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Nahant, Massachusetts, USA

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Where is Nahant, Massachusetts, USA? 

Nahant, Essex, Massachusetts, USA
"Native Americans called the area Nahant, meaning "the point" or "almost an island." The original Indian name of the place, Nahanten, signifies twins or two things united, referring to the two connected islands forming it. Located on a tied island jutting into Massachusetts Bay, it was first settled in 1630, in the second year of the Puritan coming. The servants of Isaac Johnson grazed his cattle on the land, and it was also often used by citizens of Lynn for grazing cattle, sheep and goats. Before 1800 there were only three homes on the island: those built by the Breeds and the Hoods, and the Johnson home built by Jeremiah Gray. The first hotel was built by one of the Johnsons 1802, and in 1817 a steamboat ran daily between Boston and Nahant. The town was originally part of Lynn; when the temperance movement threatened the summer resort trade in 1853, Nahant incorporated as a separate town..."wikipedia


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Nahant, Massachusetts, USA - Bass Point, Nahant, Mass.
Nahant, Massachusetts, USA

Bass Point, Nahant, Mass.
Nahant, Massachusetts, USA - Colby Hill, Bass Point, Nahant, Mass.
Nahant, Massachusetts, USA

Colby Hill, Bass Point, Nahant, Mass.
Nahant, Massachusetts, USA - Boulevard Bass Point Nahant Mass.
Nahant, Massachusetts, USA

Boulevard Bass Point Nahant Mass.
Nahant, Massachusetts, USA - Residence of The Late Henry Cabot Lodge, Nahant, Mass.
Nahant, Massachusetts, USA

Residence of The Late Henry Cabot Lodge, Nahant, Mass.

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Nahant Massachusetts, 1890
Nahant is a noted sea-girt town, consisting of three sections, almost islands, connected with each...Read MORE...

News  1896 - LONGFELLOW COTTAGE DESTROYED.
Four Other Summer Residences at Nahant Swept Away by Fire.

Nahant, Mass., May 18. - Special...Read MORE...

1906
Nahant, a post-township (town) and sea-side resort of Essex co., Mass., is in Massachusetts Bay, on ...Read MORE...


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Dowst
flag  Lillian DOWST (abt. 1873, Nahant, Massachusetts, USA - , )
 

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Lawrence
flag  Amos A. LAWRENCE (1814, Boston, Massachusetts, USA - 22 August 1886, Nahant, Massachusetts, USA)
 

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