Raynham History

Digitization of these resources was made possible through a joint collaboration of the Digital Commonwealth and the Boston Public Library funded through a grant from the Library Services and Technology Act. The collaboration is a state-wide effort to digitize collections of photographs, manuscripts and other unique items reflective of the state’s rich cultural heritage. Explore historical collections from libraries, museums, and archives across Massachusetts in the Digital Commonwealth Collection. Explore historical collections from area libraries in the SAILS Digital History Collection.

Anniversary Histories

200th Anniversary of the Town of Raynham, Massachusetts 1731-1931, The Cradle of America’s Iron Industry (In Celebration of Raynham’s Birthday “The 200 Year Old Town,” Weonit Hall Raynham Center, Mass., Saturday, June 13th, 1931 (missing pages 5-12)

Raynham ’76

Cemetery Records

Find a Grave

Church History

First Congregational Church of Raynham, Vol 1

The First Congregational Church of Raynham was established in 1731. This first book of church records contains some records dating back to 1731, but most records begin in 1738 and run through 1822. This includes baptism, marriage, church membership and some death records.


The Mansfield, Norton, Raynham Massachusetts Directory 1918 containing Alphabetical lists of the Residents, Churches, Schools, Societies, Town Officers, Fraternal Orders, etc. Together with Street and Business Directories, Vol.IX

Fallen Hero Project

The Fallen Hero Project honors those soldiers killed in action in the service of their country. A Fallen Hero sign listing name, rank, conflict, service and age has been placed on a street sign near the soldier’s original home. Biographical information about each soldier was recorded at the time of the dedication. Click on the name to view the biographical information, street sign and location. Raynham’s Fallen Heros include Jared MontiBrian OliveiraJames B. McGarry – McGarry (2)Bruce E. Johnston IIITimothy P. JenningsWilfred M. Cabral, Augustus C. Oliver, Jr., Charles E. CutnerThomas M. HopkinsFrancis J. MurphyChester A. Bearse, Jr. – Bearse (2)Bearse (3), Charles P. Haskins, Chester DanforthJames J. PerryPerry Family Photo


History of Raynham, Mass. From the First Settlement To the Present Time, by Rev. Enoch Sanford, A.M. Fourth Pastor of First Congregational Society, Raynham, 1870.

The History of RaynhamResearch and Compiled By M. Patrice White, 1988

Massachusetts Heritage Landscape Inventory Project. Raynham Reconnaissance Report, 2005.


Raynham Remembersa collection of historical photographs.


Report of the School Committee of the Town of Raynham of the year ending April 1st 1858

Report of the School Committee of the Town of Raynham of the year ending April 1st 1865

Report of the School Committee of the Town of Raynham of the year ending April 1st 1866