Boylston

BOYLSTON

 

The town of Boylston was first settled by John Wart in 1812. Wart and others had come to the area from the Cherry Valley area located to the south. On February 7, 1828, the town of Boylston was separated from the town of Orwell. By this time, many prosperous farms had been cleared from the virgin forest. The settlements of East Boylston , Boylston Center, and Smartville developed around small mills and streams. The town never hosted a major industry or rail link, but for two centuries, it exported timber and dairy products. A notable cottage industry in maple syrup has spanned generations in some families, and the product is viewed by many as the tastiest in the nation.

The town of Boylston was first settled by John Wart in 1812. Wart and others had come to the area from the Cherry Valley area located to the south.On February 7, 1828, the town of Boylston was separated from the town of Orwell. By this time, many prosperous farms had been cleared from the virgin forest. The settlements of East Boylston , Boylston Center, and Smartville developed around small mills and streams. The town never hosted a major industry or rail link, but for two centuries, it exported timber and dairy products. A notable cottage industry in maple syrup has spanned generations in some families, and the product is viewed by many as the tastiest in the nation.

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