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jamapelval
09-07-2005, 01:20 PM
Does anybody know any ghost towns, or abandoned places in northeast massachusetts?
some of the towns around are:
lowell
dracut
tingsborouugh
chelmsford

other places are more than welcome
please get back to me:)

dremoto
09-01-2008, 01:07 PM
I thought since you mentioned the northern towns that were once connected to Dunstable before it was split up. Here is the bit of history about Tyngsboro

Tyngsborough was first settled by whites in 1661 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1661), as part of the massive Dunstable Township (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dunstable,_Massachusetts). The town of Dunstable, incorporated in 1673, was named after the hometown of pioneer Edward Tyng. However, a relative of his, and the source of the town of Tyngsborough's name, was Colonel Jonathan Tyng (http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Colonel_Jonathan_Tyng&action=edit&redlink=1) whose home, the Tyng Mansion House (http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Tyng_Mansion_House&action=edit&redlink=1), was one of the oldest north of Boston. He settled near the Merrimack in what is now Tyngsborough in 1675. The house stood until the 1970s, when it was destroyed by arson. Early on Tyngsborough residents fought a series of small and bloody skirmishes with local Native American tribes. Evidence of this can be found in several old colonial homes in town that still have emergency passages that were used during these attacks. In 1789, Tyngsborough's parish split from the rest of Dunstable, making Tyngsborough a recognized district. On February 23rd (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/February_23), 1809 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1809), Tyngsborough became a town.

I imagine with such a colorful history some remnants of the colonial must be around;)