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Wrentham, Norfolk, Massachusetts, USA

"Wrentham, ren'tham, a post-village in Wrentham township, Norfolk co., Mass., about 27 miles S.S.W. of Boston, and 18 miles N. by E. of Providence. It has a national bank, 3 churches, a high school, and a newspaper office, Pop. of the township, 2566."

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


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  • 1673 - On October 17th, the name of Wollomonopoag Plantations was changed to Wrentham, in remembrance of the home town in England.

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  • 1676 - Wrentham was evacuated during King Philip's War

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    The Original Congregational Church, Organized 1692
  • 1693 - Town of Wrentham gave permission to the Morses to build a saw mill on at Morse's Pond and Stop River (Highland Lake).

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  • 1702 - It was resolved that a school house 20 foot long and 16 foot broad would be built and finished by the next Mickelmus. This first school house was built in the area of the Wrentham Common.

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  • 1845. WRENTHAM. [Pop. 2,915. Inc. 1673.]
    Before its incorporation, Wrentham was part of Dedham. It was named from Wrentham, in England, whence some of the first settlers came....Read MORE...


  • Wrentham Massachusetts, 1890
    Wrentham is a good old farming town lying in the southwest comer of Norfolk County, about 27 miles southwest of Boston. It has six pleasant...Read MORE...


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    Town Hall
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    Boat Landing, Lake Pearl, Wrentham, Mass.
  • 1906
    Wrentham, ren'tham, a banking post-village in Wrentham township (town), Norfolk co., Mass., about 27 miles SSW. of Boston, on the New York, New Haven ...Read MORE...


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    "The Pearl", Lake Pearl
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    The Square (1906)
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    Lake Archer
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    Wrentham Sq., 1908
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    R. R. Station
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    Trinity Episcopal Church
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    Weinstein's Lake Pearl Manor
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    The Weber Duck Inn, 1947


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