Shutesbury — Villages

Extracted from "History of the Connecticut Valley in Massachusetts, Volume II," by Louis H. Everts, 1879.

      The villages in the town are Shutesbury Centre and Lock's village, both of which are postal stations, although the Lock's village post-office building is in Wendell.

The Centre

is located upon an eminence, whence a charming view of the surrounding hills and valleys is obtained, and contains a collection of thirty or forty dwellings, two churches, the town-hall, one store, a school, and a hotel. It is an attractive place in the summer, when the presence of pleasure-seeking visitors gives it a gay and lively aspect.

Lock's Village,

so called from Jonas Lock, the proprietor of the first grist-mill there, in 1754, is in the. northwest, close to the Wendell line, and near a sheet of water called Lock's Pond. The settlement is small, and is made up of farmers and saw-mill employes.

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