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Our Genealogy Helper for Harvard ...

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 Harvard (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 Harvard. 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 Harvard ...

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

  • Harvard was settled in 1704.
  • It was incorporated in 1732.

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 southwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals and doctors were in the next county to the west. Almost all of the nearby churches and cemeteries were in the county to the south.

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 south 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.

Harvard is located in Worcester 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 Worcester County: Tolland (CT), Windham (CT), Franklin, Hampden, Hampshire, Middlesex, Norfolk, Cheshire (NH), Hillsborough (NH) & Providence (RI).

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

  • Worcester County     (The home county of Harvard)
    • Still River [Worcester County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Still River
      • Still River [Worcester County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the west of Harvard
      • 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
    • 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 northeast of Harvard
      • 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
    • Bolton [Worcester County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bolton
      • Bolton [Worcester County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the south of Harvard
      • 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 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southwest of Harvard
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,857 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lancaster
    • North Village [Worcester County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for North Village
      • North Village [Worcester County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southwest of Harvard
      • 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
    • Seventh Day Adventist Village [Worcester County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Seventh Day Adventist Village
      • Seventh Day Adventist Village [Worcester County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Harvard
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Seventh Day Adventist Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Seventh Day Adventist Village
    • South Lancaster [Worcester County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for South Lancaster
      • South Lancaster [Worcester County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Harvard
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on South Lancaster
    • Clinton [Worcester County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clinton
      • Clinton [Worcester County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Harvard
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 13,952 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Clinton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clinton
    • Berlin [Worcester County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Berlin
      • Berlin [Worcester County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the south of Harvard
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,731 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Berlin have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Berlin
    • Carterville [Worcester County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Carterville
      • Carterville [Worcester County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the south of Harvard
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carterville
    • Pratts Junction [Worcester County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pratts Junction
      • Pratts Junction [Worcester County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the west of Harvard
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pratts Junction
    • Boylston [Worcester County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Boylston
      • Boylston [Worcester County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Harvard
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,728 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Boylston have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Boylston
  • Bristol County
    • North Attleboro [Bristol County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for North Attleboro
      • North Attleboro [Bristol County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the south of Harvard
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 29,470 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for North Attleboro have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on North Attleboro
    • Mansfield [Bristol County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mansfield
      • Mansfield [Bristol County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Harvard
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 24,539 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mansfield
    • Easton [Bristol County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Easton
      • Easton [Bristol County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Harvard
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 25,116 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Easton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Easton
  • Essex County
    • Haggetts [Essex County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Haggetts
      • Haggetts [Essex County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Harvard
      • 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 Harvard
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lowell Junction
    • Andover [Essex County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Andover
      • Andover [Essex County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the northeast of Harvard
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 36,554 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Andover
    • Lawrence [Essex County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lawrence
      • Lawrence [Essex County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Harvard
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 80,007 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lawrence
    • Shawsheen Village [Essex County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shawsheen Village
      • Shawsheen Village [Essex County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Harvard
      • 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
    • Methuen [Essex County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Methuen
      • Methuen [Essex County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Harvard
      • 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 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Harvard
      • 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
    • Lynnfield [Essex County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lynnfield
      • Lynnfield [Essex County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the east of Harvard
      • 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
    • Tozier Corner [Essex County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tozier Corner
      • Tozier Corner [Essex County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Harvard
      • 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 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Harvard
      • 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
    • 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 Harvard
      • 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
    • Middleton [Essex County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Middleton
      • Middleton [Essex County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the east of Harvard
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 10,107 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Middleton
  • Franklin County
    • Orange [Franklin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Orange
      • Orange [Franklin County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the west of Harvard
      • 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 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the west of Harvard
      • 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 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the west of Harvard
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 768 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Warwick
  • Hampden County
    • Brimfield [Hampden County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brimfield
      • Brimfield [Hampden County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Harvard
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,679 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Brimfield have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brimfield
  • Hampshire County
    • Ware [Hampshire County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ware
      • Ware [Hampshire County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Harvard
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 9,897 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ware
  • Middlesex County
    • Boxborough [Middlesex County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Boxborough
      • Boxborough [Middlesex County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the east of Harvard
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,752 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Boxborough
    • 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 northwest of Harvard
      • 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
    • Ayer [Middlesex County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ayer
      • Ayer [Middlesex County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the north of Harvard
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,211 people
      • 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
    • Littleton [Middlesex County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Littleton
      • Littleton [Middlesex County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Harvard
      • 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
    • Shirley [Middlesex County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shirley
      • Shirley [Middlesex County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Harvard
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,554 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shirley
    • 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 northeast of Harvard
      • 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.
    • Stow [Middlesex County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stow
      • Stow [Middlesex County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southeast of Harvard
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,178 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stow have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stow
    • 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 east of Harvard
      • 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.
    • 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 northeast of Harvard
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Littleton Common
    • Lower Village [Middlesex County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lower Village
      • Lower Village [Middlesex County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Harvard
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lower Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lower Village
    • Acton [Middlesex County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Acton
      • Acton [Middlesex County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the east of Harvard
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 23,503 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Acton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Acton
    • Forge Village [Middlesex County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Forge Village
      • Forge Village [Middlesex County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Harvard
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Forge Village
  • Norfolk County
    • Wellesley Hills [Norfolk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wellesley Hills
      • Wellesley Hills [Norfolk County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Harvard
      • 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 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Harvard
      • 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 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Harvard
      • 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 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Harvard
      • 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 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the southeast of Harvard
      • 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 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the southeast of Harvard
      • 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 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the southeast of Harvard
      • 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
    • Medfield [Norfolk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Medfield
      • Medfield [Norfolk County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Harvard
      • 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 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Harvard
      • 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
    • Westbrook Village [Norfolk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Westbrook Village
      • Westbrook Village [Norfolk County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Harvard
      • 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
    • Brookline Village [Norfolk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brookline Village
      • Brookline Village [Norfolk County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Harvard
      • 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 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Harvard
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 59,022 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brookline
  • Plymouth County
    • Hull [Plymouth County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hull
      • Hull [Plymouth County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the east of Harvard
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 10,484 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hull
    • Hingham [Plymouth County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hingham
      • Hingham [Plymouth County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Harvard
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 24,720 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hingham
    • Brockton [Plymouth County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brockton
      • Brockton [Plymouth County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Harvard
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 95,770 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brockton
  • Suffolk County
    • Brighton [Suffolk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brighton
      • Brighton [Suffolk County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the southeast of Harvard
      • 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 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the east of Harvard
      • 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
    • Jamaica Plain [Suffolk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jamaica Plain
      • Jamaica Plain [Suffolk County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Harvard
      • 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 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Harvard
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on West Roxbury
    • Charlestown [Suffolk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Charlestown
      • Charlestown [Suffolk County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the east of Harvard
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Charlestown
    • Roslindale [Suffolk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Roslindale
      • Roslindale [Suffolk County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Harvard
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Roslindale
    • Bay Village [Suffolk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bay Village
      • Bay Village [Suffolk County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the east of Harvard
      • 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 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the east of Harvard
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 691,531 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Boston
    • Chelsea [Suffolk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chelsea
      • Chelsea [Suffolk County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the east of Harvard
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 39,230 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chelsea
    • Hyde Park [Suffolk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hyde Park
      • Hyde Park [Suffolk County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Harvard
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hyde Park
    • Readville [Suffolk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Readville
      • Readville [Suffolk County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Harvard
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Readville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Readville
    • Roxbury [Suffolk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Roxbury
      • Roxbury [Suffolk County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Harvard
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Roxbury
  • Windham County (CT)
    • Quinebaug [Windham County]
    • Fabyan [Windham County]
    • Thompson [Windham County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Thompson
      • Thompson [Windham County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Harvard
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 9,371 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Thompson have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Grosvenor Dale [Windham County]
    • North Grosvenor Dale [Windham County]
    • Thompson [Windham County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Thompson
      • Thompson [Windham County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the south of Harvard
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Thompson have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • East Woodstock [Windham County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for East Woodstock
      • East Woodstock [Windham County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Harvard
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for East Woodstock have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Cheshire County (NH)
    • Rindge [Cheshire County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rindge
      • Rindge [Cheshire County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Harvard
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,129 people
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    • West Rindge [Cheshire County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for West Rindge
      • West Rindge [Cheshire County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Harvard
      • 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.
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    • Jaffrey [Cheshire County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jaffrey
      • Jaffrey [Cheshire County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Harvard
      • 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.
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    • Fitzwilliam [Cheshire County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fitzwilliam
      • Fitzwilliam [Cheshire County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Harvard
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,376 people
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    • Dublin [Cheshire County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dublin
      • Dublin [Cheshire County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Harvard
      • 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.
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    • Troy [Cheshire County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Troy
      • Troy [Cheshire County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Harvard
      • 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.
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    • Richmond [Cheshire County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Richmond
      • Richmond [Cheshire County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Harvard
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,126 people
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    • Harrisville [Cheshire County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Harrisville
      • Harrisville [Cheshire County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Harvard
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 954 people
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  • Hillsborough County (NH)
    • Brookline [Hillsborough County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brookline
      • Brookline [Hillsborough County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the north of Harvard
      • 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 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the north of Harvard
      • 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 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the north of Harvard
      • 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 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the north of Harvard
      • 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 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the northwest of Harvard
      • 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 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Harvard
      • 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 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Harvard
      • 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 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Harvard
      • 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 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the north of Harvard
      • 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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    • Litchfield [Hillsborough County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Litchfield
      • Litchfield [Hillsborough County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the north of Harvard
      • 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 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the north of Harvard
      • 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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    • Amherst [Hillsborough County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Amherst
      • Amherst [Hillsborough County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the north of Harvard
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 11,418 people
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  • Rockingham County (NH)
    • Windham [Rockingham County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Windham
      • Windham [Rockingham County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Harvard
      • 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 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the north of Harvard
      • 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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    • Salem [Rockingham County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Salem
      • Salem [Rockingham County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Harvard
      • 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 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Harvard
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    • Derry [Rockingham County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Derry
      • Derry [Rockingham County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Harvard
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 33,442 people
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    • North Salem [Rockingham County]
    • Derry Village [Rockingham County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Derry Village
      • Derry Village [Rockingham County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Harvard
      • 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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    • Atkinson [Rockingham County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Atkinson
      • Atkinson [Rockingham County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Harvard
      • 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 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Harvard
      • 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 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Harvard
      • 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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    • Chester [Rockingham County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chester
      • Chester [Rockingham County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Harvard
      • 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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    • Sandown [Rockingham County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sandown
      • Sandown [Rockingham County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Harvard
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,551 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sandown 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 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the south of Harvard
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 41,545 people
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    • North Smithfield [Providence County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for North Smithfield
      • North Smithfield [Providence County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the south of Harvard
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 12,576 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for North Smithfield have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Cumberland [Providence County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cumberland
      • Cumberland [Providence County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the south of Harvard
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 35,207 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cumberland have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Burrillville [Providence County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Burrillville
      • Burrillville [Providence County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the south of Harvard
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 16,810 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Burrillville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Lincoln [Providence County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lincoln
      • Lincoln [Providence County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the south of Harvard
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 21,941 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lincoln have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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For an expanded list of the communities that are closest to Harvard, see our County-by-County Page for Harvard.

Newspapers Published in the Vicinity of Harvard ...

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 145 newspapers that have been published in the area around Harvard.

We have organized these newspapers into two lists:

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first turn to the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These helpful 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 Harvard:

  • 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 Connecticut
    • Stories from Massachusetts
    • Stories from New Hampshire
    • Stories from Rhode Island

Cemeteries Near Harvard ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Harvard.

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 Harvard covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

  • Harvard Center Cemetery
  • Center Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Center Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Center Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Bellevue Cemetery
  • North Cemetery
  • Old South Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Old South Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Old South Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • New South Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the New South Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the New South Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Continue List ...
    • Woodlawn Cemetery
    • Brick Tavern Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Brick Tavern Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Brick Tavern Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Village Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Village Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Village Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • West Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the West Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the West Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Bolton Pan Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Bolton Pan Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Bolton Pan Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Bolton Pan Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Bolton Pan Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Bolton Pan Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • St. Anthonys Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the St. Anthonys Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the St. Anthonys Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Village Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Village Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Village Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Marys Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Marys Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Marys Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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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, Harvard had a post office and no railroad service. In 2020, Harvard had a population of 6,618 people.

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

  • Harvard [Worcester County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Harvard
    • Harvard [Worcester County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Harvard
    • 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.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harvard
  • Still River [Worcester County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Still River
    • Still River [Worcester County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the west of Harvard
    • 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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  • Harvard Station [Worcester County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Harvard Station
    • Harvard Station [Worcester County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the northwest of Harvard
    • 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.
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  • Boxborough [Middlesex County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Boxborough
    • Boxborough [Middlesex County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the east of Harvard
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,752 people
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Boxborough had railroad service and no post office
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  • Bolton [Worcester County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bolton
    • Bolton [Worcester County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the south of Harvard
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 125 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,476 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Bolton had a post office and no railroad service
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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 northeast of Harvard
    • 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.
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    • Shirley [Middlesex County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shirley
      • Shirley [Middlesex County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Harvard
      • 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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    • Ayer [Middlesex County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ayer
      • Ayer [Middlesex County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the north of Harvard
      • 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.
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    • North Village [Worcester County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for North Village
      • North Village [Worcester County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southwest of Harvard
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, North Village had railroad service and no post office
      • 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.
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    • Lancaster [Worcester County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lancaster
      • Lancaster [Worcester County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southwest of Harvard
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 2,075 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,857 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Lancaster had a post office and railroad service
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    • Stow [Middlesex County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stow
      • Stow [Middlesex County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southeast of Harvard
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 559 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,178 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Stow had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stow have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • West Acton [Middlesex County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for West Acton
      • West Acton [Middlesex County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the east of Harvard
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 650 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, West Acton had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for West Acton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • South Lancaster [Worcester County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for South Lancaster
      • South Lancaster [Worcester County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Harvard
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, South Lancaster had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on South Lancaster
    • 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 northeast of Harvard
      • 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
    • 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 Harvard
      • 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

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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Harvard ...

While our initial data about Harvard came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Harvard 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 Harvard.

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 Harvard:
Services available in 1895: no Railroad mentioned

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

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community located in Massachusetts

About Worcester County

About Massachusetts

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Harvard: www.harvard.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 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Harvard) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Harvard. 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 HarvardOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Harvard. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.5001, Longitude: -71.5828       In this case, the coordinates for Harvard 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 Harvard, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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