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Plymouth County Data
MARRIAGE NOTICES AND
Obits and Death Notices from the 1831 Barnstable Patriot: John B. Bates, Mrs. Sarah Cole, John Cotton, Wendell
Davis, Mrs. Susan M. Easterbrook, Isaiah Hersey, Sarah Lane, Frances C. Rider
Death Notices: Benjamin Fearing, Elizabeth L. Mayhew, Barzillai Whiting, Mrs. Lydia Wood
Marriage Notice: BRYANT-KING, SHAW-COLE
DEATH RECORDS: Loring, Cowell
News-Accidents: Peter Holmes Accidently Shot in Hip and Levi Atwood Seriously Injured In Accident
Obit: John Alden, Henry Pickens, John Hersey, Zillah Thomas
News-Disasters: 1905 Brockton Disaster - Contributed by Robin Line
Lighthouse, Cedar Point Scituate Harbor, Scituate vicinity
Formed in 1685
The county seats are Plymouth and Brockton
The Town of Plymouth is situated 37 miles south-west of Boston, at the bottom of a harbor on the bay of Massachusetts.
Patuxet was the Native American name of Plymouth.
The area of Plymouth is large, and there are more than fifty ponds in the town, covering 3000 acres. In the rear
of the village is Burying Hill, formerly Fort Hill. It overlooks the sea, being 160 feet above sea-level, and embraces
about 8 acres. On this height the Pilgrims built a fort in 1675, on the approach of King Piiilip's war, one hundred
feet square, strongly palisaded, ten and a half foot high. The hill is now covered with the graves of former generations.
place of the Pilgrims. About 50 of the passengers of the May Flower, were buried here -- among them Gov. Carver,
and Rose Standish.
Plymouth was the first town built in Massachusetts by Europeans. The landing at Plymouth Rock was first made December
11,1620, O. S, The Shallop containing Carver, Bradford, Winslow, Standish, and others, with 8 or 10 seamen came
near shore, and found a harbor fit for shipping. A part of their number landed and examined the country. Near the
shore they found Indian corn had been planted two or three years before. A beautiful brook was near, and springs
of pure water. So they judged it a good place for settlement. On Saturday the 23, they began to cut timber for
building. The story of their sufferings, and final success has often been told. [Source: "Historical
Sketches of Towns in Plymouth and Barnstable Counties, Massachusetts". By Dean Dudley (c. 1873)]
Cities, Towns and Villages
Abington * Bridgewater * Brockton * Carver * Duxbury * Cedar Crest * South Duxbury * East Bridgewater
* Halifax * Hanover * Hanson * Hingham * Hull * Kingston * Lakeville * North Lakeville * Marion * Marion
Center * Marshfield * Brant Rock * Green Harbor * Marshfield Hills * Ocean Bluff * Mattapoisett * Mattapoisett
Center * Middleborough * Middleborough Center * Norwell * Pembroke * North Pembroke * Plymouth * North Plymouth
* White Island Shores * Plympton * Rochester * Rockland * Scituate * North Scituate * Wareham * Onset * Wareham
Center * West Wareham * Weweantic * West Bridgewater * Whitman
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