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Weymouth, Massachusetts, USA

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Weymouth is the second oldest town in Massachusetts. The fishing and agricultural community was founded in 1622 as "Wessagusset Colony," but was renamed Weymouth in 1635. realestate.boston.com

Weymouth includes: Weymouth Landing, Fort Hill, Lovell Corners, Old Spain, and Wessagusett.



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  • The site of Weymouth first saw European inhabitants in 1622 as Wessagusset Colony, a colony founded by Thomas Weston, who had been the main backer of the Plymouth settlement.
    The settlement was a failure. The sixty men taken from London were ill-prepared for the hardships required for survival. They also may have lacked...Read MORE...


  • 1635 - Weymouth is incorporated

    Massachusetts City and Town Incorporation and Settlement Dates

  • Weymouth, Massachusetts, USA
    Old Arnold Tavern - 1775
  • 1845 - WEYMOUTH. Set. 1622. Inc. 1635. Pop. 3,738.
    Weymouth was named from Weymouth in England, from which some of the second company of settlers came. The Indian name was Wessagusset.

    Next ...Read MORE...


  • 1854 - Weymouth / Weymouth Landing / Washington Square / South Weymouth
    Weymouth, a post-township of Norfolk co., Massachusetts, bordering on Boston harbor, and intersected by the South Shore branch of the Old Colony...Read MORE...


  • Weymouth Massachusetts, 1890
    Weymouth is a busy industrial and progressive town situated at the southerly extremity of Boston Harbor (or Bay), in the northeasterly section of...Read MORE...


  • 1895 - Weymouth
    Weymouth, wä'mith, a post-village in Weymouth township, Norfolk co., Mass., on the Old Colony Railroad, 12 miles S.S.E. of Boston. It has 4 churches, ...Read MORE...


  • News 1898 - Big Fire in Weymouth, Mass.
    Weymouth, Mass., Sept. 29. - The factory buildings of the Bradley Fertilizer works in North Weymouth were burned shortly before 11 o'clock last...Read MORE...


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    High School, East Weymouth, Mass.
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    Bay View, No. Weymouth, Mass., 1905
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    Washington Square, showing Post Office and Library Building.
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    (1905)
  • 1906
    Weymouth, a banking village in Weymouth township (town), Norfolk co., Mass., on the New York, New Haven and Hartford R., 12 miles SE. of Boston. It...Read MORE...


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    Strong's Shoe Manufactory, East Weymouth, Mass.
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    Cutting Ice on Weymouth Great Pond, South Weymouth, Mass.
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    South Weymouth Depot, So. Weymouth, Mass., 1910
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    View of North Weymouth, Mass.
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    Main St., South Weymouth, Mass., 1910
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    Tufts' Library, Washington Square, Weymouth, Mass., 1910
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    Washington Square, 1910
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    Washington St. & Washington Sq., 1910
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    Dam at Old Hobart Mill, Monatiquet River (1910)
  • 1914 - Weymouth Town Hall destroyed by fire

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    Broad Street, West from Jackson Square, East Weymouth, Mass., 1916
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    Old Cowing House
  • 1928 - New Town Hall opens in Weymouth. It is a replica of the old Massachusetts State House in Boston.

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    Cain's ("Mr. Lobster at his best"), North Weymouth, Mass.
  • Weymouth, Massachusetts, USA
    The Point, Westwood Grove on Whitman's Pond, East Weymouth, Mass.
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    Washington Square, Weymouth, Mass.
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    North Weymouth Yacht Club and Fore River, North Weymouth, Mass.
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    Weymouth Civic Centre, East Weymouth, Mass.
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    Fogg Building and Columbian Square, South Weymouth, Mass.
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    Jackson Square, East Weymouth, Mass.
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    Weymouth Savings Bank
  • 1973 - (Weymouth) - Stetson Shoe Company closed its doors.

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Old Arnold Tavern - 1775

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High School, East Weymouth, Mass.

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Bay View, No. Weymouth, Mass., 1905

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Washington Square, showing Post Office and Library Building.

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Strong's Shoe Manufactory, East Weymouth, Mass.

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Dam at Old Hobart Mill, Monatiquet River (1910)

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Cutting Ice on Weymouth Great Pond, South Weymouth, Mass.


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South Weymouth Depot, So. Weymouth, Mass., 1910

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View of North Weymouth, Mass.

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Main St., South Weymouth, Mass., 1910

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Tufts' Library, Washington Square, Weymouth, Mass., 1910

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Washington Square, 1910

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Washington St. & Washington Sq., 1910

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Broad Street, West from Jackson Square, East Weymouth, Mass., 1916

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Old Cowing House

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Washington Square, Weymouth, Mass.

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Cain's ("Mr. Lobster at his best"), North Weymouth, Mass.

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The Point, Westwood Grove on Whitman's Pond, East Weymouth, Mass.

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North Weymouth Yacht Club and Fore River, North Weymouth, Mass.

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Weymouth Civic Centre, East Weymouth, Mass.

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Fogg Building and Columbian Square, South Weymouth, Mass.

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Jackson Square, East Weymouth, Mass.

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Weymouth Savings Bank
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  • The site of Weymouth first saw European inhabitants in 1622 as Wessagusset Colony, a colony founded by Thomas Weston, who had been the main backer of the Plymouth settlement.
    The settlement was a failure. The sixty men taken from London were ill-prepared for the hardships required for survival. They also may have lacked... Read MORE...

  • 1635 - Weymouth is incorporated

    Massachusetts City and Town Incorporation and Settlement Dates
  • 1845 - WEYMOUTH. Set. 1622. Inc. 1635. Pop. 3,738.
    Weymouth was named from Weymouth in England, from which some of the second company of settlers came. The Indian name was Wessagusset.

    Next ... Read MORE...

  • 1854 - Weymouth / Weymouth Landing / Washington Square / South Weymouth
    Weymouth, a post-township of Norfolk co., Massachusetts, bordering on Boston harbor, and intersected by the South Shore branch of the Old Colony... Read MORE...

  • Weymouth Massachusetts, 1890
    Weymouth is a busy industrial and progressive town situated at the southerly extremity of Boston Harbor (or Bay), in the northeasterly section of... Read MORE...

  • 1895 - Weymouth
    Weymouth, wä'mith, a post-village in Weymouth township, Norfolk co., Mass., on the Old Colony Railroad, 12 miles S.S.E. of Boston. It has 4 churches, ... Read MORE...

  • News  1898 - Big Fire in Weymouth, Mass.
    Weymouth, Mass., Sept. 29. - The factory buildings of the Bradley Fertilizer works in North Weymouth were burned shortly before 11 o'clock last... Read MORE...

  • 1906
    Weymouth, a banking village in Weymouth township (town), Norfolk co., Mass., on the New York, New Haven and Hartford R., 12 miles SE. of Boston. It... Read MORE...

  • 1914 - Weymouth Town Hall destroyed by fire

    www.wikipedia.org
  • 1928 - New Town Hall opens in Weymouth. It is a replica of the old Massachusetts State House in Boston.

    www.wikipedia.org
  • 1973 - (Weymouth) - Stetson Shoe Company closed its doors.

    www.wikipedia.org

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