Groveland, MA was settled asthe East Parish of Bradford, a part of the town of Rowley in the early Colonial era. Before Bradford was separated from Rowley in 1672, it was called “Rowley on the Merrimack”, or just “Merrimack”. Bradford in turn was annexed by Haverhill in 1897 after a bloody and violent conflict. Groveland officially incorporated as a separate town on September 9, 1850. The town relied primarily on agriculture and small-scale manufacturing (fulling, saw and grist mills, along Johnson’s Creek; tanning yards, chaise factory, shoe shops) with some shipbuilding on the Merrimack River.

Information about the following pre-Revolutionary Groveland houses are from the Massachusetts Historical Commission site. Follow the GRV link to download a PDF inventory sheet with additional historical information. Photos are from the Town of Groveland assessors site at Patriot Properties.

278 CENTER ST, Groveland ma
GRV.104, Burbank, Eleazer House, 278 Center St, Groveland MA, c 1707

300 Center St., Groveland MA
GRV.106, Tenney, Solomon House, 300 Center St, Groveland MA, 1761

10 Garrison St., Groveland MA
GRV.109, Hardy, Joseph Jr. – Foster, Stephen House, 10 Garrison St, Groveland MA  r 1720

43 Garrison St., Groveland MA, 1668
43 Garrison St., Groveland MA, 1668

48 King St., Groveland MA
GRV.97, Darke, B. House – Hilltop Farm, 48 King St, Groveland MA, 1726

69 King St., Groveland MA
GRV.52, Hardy, Joseph House, 69 King St, Groveland MA, c 1725

134 King St., Groveland MA
GRV.116, Hardy, Phillip House, 134 King St, Groveland MA, 1743

66 Main St., Groveland MA, 1762
GRV.60, Bailey, Capt. Jonathan House, 66 Main St, 1762

73 Main St., Groveland MA, 1700
73 Main St., Groveland MA, 1700

100 Main St., 1742
GRV.142, Hopkinson, Ens. Samuel House, 100 Main St, c 1742

119 Main St., 1770
GRV.148, Wallingford, Nicholas House, 119 Main St, c 1770

127 Main St., 1770
GRV.64, Palmer, Samuel House, 127 Main St, r 1750

239 Main St., 1770
GRV.66, 239 Main St, Groveland MA 1770

245 Main St., 1648
GRV.72, Parker, Peter House, 245 Main St, Groveland MA, r 1775

344 Main St., Groveland MA, 1755
GRV.3, Mitchell, Capt. Day House, 344 Main St, Groveland MA, c 1750

358 Main St., Groveland MA, 1752
GRV.8, Burbank, Stephen – Jacques, Benjamin House, 358 Main St., 1752

360 Main St., Groveland M, 1760
GRV.9, Greenough, William House and General Store, 360 Main St, Groveland MA 1755

362 Main St., Groveland MA, 1716
GRV.10, Hopkinson, George House, 362 Main St, Groveland MA c 1716

377 Main St., Groveland MA, 1740
GRV.15, Hopkinson, Paul House, 377 Main St, Groveland MA 1740

379 Main St., Groveland MA 1775
GRV.16, Hopkinson, Thomas M. House and Shop, 379 Main St,Groveland MA, c 1775

425 Main St., Groveland MA, 1750
425 Main St., Groveland MA, 1750

679 Salem St., Groveland MA 1770
679 Salem St., Groveland MA 1770

714 Salem St., Groveland MA 1774
GRV.118, Kimball, Daniel House, 714 Salem St, Groveland MA 1774

774 Salem St., Groveland MA 1766
GRV.121, Carleton, Thomas House, 774 Salem St, Groveland MA 1766

789 Salem St., Groveland MA, 1740
GRV.123, Carleton, Thomas House, 789 Salem St, Groveland MA, 1740

194 School St., Groveland M, 1775
194 School St., Groveland MA, 1775


27 Sylvan St., Groveland MA 1701

GRV.127, Bailey, Lt. Thomas House, 27 Sylvan St, Groveland MA  c 1701

113 Washington St., Groveland MA, 1750
113 Washington St., Groveland MA, 1750

157 Washington St., Groveland MA, 1750
157 Washington St., Groveland MA 1750

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  1. Oh, I’m so pleased to have stumbled across this! I spent my earliest years in the second home listed, 300 Center St. and my grandfather was born there! My father and grandfather renovated it in the ’80s, rebuilding and restoring much of the home. It was quite the labor of love and they did a beautiful job. We moved away in 1997, but I any time I have found myself back in the area I am sure to drive by. It’s a lovely home and I’m so glad it was featured here.

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