Boston is the capital of the U.S. state of Massachusetts. Founded on September 7, 1630, it was named after an English town.
Many people from Prince Edward Island went to Boston for a vision of better life. Mrs. Pye, the mother of Gertie and Josie, had a cousin who lived there with her husband. Thomas Lynde used to work in Boston at some point before 1876 and was cheated out of ten dollars by his employer. As a result, his wife began to hate all the "Yankees".
Jordan Gray went up to Boston one winter to work and fell in love with Hester Murray who worked in a store in Boston. However, she hated her job and when he proposed to her, she said she would marry him if he'd take her away to some quiet spot where she'd see nothing but fields and trees.
After Hester's death, Jordan sold their house and went back to Boston where he died ten years later.
Cora Courtaloe, the aunt of Valentine, married a Yankee named Thomas and lived all her life in Boston. When she came back to Summerside for a visit, she saw the old graveyard and told her husband to bury her there.
Stephen Irving from Avonlea went off to the States and married a "Yankee woman". He lived with her and their son Paul in Boston for more than a decade and did not come back to Prince Edward Island, though his mother went to see him once or twice. After his wife's death, Stephen sent his son to Avonlea. Two years later, Paul wrote to his father about Miss Lavendar and Stephen decided to visit his birthplace and the woman he loved in his youth. Stephen and Lavendar got married in the summer of 1883 and after the wedding moved to Boston with Paul and Charlotta the Fourth. After they were settled in their new home, Charlotta wrote a note to Anne and admitted she didn't like Boston at all, and was fearfully homesick
Rachel Lynde's niece lived in Boston in the 1880s and sent her aunt the local paper with tha articles about murder trials. There must have been much higher crime rate than in Avonlea, therefore Rachel thought the States had to be an awful place and hoped that Anne Shirley would never go there.
Leona Shaw from the Harbour Head started off to the States in 1892 after Phil Turner had jilted her. She returned from Boston nine years later to nurse her mother and brought her a new lace nightgown.
- Charlotta Bowman
- Evelina Bowman
- Julietta Bowman
- Leonora Bowman
- Cora Courtaloe
- Unnamed gentleman
- Hester Gray
- Jordan Gray
- Elizabeth Grayson
- Pierce Grayson
- Rachel Lynde's niece
- Thomas Lynde
- Thomas Lynde's employer
- Mrs. Pye's cousin
- Mrs. Pye's cousin's husband
- Leona Shaw
- Anne of Green Gables (mentioned only)
- Anne of Avonlea (mentioned only)
- Anne of the Island (mentioned only)
- Anne of Windy Poplars (mentioned only)
- Anne of Ingleside (mentioned only)
Short story appearances
|Boston · Charlottetown|
| Bonnyview · Echo Lodge · The Evergreens · Glen St. Mary manse · Green Gables|
House of Dreams · Ingleside · Lone Willow Farm · Lynde's Hollow · Maplehurst · Mount Holly
Orchard Slope · Patty's Place · Tomgallon House · Windy Poplars · The Yellow House
|Haunted Wood · Hester Gray's garden · Lake of Shining Waters · Lover's Lane · Rainbow Valley|
|Manitoba · New Brunswick · Nova Scotia · Ontario · Prince Edward Island · Saskatchewan|
|Avonlea school · Glen St. Mary school · Queen's Academy · Redmond College · Summerside High School|
|Bolingbroke · Grafton · Hopetown · Kingsport · Summerside|
| Avonlea · Carmody · Glen St. Mary · Harbour Head · Lowbridge · Millward|
Newbridge · Scottsford · Spencervale · Upper Glen · White Sands
| Avonlea Hall · Canada · Four Winds · Hammond Sawmill|
Old St. John's Cemetery · Over-Harbour · Spook's Lane · Tomorrow