Timeline of Nantucket

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The following is a timeline of the history of Nantucket, Massachusetts, USA.

17th century[edit]

18th century[edit]

Map of the Island of Nantucket, 1782, by Crèvecœur
  • 1774 – Population: 4,545.[5]
  • 1775 – Nantucket remains neutral during American Revolutionary War.[9][10]
  • 1779 – April: British loyalists raid island.[9]
  • 1795 – Town of Sherburne renamed "Nantucket."[5]

19th century[edit]

  • 1810
    • Second Congregational Meeting House incorporated.[11]
    • Population: 6,807.[12]
  • 1814 – Nantucket declares neutrality in the US-British War of 1812.[13]
  • 1816 – May: Nantucket Gazette newspaper begins publication.[14]
  • 1817 – Fragment Society formed.[15]
  • 1820
    • Nantucket Mechanics' Social Library Society founded.[16]
    • Population: 7,266.[17]
  • 1821 – The Inquirer newspaper begins publication.[14]
  • 1823
    • Columbian Library Society founded.[16]
    • United Methodist Church built.[18]
  • 1827 – United Library Association[16] and Lancasterian school[6] founded.
  • 1834 – Nantucket Athenaeum incorporated.[18]
  • 1835
    • African Methodist Episcopal Church incorporated.[19]
    • Silk Factory in business.[20]
  • 1836 – Ladies' Howard Society formed.[21]
  • 1839 – Trinity Church built.[18]
  • 1840 – First Baptist Church built.[18]
  • 1846 – Fire.[3]
  • 1848 – Atlantic House hotel in business in Siasconset.[22]
  • 1854 – Lightship Nantucket and Town Library[16] established.
  • 1856
    • Nantucket Agricultural Society founded.[23]
    • Lighthouse rebuilt.[5]
  • 1864 – Josiah Freeman photography studio in business.[24]
  • 1866 – Union Benevolent Society founded.[15]
  • 1873 – Nantucket Relief Association founded.[15]
  • 1875 – Civil War monument erected.[5]
  • 1877 – Sherburne Lyceum organized.[5]
  • 1881 – Nantucket Railroad built.
  • 1883 – Siasconset Union Chapel,[18] Nantucket Hotel, Surf-Side Hotel and Springfield Hotel built.[5]
  • 1886
  • 1892 – Point Breeze Hotel in business.[5]
  • 1894 – Nantucket Historical Association founded.[18]
  • 1895 – Goldenrod Literary and Debating Society founded.[26]
  • 1897 – Church of St. Mary-Our Lady of the Isle built.[18]

20th century[edit]

Nantucket, 1937

21st century[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Henry Barnard Worth (1901). Nantucket Lands and Landowners. Nantucket Historical Association. 
  2. ^ a b c d Federal Writers' Project (1937), "Nantucket", Massachusetts: a Guide to its Places and People, American Guide Series, Boston: Houghton Mifflin 
  3. ^ a b American Experience (2010). "Timeline: The History of Whaling in America". Into the Deep: America, Whaling & the World. WGBH Educational Foundation. Retrieved August 1, 2013. 
  4. ^ David Lowenthal (1956). "The Common and Undivided Lands of Nantucket". Geographical Review 46. JSTOR 211888. 
  5. ^ a b c d e f g h i j R.A. Douglas-Lithgow (1914), Nantucket: a History, New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, OCLC 2989159 
  6. ^ a b c d e f g h "Nantucket", Encyclopædia Britannica (11th ed.), New York, 1910, OCLC 14782424 
  7. ^ Robert J. Leach (1950). "The First Two Quaker Meeting-Houses on Nantucket". Proceedings of the Nantucket Historical Association. Retrieved August 1, 2013. 
  8. ^ H. Errol Coffin (1965). "The Second Congregational Meeting House (Unitarian-Universalist)". Historic Nantucket (Nantucket Historical Association) 12. Retrieved August 1, 2013. 
  9. ^ a b George Rogers Taylor (1977). "Nantucket Oil Merchants & the American Revolution". Massachusetts Review 18. JSTOR 25088773. 
  10. ^ "William Rotch Papers". Barnstable, Massachusetts: Sturgis Library. Retrieved August 1, 2013. 
  11. ^ Sally Lamb (1970). "Mills on Nantucket". Historic Nantucket (Nantucket Historical Association) 18. Retrieved August 1, 2013. 
  12. ^ Darby (1832). "Nantucket". In David Brewster. Edinburgh Encyclopædia. Philadelphia: Joseph and Edward Parker. 
  13. ^ Reginald Horsman (1981). "Nantucket's Peace Treaty with England in 1814". New England Quarterly 54. JSTOR 364969. 
  14. ^ a b "Digital Historic Newspaper Archive". Nantucket Atheneum. Retrieved August 1, 2013. 
  15. ^ a b c d "Manuscript Collections of the Nantucket Historical Association Research Library". Nantucket Historical Association. Retrieved August 1, 2013. 
  16. ^ a b c d Davies Project. "American Libraries before 1876". Princeton University. Retrieved August 1, 2013. 
  17. ^ "Nantucket County and Town". Massachusetts Directory. Boston: John Hayward. 1835. 
  18. ^ a b c d e f g h Research Library. "Guide to Historical Records and Genealogical Resources of Nantucket, Massachusetts". Nantucket Historical Association. Retrieved August 1, 2013. 
  19. ^ Myron Samuel Dudley (1902), Churches and pastors of Nantucket, Mass, Boston: David Clapp & Son 
  20. ^ Centennial Catalogue of the Nantucket Historical Association, Nantucket: Inquirer and Mirror Press, 1895 
  21. ^ Isaac H. Folger (1875), Handbook of Nantucket, Nantucket: Island Review Office 
  22. ^ "Sconset 02564". NHA Digital Exhibits. Nantucket Historical Association. 2009. Retrieved August 1, 2013. 
  23. ^ James D. Alsop (2004). "Island Refashioning: The Nantucket Agricultural Society, 1856–1880". New England Quarterly 77. JSTOR 1559727. 
  24. ^ a b Edouard A. Stackpole (1987). "Early Photography on Nantucket". Historic Nantucket (Nantucket Historical Association) 35. Retrieved August 1, 2013. 
  25. ^ "New Bedford, Martha's Vineyard, and Nantucket Steamboat Company". LC Linked Data Service. USA: Library of Congress. Retrieved August 1, 2013. 
  26. ^ William Root Bliss (1896), Quaint Nantucket, Boston: Houghton, Mifflin and Company, OCLC 407650 
  27. ^ Linda Eisenmann, ed. (1998). Historical Dictionary of Women's Education in the United States. Greenwood. ISBN 0313293236. 
  28. ^ Robert Hellman (2009). "Edward F. Sanderson: Father of the Nantucket Whaling Museum". Historic Nantucket (Nantucket Historical Association) 59. Retrieved August 1, 2013. 
  29. ^ "About Murray's Toggery Shop". Retrieved August 1, 2013. 
  30. ^ "About Coskata-Coatue Wildlife Refuge". Massachusetts: Trustees of Reservations. Retrieved August 1, 2013. 
  31. ^ "US government approves first offshore wind farm". BBC News. April 28, 2010. Retrieved August 1, 2013. 

Further reading[edit]

Published in the 19th century
Published in the 20th century
Published in the 21st century

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