Timeline of Newburyport, Massachusetts facts for kids

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This is a timeline of the history of Newburyport, Massachusetts, USA.

17th-18th centuries

  • 1635 - Newbury incorporated.
  • 1761 - Belleville Congregational Church founded.
  • 1764 - Newburyport incorporated (formerly part of Newbury).
  • 1772 - Marine Society of Newburyport established.
  • 1773
    • Isaiah Thomas opens "a printing house in King Street."
    • Essex Journal newspaper begins publication.
  • 1790 - Population: 4,837.
  • 1793 - Impartial Herald newspaper begins publication.
  • 1794
    • Morning Star newspaper begins publication.
    • Newburyport Woolen Manufacturing Co. established.
  • 1795
    • Political Gazette newspaper begins publication.
    • Merrimack Bank incorporated.
  • 1797 - Newburyport Herald newspaper begins publication.
  • 1799 - Newburyport Marine Insurance Co. incorporated.

19th century

1894 map NewburyportMA byPoole BPL 11086
Newburyport, 1894
  • 1801 - American Intelligencer newspaper published.
  • 1802 - Merrimac Humane Society established.
  • 1803
    • Merrimack Gazette and New England Repertory newspapers begin publication.
    • Newburyport Female Charitable Society organized.
    • Merrimack Fire and Marine Insurance Co. incorporated.
  • 1804 - Political Calendar newspaper begins publication.
  • 1805 - Merrimack Magazine begins publication.
  • 1807 - Newburyport Gazette newspaper begins publication.
  • 1808 - Statesman newspaper begins publication.
  • 1810
    • Newburyport Mechanick Association and Newburyport Athenaeum incorporated.
    • Independent Whig newspaper begins publication.
    • Merrimack Bible Society organized.
  • 1812 - Washington Benevolent Society organized.
  • 1818 - Howard Benevolent Society instituted "for the relief of the sick and destitute."
  • 1825 - Newburyport Hosiery Co. established.
  • 1829 - Newburyport Lyceum organized.
  • 1835
    • Society for the Relief of Aged Females founded.
    • U.S. Custom House built.
  • 1836
    • Newburyport Linnean Society and Newburyport Steam Cotton Co. incorporated.
    • Newburyport Silk Co. and Newburyport Ladies' Bethel Society established.
  • 1837 - Bartlet Steam Mills incorporated.
  • 1840 - Pleasant Street Christian Church organized.
  • 1841 - Essex North District Medical Society organized.
  • 1842 - James Steam Mills incorporated.
  • 1844 - Essex Steam Mills incorporated.
  • 1845 - Globe Steam Mills and Ocean Steam Mills incorporated.
  • 1850
    • Ladies' General Charitable Society instituted.
    • Newburyport Gas Co. incorporated.
  • 1851 - June 18: Essex North Musical convention held.
  • 1852 - Merrimack Library Association organized.
  • 1854
    • Newburyport Public Library founded.
    • Newburyport Five Cents Savings Bank incorporated.
  • 1855 - Newburyport Library Association organized.
  • 1857 - Mechanic Library Association incorporated.
  • 1865 - Washington Street Methodist Episcopal Church organized.
  • 1869 - Merrimack Marine Railway Co. incorporated.
  • 1874 - Newburyport Mutual Benefit Association organized.
  • 1877 - Antiquarian and Historical Society of Old Newbury established.
  • 1878 - Newburyport Athenaeum organized.
  • 1884 - Newburyport YMCA incorporated.
  • 1886 - Newburyport Society for the Relief of Aged Men incorporated.
  • 1887 - Newburyport Electric Light & Power Co. incorporated.
  • 1888 - Daily News established.
  • 1890
    • YWCA of Newburyport incorporated.
    • City Improvement society organized.
  • 1896 - Newburyport Choral Union organized.

20th century

  • 1904 - South End Reading Room Association formed.
  • 1906 - Newburyport Homeoepathic Hospital opens.
  • 1917 - Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church of Newburyport founded.
  • 1968 - Newburyport Maritime Society established.
  • 1971 - Market Square Historic District added to National Register of Historic Places.
  • 1971-79 - Downtown undergoes major renewal and historic preservation effort.
  • 1991 - Actors Studio of Newburyport founded.
  • 1994 - Sister city relationship established with Bura, Taita-Taveta District, Kenya.

21st century


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