Lakeville History Books

  • Ebenezer Weaver Peirce, Historic sketches of Hanson, Lakeville, Mattapoisett, Middleboro, Pembroke, Plympton, Rochester, Wareham, and West Bridgewater  (Boston, Mass.: 1873). Available online at
  • 1877 Town Description of Lakeville, Massachusetts. An excerpt from the Gazetteer of Massachusetts by the Rev. Elias Nason. Transcribed online at Cape Cod History.
  • Lincoln Newton Kinnicutt, Indian names of places in Plymouth, Middleborough, Lakeville and Carver, Plymouth County, Massachusetts,: With interpretations of some of them (1909). Available online at
  • Gladys De Maranville Vigers, History of the town of Lakeville, Massachusetts, 1852-1952: One hundredth anniversary of the town of Lakeville  (Lakeville, Mass., 1952).  Available online at HathiTrust.
  • Phyllis Elliott Draghetti and D. Evelyn Sylvia Norris, History of the Town of Lakeville: The Next Twenty-five Years, 1953-1978 (S.l., 1978). This book is sold by the Lakeville Historical Society and copies can be purchased at the Lakeville Town Clerk’s Office.
  • Kenneth C. Leonard, The Beechwoods Confederacy 1709-1809: The Colonial History of Beechwoods: Middleboro-Taunton Precinct Massachusetts (Bowie, Md., 2003). Available for sale by the publisher HeritageBooks.

Lakeville Genealogy Books

  • W. Ripley Nelson, The Nelson family of Plymouth, Middleboro, and Lakeville, Massachusetts: A genealogical and biographical record and family history story (Nantucket, Mass.: 1964)
  • Susan Ashley French, Toys in the sand: Recovering childhood memories in Lakeville, Massachusetts (1989).

Many of these books are available to purchase at online stores such as Amazon, Abebooks, eBay, or can be borrowed through the Family History Library, or through Interlibrary Loan using WorldCat.


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