Place:Townsend, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States

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NameTownsend
Alt namesCentre Villagesource: USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS25003637
Centrevillesource: USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS25003637
Townsend Centersource: USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS25003637
TypeTown
Coordinates42.667°N 71.7°W
Located inMiddlesex, Massachusetts, United States
Contained Places
Cemetery
Old Burying Ground
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source: Family History Library Catalog


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Townsend is a town in Middlesex County, Massachusetts, United States. The population was 8,926 at the 2010 census.

For geographic and demographic information on the census-designated place Townsend, please see the article Townsend (CDP), Massachusetts.

History

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Townsend was first settled in 1676, and was officially incorporated in 1732. The town was named after Charles Townshend, English secretary of state and an opponent of the Tories.

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