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Ipswich, Essex, Massachusetts, USA

"Ipswich, a post-village of Essex co, Mass., in a town ship of the same name, on the Ipswich River, 3 miles from its entrance into the ocean, 27 miles N.N.E. of Boston, and 9 miles S. of Newburyport. It is on the Eastern Railroad, and has 4 stone bridges across the river, which here affords water-power. It contains several churches, an insane asylum, a high school, a national bank, a savings bank, 2 newspaper offices, a cotton-mill, and a woollem mill. Pop. of the township, 4439."

Lippincott's Gazetteer of the World: A Complete Pronouncing Gazetteer Or Geographical Dictionary of the World Containing Notices of Over One Hundred and Twenty-five Thousand Places ...
Joseph Thomas
January 1, 1895
J.B. Lippincott

Ipswich includes: The Bluffs, Candlewood, Line Brook, Little Neck, and Willowdale.
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  • 1633 - Ipswich is settled

    Massachusetts City and Town Incorporation and Settlement Dates

  • 1634 - Ipswich is incorporated

    Massachusetts City and Town Incorporation and Settlement Dates

  • Ipswich, Massachusetts, USA
    Map of Ipswich in 1640
  • Ipswich, Massachusetts, USA
    The Olde Burnham House, built 1640
  • Ipswich, Massachusetts, USA
    Old Historical House, built 1669
  • Ipswich, Massachusetts, USA
    Ross Tavern, built 1734
  • Ipswich, Massachusetts, USA
    Choates Bridge built 1764. The Oldest Stone Arch Bridge in America, Ipswich, Mass.
  • Ipswich, Massachusetts, USA
    Old Heard House, built 1795
  • 1845 - IPSWICH. [Pop. 3,000. Inc 1634.]
    The Indian name of Ipswich was Agawam, and the first minister, Mr. Ward, wrote a witty satire, entitled The Simple Cobbler of Agawam.

    Essex...Read MORE...


  • 1854 - Ipswich
    Ipswich, a post-village, port of entry, and one of the shire-towns of Essex county, Massachusetts, is situated on both sides of a river of its own nam...Read MORE...


  • Ipswich Massachusetts, 1890
    Ipswich is a pleasant seaboard town in Essex County, 27 miles northeast of Boston by the Eastern Division of the Boston and Maine Railroad. It is of t...Read MORE...


  • Ipswich, Massachusetts, USA
    The Old Hayes Tavern, Ipswich, Mass.

    "The Hayes Tavern had originally been built by the Peatfield brothers c. 1840. It is said to have been the first men's underwear factory in the country. Converted to Hayes Tavern by John W. Hayes in 1885. it... Read MORE...

  • Ipswich, Massachusetts, USA
    High St. from Lord's Square
  • Ipswich, Massachusetts, USA
    Market Street from Depot Square
  • News 1894 - FLAMES FANNED BY THE WIND. Firemen of Ipswich, Mass., Struggle to Save Their Town.
    Three Blocks Totally Destroyed and Several Dwellings Burned.

    Fire Fighters Suffered From the Bitter Cold - Sparks Carried a Half Mile.

    IPSWICH, ...Read MORE...


  • News 1894 - House Will Be Destroyed
    IPSWICH, Mass., July 21. - The black diphtheria has broken out in Ipswich. Already two children in the family of Thomas Began have died from this dise...Read MORE...


  • 1895 - Ipswich
    Ipswich, a post-village of Essex co, Mass., in a town ship of the same name, on the Ipswich River, 3 miles from its entrance into the ocean, 27 miles ...Read MORE...


  • News 1899 - Lightning Strikes Steeple
    Ipswich, Mass., June 16. - During a heavy storm last night lightning struck the steeple on the South Congregational church and soon the entire buildin...Read MORE...


  • Ipswich, Massachusetts, USA
    Ipswich Mills, Ipswich, Mass.

    "The Ipswich Mill Company was founded in 1868 by Amos Adams Lawrence, and developed this area, which had seen a variety of industrial uses since the 18th century. The company manufactured hosiery, one of the... Read MORE...

  • Ipswich, Massachusetts, USA
    Ipswich, Mass. Ipswich River at foot of Summer St.
  • Ipswich, Massachusetts, USA
    Main Street, Ipswich, Mass.
  • Ipswich, Massachusetts, USA
    Steamboat Landing, Ipswich, Mass.
  • Ipswich, Massachusetts, USA
    Railroad Station and Square
  • Ipswich, Massachusetts, USA
    Tyler Block
  • Ipswich, Massachusetts, USA
    Great Hill from West Shore Road, Hough's Neck, Mass.
  • Ipswich, Massachusetts, USA
    Soldiers Monument and Old North Church, Ipswich, Mass.
  • Ipswich, Massachusetts, USA
    Agawam House
  • Ipswich, Massachusetts, USA
    The Bluffs
  • Ipswich, Massachusetts, USA
    New Fire Station
  • Ipswich, Massachusetts, USA
    Ipswich Light House, 1910
  • Ipswich, Massachusetts, USA
    Meeting House Green
  • 1916
    Ipswich, a banking post-village and township (town) of Essex co., Mass., on the Ipswich River, 3 miles from its entrance into the ocean and 27 miles N...Read MORE...


  • Ipswich, Massachusetts, USA
    Cottages at Little Neck and Crane's Hill
  • Ipswich, Massachusetts, USA

  • Ipswich, Massachusetts, USA
    St. Joseph's Church and Rectory
  • Ipswich, Massachusetts, USA
    Upland Farm
    Parson Bros.

  • Ipswich, Massachusetts, USA
    Cable Memorial Hospital
  • Ipswich, Massachusetts, USA
    High School
  • Ipswich, Massachusetts, USA
    New Bank Building
  • Ipswich, Massachusetts, USA
    Memorial Hall
  • Ipswich, Massachusetts, USA
    Town Hall


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Ipswich, Massachusetts, USA
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Map of Ipswich in 1640


Ipswich, Massachusetts, USA
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The Olde Burnham House, built 1640

Ipswich, Massachusetts, USA
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Old Historical House, built 1669

Ipswich, Massachusetts, USA
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Ross Tavern, built 1734

Ipswich, Massachusetts, USA
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Choates Bridge built 1764. The Oldest Stone Arch Bridge in America, Ipswich, Mass.

Ipswich, Massachusetts, USA
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Old Heard House, built 1795

Ipswich, Massachusetts, USA
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The Old Hayes Tavern, Ipswich, Mass.

"The Hayes Tavern had originally been built by the Peatfield brothers c. 1840. It is said to have been the first men's underwear factory in the country. Converted to Hayes Tavern by John W. Hayes in 1885. it... Read MORE...

Ipswich, Massachusetts, USA
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High St. from Lord's Square

Ipswich, Massachusetts, USA
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Market Street from Depot Square

Ipswich, Massachusetts, USA
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Main Street, Ipswich, Mass.

Ipswich, Massachusetts, USA
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Steamboat Landing, Ipswich, Mass.

Ipswich, Massachusetts, USA
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Ipswich Mills, Ipswich, Mass.

"The Ipswich Mill Company was founded in 1868 by Amos Adams Lawrence, and developed this area, which had seen a variety of industrial uses since the 18th century. The company manufactured hosiery, one of the... Read MORE...

Ipswich, Massachusetts, USA
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Ipswich, Mass. Ipswich River at foot of Summer St.

Ipswich, Massachusetts, USA
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Railroad Station and Square

Ipswich, Massachusetts, USA
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Tyler Block

Ipswich, Massachusetts, USA
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Great Hill from West Shore Road, Hough's Neck, Mass.

Ipswich, Massachusetts, USA
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Soldiers Monument and Old North Church, Ipswich, Mass.

Ipswich, Massachusetts, USA
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Agawam House

Ipswich, Massachusetts, USA
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The Bluffs

Ipswich, Massachusetts, USA
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New Fire Station

Ipswich, Massachusetts, USA
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Ipswich Light House, 1910

Ipswich, Massachusetts, USA
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Meeting House Green

Ipswich, Massachusetts, USA
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Cottages at Little Neck and Crane's Hill

Ipswich, Massachusetts, USA
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Ipswich, Massachusetts, USA
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St. Joseph's Church and Rectory

Ipswich, Massachusetts, USA
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Upland Farm
Parson Bros.

Ipswich, Massachusetts, USA
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Cable Memorial Hospital

Ipswich, Massachusetts, USA
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High School

Ipswich, Massachusetts, USA
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New Bank Building

Ipswich, Massachusetts, USA
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Memorial Hall

Ipswich, Massachusetts, USA
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Town Hall
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  • 1633 - Ipswich is settled

    Massachusetts City and Town Incorporation and Settlement Dates
  • 1634 - Ipswich is incorporated

    Massachusetts City and Town Incorporation and Settlement Dates
  • 1845 - IPSWICH. [Pop. 3,000. Inc 1634.]
    The Indian name of Ipswich was Agawam, and the first minister, Mr. Ward, wrote a witty satire, entitled The Simple Cobbler of Agawam.... Read MORE...

  • 1854 - Ipswich
    Ipswich, a post-village, port of entry, and one of the shire-towns of Essex county, Massachusetts, is situated on both sides of a river of its own... Read MORE...

  • Ipswich Massachusetts, 1890
    Ipswich is a pleasant seaboard town in Essex County, 27 miles northeast of Boston by the Eastern Division of the Boston and Maine Railroad. It is of... Read MORE...

  • News  1894 - FLAMES FANNED BY THE WIND. Firemen of Ipswich, Mass., Struggle to Save Their Town.
    Three Blocks Totally Destroyed and Several Dwellings Burned.

    Fire Fighters Suffered From the Bitter Cold - Sparks Carried a Half Mile.

    IPSWICH, ... Read MORE...

  • News  1894 - House Will Be Destroyed
    IPSWICH, Mass., July 21. - The black diphtheria has broken out in Ipswich. Already two children in the family of Thomas Began have died from this... Read MORE...

  • 1895 - Ipswich
    Ipswich, a post-village of Essex co, Mass., in a town ship of the same name, on the Ipswich River, 3 miles from its entrance into the ocean, 27 miles ... Read MORE...

  • News  1899 - Lightning Strikes Steeple
    Ipswich, Mass., June 16. - During a heavy storm last night lightning struck the steeple on the South Congregational church and soon the entire... Read MORE...

  • 1916
    Ipswich, a banking post-village and township (town) of Essex co., Mass., on the Ipswich River, 3 miles from its entrance into the ocean and 27 miles... Read MORE...

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Genealogy Resources for Ipswich

Waters, Thomas F. Candlewood an Ancient Neighborhood in Ipswich with Genealogies of John Brown, William Fellows, and Robert Kinsman. Massachusetts: Salem Press, 1909.

Vital Records of Ipswich, MA - www.rootsweb.com/~maessex/VitalRecords/EssexCounty/Ipswich/Births_AB.html#B

History of the town of Essex : from 1634 to 1868


Updated: 10/11/2019 10:19:51 AM

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