Duxbury, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA At first, those who settled in Duxbury came to work their new farms just in the warmer months and returned to Plymouth during the winter. It was not long, however, before they began to build homes on their land, and soon requested permission from the colony to be set off as a separate community with their own church. Duxbury, which originally included land that is now Pembroke, was incorporated in 1637. wikipedia
7. DUXBURY. [Pop. 2,798. Inc. 1637.] Its Indian name was Mattacheeset. Duxbury is supposed to be derived from Dux, which means Leader, and Borough or Bury ; Miles Standish, the prompt and fearless military Leader, or Dux, of the Puritans, having been one of the earliest settlers of this town. Captain's Hill, so called, was part of ...Read MORE...
1859 DUXBURY, a township in the state of Massachusetts, U.S., 30 m. SSE of Boston. Pop. 2,798.
A Gazetteer of the World: Or, Dictionary of Geographical Knowledge,
Publisher A. Fullarton, 1859
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1860 - Sea "Monsters" [Yes, this is an actual newspaper article from 1860 - unbelievable!]
A fortnight since, there was a very remarkable scene in a creek close by the sea at Duxbury, Mass., between Plymouth and Marshfield. A small sail boat in coming up the creek from the ocean came upon a drove of porpoises. Other...Read MORE...
Duxbury Massachusetts, 1890 Duxbury, one of the oldest and most notable towns of the State, is situated midway of the eastern shore of Plymouth County. It is 27 miles southeast of Boston on the South-shore Branch of the Old Colony Railroad, and about six miles north of Plymouth, from which it is separated by the town of...Read MORE...
1916 Duxbury, a post-village and summer-resort of Plymouth co., Mass., in Duxbury township (town), on a bay of the Atlantic Ocean and on the New York, New Haven and Hartford R., 38 miles SSE. of Boston. It has fishing- industries. It contains the Partridge Academy and the Powder Point and Alden Schools. ...Read MORE...
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