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Hanson Town History Books

  • John Warner Barber, Historical Collections: Being a General Collection of Interesting Facts, Traditions, Biographical Sketches, Anecdotes, &c., Relating to the History and Antiquities of Every Town in Massachusetts with Geographical Gleanings (Worcester, Mass.: Warren Lazell, 1848), 503. Transcription available at Hanson USGenWeb. Digital copy available at GoogleBooks.   
  • Ebenezer Weaver Peirce, Historic sketches of Hanson, Lakeville, Mattapoisett, Middleboro, Pembroke, Plympton, Rochester, Wareham, and West Bridgewater (Boston, MA: E. W. Peirce, 1873), 1-3. Transcription available at Hanson USGenWeb. Digital copy available at Archive.org.
  • Elias Nason, A Gazetteer of the State of Massachusetts; with Numerous Illustrations on Wood and Steel (Boston, Mass.: B. B. Russell, 1876), 246-247. Transcription available at Hanson USGenWeb. Digital copy available at GoogleBooks.
  • Ebenezer Bourne Keene Gurney, “History of Hanson” as published in D. Hamilton Hurd, ed., History of Plymouth County, Massachusetts, with Biographical Sketches of Many of its Pioneers and Prominent Men, Part 1 (Philadelphia, 1884), pp. 340-355. Transcription available at Hanson USGenWeb. Digital copy available at Archive.org, Google Books, Hanson Public Library.
  • Elias Nason and George J. Varney, A Gazetteer of the State of Massachusetts. With Numerous Illustrations. By The Rev. Elias Nason, M.A. Revised and Enlarged by George J. Varney (Boston, Mass.: B.B. Russell, 1890), 356-358. Transcription available at Hanson USGenWeb Digital copy available at GoogleBooks.
  • Joseph B. White, History of Houses in Hanson, Mass. (Whitman, MA: J. B. White, 1932). Book available at Hanson Public Library’s Historical Room and NEHGS, Mss A 7685.
  • Plymouth County Hospital, Descriptive Circular (Abington, Mass.: The Franklin Print, 1928). Circular available at the State Library of Massachusetts.
  • Hanson Historical Committee, History of the Town of Hanson (Hanson, Mass.: Hanson Historical Committee, 1963). Elsie Calder described the distribution of History of the Town of Hanson in Looking Back: “January 1963, four large red bound volumes were presented to Robert C. Andrews who accepted them for the Hanson Board of Selectmen. They in turn placed a copy in each of our two libraries, the Indian Head School and the Town Hall. Unbound sheets were given to the selectmen to store in the Town vault as they would prove advantageous if it should become desirable to copy the history at a later date”. Digital copy available at Archive.org.
  • Hanson Houses and Other Sites (Hanson, Mass.: s.n., 19–?). Transcription available at Hanson USGenWeb. Digital copy available at Hanson Public Library.
  • Elsie Calder, Looking Back (Hanson, MA: Hanson Arts Lottery Council, 198-?). Digital copy available at Hanson Public Library. Purchase the book from the Hanson Historical Society Store.
  • O. R. Cummings, Trolleys in the Land of the Pilgrims: The Plymouth & Kingston Street Railway, The Brockton & Plymouth Street Railway, The Plymouth & Brockton Street Railway, The Plymouth & Sandwich Street Railway, 1886-1928 (Forty Fort, PA: Harold E. Cox, 1992). Purchase the book from the Hanson Historical Society Store.
  • MHC Reconnaissance Survey Town Report. HANSON. Report Date: 1981. Digital copy available at the Massachusetts Secretary of State website.

Hanson Town Photographic History Books

  • Pictorial History Committee, Pictorial history of the Town of Hanson (Hanson, Mass. : The Pictorial History Committee, 1962.) Digital copy available at Hanson Public Library.
  • Pictorial History Committee and Hanson Historical Society, A Pictorial History of the Town of Hanson. Vol. 2 (Hanson, Mass.: Hanson Historical Society, 1965). [Special Civil War centennial edition; 2nd edition; includes Pictorial history of the town of Hanson with Robert B. Rich’s Hanson in the Civil War, 1861-1865]. Book available at the State Library of Massachusetts.
  • Donna McCulloch Brown, Hanson – Images of America (Charleston, S.C.: Arcadia Publishing, 2003). Purchase the book from Amazon or the Hanson Historical Society Store.