|Wilkinsonville is located in northeastern Sutton, up against Grafton. It is of course located on a hill, as are most of the towns in this area. The Blackstone River runs through this edge of town, as well as a railroad.|
Below is an etching of Wilkinsonville from the History of Sutton book done in 1878. You can see the St John's Baptist Church in the background, and in the foreground you can see the little train depot and Mill #3 (The New Mill).
I went by in 2001 to try to take the same picture from the same spot. I'm afraid that the entire place is overgrown with trees now, and you cannot see much of anything except trees. The mill is long gone. Here is my attempt - you can barely see the bridge in the background, and everything behind that is just green.
Here's a picture from a bit further away, to show you the context.
This is St. John's Church, seen in the top left of the etching -
I also took a picture of the Wilkinsonville Fire Department, which is right across from St John's.
Note that right up the street from where I stood was a Historic House Built by Wilder.
The Villages of Sutton
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