Documentary History of American Water-works

Introduction Historical Background Chronology Geography Biography Technology Ownership and Financing General Bibliography
New England States Massachusetts Richmond

Richmond, Massachusetts

Richmond was incorporated in 1765.

The Proprietors of the Aqueduct in Richmond were chartered in 1796 by John Bacon, Daniel Rathburn, Jonathan Holly, Daniel Hall, Jabez Brooks, Samuel Dewey, Nathaniel Reddington, Thomas Beckes, John Bacon Jr., and Cyprian Branch.  No evidence has been found that this system was constructed.

The Richmond Iron Company built a water system in 1882 to supply their shops and houses in Richmond Furnace.

The Town of Richmond currently has no public water supply and relies on private water wells. 

1796 An act to incorporate John Bacon and others for the purposes therein mentioned.  November 24, 1796.

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