These 9 Massachusetts towns are wicked old, in fact…the oldest! How old are they? They’re so old rainbows were likely black and white. No seriously, they’re so old, they are in the record books as the oldest towns in Massachusetts. This whole subject came to mind when I was reading something the other day that mentioned Gloucester was one of the oldest towns here in Mass. So, of course I had to start digging to find out what other towns were considered the oldest.
Think about it. Everywhere you go in our historic state you see town signs with settlement dates, or year established. It’s a source of pride, and it should be! Collecting information on this subject got a little tricky because some go by cities or towns settlement dates and some go by established dates. So, I enlisted the help of Only In Your State and Wikipedia to share, with you, a list of the oldest towns. These are the oldest towns in Massachusetts, according to the date they were settled.
See if your town made the list!