Russell House (Andover, Massachusetts)

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Russell House
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Russell House (Andover, Massachusetts) is located in Massachusetts
Russell House (Andover, Massachusetts)
Russell House (Andover, Massachusetts) is located in the US
Russell House (Andover, Massachusetts)
Location Andover, Massachusetts
Coordinates 42°37′5″N 71°7′14″W / 42.61806°N 71.12056°W / 42.61806; -71.12056Coordinates: 42°37′5″N 71°7′14″W / 42.61806°N 71.12056°W / 42.61806; -71.12056
Built 1805
Architect Unknown
Architectural style Federal
MPS Town of Andover MRA
NRHP reference # 82004808[1]
Added to NRHP June 10, 1982

The Russell House is a historic house at 28 Rocky Hill Road in Andover, Massachusetts.

The weatherboarded Federal-style home was built in 1805. It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1982. The farm encompasses some 11 acres (4.5 ha).[2] The house and farm were owned by Deacon Joseph Russell, a descendant of Robert Russell, a Scotsman, who emigrated to Massachusetts in the seventeenth century and was the first person buried in Andover's newly created South Parish 'Burying-Yard,' as it was called, in 1710 at age 80.[3] Russell's descendants intermarried with the Holt, Abbott, Marshall, Chandler, Dane and other early Andover settler families. The 'Scotland District' name for that section of Andover derives from Robert Russell's Scottish birthplace,[4] and his subsequent name for his landholding which he called 'Scotland farm.'[5]

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  1. ^ National Park Service (2008-04-15). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ "National Register of Historic Places, Essex County, Massachusetts". 
  3. ^ Sarah Loring Bailey (1880). Historical Sketches of Andover. p. 512. Retrieved 2010-01-02. 
  4. ^ Sarah Loring Bailey (1880). Historical Sketches of Andover. Houghton, Mifflin and Company, Boston. Retrieved 2010-01-02. 
  5. ^ William Richard Cutter; William Frederick Adams (1910). Genealogical and Personal Memoirs Relating to the Families of the State of Massachusetts, Vol. IV. Lewis Historical Publishing Company, New York. Retrieved 2010-01-02. 


  • Burke's American Families with British Ancestry: The Lineages of 1,600 Families of British Origin Now Resident in the United States of America, Bernard Burke, Republished by Genealogical Publishing Company, 1975, ISBN 0-8063-0662-9

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