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Princeton, Worcester, Massachusetts

Town Clerk

6 Town Hall Drive
Princeton, MA 01541
Phone: 978-464-2103
Fax: 978-464-2106

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Modern town borders of Princeton in Worcester County, Massachusetts.

Brief History

On the 20 of October, 1759, part of Rutland and certain common lands adjoining were established as a District, which was for several years known as Rutland East Wing. This was incorporated as a town in 1771, and was named Princeton, in honor of Rev. Thomas Prince, pastor of the Old South Church in Boston, and a large proprietor in this tract of land. On the 16th of February, 1810, a part of Hubbardston was annexed to its territory, and on the 4th of April, 1838, another extension was made by including a part of the common lands of "No Town," so called. The population of Princeton in 1791 was 1016; in 1840, 1254; in 1900, 975.[1]

Historical Data

Town Histories

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Genealogical Resources

Vital Records

The town of Princeton kept annual town reports. These reports often contained birth, marriage, and death information. Below is a list of years when Princeton kept town reports. (NOTE: Occasionally, these town reports missed vital statistic information from the end of the year. If you don't find your ancestor's vital information, check the following year's town report to see if your ancestor's information was recorded later.)

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  1. Systematic History Fund, Vital Records of Princeton, Massachusetts (Worcester, Massachusetts: Franklin P Rice, 1902), 5; digital images, Internet Archives ( Jul 2020).

Adjacent towns: Worcester Co.: Holden | Hubbardston | Leominster | Rutland | Sterling | Westminster