MARLBOROUGH , acity of Middlesex
See also:county, Massachusetts, U.S.A., about 28 M . W. of Boston . Pop . (19oo), 13,609 (3311 were
See also:born); (191o), 14,579; it is served by the Boston & Maine and the New
See also:York New Haven &
See also:railways, and by inter-urban electric lines . The city, with a
See also:area of 21.08 sq. m., lies in a fertile hilly
See also:country, and contains several ponds, including the beautiful
See also:Williams Pond, which covers i sq. m . A public library was established here in 1792; it was housed in a new
See also:building in 1904 . Other public buildings are the city
See also:hall, the Federal building and a state armoury . There is a boarding school for girls, St
See also:Ann's Academy (1887), under the direction of the Sisters of St Ann . The city's importance is
See also:industrial; in 1905 its factory product was valued at $7,468,849 (an increase of 66% since 'goo), of which 88.6% was the value of boots and shoes . Whether the city is named from Marl-
See also:borough in
See also:Wiltshire, or, as seems more probable, because of early spellings " Marlberg " and " Marlbridge," from the presence of marl in the neighbourhood, is uncertain . Settlers from Sudbury in 1665 took possession of a
See also:hill called by the
See also:Indians Whipsuffenicke and gradually hemmed in the Christian
See also:village of Ockoocangansett (or Ognoikonguamescitt), on an adjoining hill still bearing this name . The
See also:town was incorporated in 166o .
It was destroyed by Indians in
See also:March 1676, during
See also:Philip's war, and was abandoned for a
See also:year . West-borough was separated from it in 1717, Southborough in 1727, and a
See also:part of Berlin in 1784; parts of it were annexed to
See also:North-borough in 1807, to Bolton in 1829 and to Hudson in 1866; and it annexed parts of
See also:Framingham in 1791, and of Southborough in 1843 . In 1890 it was incorporated as a city . See S . A . Drake,
See also:History of Middlesex County, ii . 137 sqq., " Marlborough " by Rev . R . S . Griffin and E . L .
See also:Bigelow (Boston, 188o) .
MARL (from O. Fr. marle, Late Lat. margila, dim. of...
EARLS AND DUKES OF MARLBOROUGH
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