Scituate, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA - Pilot Boat,
Scituate, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA
Pilot Boat, "Columbia" , wrecked Nov. 17, 1898, Scituate, Mass.

Scituate, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA - The Old LIght, Scituate, Mass.
Scituate, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA
The Old LIght, Scituate, Mass.

Scituate, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA - Pegotty Beach and Second Cliff
Scituate, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA
Pegotty Beach and Second Cliff

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Scituate, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA
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Where is Scituate, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA?  Scituate was settled by a group of people from Plymouth about 1627, who were joined by immigrants from the county of Kent in England. They were initially governed by the General Court of Plymouth, but on October 5, 1636, the town incorporated as a separate entity. The name Scituate is derived from satuit, the Wampanoag term for cold brook, which refers to a brook that runs to the inner harbor of the town. In 1710 several residents emigrated to Rhode Island and founded Scituate, Rhode Island, naming it after their previous hometown. wikipedia

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1627 - Scituate founded
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In 1640 Isaac Stedman dammed the First Herring Brook and built a sawmill beside the pond. mill/

1810 - In the year 1810 the United States Congress voted $4000 to build a lighthouse at Scituate Harbor.
The Light, of split granite blocks with a one and one half story house attached, was activated in 1811. light/

3. SCITUATE. [Pop. 3,886. Inc. 1636.]
Scituate is supposed to be a corruption of the Indian word Satuit, meaning Cold Brook.

Nineteen houses in this town were burned in Philip's War. One of the oldest houses in New England, supposed to have been a Garrison House, is still standing.

Its harbor is small, and the soil is fertile, but it is extensively engaged in the fisheries, and in ship-building.

Distance from Plymouth, 20 miles ; from Boston, 17.
An Elementary Geography for Massachusetts Children by William Bentley Fowle and Asa Fitz, 1845

News 1880 - Best Butter Cow
The Jersey Belle, owned by a Mr. Ellms, of Scituate, Mass., is claimed to be the best "butter cow" living. She is described as being a beautiful animal of a rich yellow fawn-color, diversified with white, weighing nine hundred and fifty pounds, and yielding over seven hundred pounds of butter in a year.
St Joseph Herald
Saint Joseph, Michigan
September 4, 1880

Scituate Massachusetts, 1890
Scituate lies in the northeast part of Plymouth County and is bounded on the north by Cohasset; the east by the ocean, on the south by Marshfield and Norwell, and on the west by the latter. By the South Shore Railroad it is 25 miles southeast of Boston.

The town extends some eight miles along the seacoast, having at near the middle line a harbor of about ten feet depth of water, formed by Cedar Point (where there is a lighthouse) on the northeast, and Crow Point on the southeast. The North Ri... Read MORE...

Scituate, or Scituate Harbor, a post-village and bathing-resort in Scituate township (towm), Plymouth co., Mass., on the Atlantic Ocean and on the New York, New Haven and Hartford R., 27 miles ESE. of Boston. Pop. of the town in 1900, 2470.
Lippincott's New Gazetteer: A Complete Pronouncing Gazetteer Or Geographical Dictionary of the World, Containing the Most Recent and Authentic Information Respecting the Countries, Cities, Towns ... in Every Portion of the Globe Publisher J.B. Lippincott Company, 1906

Ancestors Who Were Born and/or Died Here

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  Elizabeth Bourne (Bourn) (1618, Kent, England - 12 December 1663, Scituate, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA)

  Joshua Dwelley (2 June 1689, Scituate, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA - 1759, Tiverton, Newport, Rhode Island, USA)
  Richard Dwelley (10 March 1659, Hingham, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA - 24 December 1708, Scituate, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA)
  Richard Dwelley (1630, England (Great Britain) (United Kingdom) - 27 May 1692, Scituate, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA)

  Sarah Jones (abt. 1660, Hull, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA - 17 February 1701, Scituate, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA)

  Mordecai Lincoln (14 June 1657, Hingham, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA - 29 November 1727, Scituate, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA)

  Barnabus Lothrop (6 June 1636, Scituate, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA - 26 October 1715, Barnstable, Barnstable, Massachusetts, USA)

  Elizabeth Norton (bet. 1630-1633, England (Great Britain) (United Kingdom) - bet. 1714-1722, Scituate, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA)

Ancestors Who Were Married Here

Richard Dwelley (10 March 1659 - 24 December 1708) & Amey Glass (abt. 1662 - aft. 1690)
married 4 April 1682

Richard Dwelley (10 March 1659 - 24 December 1708) & Elizabeth Simmons (abt. 1651 - 24 February 1707)
married 1690

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