a council-manager form of government.

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  4. Dec 10, 2019 · Palmer, Hampden, MA. Palmer was originally a part of Brimfield but separated after being too far from Brimfield. Palmer's first settler was John King. King was born in Edwardstone, Suffolk, England, and built his home in 1716 on the banks of the Quaboag River. The area as then known was called "The Elbow Tract".

  5. Our goals are to research, record and recommend places of historical value and interest; advise and assist on historical preservation issues; and to create and take actionable steps to better protect our town’s historical resources. Contact us at palmerhistorical@gmail.com. Connect to the Palmer Historical Commission on Facebook. The Palmer Historical Commission typically meets on the third Wednesday of each month, excluding the months of July and August, in the Quaboag Valley Historical ...

  6. History of the Town of Palmer, Massachusetts: Early Known As the Elbow Tract: Including Records of the Plantation, District and Town, 1716-1889. with a Genealogical Register Read more Helpful

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