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Freeport has a long and rich history. Though Freeport was most likely visited by Native Americans, outside of several arrowheads found in the northeast and the claim of a wampum factory on Milburn Creek, the Freeport Memorial Library and Freeport Historical Society unfortunately have no other physical artifacts or information related to early Indigenous peoples who lived and worked in the Freeport area.
European settlement occurred around 1652. The name Freeport was adopted in 1853, and later was incorporated as a village in 1892.
Below are links to digitized primary source collections related to Freeport history:
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The Freeport History Encyclopedia was designed to present Freeport history listed in alphabetic order and the entries are presented in narrative form. The entries are linked back to the primary and secondary sources used to research each topic. Photographs and other supporting materials are added to the entry when available.