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Encyclopedia > Charlestown (MA)
Birdseye view of Boston, Charlestown, Massachusetts and Bunker Hill between 1890 and 1910.
Bunker Hill Monument. Bunker Hill Day, Boston, Charlestown, Massachusetts between 1890 and 1901.

Charlestown is a part of the city of Boston, Massachusetts. Founded in 1628, Charlestown was originally a separate city and the first capital of the Massachusetts Bay Colony; it was annexed by Boston in 1874. Charlestown is located northeast of Boston proper on a peninsula extending southeast between the Charles River and the Mystic River. It now has a substantial Irish-American population. Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Alternative meanings: Boston (disambiguation) The 18th-century Old State House in Boston is surrounded by tall buildings of the 19th and 20th centuries. ... Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... The Bunker Hill Monument is a 221-foot granite obelisk erected between 1827 and 1843 in Charlestown, Massachusetts. ... Alternative meanings: Boston (disambiguation) The 18th-century Old State House in Boston is surrounded by tall buildings of the 19th and 20th centuries. ... Alternative meanings: Boston (disambiguation) The 18th-century Old State House in Boston is surrounded by tall buildings of the 19th and 20th centuries. ... State nickname: Bay State Other U.S. States Capital Boston Largest city Boston Governor Mitt Romney Official languages English Area 27,360 km² (44th)  - Land 20,317 km²  - Water 7,043 km² (25. ... Events March 1 - writs were issued in February 1628 by Charles I of England that every county in England (not just seaport towns) pay ship tax by this date. ... The Massachusetts Bay Colony (sometimes called by the name Massachusetts Bay Company, for the institution that founded it) was the direct predecessor of the Province of Massachusetts Bay and then the state of Massachusetts. ... 1874 was a common year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ... Charles River in Cambridge The Charles River is a Massachusetts river that separates Boston from Cambridge and Charlestown. ... There are at least two rivers in New England called the Mystic River; this article is about them. ... Irish Americans are residents or citizens of the United States who claim Irish ancestry. ...


The geographic extent of Charlestown has changed dramatically from its colonial ancestor. Landfill operations have expanded Boston into the Back Bay, lowered hills, and expanded Charlestown, eliminating the narrow Charlestown Neck that connected the northwest end of the Charlestown Peninsula to the mainland. A modern landfill operation. ... Back Bay is the name of several places and neighborhoods in the world, including: Back Bay, Boston Back Bay, New Brunswick This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ...


On June 17, 1775 the Charlestown Peninsula was the site of the Battle of Bunker Hill. Bunker Hill was near the northwest end of the peninsula, close to Charlestown neck and about a mile from the Charles River. The battle actually took place on Breed's Hill, which overlooked the harbor and the town and was only about 400 yards from the end of the peninsula. The city, including its wharfs and dockyards, was destroyed by fire during the battle. The Bunker Hill Monument now stands in Charlestown in commemoration of the battle. June 17 is the 168th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (169th in leap years), with 197 days remaining. ... 1775 was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... A number of places and things are named for this battle, see: Bunker Hill (disambiguation). ... The Bunker Hill Monument is a 221-foot granite obelisk erected between 1827 and 1843 in Charlestown, Massachusetts. ...


Charlestown was the birthplace of inventor Samuel F. B. Morse. Portrait of Samuel F. B. Morse by Mathew Brady, between 1855 and 1865 Morse in earlier years Samuel Finley Breese Morse (April 27, 1791 – April 2, 1872) was an American inventor, and painter of portraits and historic scenes; he is most famous for inventing the electric telegraph and Morse code. ...


The Freedom Trail's north end is in Charlestown. Bostons Freedom Trail is a red (mostly brick) path through downtown Boston which leads to sixteen significant historical sites. ...


External links

  • The community's web site (http://www.charlestownonline.net/)

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Charlestown, Massachusetts - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (681 words)
Charlestown was originally a separate city and the first capital of the Massachusetts Bay Colony; it was annexed by Boston in 1874.
Charlestown is located northeast of Boston proper on a peninsula extending southeast between the Charles River and the Mystic River.
Charlestown was the birthplace of inventor Samuel F. Morse, and the burial location of John Harvard, for whom Harvard University was named.
Charlestown Business Association - history of Charlestown, Massachusetts - where the battle of Bunker Hill took place, ... (1718 words)
Charlestown, Massachusetts, named for King Charles I, was settled by English colonists in 1628 and was located on a peninsula known as "Mishawum" by the Native Americans.
On January 1, 1874 Charlestown was officially annexed to the City of Boston and its landscape changed drastically with the advent of the elevated streetcar or the "El" in the early 20th century.
Accessible by the Charlestown Bridge or officially the North Washington Street Bridge, which connects the North End and City Square, the town is known for its restored early nineteenth-century houses, the redeveloped Navy Yard, gas lamps, and the Bunker Hill Monument.
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