Andover - Separation

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Because the original settlement of Andover was along Lake Cochichewicke, the meeting house was in that area. When in 1707 the population of the town had increase enough to warrant a second meeting house, the majority of townspeople lived in the southern area of the town. Andover was divided into two parishes and a second meeting house was built in the southern portion.

The Southern Parish relinquished two fire engines, the fire house, the Alms House and paid the North Parish $500.00 to retain the name of Andover.


townspeople who met with the legislature.)

  • Andover Advertiser, March 10, 1855, page 2 column 1
  • Andover Advertiser March 17, 1855, page 2, column 3 (Letter requesting the division of the town and the Senate Commitee report of the division of the town.)
  • Andover Advertiser, April 7, 1855, page 2 column 1 and 2)
  • Andover Advertiser, April 14, 1855, page 2 colums 4 (The legislative act dividing the town.)

--Eleanor 12:48, October 22, 2007 (EDT)

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