Grafton

Includes the Villages of Grafton Center, New England Village, Farnumsville, Fisherville, Centerville and Saundersville

Settled 1718, Incorporated 1735

  • Originally inhabited by the Nipmuc Tribe
  • The Hassanamisco Reservation is a State-recognized Reservation, still used today
  • First White Settler was Reverend John Elliot, who preached Christianity to the Nipmucs
  • The Bandstand in the Town Common was built in 1934-1935 for the movie, “Ah, Wilderness!”
  • Home of the Willard House & Clock Museum
  • America’s first Valentine’s Cards are manufactured by the New England Valentine Co. in 1879; a collaboration between Jotham Woods Taft and Esther Howland.
  • Earl Tupper first produced Tupperware at his factory in 1938.

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