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For the place in England see Duxbury Woods For other uses, see England (disambiguation). ... Duxbury Hall as it looked in 1840 Duxbury Woods is an area of woodland and parkland situated in Chorley, Lancashire, at the foot of the West Pennine Moors. ...

Duxbury, Massachusetts
Duxbury Town Offices
Official seal of Duxbury, Massachusetts
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Location in Plymouth County in Massachusetts
Coordinates: 42°02′30″N 70°40′22″W / 42.04167, -70.67278
Country United States
State Massachusetts
County Plymouth County
Settled 1624
Incorporated 1637
Government
 - Type Open town meeting
Area
 - Town  37.6 sq mi (97.4 km²)
 - Land  23.8 sq mi (61.5 km²)
 - Water  13.9 sq mi (35.9 km²)
Elevation  36 ft (11 m)
Population (2000)
 - Town 14,248
 - Density 599.8/sq mi (231.6/km²)
Time zone Eastern (UTC-5)
 - Summer (DST) Eastern (UTC-4)
ZIP code 02332
Area code(s) 339 / 781
Website: http://www.town.duxbury.ma.us/

Duxbury is a coastal town in Plymouth County, Massachusetts, United States. Although not located in the same county as Boston, Duxbury is considered to be a Boston suburb, located approximately 35 miles to the south of the city. The population was 14,248 at the 2000 census. Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 480 pixel Image in higher resolution (1500 × 900 pixel, file size: 189 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links Duxbury_ma_highlight. ... This article is about the U.S. State. ... Plymouth County is a county located in the U.S. state of Massachusetts. ... An Open Town Meeting is a form of municipal legislature, typical in the New England region of the United States. ... Area is a physical quantity expressing the size of a part of a surface. ... The system of local government in use in New England is very different from that found throughout the rest of the United States. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ... Square kilometre (U.S. spelling: square kilometer), symbol km², is a decimal multiple of SI unit of surface area square metre, one of the SI derived units. ... Elevation histogram of the surface of the Earth – approximately 71% of the Earths surface is covered with water. ... A foot (plural: feet or foot;[1] symbol or abbreviation: ft or, sometimes, ′ – a prime) is a unit of length, in a number of different systems, including English units, Imperial units, and United States customary units. ... ‹ The template below (Unit of length) is being considered for deletion. ... The system of local government in use in New England is very different from that found throughout the rest of the United States. ... Population density by country, 2006 Population density is a measurement of population per unit area or unit volume. ... Timezone and TimeZone redirect here. ... The Eastern Standard Time Zone is a geographic region that keeps time by subtracting five hours from Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). ... -12 | -11 | -10 | -9:30 | -9 | -8 | -7 | -6 | -5 | -4 | -3:30 | -3 | -2:30 | -2 | -1 | -0:25 | UTC (0) | +0:20 | +0:30 | +1 | +2 | +3 | +3:30 | +4 | +4:30 | +4:51 | +5 | +5:30 | +5:40 | +5:45 | +6 | +6:30 | +7 | +7:20 | +7... Though DST is common in Europe and North America, most of the worlds people do not use it. ... The Eastern Standard Time Zone is a geographic region that keeps time by subtracting five hours from Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). ... −12 | −11 | −10 | −9:30 | −9 | −8 | −7 | −6 | −5 | −4 | −3:30 | −3 | −2:30 | −2 | −1 | −0:25 | UTC (0) | +0:20 | +0:30 | +1 | +2 | +3 | +3:30 | +4 | +4:30 | +4:51 | +5 | +5:30 | +5:40 | +5:45 | +6 | +6:30 | +7 | +7:20 | +7... Area code 339 is an overlay of parts of area code 781. ... Under the North American Numbering Plan for telephone area codes, area code 781 covers suburban Boston, Massachusetts. ... Plymouth County is a county located in the U.S. state of Massachusetts. ... This article is about the U.S. State. ... Nickname: City on the Hill, Beantown, The Hub (of the Universe)1, Athens of America, The Cradle of Revolution, Puritan City, Americas Walking City Location in Massachusetts, USA Counties Suffolk County Mayor Thomas M. Menino(D) Area    - City 232. ...


For geographic and demographic information on specific parts of the town of Duxbury, please see the articles on Cedar Crest, Duxbury (CDP), and South Duxbury. Green Harbor is a census-designated place and village located in the town of Marshfield and Cedar Crest is a village in the town of Duxbury, in Plymouth County, Massachusetts. ... Duxbury is a census-designated place (CDP) located in the town of Duxbury in Plymouth County, Massachusetts. ... South Duxbury is a census-designated place and village located in the town of Duxbury in Plymouth County, Massachusetts. ...

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History

The area now known as Duxbury was inhabited by Native Americans as early as 12,000 to 9,000 B.C. By the time European settlers arrived here, the region was inhabited by the Wampanoags who called this place Mattakeesett, meaning “place of many fish.”


In 1620, the English settlers known as the Pilgrims established their colony in Plymouth. Per the terms of their contract with financial backers in London, they were required to live together in a tight community for seven years. At the end of that term, in 1627, land along the coast was allotted to settlers for farming. Thus, the coastline from Plymouth to Marshfield was parceled out and many settlers began moving away from Plymouth.


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.


Some of the most influential men in the colony received grants in Duxbury and became its first leaders. Captain Myles Standish, the military leader of the colony, lived in “the Nook,” an area now known as Standish Shore. Elder William Brewster was for many years the religious leader of the colony. He probably led services in Duxbury until it received its own minister in 1637. John Alden was another important settler, Assistant Governor of the colony for fifty years. His house, now a museum on Alden Street, was the site of many important meetings of the colony’s leaders. The graves of many of Duxbury’s first settlers can be found in the Old Burying Ground on Chestnut Street, next to the site of original Meeting House.


Duxbury was primarily a farming community throughout the 17th and 18th centuries. Its quiet history in the 18th century was interrupted only by the Revolutionary War.


The most remarkable period in Duxbury’s history, the shipbuilding era, began immediately after the Revolution. Following the Treaty of Paris, the newborn nation was granted fishing rights on the Grand Banks. Several families took advantage of the new opportunity and began to build large fishing schooners. Soon, the schooners built in the 1790s gave way to larger brigs and eventually three-masted ships. As several merchant families began to amass large fleets, shipyards and other ancillary industries flourished and Duxbury prospered. By the 1840s, Duxbury boasted about 20 shipyards and produced an average of ten large sailing vessels per year.


The largest industry in Duxbury was owned by Ezra Weston, who came to be known as "King Caesar" due to his success and influence. Weston began building small vessels in 1764 and soon became famous for his successful merchant fleet. His son, Ezra II, who inherited his father’s kingly sobriquet, would bring the industry to its height. By 1841, the younger King Caesar had constructed the largest vessel built in New England up to that time. The ship Hope was an astounding 880 tons. Lloyd’s of London recognized Weston as the owner of the largest fleet in America, and this judgement was confirmed by Daniel Webster in a speech in 1841. His empire, a fore-runner of vertical integration, dominated the town. The King Caesar House is now a museum owned by the Duxbury Rural and Historical Society. The King Caesar House is a historic house located at 120 King Caesar Road, Duxbury, Massachusetts. ...


The shipbuilding era in Duxbury ended as quickly as it began. By the 1850s sailing vessels were made obsolete by other modes of transportation such as steamships and railroads. While other Massachusetts towns grew, Duxbury went into a long economic decline.


There was, however, a silver lining. By the 1870s, Duxbury’s rural character and unspoiled bay began to attract summer visitors. Duxbury soon gained a reputation as an idyllic summer resort. With the completion of the Duxbury and Cohasset railroad line, large numbers of city-folk from Boston could pay their $1.50 for a round trip ticket and enjoy Duxbury’s refreshing environment. Boarding houses sprang up everywhere. The Miles Standish Hotel on the Nook soon became enormously popular. The Myles Standish monument, completed in 1898, was a result of this tourist influx.


This pattern continued in Duxbury well into the 20th century. It was not until the construction of Route 3 that transportation to Boston became expedient and the town’s population exploded with the arrival of thousands of year-round residents.


Geography

The Myles Standish Monument, not far from the site of his home.
The Myles Standish Monument, not far from the site of his home.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 97.4 km² (37.6 mi²). 61.5 km² (23.8 mi²) of it is land and 35.9 km² (13.9 mi²) of it (36.87%) is water. Duxbury is bordered by Cape Cod Bay to the east, Duxbury Bay, Kingston Bay and Plymouth to the southeast, Kingston to the southwest, Pembroke to the west and northwest, and Marshfield to the north. The town's border with Plymouth is due to the town having the only land access to Saquish Neck, a thin, hook-shaped strip of land along Duxbury Bay whose tip is in Plymouth. Image File history File links Size of this preview: 450 × 600 pixel Image in higher resolution (1200 × 1600 pixel, file size: 222 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 450 × 600 pixel Image in higher resolution (1200 × 1600 pixel, file size: 222 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1. ... The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title ) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... A square metre (US spelling: square meter) is by definition the area enclosed by a square with sides each 1 metre long. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ... Cape Cod Bay is a large bay of the Atlantic Ocean adjacent to the U.S. state of Massachusetts. ... Nickname: Location in Plymouth County in Massachusetts Coordinates: , Country State County Plymouth County Settled 1620 Incorporated (town) 1670 Government [1]  - Type Representative town meeting  - Town    Manager Mark Sylvia Area  - Town  134. ...   Settled: 1620 â€“ Incorporated: 1726 Zip Code(s): 02364 â€“ Area Code(s): 339 / 781 Official website: http://www. ... Location in Massachusetts Coordinates: , Country United States State Massachusetts County Plymouth County Settled 1650 Incorporated 1712 Government  - Type Open town meeting Area  - Town  23. ... Marshfield is a town in Plymouth County, Massachusetts, United States. ...


Duxbury is the sixth largest cranberry producer in Massachusetts. It also has come in recent years to be known for its oyster beds, as well as other shellfish. The town has many ponds and bogs throughout. The Back River lies along the western edge of Saquish Neck, and has many tributaries from the local rivers, brooks and marshes. There are several sanctuaries, a conservation area and other forests within the town, especially in the western half of town. “Cranberries” redirects here. ... This article is about the U.S. State. ... Crassostrea gigas, Marennes-Oléron Crassostrea gigas, Marennes-Oléron Crassostrea gigas, Marennes-Oléron, opened The name oyster is used for a number of different groups of mollusks which grow for the most part in marine or brackish water. ... Cooked mussels Shellfish is a term used to describe shelled molluscs and crustaceans used as food. ...


Demographics

As of the census2 of 2000, there were 14,248 people, 4,946 households, and 3,941 families residing in the town. The population density was 231.6/km² (599.8/mi²). There were 5,345 housing units at an average density of 86.9/km² (225.0/mi²). The racial makeup of the town was 97.80% White, 0.64% Black or African American, 0.10% Native American, 0.65% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.26% from other races, and 0.55% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.72% of the population. Image:1870 census Lindauer Weber 01. ... The following is a list of sources used in the creation of encyclopedia articles on various geographic topics and locations, such as cities, counties, states, and countries. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ...


There were 4,946 households out of which 41.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 70.8% were married couples living together, 6.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 20.3% were non-families. 17.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.85 and the average family size was 3.26. Marriage is an interpersonal relationship with governmental, social, or religious recognition, usually intimate and sexual, and often created as a contract, or through civil process. ...


In the town the population was spread out with 29.6% under the age of 18, 4.6% from 18 to 24, 24.1% from 25 to 44, 29.8% from 45 to 64, and 12.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 92.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 87.1 males.


The median income for a household in the town was $97,124, and the median income for a family was $106,245. Males had a median income of $77,228 versus $41,730 for females. The per capita income for the town was $40,242. About 1.2% of families and 2.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 3.1% of those under age 18 and 3.1% of those age 65 or over. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... Map of countries showing percentage of population who have an income below the national poverty line The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


Government

On the national level, Duxbury is a part of Massachusetts's 10th congressional district, and is currently represented by Bill Delahunt. The state's senior (Class I) member of the United States Senate, re-elected in 2006, is Ted Kennedy. The junior (Class II) Senator, up for re-election in 2008, is John Kerry. The 10th District includes the South Shore of Massachusetts, running from Quincy to Weymouth and Abington and includes all of Cape Cod, Nantucket and Marthas Vineyard. ... William D. (Bill) Delahunt (born July 18, 1941), has been a Democratic member of the United States House of Representatives since 1997, representing the 10th District of Massachusetts. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Chief Justice Associate Justices Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Local Government Other countries Politics Portal      The United States Senate is one of the two chambers of the bicameral United States Congress, the... Edward Moore Ted Kennedy (born February 22, 1932) is the senior United States Senator from Massachusetts and a member of the Democratic Party. ... John Forbes Kerry (born December 11, 1943) is the junior United States Senator from Massachusetts, in his fourth term of office. ...


On the state level, Duxbury is represented in the Massachusetts House of Representatives as a part of the Sixth and the Twelfth Plymouth districts; the Sixth includes the towns of Hanson, Pembroke and portions of Halifax, and the Twelfth includes all or parts of the towns of Halifax, Kingston, Middleborough, Plymouth and Plympton. The town is represented in the Massachusetts Senate as a part of the Plymouth and Norfolk district, which includes the towns of Cohasset, Hingham, Hull, Marshfield, Norwell, Scituate and Weymouth.[1] The town is patrolled by the First (Norwell) Barracks of Troop D of the Massachusetts State Police.[2] The Massachusetts House of Representatives is the lower house of the Massachusetts General Court, the bicameral state legislature of Massachusetts. ... The Massachusetts Senate is the upper house of the Massachusetts General Court, the bicameral state legislature of Massachusetts. ... The Massachusetts State Police (MSP) is an agency of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Executive Office of Public Safety responsible for criminal law enforcement and traffic vehicle regulation across the state. ...


Duxbury is governed by the open town meeting form of government, and is led by a town manager and a board of selectmen. The town operates its own police and fire departments, with the police station located near the junction of Routes 14 and 139, and fire stations located in the northwest and southeast parts of town. There are two post offices in town; one is at Hall's Corner (near Goose Point) and the other is at Snug Harbor, along Duxbury Bay just south of Powder Point. The Duxbury Free Library is located in the heart of town, next to the John Alden House, and is a member of the Old Colony Library Network. The town also has a highway department, located behind the Town Hall, and a harbormaster, whose office is located next to the Duxbury Yacht Club near Snug Harbor. Duxbury is located within ten miles of the Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station, and as such has a well-organized emergency management agency. The nearest hospitals are Jordan Hospital in Plymouth, and Brockton Hospital. An Open Town Meeting is a form of municipal legislature, typical in the New England region of the United States. ... Council-manager government - Wikipedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ... The Board of Selectmen is commonly the executive arm of town government in New England. ... Now the only nuclear power plant operating in Massachusetts, Pilgrim Station is located a few miles down the coast from Plymouth Rock. ...


Education

Public schools

Duxbury operates its own school system for the town's approximately 3,400 students, serving preschool through 12th grade. Chandler School is located near Tree of Learning Corner in the west of town and serves students from pre-kindergarten through second grade. The Alden Elementary School, located near the John Alden House, serves grades 3-5. The Duxbury Middle School is located adjacent to the Alden School, and serves grades 6-8.


Duxbury High School is located across Saint George Street from the middle school, and serves grades 9-12. Duxbury High's athletic teams are known as the Dragons, and their colors are green and white. To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article may require cleanup. ...


Private schools

There are two private schools loated in town. The Bay Farm Montessori Academy is a private, independent school located in the southern corner of town, and serves grades PK-6. Good Shepherd Christian Academy is a private, Christian school which serves students from kindergarten through eighth grade. The nearest private high school is Sacred Heart in Kingston. The town does not have any agreements with vocational schools.


Higher education

The nearest college is Bridgewater State College in Bridgewater, Massachusetts. Bridgewater State College is a public liberal arts college located in Bridgewater, Massachusetts. ... Location in Massachusetts Coordinates: , Country United States State Massachusetts County Plymouth County Settled 1650 Incorporated 1656 Government  - Type Open town meeting Area  - Town  28. ...


Transportation

Route 3, a four-lane divided freeway also known as the Pilgrim Highway, passes through the town, with two exits granting access to the town from it. Routes 3A, 14, 53 and 139 also pass through the town. Routes 14 and 139 both end in the town, and Route 53 ends less than 1/2 mile south of the town line, at Route 3A. There is no rail or air service in town. The Kingston-Plymouth Line of the MBTA's commuter rail passes through (and terminates in) neighboring Kingston and Plymouth, as the southern end of a route which starts at South Station in Boston. The nearest municipal airport is Marshfield Municipal Airport; the nearest national and international air service can be reached at Logan International Airport in Boston. Massachusetts Route 3 is a southward continuation of U.S. Highway 3, connecting Boston, Massachusetts with Cape Cod. ... Route 3A is a state highway in eastern Massachusetts, whose southern portion parallels Route 3 from Cedarville in southern Plymouth to Neponset in the Dorchester area of Boston. ... Massachusetts Route 14 // Routing Eastern Terminus: Duxbury, Massachusetts Western Terminus: Brockton, Massachusetts Communities along the route Duxbury Brockton History In 1933, the western terminus of MA Route 14 was at MA Route 3. ... Route 53 is a north-south state highway in Massachusetts. ... Route 139 is a west-east state highway in Massachusetts. ... The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) is a body politic and corporate, and a political subdivision of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts [2] formed in 1964 to finance and operate most bus, subway, commuter rail and ferry systems in the greater Boston, Massachusetts area. ... South Station front entrance. ... Marshfield Municipal Airport (FAA LID: 3B2), also known as George Harlow Field, is a public airport located two miles (3 km) east of the central business district (CBD) of Marshfield, a town in Plymouth County, Massachusetts, USA. The airport is owned by the Town of Marshfield. ... For the Logan airport in Billings, Montana, see Billings Logan International Airport. ...


Notable residents

  • Ichabod Alden, (1739-1778), officer in the American Revolution[3]
  • John Alden, a Mayflower immigrant and one of the founders of Duxbury[3]
  • Captain/Deputy Governor Myles Standish, (1584-1656) a Mayflower settler and founder of Duxbury.
  • Bill Curley, former NBA center for San Antonio Spurs basketball team
  • Captain Amasa Delano (b. 1763), became fictionalized as a character in Herman Melville's 1855 novella Benito Cereno
  • Scott Mitchem(b.1974), former divsion 1A wide receiver for Syracuse Orange football team from 1993-1998
  • Peter Farrelly, screenwriter, director; with brother Bobby wrote and directed popular films including Dumb and Dumber, Something About Mary, and Shallow Hal
  • Stacey Monponsett, (1976-?), author, grew up on Duxbury Beach.
  • Juliana Hatfield (b. 1967), indie rock singer
  • Pat Leahy, NHL hockey player for the Boston Bruins
  • Philip Parlier former shortstop for the Cincinnati Reds baseball team
  • Joe Perry, guitarist for Aerosmith
  • Mike Sullivan, former coach of the Boston Bruins
  • Ezra Weston, Jr., referred to colloquially as King Caesar. Weston's shipbuilding enterprise dominated Duxbury in the early 19th century with a large portion of the population employed in the Weston shipyards, farms, wharves, mill, ropewalk, or aboard Weston’s fishing schooners and merchant fleet. The King Caesar House is now a tourist attraction in town.

Ichabod Alden (August 11, 1739-November 11, 1778) was an American Revolutionary War officer and commanding officer during the Cherry Valley Massacre. ... John Trumbulls Declaration of Independence, showing the five-man committee in charge of drafting the Declaration in 1776 as it presents its work to the Second Continental Congress in Philadelphia The American Revolution refers to the period during the last half of the 18th century in which the Thirteen... Signing of the Mayflower Compact John Alden (1599?-September 22, 1687) was one of the Pilgrims who emigrated to America in 1620 on the Mayflower and founded the Plymouth Colony. ... Mayflower in Plymouth Harbor by William Halsall (1882) The Mayflower was the famous ship that transported the Pilgrims from Plymouth, England, to Plymouth Colony, Massachusetts (United States), in 1620. ... Captain Myles Standish Kt. ... Mayflower in Plymouth Harbor by William Halsall (1882) The Mayflower was the famous ship that transported the Pilgrims from Plymouth, England, to Plymouth Colony, Massachusetts (United States), in 1620. ... William Michael (Bill) Curley (born May 29, 1972, in Boston, Massachusetts) is an American former professional basketball player who was selected by the San Antonio Spurs in the 1st round (22nd overall) of the 1994 NBA Draft. ... The San Antonio Spurs are an American professional basketball team based in San Antonio, Texas. ... Herman Melville (August 1, 1819 – September 28, 1891) was an American novelist, short story writer, essayist, and poet. ... Benito Cereno is a novella or short novel by Herman Melville. ... Peter Farrelly is a screenwriter, producer, director and novelist from Cumberland, Rhode Island. ... Juliana Hatfield (born July 27, 1967 in Wiscasset, Maine, United States), is an American guitarist/singer-songwriter from the Boston area, formerly of the indie rock band Blake Babies. ... Year 1967 (MCMLXVII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar) of the 1967 Gregorian calendar. ... Indie rock is a subgenre of rock music often used to refer to bands that are on small independent record labels or that arent on labels at all. ... Pat Leahy (born June 9, 1979 in Duxbury, Massachusetts, United States) is a professional ice hockey left wing who currently plays for the Boston Bruins of the NHL. Leahy was drafted 122th overall by the New York Rangers in the 1998 NHL Entry Draft. ... “NHL” redirects here. ... The Boston Bruins are a professional ice hockey team based in Boston, Massachusetts. ... Major league affiliations National League (1890–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 5, 8, 10, 13, 18, 20, 24, 42 Name Cincinnati Reds (1958–present) Cincinnati Redlegs (1953-1958) Cincinnati Reds (1882-1953) Cincinnati Red Stockings (1876-1882) Other nicknames The Redlegs, The Big Red Machine... Anthony Joseph Joe Perry (Born September 10, 1950 in Lawrence, Massachusetts), is the lead guitarist and a contributing songwriter for the rock band Aerosmith. ... This article is about the band Aerosmith. ... There is more than one person named Mike Sullivan: Mike Sullivan (hockey) - An NHL coach and former player. ... The Boston Bruins are a professional ice hockey team based in Boston, Massachusetts. ... The King Caesar House is a historic house located at 120 King Caesar Road, Duxbury, Massachusetts. ...

Points of interest

  • Art Complex Museum: The Carl A. Weyerhaeuser collection.[4]
  • First Parish Church, Unitarian Universalist: Founded in 1632 by the Pilgrims, it was the second religious body of the Plymouth Colony.[5]
  • Gershom Bradford House: This early 19th century house remains virtally untouched from when it was built and furnished by the seafaring captain. It remained in the family for four generations until donated to the Duxbury Rural and Historical Society.[6]
  • Hall's Corner: Duxbury's small commercial and retail shopping area, centering around the flagpole.
  • John Alden House
  • King Caesar House[7]
  • Myles Standish Monument[8]
  • Snug Harbor: A charming harborfront with small shops on Washington Street.
  • North Hill Marsh: The Massachusetts Audubon Society's 129-acre sanctuary on Mayflower Street includes a forest, bike trails, and a 90-acre pond.[9]
  • Powder Point Bridge
  • Tinkertown: A quaint hamlet of Duxbury settled by tinkers in the early 1700s who mined iron ore from the nearby bogs to make their wares. Later the tinkers were know for producing high quality hand-made shoes. The illumination of luminaries on Christmas Eve is a Tinkertown tradition dating back generations.
  • Camp Wing : Located in the northeast tip it is a summer camp with many different events happing year round.

The Art Complex Museum, located in the historic town of Duxbury, Massachusetts, 33 miles south of Boston, serves as a regional art center and houses the impressive collection of the Carl A. Weyerhaeuser family. ... This article is about a particular group of seventeenth-century European colonists of North America. ... Seal of Plymouth Colony Map of Plymouth Colony showing town locations Capital Plymouth Language(s) English Religion Puritan, Separatist Government Monarchy Legislature General Court History  - Established 1620  - First Thanksgiving 1621  - Pequot War 1637  - King Philips War 1675–1676  - Part of the Dominion of New England 1686–1688  - Disestablished 1691... The King Caesar House is a historic house located at 120 King Caesar Road, Duxbury, Massachusetts. ...

See also

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References

  1. ^ Index of Legislative Representation by City and Town, from Mass.gov
  2. ^ Station D-1, SP Norwell
  3. ^ a b (1967) Who Was Who in America, Historical Volume, 1607-1896. Marquis Who's Who. 
  4. ^ http://www.artcomplex.org
  5. ^ http://www.duxburyuu.org
  6. ^ http://duxburyhistory.org/gershom_bradford_house.htm
  7. ^ http://duxburyhistory.org/king_caesar_house.htm
  8. ^ http://www.mass.gov/dcr/parks/southeast/mssm.htm
  9. ^ http://www.massaudubon.org/Nature_Connection/Sanctuaries/North_Hill/index.php

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