Local History and Genealogy


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Historical Reference Room

  • Here you can find a variety of books on local town histories, including Townsend, surrounding towns, and into New Hampshire.
  • Vital Records for Massachusetts towns to 1850, and Townsend Town Reports are included in the collection.
  • Please contact the circulation desk for access.

Additional History-Related Resources

Townsend Historical Society