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Establishment and former town name(s) 
7 June 1637: "... Ducksburow shallbecome a towneship, ... and to have the prveledges of a towne..." (Plymouth Colony Records, Vol. 1, p. 62.)
Archiac name: Ducksburrow, Green Harbor, Namassakeesett, Mattakeeset
Section/Villages within the town: Ashdod, Captain's Hill, Cedar Crest, Duxbury Beach, Fordsville, Gardnerville, Hall's Corner, Hatchville, Island Creek, Millbrook, North Duxbury, Powder Point, South Duxbury, Tarklin, Tinkertown, West Duxbury
Boundary Changes 
2 March 1641: Bounds established.
3 June 1656: Part called the "Duxburrow New Plantation" established as Bridgewater.
2 March 1658: "Namassakeesett" annexex.
5 March 1661: Certrain tract of land granted to Duxbury and Marshfield.
5 July 1670: Bounds between Duxbury and the "Major's Purchase" established.
5 June 1678: Bounds established. 23 February 1683: Bounds between Duxbury and Marshfield established.
21 March 1712: Part included in the new town of Pembroke.
16 Jun 1726: Part included in the new town of Kingston
14 Jun 1813: Bounds between Duxbury andMarshfield established.
14 April 1857: Part annexed to Kingston.
Also see: Genealogy, History
- Ashdod Cemetery
(1811) Keene Street (described in Vital Records of Town as G.R. 4)
- Crooked Lane Cemetery
(18th century) Crooked Lane, North Duxbury
- Dingley Cemetery
West Street (described in Vital Records of Town as G.R. 2)
- Mayflower Cemetery
(1788) (aka Unitarian Church Cemetery, Duxbury Crematory) 774 Tremont St. 617-934-5261
- Old Burying Ground
(17th century) (aka Standish Cemetery, South Duxbury Cemetery) (described in Vital Records of Town as G.R. 1)
- Orthodox Church Cemetery
rear of Orthodox Church, Washington St., South Duxbury
- Site of First Church Cemetery
Chestnut Street, next to Old Burying Ground (many graves not marked)
- Walker Cemetery
Valley and Franklin Streets
- "Large Cemetery"
described in Vital Records of Town as G.R. 3
- 'Large Cemetery"
described in Vital Records of Town as G.R. 5
Church History and Records
Also see: Biography, Genealogy
Land and Deeds Records
Military History and Records
Societies, Libraries and Museums
- Google Book - Vital Records of Duxbury to the Year of 1850.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 Historical data relating to counties, cities, and towns in Massachusetts (Boston, Massachusetts : New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1997), [FHL book 974.4 H2h 1997].
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