New England History Timeline

New England History Timeline

• 1620 Pilgrims land at Plymouth Rock • 1622 Province of Maine granted to Sir Ferdinando Gorges and Capt. John Mason • 1623 First permanent settlement in New Hampshire • 1633-35 First settlers arrive in Connecticut • 1636 Roger Williams settles in Providence, RI • 1636 Harvard University becomes...


1620 Pilgrims land at Plymouth Rock

1622 Province of Maine granted to Sir Ferdinando Gorges and Capt. John Mason

1623 First permanent settlement in New Hampshire

1633-35 First settlers arrive in Connecticut

1636 Roger Williams settles in Providence, RI

1636 Harvard University becomes America’s first institution of higher learning

1641-79 New Hampshire under the jurisdiction of Massachusetts Bay Colony (also 1690-92)

1675 King Philip’s War

1692 Salem witch trials

1704 Massachusetts newspapers begin publishing notices of deaths and marriages

1773 Boston Tea Party

1775 American Revolution begins with “the shot heard ’round the world” at the battles of Lexington and Concord

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