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More About Woburn, Massachusetts
Woburn was first settled in 1642. The area included the towns Winchester, Burlington, Stoneham, and Wilmington. It was officially incorporated in 1642. Between the 17th and 18th centuries, Wilmington, Burlington, and Winchester were separated from Woburn. The name Woburn was gotten from Woburn, Bedfordshire. The first town meeting in Woburn was held on the 13th of April, 1644, and the first town officers were assigned.
A founding father of Woburn is Deacon Edward Convers. He was one of the first selectmen. He built the first house and the first windmill in Woburn. The population in Woburn increased progressively from 1650. In the 17th century, business ventures and commercial activities kicked off in the city. Taverns, hotels, libraries, schools, and other public offices were opened. The Middlesex Canal was opened in 1803.
In 1835, railroad transportation reached Woburn, and traditional media such as newspaper companies opened in Woburn. The Woburn Sentinel newspaper began in 1839, and The North Woburn Library was founded in 1840. Woburn Branch Railroad was opened for business in 1844, and in 1882, telephones were introduced in Woburn; these were followed by the innovation of electric lights. Woburn was incorporated as a city on the 12th of June, 1888.
Modernization continued through the centuries, in 1892, electric cars transited the East Middlesex Street Railway. Woburn celebrated its 250th anniversary in 1892 with a booming population and a robust economy. In present-day, Woburn is a residential neighborhood with several park reservations and industrial centers. It is home to a good number of historical structures, and it exhibits architectural styles from the early years.
What to do or see in Woburn, MA
Horn pond Reservation was a popular destination as a vacation resort in the 1900s when the creation of the Middlesex canal made it easily accessible. The pond now serves as a water supply for the town of Woburn, and reservation is an attraction for joggers and lovers of nature.
The Baldwin House was built in 1661 by Deacon Henry Baldwin. It was added to the National Register of Historic places in 1971. The property is currently located at No 2 Alfred Street in Woburn. It is presently a restaurant called Sichuan Garden. Woburn public library was founded in 1856. It was designed by the Victorian-era architect H.H Richardson. The library is a National Historic Landmark.
- Samuel Warren Abbott (1837 – 1904) was an American surgeon. He served as the first secretary of Massachusett’s first state board of health from 1886 to 1904. He was born in Woburn, Ma.
- Philemon Wright (1760 – 1839) was a farmer, entrepreneur, and founding father of Canadian cities Hull and Quebec. He founded Wright’s Town and Wrightsville, which were later incorporated in 1875 and renamed as Quebec and Hull. He was born in Woburn, MA.
- Julia Sarsfield O’Connor (1890 – 1972) was an American labor leader and head of the National Telephone Operators’ Department of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW). She was born in Woburn.