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Medway, MA Town Information

Medway is a town in Norfolk County, Massachusetts, United States with a population of about 13,000.

Medway was first settled in 1657 and was officially incorporated in 1713. At that time, Medway began as a farming community of two hundred thirty-three. It was not long before the water power of the Charles River and Chicken Brook stimulated the formation of cotton and paper mills, straw and boot factories, and a variety of cottage industries. Medway demonstrates the central importance of the Charles River and the thriving town that grew alongside it. Today, the one-room schoolhouses are gone and the country stores have moved to the mall, but the open town meetings continue.



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Image: "Sanford Mills on the Charles River, Medway MA" by John Phelan - Own work. Licensed under CC BY 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons.