Saxonville is a section of Framingham, Massachusetts. Saxonville is comprised from the area from the Concord Street Bridge to Central Street and surrounded on three sides by the Sudbury River It was given the name of Otter Neck when it was first settled. Framingham's first settler, John Stone, built his home at Otter Neck in 1647. Native Americans of the Nipmuc tribe had a village and fort here before the arrival of European settlers. For almost two hundred years this part of Framingham was known as Stone's End due to the dominance of the Stone family. It became Saxonville when the textile industry was established here, one of the early companies being named the Saxon Factory Company
At the start of the twenty-first century many of the historic landmarks in Saxonville are still in place. Some are still being used as they were when first constructed in the 19th century. Others have taken on a new fuctionality.
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A view of Saxonville from the sky
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