The Plymouth Colony was established. It eventually spread over today's Plymouth, Barnstable, and Bristol Counties.
Peace Treaty between Wampanoag Indians and Pilgrams - Strawberry hill, Plymouth, Massachusetts arranged by Squanto.
Massachusetts Bay Colony was founded. It expanded to today's area of Essex, Middlesex, Old Norfolk (now part of New Hampshire), and Suffolk Counties.
First public Thanksgiving - Massachusetts Bay Colony
John Eliot founded first Indian church in New England at Natick, Massachusetts on the Charles River.
King Philips War, between the Indians and colonist.
Massechusetts and New Hampshire border dispute. Residents sometimes taxed by both colonies. London finally adjudicates new border in New Hampshire's favor.
A new charter was granted to Massachusetts Bay Colony, uniting it with Plymouth Colony. Parts of Maine and Nova Scotia were also added to Massachusetts.
The Revolutionary War began at Lexington and Concord.
The Ohio Land Company was formed, resulting in the emigration of many Massachusetts residents to Ohio.