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Our Genealogy Helper for Ayer ...

We have a couple of goals for our Gazetteer:

  • That it be a tool that can help us with planning our trips.
  • That it also helps us to understand the community in which our ancestors lived, the community that was part of their daily lives.

By learning about Ayer (and the surrounding area) during the time that our ancestors lived, we hope to have a better understanding of both their community and its relationship to their lifes. We hope that this tool helps to give us an insight into their world.

As we add data and organize our Gazetteer to help with our family research, we will be adding to this, our Genealogical Helper for Ayer. While we don't have information that is specific to any given person or family, we intend to expand our understanding about where and how people lived.

A Few Details for Ayer ...

While it's still very early in our research, we have found that:

  • Ayer was settled in 1668.
  • It was incorporated in 1871.

Neighboring Counties ...

When searching for family records, we have frequently made the mistake of not checking the neighboring counties.

For example, we have great-grandparents who lived in the northwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals were in the next county to the west. Almost all of the nearby churches and cemeteries were in the county to the north.

So when searching for records, we had our best success by looking in neighboring counties instead of the county in which they lived:  their home county contained property and probate records; the county to the west contained birth and death records; the county to the north contained their burial records. If we hadn't included the neighboring counties, we would have missed many valuable sources of information.

If you're in a similar situation, we hope that the following information helps.

Ayer is located in Middlesex County.

To see how the shape of Massachusetts' counties have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Middlesex County: Essex, Norfolk, Suffolk, Worcester & Hillsborough (NH).

Below are the counties that are near Ayer. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Ayer:

  • Middlesex County     (The home county of Ayer)
    • Groton [Middlesex County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Groton
      • Groton [Middlesex County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the north of Ayer
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 11,256 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Groton
    • West Groton [Middlesex County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for West Groton
      • West Groton [Middlesex County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Ayer
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for West Groton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on West Groton
    • Shaker Village [Middlesex County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shaker Village
      • Shaker Village [Middlesex County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Ayer
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shaker Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shaker Village
    • Shirley [Middlesex County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shirley
      • Shirley [Middlesex County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the west of Ayer
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,554 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shirley
    • Littleton [Middlesex County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Littleton
      • Littleton [Middlesex County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the east of Ayer
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 10,253 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Littleton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Littleton
    • Paper Mill Village [Middlesex County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Paper Mill Village
      • Paper Mill Village [Middlesex County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the north of Ayer
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Paper Mill Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Paper Mill Village
    • Centre Village [Middlesex County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Centre Village
      • Centre Village [Middlesex County] was located 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the east of Ayer
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Centre Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Forge Village [Middlesex County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Forge Village
      • Forge Village [Middlesex County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the east of Ayer
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Forge Village
    • Littleton Common [Middlesex County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Littleton Common
      • Littleton Common [Middlesex County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the east of Ayer
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Littleton Common
    • Boxborough [Middlesex County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Boxborough
      • Boxborough [Middlesex County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Ayer
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,752 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Boxborough
    • New Town [Middlesex County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Town
      • New Town [Middlesex County] was located 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Ayer
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for New Town have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Babbatasset Village [Middlesex County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Babbatasset Village
      • Babbatasset Village [Middlesex County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the north of Ayer
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Babbatasset Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Babbatasset Village
  • Essex County
    • Haggetts [Essex County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Haggetts
      • Haggetts [Essex County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the east of Ayer
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Haggetts have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Haggetts
    • Lowell Junction [Essex County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lowell Junction
      • Lowell Junction [Essex County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the east of Ayer
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lowell Junction
    • Andover [Essex County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Andover
      • Andover [Essex County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the east of Ayer
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 36,554 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Andover
    • Shawsheen Village [Essex County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shawsheen Village
      • Shawsheen Village [Essex County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the east of Ayer
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shawsheen Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shawsheen Village
    • Lawrence [Essex County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lawrence
      • Lawrence [Essex County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the northeast of Ayer
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 80,007 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lawrence
    • Methuen [Essex County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Methuen
      • Methuen [Essex County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the northeast of Ayer
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 50,910 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Methuen have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Methuen
    • North Andover [Essex County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for North Andover
      • North Andover [Essex County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the northeast of Ayer
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 31,460 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for North Andover have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on North Andover
    • Tozier Corner [Essex County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tozier Corner
      • Tozier Corner [Essex County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Ayer
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tozier Corner
    • Ayers Village [Essex County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ayers Village
      • Ayers Village [Essex County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Ayer
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ayers Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ayers Village
    • Lynnfield [Essex County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lynnfield
      • Lynnfield [Essex County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the east of Ayer
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 13,040 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lynnfield have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lynnfield
    • West Boxford [Essex County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for West Boxford
      • West Boxford [Essex County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the east of Ayer
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for West Boxford have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on West Boxford
    • Brigadoon Village [Essex County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brigadoon Village
      • Brigadoon Village [Essex County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the east of Ayer
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Brigadoon Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brigadoon Village
  • Franklin County
    • Orange [Franklin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Orange
      • Orange [Franklin County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the west of Ayer
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,581 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Orange
    • New Salem [Franklin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Salem
      • New Salem [Franklin County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the west of Ayer
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,034 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for New Salem have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Salem
    • Warwick [Franklin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Warwick
      • Warwick [Franklin County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the west of Ayer
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 768 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Warwick
  • Hampshire County
    • Ware [Hampshire County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ware
      • Ware [Hampshire County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Ayer
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 9,897 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ware
  • Norfolk County
    • Wellesley Hills [Norfolk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wellesley Hills
      • Wellesley Hills [Norfolk County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the southeast of Ayer
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wellesley Hills have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wellesley Hills
    • Wellesley [Norfolk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wellesley
      • Wellesley [Norfolk County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the southeast of Ayer
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 28,684 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wellesley have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wellesley
    • Babson Park [Norfolk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Babson Park
      • Babson Park [Norfolk County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the southeast of Ayer
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Babson Park have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Babson Park
    • Needham Heights [Norfolk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Needham Heights
      • Needham Heights [Norfolk County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Ayer
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Needham Heights have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Needham Heights
    • Charles River Village [Norfolk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Charles River Village
      • Charles River Village [Norfolk County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Ayer
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Charles River Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Charles River Village
    • Dover [Norfolk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dover
      • Dover [Norfolk County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Ayer
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,119 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dover have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dover
    • Needham [Norfolk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Needham
      • Needham [Norfolk County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Ayer
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 31,537 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Needham have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Needham
    • Brookline Village [Norfolk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brookline Village
      • Brookline Village [Norfolk County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Ayer
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Brookline Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brookline Village
    • Brookline [Norfolk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brookline
      • Brookline [Norfolk County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Ayer
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 59,022 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brookline
    • Westbrook Village [Norfolk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Westbrook Village
      • Westbrook Village [Norfolk County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Ayer
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Westbrook Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Westbrook Village
    • Medfield [Norfolk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Medfield
      • Medfield [Norfolk County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Ayer
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 13,011 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Medfield have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Medfield
    • Millis [Norfolk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Millis
      • Millis [Norfolk County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Ayer
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,519 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Millis have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Millis
  • Plymouth County
    • Hull [Plymouth County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hull
      • Hull [Plymouth County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Ayer
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 10,484 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hull
  • Suffolk County
    • Brighton [Suffolk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brighton
      • Brighton [Suffolk County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Ayer
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Brighton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brighton
    • Allston [Suffolk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Allston
      • Allston [Suffolk County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Ayer
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Allston have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Allston
    • Charlestown [Suffolk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Charlestown
      • Charlestown [Suffolk County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Ayer
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Charlestown
    • Jamaica Plain [Suffolk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jamaica Plain
      • Jamaica Plain [Suffolk County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Ayer
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jamaica Plain have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jamaica Plain
    • West Roxbury [Suffolk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for West Roxbury
      • West Roxbury [Suffolk County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Ayer
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on West Roxbury
    • Chelsea [Suffolk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chelsea
      • Chelsea [Suffolk County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the east of Ayer
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 39,230 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chelsea
    • Bay Village [Suffolk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bay Village
      • Bay Village [Suffolk County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Ayer
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bay Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bay Village
    • Boston [Suffolk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Boston
      • Boston [Suffolk County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Ayer
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 691,531 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Boston
    • Roslindale [Suffolk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Roslindale
      • Roslindale [Suffolk County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Ayer
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Roslindale
    • Roxbury [Suffolk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Roxbury
      • Roxbury [Suffolk County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Ayer
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Roxbury
    • Revere [Suffolk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Revere
      • Revere [Suffolk County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the east of Ayer
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 52,375 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Revere
    • Winthrop [Suffolk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Winthrop
      • Winthrop [Suffolk County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the east of Ayer
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 18,446 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Winthrop
  • Worcester County
    • Shaker Village [Worcester County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shaker Village
      • Shaker Village [Worcester County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Ayer
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shaker Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shaker Village
    • Harvard [Worcester County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Harvard
      • Harvard [Worcester County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the south of Ayer
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,618 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Harvard have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harvard
    • Still River [Worcester County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Still River
      • Still River [Worcester County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the south of Ayer
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Still River have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Still River
    • North Village [Worcester County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for North Village
      • North Village [Worcester County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Ayer
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for North Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on North Village
    • Lunenburg [Worcester County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lunenburg
      • Lunenburg [Worcester County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the west of Ayer
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 11,810 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lunenburg
    • Bolton [Worcester County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bolton
      • Bolton [Worcester County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the south of Ayer
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,476 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bolton
    • Lancaster [Worcester County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lancaster
      • Lancaster [Worcester County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Ayer
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,857 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lancaster have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lancaster
    • Leominster [Worcester County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Leominster
      • Leominster [Worcester County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the west of Ayer
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 41,548 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Leominster
    • South Lancaster [Worcester County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for South Lancaster
      • South Lancaster [Worcester County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Ayer
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on South Lancaster
    • South Fitchburg [Worcester County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for South Fitchburg
      • South Fitchburg [Worcester County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the west of Ayer
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for South Fitchburg have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on South Fitchburg
    • Pratts Junction [Worcester County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pratts Junction
      • Pratts Junction [Worcester County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Ayer
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pratts Junction
    • Fitchburg [Worcester County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fitchburg
      • Fitchburg [Worcester County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the west of Ayer
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 40,310 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fitchburg
  • Cheshire County (NH)
    • Rindge [Cheshire County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rindge
      • Rindge [Cheshire County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Ayer
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,129 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rindge
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rindge<3>
    • West Rindge [Cheshire County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for West Rindge
      • West Rindge [Cheshire County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Ayer
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for West Rindge have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on West Rindge
    • Jaffrey [Cheshire County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jaffrey
      • Jaffrey [Cheshire County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Ayer
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,287 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jaffrey have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jaffrey
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Jaffrey<3>
    • Fitzwilliam [Cheshire County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fitzwilliam
      • Fitzwilliam [Cheshire County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Ayer
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,376 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fitzwilliam
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fitzwilliam<3>
    • Dublin [Cheshire County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dublin
      • Dublin [Cheshire County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Ayer
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,555 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dublin have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dublin
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Dublin<3>
    • Troy [Cheshire County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Troy
      • Troy [Cheshire County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Ayer
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,117 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Troy have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Troy
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Troy<3>
    • Harrisville [Cheshire County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Harrisville
      • Harrisville [Cheshire County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Ayer
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 954 people
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    • Richmond [Cheshire County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Richmond
      • Richmond [Cheshire County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the west of Ayer
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,126 people
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    • Marlborough [Cheshire County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Marlborough
      • Marlborough [Cheshire County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Ayer
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,086 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Marlborough have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Nelson [Cheshire County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Nelson
      • Nelson [Cheshire County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Ayer
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 740 people
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    • Roxbury [Cheshire County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Roxbury
      • Roxbury [Cheshire County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Ayer
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 221 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Roxbury have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Hillsborough County (NH)
    • Brookline [Hillsborough County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brookline
      • Brookline [Hillsborough County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the north of Ayer
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,495 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Brookline have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Hollis [Hillsborough County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hollis
      • Hollis [Hillsborough County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the north of Ayer
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,123 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hollis have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Hudson [Hillsborough County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hudson
      • Hudson [Hillsborough County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Ayer
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 25,620 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hudson have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Nashua [Hillsborough County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Nashua
      • Nashua [Hillsborough County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Ayer
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 89,167 people
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    • Mason [Hillsborough County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mason
      • Mason [Hillsborough County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Ayer
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,433 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mason have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Pelham [Hillsborough County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pelham
      • Pelham [Hillsborough County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the northeast of Ayer
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 14,306 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pelham have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Greenville [Hillsborough County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Greenville
      • Greenville [Hillsborough County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the northwest of Ayer
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,110 people
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    • New Ipswich [Hillsborough County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Ipswich
      • New Ipswich [Hillsborough County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the northwest of Ayer
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,429 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for New Ipswich have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Milford [Hillsborough County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Milford
      • Milford [Hillsborough County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the north of Ayer
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 16,515 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Milford have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Amherst [Hillsborough County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Amherst
      • Amherst [Hillsborough County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the north of Ayer
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 11,418 people
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    • Litchfield [Hillsborough County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Litchfield
      • Litchfield [Hillsborough County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the north of Ayer
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,658 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Litchfield have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Wilton [Hillsborough County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wilton
      • Wilton [Hillsborough County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the north of Ayer
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,838 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wilton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Merrimack County (NH)
    • Dunbarton [Merrimack County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dunbarton
      • Dunbarton [Merrimack County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the north of Ayer
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,916 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dunbarton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Hooksett [Merrimack County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hooksett
      • Hooksett [Merrimack County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the north of Ayer
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 14,703 people
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    • Bow [Merrimack County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bow
      • Bow [Merrimack County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the north of Ayer
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,063 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bow have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Suncook [Merrimack County]
    • Pembroke [Merrimack County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pembroke
      • Pembroke [Merrimack County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the north of Ayer
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,252 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pembroke have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Rockingham County (NH)
    • Windham [Rockingham County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Windham
      • Windham [Rockingham County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Ayer
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 14,865 people
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    • Londonderry [Rockingham County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Londonderry
      • Londonderry [Rockingham County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the northeast of Ayer
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 26,646 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Londonderry have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Derry [Rockingham County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Derry
      • Derry [Rockingham County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Ayer
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 33,442 people
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    • Salem [Rockingham County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Salem
      • Salem [Rockingham County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Ayer
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 30,641 people
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    • Wilson Corners [Rockingham County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wilson Corners
      • Wilson Corners [Rockingham County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Ayer
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    • Derry Village [Rockingham County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Derry Village
      • Derry Village [Rockingham County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Ayer
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Derry Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • North Salem [Rockingham County]
    • Atkinson [Rockingham County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Atkinson
      • Atkinson [Rockingham County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Ayer
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,163 people
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    • Hampstead [Rockingham County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hampstead
      • Hampstead [Rockingham County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Ayer
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,612 people
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    • Plaistow [Rockingham County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Plaistow
      • Plaistow [Rockingham County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Ayer
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,735 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Plaistow have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Auburn [Rockingham County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Auburn
      • Auburn [Rockingham County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the north of Ayer
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,626 people
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    • Chester [Rockingham County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chester
      • Chester [Rockingham County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Ayer
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,278 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chester have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Providence County (RI)
    • Woonsocket [Providence County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Woonsocket
      • Woonsocket [Providence County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the south of Ayer
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 41,545 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Woonsocket

For an expanded list of the communities that are closest to Ayer, see our County-by-County Page for Ayer.

Newspapers Published in the Vicinity of Ayer ...

An ongoing effort between the Library of Congress and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) has resulted in the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP).

To share their results, the partnership has created the Chronicling America website. The goal of this partnership is to assemble a database about the current and historic newspapers of the United States. This includes a growing collection of scanned images from selected papers. All of it available to the public on their website.

Using information that we've taken from the Chronicling America website, we've identified 166 newspapers that have been published in the area around Ayer.

We have organized these newspapers into two lists:

  • A Local Newspaper List - focusing on the papers published in the immediate area of Ayer. There are actually two parts to this list - papers printed in the immediate area of Ayer and those printed in the larger area surrounding Ayer.
  • An Extended Newspaper List - a longer list, sorted by paper name and containing those papers published within 14 miles [22.5 km] of Ayer.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we like to start with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These websites offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to everyone.

To help you get started, the following links will take you to the pages that are relevant to Ayer:

  • Of Special Interest ...
    • The GenDisasters website specializes in newspaper articles about tragedies and disasters. While it makes interesting reading all by itself, it should be of special interest to genealogists and family historians looking for people who were either affected by or directly involved in such tragedies.
    • Stories from Massachusetts
    • Stories from New Hampshire
    • Stories from Rhode Island

Cemeteries Near Ayer ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Ayer.

This is a new section and is likely to have errors. If you find an error, such as a missing cemetery or we have the wrong name, please let us know. If you know of them, we would also appreciate learning about previous or alternate names.

If you need information about a burial or interment, photos, transcripts, how to contact the cemetery or local authorities, please visit our selection of Genealogy Websites (see below).

If not found below, our Cemetery List for Ayer covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

Nearby Communities in 1895 ...

We've built the following list with information that came from an Atlas published by Rand McNally in 1895. The Atlas had details such as the population of the community (which appears to have come from the 1890 Census) and whether there was a post office and/or railroad service available. We also indicate if the community no longer exists and is now historic.<6>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that in 1895, Ayer had a post office and no railroad service. In 2020, Ayer had a population of 8,211 people.

These communities are listed based on their distance from Ayer, with the one closest to Ayer listed first.

  • Ayer [Middlesex County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ayer
    • Ayer [Middlesex County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Ayer
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,211 people
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Ayer had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ayer have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ayer
  • Harvard Station [Worcester County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Harvard Station
    • Harvard Station [Worcester County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the south of Ayer
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Harvard Station had railroad service and no post office
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Harvard Station have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harvard Station
  • Shirley [Middlesex County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shirley
    • Shirley [Middlesex County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the west of Ayer
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 80 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,554 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Shirley had a post office and no railroad service
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  • West Groton [Middlesex County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for West Groton
    • West Groton [Middlesex County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Ayer
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 280 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, West Groton had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for West Groton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Groton [Middlesex County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Groton
    • Groton [Middlesex County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the north of Ayer
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 1,974 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 11,256 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Groton had a post office and railroad service
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  • Still River [Worcester County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Still River
    • Still River [Worcester County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the south of Ayer
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Still River had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Still River have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Continue List ...
    • Harvard [Worcester County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Harvard
      • Harvard [Worcester County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the south of Ayer
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,618 people
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Harvard had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Harvard have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Littleton [Middlesex County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Littleton
      • Littleton [Middlesex County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the east of Ayer
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 225 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 10,253 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Littleton had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Littleton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Littleton
    • Forge Village [Middlesex County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Forge Village
      • Forge Village [Middlesex County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the east of Ayer
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Forge Village had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Forge Village
    • Lunenburg Station [Worcester County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lunenburg Station
      • Lunenburg Station [Worcester County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the west of Ayer
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Lunenburg Station had railroad service and no post office
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lunenburg Station have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lunenburg Station
    • Boxborough [Middlesex County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Boxborough
      • Boxborough [Middlesex County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Ayer
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,752 people
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Boxborough had railroad service and no post office
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Boxborough
    • Littleton Common [Middlesex County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Littleton Common
      • Littleton Common [Middlesex County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the east of Ayer
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 800 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Littleton Common had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Littleton Common
    • East Littleton [Middlesex County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for East Littleton
      • East Littleton [Middlesex County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the east of Ayer
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, East Littleton had railroad service and no post office
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for East Littleton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on East Littleton
    • Graniteville [Middlesex County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Graniteville
      • Graniteville [Middlesex County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the east of Ayer
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Graniteville had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Graniteville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • North Leominster [Worcester County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for North Leominster
      • North Leominster [Worcester County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the west of Ayer
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, North Leominster had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for North Leominster have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on North Leominster

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Ayer. See our List of 1890's Communities around Ayer.

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Ayer ...

While our initial data about Ayer came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Ayer in old books and maps. When we do, we'll find a fact here or a snippet there. We've created the following list to keep track of the documents we found useful in adding to our knowledge about Ayer.

We hope that the following list of documents will be of interest to you.

Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895)
Published by Rand McNally & Co.
(Document found on Google Books)

Note for Ayer:
Services available in 1895: had a Express Office, no Railroad mentioned

Shell Oil Road Map for Massachusetts (1956)
Published by Shell Oil Company

We have found Ayer in these Censuses: 2010-1990. See our Census Page for Ayer for more information.

Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Ayer. See our Misc Page for Ayer for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community within Massachusetts

About Middlesex County

About Massachusetts

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Ayer: www.ayer.ma.us/

The official website for State of Massachusetts: https://www.mass.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Ayer) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Ayer. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from AyerOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Ayer. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.5612, Longitude: -71.5898       In this case, the coordinates for Ayer have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<4>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website: findagrave.com.
<5>The Massachusetts Historical Commission (MHC) has created and maintains a database of historic properties that is called MACRIS (for the Massachusetts Cultural Resource Information System). More information about the MHC and MACRIS can be found on their website: mhc-macris.net.
<6>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Ayer, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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