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  1. Palmer, Massachusetts - Wikipedia › wiki › Palmer,_Massachusetts

    In 1731, a deed to land in today's Palmer renamed the town 'New Marlborough' after Marlborough, Massachusetts, in today's Middlesex County. In 1731, residents of the borough renamed the town 'Kingsfield', after the aforementioned John King. Though in some papers in the Massachusetts General Court, it was referred to as the Elbow.

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  2. Palmer, Massachusetts — Wikipedia Republished // WIKI 2 › en › Palmer,_Massachusetts
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    Palmer is com­posed of four sep­a­rate and dis­tinct vil­lages: Depot Vil­lage, typ­i­cally re­ferred to sim­ply as "Palmer" (named for the or­nate Union Sta­tion rail­road ter­mi­nal de­signed by ar­chi­tect Henry Hob­son Richard­son), Thorndike, Three Rivers, and Bondsville. The vil­lages began to de­velop their dis­tinc­tive char­ac­ters in the 18th cen­tury, and by the 19th cen­tury two rail lines and a trol­ley line opened the town to pop­u­la­tion growth. Today, each vil­lage has its own post of­fice, and all but Thorndike have their own fire sta­tion. 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". In 1731, a deed to land in today's Palmer re­named the town 'New Marl­bor­ough' after Marl­bor­ough, Mass­a­chu­setts, in today'...

    Ac­cord­ing to the United States Cen­sus Bu­reau, the town has a total area of 32.0 square miles (82.9 km2), of which 31.5 square miles (81.7 km2) are land and 0.5 square mile (1.3 km2) (1.53%) is water. The town is bor­dered by Lud­low and Wilbra­ham on the south­west, Belcher­town on the north­west, Ware on the north­east, War­ren on the east, Brim­field on the south­east, and Mon­sonon the south.

    As of the cen­sus of 2000, there were 12,497 peo­ple, 5,078 house­holds, and 3,331 fam­i­lies re­sid­ing in the town. The pop­u­la­tion den­sity was 396.3 peo­ple per square mile (153.0/km2). There were 5,402 hous­ing units at an av­er­age den­sity of 171.3 per square mile (66.2/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 96.82% White, 0.75% Black or African Amer­i­can, 0.23% Na­tive Amer­i­can, 0.56% Asian, 0.44% from other races, and 1.19% from two or more races. His­panic or Latinoof any race were 1.23% of the pop­u­la­tion. There were 5,078 house­holds, out of which 31.6% had chil­dren under the age of 18 liv­ing with them, 48.5% were mar­ried cou­plesliv­ing to­gether, 12.3% had a fe­male house­holder with no hus­band pre­sent, and 34.4% were non-fam­i­lies. 28.7% of all house­holds were made up of in­di­vid­u­als, and 13.0% had some­one liv­ing alone who was 65 years of age or older. The av­er­age house­hold size was 2.45 and the av­er­age fam­ily size was 3.01. In the town the po...

    The town of Palmer is served by three schools. Old Mill Pond El­e­men­tary School serves grades K through 5 and Palmer High School serves grades 6 through 12. Pathfinder Re­gional Vo­ca­tional Tech­ni­cal High School is also lo­cated in Palmer, and serves grades 9 through 12. Camp Ramah in New Eng­landis lo­cated in Palmer.

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    Un­like many Mass­a­chu­setts com­mu­ni­ties, The Town of Palmer does not have its own water de­part­ment. In­stead Palmer, Bondsville and Three Rivers each have their own water de­part­ment and their own fire de­part­ment. Each fire de­part­ment has its own fire chief, as there is no town-wide chief. Thorndike does not have its own fire de­part­ment or water de­part­ment in­stead con­tract­ing out with Palmer. The Thorndike Fire De­part­ment was dis­banded fol­low­ing World War II.

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  4. Three Rivers, Massachusetts - Wikipedia › wiki › Three_Rivers,_Massachusetts

    0609613. Three Rivers is a village and former census-designated place (CDP) in the city of Palmer in Hampden County, Massachusetts, United States. It is part of the Springfield, Massachusetts Metropolitan Statistical Area. It is named for the confluence of the Ware and Quaboag rivers, which form the Chicopee River .

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  5. Bradley Palmer - Wikipedia › wiki › Bradley_Palmer

    This ultimately gave Willowdale the form it has today. By 1944, Palmer had donated all of his land holdings in Massachusetts to the Commonwealth, leasing back the 107 acres (0.43 km 2) surrounding his mansion. The estate is now incorporated as part of the Bradley Palmer State Park.

  6. Southern New England Railway - Wikipedia › wiki › Southern_New_England_Railway

    The Southern New England Railway was a project of the Grand Trunk Railway (GT) to build a railroad from the GT-owned Central Vermont Railway at Palmer, Massachusetts south and east to the all-weather port of Providence, Rhode Island.

  7. Northampton, Massachusetts - Wikipedia › wiki › Northampton,_MA

    The city of Northampton / n ɔːr θ ˈ h æ m p t ə n / is the county seat of Hampshire County, Massachusetts, United States. As of the 2010 census, the population of Northampton (including its outer villages, Florence and Leeds) was 28,549.

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    In 1775, Massachusetts officially incorporated Palmer. Depot Village became Palmer's main commercial and business center during the late 19th century and remains so today. Palmer's industry developed in Bondsville. During the 18th century, saw and grist mills were established by the rivers. By 1825, Palmer woolen mills began to produce textiles.

  10. Walter Palmer | Miner Descent › 2010/05/13 › walter-palmer

    May 13, 2010 · Walter PALMER (1585 - 1661) (Wikipedia) was an early Separatist Puritan settler in the Massachusetts Bay Colony who helped found Charlestown and Rehoboth, Massachusetts and New London, Connecticut. He was Alex's 11th Great Grandfather twice, one of 4,096 in the Miner line and one of 4,096 in the Shaw line. The Palmer River, a river…

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