Homes for Sale, Real Estate Agents and Information about Wales, MA

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We have also included some information about Wales, MA below that we hope you will find to be helpful. 

22 MLS Listings of Homes for Sale in Wales, MA


 


Population  1,737 people.  (298th in Massachusetts.)


Wales is a small upland town located at the headwaters of the Quinnebaug drainage system. It was settled by colonists from Brimfield and Springfield during the mid-18th century. Settlement of the town was late despite grants having been made to Springfield entrepreneurs as early as 1701 because the threat of Indian attack and a legal dispute over land ownership discouraged colonists. The first settlers were Anthony Needham and John Bullan, who built houses in 1726 near Lake George. Their arrival was swiftly followed by the establishment of the first burial ground in 1732, the first grist mill in 1750 by Shubael Dimmick, the first tannery in 1752 by Phineas Durkee and the first meetinghouse in 1760. Unlike many other of the colonies which were primarily Congregationalist, the earliest religious society in Wales was formed by Baptists.

Townspeople in Wales farmed and made shoes and boots and in the 19th century the Wales and the Shaw companies made the town an important woolen producing town. The jobs in the mills drew immigrants from Ireland and French Canada. The peak population in 1880 was 1033 people, reflecting this immigration. Residents who didn't work in the mills worked in market gardens, dairy farms and woodlands as some of them continue to do in the 20th century. The town center of Wales retains a remarkable early 19th century character as a street village with several stylish brick houses and a Greek revival meeting house. Growth of the town in modern times has been in the recreational land around the Brimfield Forest and Lake George.

South central Massachusetts, bordered by Holland on the east; Stafford, Connecticut, on the south; Monson on the west, and Brimfield on the north. Wales is about 28 miles east of Springfield, 32 miles southwest of Worcester, 70 miles southwest of Boston, and 152 miles from New York City.

Narrative compiled by the Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD).

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