Charlestown, Boston

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Charlestown is the oldest neighborhood within the city of Boston, Massachusetts, United States.wikipedia
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Neighborhoods in Boston

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Charlestown is the oldest neighborhood within the city of Boston, Massachusetts, United States.
On the north bank of the Charles River is Charlestown; once a predominantly Irish enclave and site of the Bunker Hill Monument, it is now a haven for young professionals.

Sullivan Square

Charlestown is home to many historic sites, hospitals and organizations, with access from the Orange Line Sullivan Square or Community College stops or the I-93 expressway.
Sullivan Square is a traffic circle located in the Charlestown neighborhood of Boston, Massachusetts.

Middlesex County, Massachusetts

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With that, it also switched from Middlesex County, to which it had belonged since 1643, to Suffolk County.
The county was created by the Massachusetts General Court on May 10, 1643, when it was ordered that "the whole plantation within this jurisdiction be divided into four shires." Middlesex initially contained Charlestown, Cambridge, Watertown, Sudbury, Concord, Woburn, Medford, Wayland, and Reading.

Mystic River

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Originally called Mishawum by the Massachusett tribe, it is located on a peninsula north of the Charles River, across from downtown Boston, and also adjoins the Mystic River and Boston Harbor waterways.
Chelsea, Charlestown, Everett,

Charlestown Townies

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A mix of yuppie and upper-middle-class gentrification has influenced much of the area, as it has in many of Boston's neighborhoods, but Charlestown still maintains a strong Irish-American population and "Townie" identity.
Charlestown Townies is a colloquial phrase referring to residents of Charlestown, Boston, United States the oldest and northernmost neighborhood of Boston.

Charles River

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Originally called Mishawum by the Massachusett tribe, it is located on a peninsula north of the Charles River, across from downtown Boston, and also adjoins the Mystic River and Boston Harbor waterways.
Near its mouth, it forms the border between downtown Boston and Cambridge and Charlestown.

Boston

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Charlestown is the oldest neighborhood within the city of Boston, Massachusetts, United States.
The renaming on September 7, 1630, (Old Style) was by Puritan colonists from England who had moved over from Charlestown earlier that year in quest for fresh water.

Everett, Massachusetts

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From it, Woburn was separated in 1642, Malden in 1649 (including what is now Melrose and Everett) and Stoneham in 1725. Everett, Burlington, Arlington and Cambridge also acquired areas originally allocated to Charlestown.
Everett is a city in Middlesex County, Massachusetts, United States, directly north of Boston, bordering the neighborhood of Charlestown.

Thomas Graves (engineer)

Thomas Graves
Charlestown was laid out in 1629 by engineer Thomas Graves, one of its earliest settlers, in the reign of Charles I of England. Originally a Puritan English city during the Colonial era, Charlestown proper was founded in 1628 and settled July 4, 1629, by Thomas Graves, Increase Nowell, Simon Hoyt, the Rev. Francis Bright, Ralph, Richard and William Sprague, and about 100 others who preceded the Great Migration.
Thomas Graves was an English engineer and city planner responsible for the laying out of the city of Charlestown in Massachusetts Bay Colony, now a neighborhood of Boston, Massachusetts.

Malden, Massachusetts

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From it, Woburn was separated in 1642, Malden in 1649 (including what is now Melrose and Everett) and Stoneham in 1725.
The area was originally called the "Mistick Side" and was a part of Charlestown.

Medford, Massachusetts

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South Medford, the land south of the Mystic River (now surrounded by Somerville), was known as "Mistick Field" and was transferred from Charlestown to Medford in 1754.
Medford was settled in 1630 by English immigrant colonists as part of Charlestown, of the Massachusetts Bay Colony.

South Medford, Massachusetts

South Medford
South Medford, the land south of the Mystic River (now surrounded by Somerville), was known as "Mistick Field" and was transferred from Charlestown to Medford in 1754.
Medford was founded in 1630 by English settlers as part of Charlestown.

Somerville, Massachusetts

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Still-rural Somerville was split off in 1842 as Charlestown was urbanizing.
Somerville was established as a town in 1842, when it was separated from Charlestown.

Melrose, Massachusetts

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From it, Woburn was separated in 1642, Malden in 1649 (including what is now Melrose and Everett) and Stoneham in 1725.
The land that comprises Melrose was first settled in 1628 and was once part of Charlestown and then Malden.

Battle of Bunker Hill

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On June 17, 1775, the Charlestown Peninsula was the site of the Battle of Bunker Hill, named for a hill at the northwest end of the peninsula near Charlestown Neck.
The battle is named after Bunker Hill in Charlestown, Massachusetts, which was peripherally involved in the battle.

Increase Nowell

Originally a Puritan English city during the Colonial era, Charlestown proper was founded in 1628 and settled July 4, 1629, by Thomas Graves, Increase Nowell, Simon Hoyt, the Rev. Francis Bright, Ralph, Richard and William Sprague, and about 100 others who preceded the Great Migration.
Increase Nowell, (1590 –1655), was a colonial administrator, original patentee of the Massachusetts Bay Company, founder of Charlestown, Massachusetts, and first ruling elder of the First Church in Charlestown.

Stoneham, Massachusetts

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From it, Woburn was separated in 1642, Malden in 1649 (including what is now Melrose and Everett) and Stoneham in 1725.
Stoneham was first settled by colonists in 1634 and was originally a part of Charlestown.

Arlington, Massachusetts

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Everett, Burlington, Arlington and Cambridge also acquired areas originally allocated to Charlestown.
A larger area, including land that was later to become the town of Belmont, and outwards to the shore of the Mystic River, which had previously been part of Charlestown, was incorporated on February 27, 1807 as West Cambridge.

Charlestown State Prison

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An 87 acre Navy Yard was established in 1800; Charlestown State Prison opened in 1805.
Charlestown State Prison was a correctional facility in Charlestown, Boston, Massachusetts operated by the Massachusetts Department of Correction.

Bunker Hill Monument

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British troops unloaded at Moulton's Point and much of the battle took place on Breed's Hill, which overlooked the harbor from about 400 yards off the southern end of the peninsula. The Bunker Hill Monument was erected between 1827 and 1843 using Quincy granite brought to the site by a combination of purpose-built railway and barge.
The 221-foot (67 m) granite obelisk was erected between 1825 and 1843 in Charlestown, Massachusetts, with granite from nearby Quincy conveyed to the site via the purpose-built Granite Railway, followed by a trip by barge.

Wonohaquaham

Thomas Walford, acting as an interpreter with the Massachusetts Indians, negotiated with the local sachem Wonohaquaham for Endicott and his people to settle there.
A few years after his father's death, Wonohaquaham became sachem of Mishawum, which consisted of the land near the Mystic River, including present-day Chelsea, Charlestown, Malden, Everett, Revere, Somerville, Woburn, and Stoneham as well as parts of Medford, Cambridge, Arlington, and Reading.

Charlestown Neck

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On June 17, 1775, the Charlestown Peninsula was the site of the Battle of Bunker Hill, named for a hill at the northwest end of the peninsula near Charlestown Neck.
The Charlestown Neck was an isthmus connecting the formerly independent city of Charlestown, Massachusetts to the mainland at present-day Sullivan Square in Middlesex County.

Cambridge, Massachusetts

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Everett, Burlington, Arlington and Cambridge also acquired areas originally allocated to Charlestown.
In addition, the town was connected to the Boston & Maine Railroad, leading to the development of Porter Square as well as the creation of neighboring Somerville from the formerly rural parts of Charlestown.

Quincy, Massachusetts

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The Bunker Hill Monument was erected between 1827 and 1843 using Quincy granite brought to the site by a combination of purpose-built railway and barge.
Quincy became as accessible to Boston as was Charlestown.

USS Monadnock (1863)

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During the Civil War, over 26,000 men joined the Union Army and Navy at the Navy Yard, which was also responsible for constructing some of the most famous vessels of the conflict: the Merrimack, the Hartford, and the Monadnock.
The first USS Monadnock, a twin‑screw, wooden‑hull, double-turreted, ironclad monitor was laid down at the Boston Navy Yard in Charlestown, Massachusetts in 1862.