Most People Don’t Know The Meaning Behind These 11 Massachusetts Town Names

Have you ever wondered how some of Massachusetts’ towns and villages got their names? Plenty of them are derived from indigenous place names and quite a few are borrowed from England, but some boast pretty unique origin stories.

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If you love learning about the history of Massachusetts, read our article on how these Massachusetts towns got their start.