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  1. History of Boston - Wikipedia

    The history of Boston plays a central role in American history.In 1630, Puritan colonists from England founded Boston, which quickly became the political, commercial, financial, religious and educational center of the New England region.

  2. Was Boston the first settlement for New England? - Answers

    No, Plymouth was the 1st. Plymouth Plantation was the first permanent settlement in New England. The pilgrims settled here.

  3. Boston - HISTORY

    Originally called Tremontaine for the three hills in the area, the Puritans later changed the settlement’s name to Boston, after the town in Lincolnshire, England, from which many Puritans...

  4. New England Settlements – Legends of America

    While the settlement at Plymouth was slowly growing, several attempts were made by Gorges and other members of the Massachusetts Council for New England to plant colonies in the New World. About 50 scattered settlements were established by March 1629 around the shores and on the islands of Boston harbor.

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  6. Massachusetts Bay Colony - Wikipedia

    The lands of the settlement were in southern New England, with initial settlements on two natural harbors and surrounding land about 15.4 miles (24.8 km) apart—the areas around Salem and Boston, north of the previously established Plymouth Colony.

  7. Timeline and History of Boston Massachusetts 1630-1795

    1630 The first church in Boston was established by John Winthrop’s settlement. 1630 Boston’s first cemetery, King’s Chapel Burying Ground, was founded. 1634 The first tavern/inn was opened in Boston by Puritan settler, Samuel Cole. 1635 Boston Latin School opened; it was the first American public school.

  8. Early Settlers of New England | Familypedia | Fandom

    Much of American Genealogy can be traced to about 4,000 core families that first settled in the New England area between 1620-1640. The first group was parted of Plymouth Colony started by the Mayflower pilgrims in 1620. The second and much larger group came over between 1630-1638 with Gov John Winthrop to settle the Massachusetts Bay Colony.

  9. New Boston Historical Society

    The first settler of European descent is believed to be Thomas Smith, who arrived in New Boston around 1735 from Ireland by way of Chester, NH. He built a log cabin on "The Plains" near what is now First Settlement Lane near the Gregg Mill Bridge.

  10. 10 Oldest Historical Towns In Massachusetts

    May 10, 2016 · Plymouth is the oldest town in Massachusetts, whether you're measuring by incorporation date or settlement date. It was first established in 1620 by the Pilgrims, who sailed from England on the famed Mayflower. It's one of the oldest towns in the country, and was the site of the fabled first Thanksgiving celebration.

  11. History of New England - Wikipedia

    After that, Gomes sailed along the coast of North America (including New England). The first European settlement in New England was a French colony established by Samuel de Champlain on Saint Croix Island, Maine in 1604. As early as 1600, French, Dutch, and English traders began to trade metal, glass, and cloth for local beaver pelts.

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