Place:Billerica, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States

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NameBillerica
Alt namesBillerica Centresource: USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS25004627
Billerica Villagesource: USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS25004627
Billerikasource: USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS25004627
Billirrikeysource: USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS25004627
Shawshinesource: USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS25004627
TypeTown
Coordinates42.55°N 71.267°W
Located inMiddlesex, Massachusetts, United States
Contained Places
Cemetery
Old South Burying Ground
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog


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Billerica is a town in Middlesex County, Massachusetts, United States. The population was 40,243 according to the 2010 census. It is the only town named Billerica in the United States and borrows its name from the town of Billericay in Essex, England.

History

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In the early 1630s, a Praying Indian village named Shawsheen was at the current site of Billerica. Other notable Revolutionary War era residents included Asa Pollard (1735–1775), the first soldier killed at the Battle of Bunker Hill, and Thomas Ditson (born 1741), who was tarred and feathered by the British in 1775 while on a visit to Boston. The song "Yankee Doodle" supposedly became a term of national pride instead of an insult due to this event. The town now celebrates "Yankee Doodle Weekend" every September.

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