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Peabody, Massachusetts, USA

Peabody, Essex, MA

First known as the Northfields, "the Farms", and Brooksby, the area was settled about 1626 within Salem, which had itself been founded in 1626 and incorporated in 1629. In 1752, the area was set off from Salem and incorporated as part of Danvers. It was usually referred to as "the South Parish", associated with the church located in the center (now Peabody Square). In 1855, the community broke away from Danvers to become the town of South Danvers, incorporated that May 18. The name was changed on April 30, 1868, to Peabody after George Peabody, a noted philanthropist. It would be incorporated as a city in 1916. kids.kiddle.co

Peabody includes: Bleachery, Crow Village, Dublin (East End), Kingdom, Kingscroft, Needham Corner, Paper Mills, Phelps Mills, and Proctor's Crossing.
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  • 1626 - Peabody is settled

    Massachusetts City and Town Incorporation and Settlement Dates

  • 1868 - Peabody is incorporated

    Massachusetts City and Town Incorporation and Settlement Dates

  • Peabody Massachusetts, 1890
    Peabody is a large, handsome and prosperous town in the southerly part of Essex County, about 18 miles north of Boston, with which it has...Read MORE...


  • Peabody, Massachusetts, USA
    Main Street Looking North, Peabody, Mass.
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  • 1895 - Peabody
    Peabody, a post-village in Peabody township, Essex co., Mass., at the junction of the Lawrence and Wakefield Branch Railroads with the Salem & Lowell ...Read MORE...


  • 1906
    Peabody, a banking post-village in Peabody township (town), Essex co., Mass., on the Boston and Maine R., 2 miles W. of Salem. It contains the...Read MORE...


  • Peabody, Massachusetts, USA
    Town Hall, Peabody, Mass.
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  • News 1915 - 21 Children Die In School Fire
    Flames Sweep Through Peabody, Mass., Building, Turning Fire Drill Into Panic.
    Pupils Heaped At Door
    Little Cripple Trips and Comrades Fall Over...Read MORE...


  • 1916 - Peabody is incorporated as a city

    Massachusetts City and Town Incorporation and Settlement Dates

  • News 1922 - 4 KILLED, 2 INJURED AS FREIGHT TRAIN WRECKS AUTOMOBILE
    Fatal Crossing Crash on Boston and Maine Line At Peabody, Mass.

    PEABODY, Mass., June 18. — Four men were killed and two injured when a freight...Read MORE...


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    National Calfskin Co. Plant, Peabody, Mass.
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National Calfskin Co. Plant, Peabody, Mass.
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  • 1626 - Peabody is settled

    Massachusetts City and Town Incorporation and Settlement Dates
  • 1868 - Peabody is incorporated

    Massachusetts City and Town Incorporation and Settlement Dates
  • Peabody Massachusetts, 1890
    Peabody is a large, handsome and prosperous town in the southerly part of Essex County, about 18 miles north of Boston, with which it has... Read MORE...

  • 1895 - Peabody
    Peabody, a post-village in Peabody township, Essex co., Mass., at the junction of the Lawrence and Wakefield Branch Railroads with the Salem & Lowell ... Read MORE...

  • 1906
    Peabody, a banking post-village in Peabody township (town), Essex co., Mass., on the Boston and Maine R., 2 miles W. of Salem. It contains the... Read MORE...

  • News  1915 - 21 Children Die In School Fire
    Flames Sweep Through Peabody, Mass., Building, Turning Fire Drill Into Panic.
    Pupils Heaped At Door
    Little Cripple Trips and Comrades Fall Over... Read MORE...

  • 1916 - Peabody is incorporated as a city

    Massachusetts City and Town Incorporation and Settlement Dates
  • News  1922 - 4 KILLED, 2 INJURED AS FREIGHT TRAIN WRECKS AUTOMOBILE
    Fatal Crossing Crash on Boston and Maine Line At Peabody, Mass.

    PEABODY, Mass., June 18. — Four men were killed and two injured when a freight... Read MORE...

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