NEWTON , acity of Middlesex
See also:county, Massachusetts, U.S.A., Io m . W. of Boston, on the S.
See also:bank of the
See also:river, which
See also:borders it for 16 m . Pop . (188o) 16,495; (1890) 24,379; (1900) 33,587, of whom 1o,o68 were
See also:born, 19,006 of foreign parentage and 505 were negroes; (1910,
See also:census) 39,806 . Newton is served by the Boston & Albany railway . The city, with an
See also:area of 17.98 sq. m., contains 15 villages . In Newton, the most prominent of these villages, is a
See also:stone terrace
See also:monument to
See also:Eliot, erected on the site of Waban's
See also:wigwam near Nonantum
See also:Hill, where Eliot founded the first
See also:Church on the 28th of
See also:October 1646—the Nonantum
See also:Indians, under their chief Waban, removed to
See also:Natick in 1651 . On Institution Hill, Newton Centre, is the first Baptist theological seminary in
See also:America, Newton Theological Institution, founded in 1825 . Here also is the residence of
See also:Smith (1808-1895), author of " America " and several missionary
See also:hymns, and pastor here in 1842-1854 . In Newton Upper Falls,
See also:Bridge (of the Boston Aqueduct) crosses the Charles near the falls in
See also:Gorge Reservation of the Metropolitan
See also:system . Auburndale is the seat of Lasell Seminary for
See also:Women, founded in 1851 by
See also:Edward Lasell (1809-1852) . Other of the villages are Newtonville, West Newton and Newton
See also:Highlands .
The city of Newton is primarily a residential suburb of Boston; along the Charles is a
See also:part (191.12 acres) of the Charles River Reservation of the Metropolitan Park system, and the city has several attractive public parks, including Norumbega Park, on the
See also:banks of the river, with a large open-air theatre; boating, especially canoeing, on the river is very popular . The city has a public library, a high school and a technical high school . Among its manufactures are foundry and machine
See also:shop products, worsted goods and electrical apparatus; the factories utilize the
See also:water power of the falls . The value of the manufactured product in 1905 was $4,140,996 . The region was settled as a part of Cambridge in 163o and was called South Side (i.e. of the Charles), Nonantum (the Indian name), Cambridge
See also:Village, Little Cambridge or New Cambridge; in 1688 it was incorporated as a
See also:town and in 1691 received its
See also:present name; it annexed an
See also:island in the Charles in 1803; parts of it were annexed to
See also:Roxbury (1838) and
See also:Waltham (1849); it became a city in 1873; and in 1875 it annexed a part of Boston, with which there have been several more
See also:recent boundary adjustments .
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