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Ipswich, Massachusetts, USA

Ipswich, Essex, Massachusetts, USA

Nathaniel Ward, an assistant pastor of Ipswich (1634-1635), 1636, wrote the first code of laws for Massachusetts.

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
    Candlewood an Ancient Neighborhood in Ipswich with Genealogies of John Brown, William Fellows, and Robert Kinsman.
  • Ipswich, Massachusetts, USA
    The Olde Burnham House, built 1640

    The Giddings-Burnham House is a historic house in Ipswich, Massachusetts. The house was probably built in the 1640s by George Giddings and was sold to his brother-in-law Thomas Burnham...

    The house was listed ... Read MORE...

    Postcard
  • Ipswich, Massachusetts, USA
    Old Historical House, built 1669
    Postcard
  • Ipswich, Massachusetts, USA
    Ross Tavern, built 1734
    Postcard
  • Ipswich, Massachusetts, USA
    Choates Bridge built 1764. The Oldest Stone Arch Bridge in America, Ipswich, Mass.

    Colonel John Choate, a noted resident who had led a regiment at Louisburg and who served as a representative to the General Court designed the bridge and... Read MORE...

    Postcard
  • Ipswich, Massachusetts, USA
    Old Heard House, built 1795

    The Heard house is a Federal-style structure built in 1795 by wealthy John Heard. Before the Revolutionary War he had invested in the rum factory on Turkey Shore Road along the river bank where they unloaded barrels of ... Read MORE...

    Postcard
  • Ipswich, Massachusetts, USA
    Agawam House
    Located at 26 North Main Street

    Originally Treadwell’s Inn (built in 1806 by Nathaniel Treadwell), the inn was renamed the Agawam House and continued as the town’s first class hotel until it closed in the late... Read MORE...

    Postcard
  • Ipswich, Massachusetts, USA
    Town Hall
    30 South Main Street

    The Unitarian Church built it in 1833 but sold it to the town ten years later to be used as town hall and a social gathering place.
    historicipswich.org
    Postcard
  • 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...

    Postcard
  • Ipswich, Massachusetts, USA
    High St. from Lord's Square
    Postcard
  • Ipswich, Massachusetts, USA
    Market Street from Depot Square
    Postcard
  • 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...

    Postcard
  • Ipswich, Massachusetts, USA
    Ipswich, Mass. Ipswich River at foot of Summer St.
    Postcard
  • Ipswich, Massachusetts, USA
    Main Street, Ipswich, Mass.
    Postcard
  • Ipswich, Massachusetts, USA
    Steamboat Landing, Ipswich, Mass.
    Postcard
  • Ipswich, Massachusetts, USA
    Railroad Station and Square
    Postcard
  • Ipswich, Massachusetts, USA
    Tyler Block
    Postcard
  • Ipswich, Massachusetts, USA
    Great Hill from West Shore Road, Hough's Neck, Mass.
    Postcard
  • Ipswich, Massachusetts, USA
    Soldiers Monument and Old North Church, Ipswich, Mass.
    Postcard
  • Ipswich, Massachusetts, USA
    The Bluffs
    Postcard
  • Ipswich, Massachusetts, USA
    New Fire Station
    Postcard
  • Ipswich, Massachusetts, USA
    Ipswich Light House, 1910
    Postcard
  • Ipswich, Massachusetts, USA
    Meeting House Green
    Postcard
  • 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
    Cable Memorial Hospital

    Construction of the Benjamin Stickney Cable Memorial Hospital was begun at the intersection of Essex and County Roads on the former Kimball estate, known in Colonial times as Windmill Hill. Richard Teller Crane Jr.... Read MORE...

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

    Postcard
  • Ipswich, Massachusetts, USA
    Memorial Hall
    33 Central Street

    In 1921 the Memorial Building was voted to be built in memory of Ipswich Veterans of all wars at a cost of $52,000. It was used to house two 6th grade classes (52 pupils) from 1969-1971 and as an office facility... Read MORE...

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

    (Owned by Orrin and Kenneth Parsons)
    Advertisement
  • Ipswich, Massachusetts, USA
    High School

    In 1936 the new High School on Green Street was occupied and classes started. After a very long time and after much debate by several committees a new high school was voted on, with federal funds (the Town voted $120,000 to be added... Read MORE...

    Postcard
  • Ipswich, Massachusetts, USA
    New Bank Building
    Postcard


Old Photos, Pictures, Advertisements and Postcards from Ipswich, Massachusetts, USA


Ipswich, Massachusetts, USA

Candlewood an Ancient Neighborhood in Ipswich with Genealogies of John Brown, William Fellows, and Robert Kinsman.
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Map of Ipswich in 1640
Read more about Thomas BURNHAM

Ipswich, Massachusetts, USA

Postcard
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The Olde Burnham House, built 1640

The Giddings-Burnham House is a historic house in Ipswich, Massachusetts. The house was probably built in the 1640s by George Giddings and was sold to his brother-in-law Thomas Burnham...

The house was listed ... Read MORE...

Ipswich, Massachusetts, USA

Postcard
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Old Historical House, built 1669

Ipswich, Massachusetts, USA

Postcard
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Ross Tavern, built 1734

Ipswich, Massachusetts, USA

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

Colonel John Choate, a noted resident who had led a regiment at Louisburg and who served as a representative to the General Court designed the bridge and... Read MORE...

Ipswich, Massachusetts, USA

Postcard
Pinterest
Old Heard House, built 1795

The Heard house is a Federal-style structure built in 1795 by wealthy John Heard. Before the Revolutionary War he had invested in the rum factory on Turkey Shore Road along the river bank where they unloaded barrels of ... Read MORE...

Read more about John HEARD photo of ancestor

Ipswich, Massachusetts, USA

Postcard
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Agawam House
Located at 26 North Main Street

Originally Treadwell’s Inn (built in 1806 by Nathaniel Treadwell), the inn was renamed the Agawam House and continued as the town’s first class hotel until it closed in the late... Read MORE...

Read more about Nathaniel TREADWELL

Ipswich, Massachusetts, USA

Postcard
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Town Hall
30 South Main Street

The Unitarian Church built it in 1833 but sold it to the town ten years later to be used as town hall and a social gathering place.
historicipswich.org

Ipswich, Massachusetts, USA

Postcard
Pinterest
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

Postcard
Pinterest
High St. from Lord's Square

Ipswich, Massachusetts, USA

Postcard
Pinterest
Market Street from Depot Square

Ipswich, Massachusetts, USA

Postcard
Pinterest
Main Street, Ipswich, Mass.

Ipswich, Massachusetts, USA

Postcard
Pinterest
Steamboat Landing, Ipswich, Mass.

Ipswich, Massachusetts, USA

Postcard
Pinterest
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

Postcard
Pinterest
Ipswich, Mass. Ipswich River at foot of Summer St.

Ipswich, Massachusetts, USA

Postcard
Pinterest
Railroad Station and Square

Ipswich, Massachusetts, USA

Postcard
Pinterest
Tyler Block

Ipswich, Massachusetts, USA

Postcard
Pinterest
Great Hill from West Shore Road, Hough's Neck, Mass.

Ipswich, Massachusetts, USA

Postcard
Pinterest
Soldiers Monument and Old North Church, Ipswich, Mass.

Ipswich, Massachusetts, USA

Postcard
Pinterest
The Bluffs

Ipswich, Massachusetts, USA

Postcard
Pinterest
New Fire Station

Ipswich, Massachusetts, USA

Postcard
Pinterest
Ipswich Light House, 1910

Ipswich, Massachusetts, USA

Postcard
Pinterest
Meeting House Green

Ipswich, Massachusetts, USA

Postcard
Pinterest
Cable Memorial Hospital

Construction of the Benjamin Stickney Cable Memorial Hospital was begun at the intersection of Essex and County Roads on the former Kimball estate, known in Colonial times as Windmill Hill. Richard Teller Crane Jr.... Read MORE...

Read more about Benjamin Stickney CABLE photo of ancestor

Ipswich, Massachusetts, USA

Postcard
Pinterest
Cottages at Little Neck and Crane's Hill

Ipswich, Massachusetts, USA

Postcard
Pinterest

Ipswich, Massachusetts, USA

Postcard
Pinterest
Memorial Hall
33 Central Street

In 1921 the Memorial Building was voted to be built in memory of Ipswich Veterans of all wars at a cost of $52,000. It was used to house two 6th grade classes (52 pupils) from 1969-1971 and as an office facility... Read MORE...

Ipswich, Massachusetts, USA

Postcard
Pinterest
St. Joseph's Church and Rectory

Ipswich, Massachusetts, USA

Advertisement
Pinterest
Upland Farm
Parson Bros.

(Owned by Orrin and Kenneth Parsons)

Ipswich, Massachusetts, USA

Postcard
Pinterest
High School

In 1936 the new High School on Green Street was occupied and classes started. After a very long time and after much debate by several committees a new high school was voted on, with federal funds (the Town voted $120,000 to be added... Read MORE...

Ipswich, Massachusetts, USA

Postcard
Pinterest
New Bank Building

History, News and Stories of Ipswich, Massachusetts, USA

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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...

Ipswich, Massachusetts, USA Genealogy

Ancestors Who Were Born or Died in Ipswich, Massachusetts, USA

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Ancestors buried in Ipswich - Cemeteries in Ipswich, Massachusetts, USA

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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

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