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History of Wrentham, Massachusetts, USA

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Wrentham, Norfolk, Massachusetts, USA

On August 11, 1867 "The Great Fire in Wrentham Center" took place. It involved a bank, hotel, and boot factory. wrentham.ma.us

Wrentham includes: Wampum Station, Lake Pearl Station, and Sheldonville.


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  • 1669 - Wrentham is settled

    Massachusetts City and Town Incorporation and Settlement Dates

  • 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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  • Wrentham, Massachusetts, USA
    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).

    http://www.virtualnorfolk.org/

  • 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.

    http://www.virtualnorfolk.org/

  • 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...


  • 1854 - Wrentham / Eagle Factory / Sheppardsville
    Wrentham, a post-township in Norfolk co., Massachusetts, intersected by the Norfolk County railroad, 23 miles S. W. by S. from Boston. It is drained...Read MORE...


  • On August 11, 1867 "The Great Fire in Wrentham Center" took place.

    wrentham.ma.us

  • 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...


  • 1895 - Wrentham
    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 ...Read MORE...


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


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The Original Congregational Church, Organized 1692

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Town Hall

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Boat Landing, Lake Pearl, Wrentham, Mass.

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The Square (1906)

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"The Pearl", Lake Pearl


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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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  • 1669 - Wrentham is settled

    Massachusetts City and Town Incorporation and Settlement Dates
  • 1673 - On October 17th, the name of Wollomonopoag Plantations was changed to Wrentham, in remembrance of the home town in England.

    http://www.virtualnorfolk.org/
  • 1676 - Wrentham was evacuated during King Philip's War

    http://www.virtualnorfolk.org/
  • 1693 - Town of Wrentham gave permission to the Morses to build a saw mill on at Morse's Pond and Stop River (Highland Lake).

    http://www.virtualnorfolk.org/
  • 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.

    http://www.virtualnorfolk.org/
  • 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...

  • 1854 - Wrentham / Eagle Factory / Sheppardsville
    Wrentham, a post-township in Norfolk co., Massachusetts, intersected by the Norfolk County railroad, 23 miles S. W. by S. from Boston. It is drained... Read MORE...

  • On August 11, 1867 "The Great Fire in Wrentham Center" took place.

    wrentham.ma.us
  • 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...

  • 1895 - Wrentham
    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 ... Read MORE...

  • 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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