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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Massachusetts]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Worcester County, Massachusetts|Worcester County]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]'' '''Mendon''' <br>  
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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Massachusetts]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Worcester County, Massachusetts|Worcester]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]'' '''Mendon''' <br>  
  
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=== [http://mendonma.net/ Town Hall]  ===
 
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==== Celebrations  ====
 
==== Celebrations  ====
  
*{{FHL|1155830|title-id|disp=An Address and other proceedings}} in commemoration of the two hundredth anniversary of the incorporation of Mendon, Massachusetts. <br><font face="Arial Unicode MS,Arial,sans-serif" size="2">Printed by C. Hamilton, Palladium Office, 1868, Worcester, Massachusetts</font><font face="Arial Unicode MS,Arial,sans-serif" size="2"></font>
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*{{FHL|1155830|title-id|disp=An Address and other proceedings}} in commemoration of the two hundredth anniversary of the incorporation of Mendon, Massachusetts. <br><font size="2" face="Arial Unicode MS,Arial,sans-serif">Printed by C. Hamilton, Palladium Office, 1868, Worcester, Massachusetts</font><font size="2" face="Arial Unicode MS,Arial,sans-serif"></font>
  
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
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*{{FHL|280779|title-id|disp=Records of the Evangelical Church}} of North Mendon, 1828-1859  
 
*{{FHL|280779|title-id|disp=Records of the Evangelical Church}} of North Mendon, 1828-1859  
 
*{{FHL|278990|title-id|disp=Records of the First Congregational Church}} in Mendon, 1785-1866  
 
*{{FHL|278990|title-id|disp=Records of the First Congregational Church}} in Mendon, 1785-1866  
*{{FHL|415687|title-id|disp=Society of Friends of Uxbridge}}, <font face="Arial Unicode MS,Arial,sans-serif" size="2">Monthly meeting records, 1783-1898, covers Mendon and surrounding towns and villages<br></font>
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*{{FHL|415687|title-id|disp=Society of Friends of Uxbridge}}, <font size="2" face="Arial Unicode MS,Arial,sans-serif">Monthly meeting records, 1783-1898, covers Mendon and surrounding towns and villages<br></font>
  
 
==== Civil Registration  ====
 
==== Civil Registration  ====
  
*<font face="Arial Unicode MS,Arial,sans-serif" size="2">{{FHL|156533|title-id|disp=Annals of the town of Mendon}}, from 1659 to 1800, compiled by John G. Metcalf, M.D <br></font>
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*<font size="2" face="Arial Unicode MS,Arial,sans-serif">{{FHL|156533|title-id|disp=Annals of the town of Mendon}}, from 1659 to 1800, compiled by John G. Metcalf, M.D <br></font>
  
 
==== Genealogy  ====
 
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*{{FHL|395835|title-id|disp=Mendon Families}}, not published, manuscript on microfilm<br>  
 
*{{FHL|395835|title-id|disp=Mendon Families}}, not published, manuscript on microfilm<br>  
 
*{{FHL|1199338|title-id|disp=The Wheelocks of Mendon}}, pub. 2004  
 
*{{FHL|1199338|title-id|disp=The Wheelocks of Mendon}}, pub. 2004  
*<font face="Arial Unicode MS,Arial,sans-serif" size="2">{{FHL|193745|title-id|disp=Taft talk}}&nbsp;: newsletter of the Taft Family Association</font>
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*<font size="2" face="Arial Unicode MS,Arial,sans-serif">{{FHL|193745|title-id|disp=Taft talk}}&nbsp;: newsletter of the Taft Family Association</font>
  
 
==== History  ====
 
==== History  ====
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'''Adjacent towns: ''Worcester Co.: '' [[Blackstone, Massachusetts|Blackstone]] | [[Hopedale, Massachusetts|Hopedale]] | [[Millville, Massachusetts|Millville]] | [[Northbridge, Massachusetts|Northbridge]] | [[Upton, Massachusetts|Upton]] | [[Uxbridge, Massachusetts|Uxbridge]] | ''Middlesex Co.: '' [[Bellingham, Massachusetts|Bellingham]]'''  
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'''Adjacent towns: ''Worcester Co.: '' [[Blackstone, Massachusetts|Blackstone]] | [[Hopedale, Massachusetts|Hopedale]] | [[Millville, Massachusetts|Millville]] | [[Northbridge, Massachusetts|Northbridge]] | [[Upton, Massachusetts|Upton]] | [[Uxbridge, Massachusetts|Uxbridge]] | ''Norfolk Co.: '' [[Bellingham, Massachusetts|Bellingham]]'''  
  
 
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Modern town borders of Mendon in Worcester County, Massachusetts.


Contents

Town Hall

20 Main Street
Mendon, MA

History

In the mid 1600's a group of inhabitants from Braintree and Weymouth petitioned the General Court (Massachusetts' legislative body) for permission to settle a new town. On May 28, 1659 the General Court granted the petitioners permission to seek out a place and present their desires to the General Court along with the names of those who were to do the work. In 1660, the group was granted a plantation of 8 miles square to begin their society.

(see more of the article at Town Hall's site)

Mendon is historically a rural, agrarian community located in the Blackstone Valley. Mendon is the second oldest town in Worcester County, and the community has one of the best-preserved Federal/Greek Revival hilltop village centers in the state, adjacent to large tracts of open space. Much of the remaining town is undeveloped land, and there is also a large lake of over 90 acres. Most of the town's streams and rivers are part of the Blackstone River's drainage basin. At a community level, the above atmosphere acts as a backdrop for large, regional activities like the annual Country Fair which brought 14,000 visitors, the Strawberry Festival which drew 4,000 participants and the 325th Anniversary Celebration in 1992 which involved the whole town. (Town of Mendon)

Resources

Biography

  • Biographical sketches of the ministers of the First Church, Mendon, Massachusetts, up to 1897
    George Faber Clark, microreproduction of manuscript

Celebrations

  • An Address and other proceedings in commemoration of the two hundredth anniversary of the incorporation of Mendon, Massachusetts.
    Printed by C. Hamilton, Palladium Office, 1868, Worcester, Massachusetts

Cemeteries

Church History

Church Records

Civil Registration

Genealogy

History

Land and Property

Maps

Newspapers

Public Records

Family Reunions

Town Records

Vital Records and Indexes

References

Adjacent towns: Worcester Co.: Blackstone | Hopedale | Millville | Northbridge | Upton | Uxbridge | Norfolk Co.: Bellingham



 

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