Historical Resources

Your Gateway to Pepperell History!

History of Pepperell

by Lorenzo P. Blood

Written for Drake’s History of Middlesex County in 1880, this account by Pepperell resident Blood was the best produced in the nineteenth century. His house, 36 Townsend Street, still remains.

The Covered Bridge

by Susan J. Smith

A brief account of the various Groton Street bridges across the Nashua River  from 1740 to 2007.

Prudence Wright

by Mary L. P. Shattuck


In April 1775 Pepperell women led by Prudence Wright captured Tory Leonard Whiting on his way from Hollis to Boston with treasonable dispatches. First published in 1900, this is the fullest account of this incident.