Andover - Early History

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The territory within the limits of the town of Andover was originally called Cochicawick. Andover was incorporated as a town May 6, 1646, and was named for the town in Hants County, England, which had been the home of many settlers.
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A committee was appointed by the General Court on June 1, 1652, to lay out the bounds between Andover and Cambridge.
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*The bounds between Andover and Billerica were established May 26, 1658.
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*The bounds between Andover and Wills Hill were established May 9, 1678.
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*June 20, 1728, a part of Andover was included in the new town of Middleton.
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*April 17, 1847, a part of Andover was included in the new town of Lawrence.
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*April 7, 1855, a part of Andover was established as North Andover.
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*February 7, 1879, a part of Andover was annexed to Lawrence.
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*The bounds between Andover and Tewksbury were established May 21, 1903.
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*The bounds between Andover and North Reading were established April 22, 1904.
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Vital records for Andover from 1647-1905 on available at the library on microfiche. Contents of the fiche are listed below.
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[[Image:Andover Vital Records.jpg|thumb|...''Andover Vital Records, 1647-1905''.... click to enlarge|left]]
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* [http://catalog.mvlc.org/ipac20/ipac.jsp?session=HW036W4645218.114317&profile=man&source=~!horizon&view=subscriptionsummary&uri=full=3100001~!250279~!57&ri=1&aspect=subtab783&menu=search&ipp=20&spp=20&staffonly=&term=andover+history&index=.GW&uindex=&aspect=subtab783&menu=search&ri=1#focus ''Andover Symbol of New England''] by Fuess, Claude Moore, (974.45 Fue)
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* [http://andover.mvlc.org/opac/en-US/skin/default/xml/rdetail.xml?r=250279&t=Andover%20Symbol%20of%20New%20England&tp=title&l=5&d=1&f=at&hc=1&rt=title''Andover Symbol of New England''] by Fuess, Claude Moore, (974.45 Fue)
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* [http://catalog.mvlc.org/ipac20/ipac.jsp?session=1203T26Q49T90.115938&profile=man&source=~!horizon&view=subscriptionsummary&uri=full=3100001~!103693~!2&ri=8&aspect=subtab783&menu=search&ipp=20&spp=20&staffonly=&term=bailey+andover&index=.GW&uindex=&aspect=subtab783&menu=search&ri=8#focus ''Historical Sketches of Andover''] by Bailey, Sarah Loring, (974.45 Bai)
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* [http://cdl.library.cornell.edu/cgi-bin/moa/pageviewer?frames=1&coll=moa&view=50&root=%2Fmoa%2Fnewe%2Fnewe0020%2F&tif=00493.TIF&cite=http%3A%2F%2Fcdl.library.cornell.edu%2Fcgi-bin%2Fmoa%2Fmoa-cgi%3Fnotisid%3DAFJ3026-0020-6 "Historic Andover"] by Annie Sawyer Downs in ''New England Magazine'', volume 20, issue 4, page 483 - 507
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* [http://catalog.mvlc.org/ipac20/ipac.jsp?session=HW036W4645218.114317&profile=man&source=~!horizon&view=subscriptionsummary&uri=full=3100001~!616794~!21&ri=1&aspect=subtab783&menu=search&ipp=20&spp=20&staffonly=&term=andover+history&index=.GW&uindex=&aspect=subtab783&menu=search&ri=1#focus "The Hitherto Undiscovered First Settlements of North Andover and Andover of 1629 and 1634"] a slide show by Wrigley, Clifford (Andover Room R 974.45 Wri)
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* [http://andover.mvlc.org/opac/en-US/skin/default/xml/rdetail.xml?r=103693&t=historical%20Sketches%20of%20Andover&tp=title&l=5&d=1&f=at&hc=5&rt=title ''Historical Sketches of Andover''] by Bailey, Sarah Loring, (974.45 Bai)
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* [http://andover.mvlc.org/opac/en-US/skin/default/xml/rdetail.xml?r=616794&t=First%20Settlements%20of%20North%20Andover%20and%20Andover&tp=title&l=5&d=1&f=at&hc=1&rt=title "The Hitherto Undiscovered First Settlements of North Andover and Andover of 1629 and 1634. "] a slide show by Wrigley, Clifford (Andover Room R 974.45 Wri)
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*[http://ma-vitalrecords.org/MA/Essex/Andover Vital Records of Andover, MA]
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--[[User:Eleanor|Eleanor]] 15:15, February 21, 2008 (EST)<br>
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--[[User:Kim|Kim]] 10:38, May 10, 2013 (EDT)
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The territory within the limits of the town of Andover was originally called Cochicawick. Andover was incorporated as a town May 6, 1646, and was named for the town in Hants County, England, which had been the home of many settlers.

A committee was appointed by the General Court on June 1, 1652, to lay out the bounds between Andover and Cambridge.

  • The bounds between Andover and Billerica were established May 26, 1658.
  • The bounds between Andover and Wills Hill were established May 9, 1678.
  • June 20, 1728, a part of Andover was included in the new town of Middleton.
  • April 17, 1847, a part of Andover was included in the new town of Lawrence.
  • April 7, 1855, a part of Andover was established as North Andover.
  • February 7, 1879, a part of Andover was annexed to Lawrence.
  • The bounds between Andover and Tewksbury were established May 21, 1903.
  • The bounds between Andover and North Reading were established April 22, 1904.


Vital records for Andover from 1647-1905 on available at the library on microfiche. Contents of the fiche are listed below.

...Andover Vital Records, 1647-1905.... click to enlarge
...Andover Vital Records, 1647-1905.... click to enlarge


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--Eleanor 15:15, February 21, 2008 (EST)
--Kim 10:38, May 10, 2013 (EDT)

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