About Templeton

About Templeton
Templeton,  Worcester County.

ESTABLISHED as " Templetown" March 6, 1762, from the plantation called "Narragansett Number Six", which was originally laid out in 1733. Part set off to Gardner June 27, 1785, and part included in new town of Gerry (Phillipston) Oct. 20, 1786.

Population at different periods: 1765, 348; 1776, 1,016; 1790, 950; 1800,1,068; 1810, 1,205; J 820, 1,331; 1830, 1,552; 1840, 1,776; 1850, 2,173, 1905, 3,783.

(The above language was found on the attached document, Templeton Vital Records, from the Library of Congress and appears to have been printed in 1905)

Templeton covers approximately 20,000 acres, and was first settled as a result of military soldiers being promised  lands in the area following the war against the Narragansett Indians which terminated in 1675. It was not until 50 years later, however, in 1728, the promised lands were finally granted, and in 1733, those lands settled by the first families of the township. In 1762 the township was Incorporated as Templeton; the name changed to Templeton in 1764. 

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