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The story of how the town of Maynard came to be.

Prior to its incorporation in 1871 the Town of Maynard was known as the village of Assabet, after the river that flows through it. At the time of incorporation the name "Maynard" was chosen to honor Amory Maynard, whose mill was the primary source…

A short review on the Assabet River, the origins and variations of its name, and how it was intertwined in Maynard's early history.

"The letter was sent to Mrs. Marry M. Stewart [Mary Stuart] from her nephew Ebenezer Stuart Whitcomb, E. S., as he called himself, wrote to his Aunt Mary from a Union Civil War camp near Portsmouth, Virginia where he was serving with the 16th…

A note from J. Gove, Esq. to Robert Lewis Davis, Esq. regarding a bill. The note is dated December 27, 1852, Concord, An envelope accompanies the note. The envelope is addressed to Robert Lewis Davis, Esq., Assabet, Mass.