History

History of Hanson, MA

Hanson was formerly a part of Pembroke, MA (which was incorporated in 1711). Hanson was incorporated in 1820.

Transcriptions of Historical Sketches of the History of Hanson

Hanson Locations in Historic State and National Reports

  • 1981 Hanson town survey performed for the Massachusetts Historical Commission: MHC Reconnaissance Survey Town Report. HANSON. Report Date: 1981. Digital copy available at the Massachusetts Secretary of State website.
  • The Massachusetts Cultural Resource Information System (MACRIS) allows you to search the Massachusetts Historical Commission database for information on historic properties and areas in the town of Hanson.
  • Hanson locations placed on the National Register of Historic Places:
    • Camp Kiwanee Historic District. The camp was founded in 1899 and added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2005. Location: 1 Camp Kiwanee Rd. Details available at the National Park Service website.
    • District 7 School House. The Greek Revival school was built in 1845 and added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2005. Location: 565 Main St. Details available at the National Park Service website.