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Norwell, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA
Norwell was first settled in 1634 as a part of the settlement of Satuit (later Scituate), which encompassed present-day Scituate and Norwell. It was officially created in 1849 and soon became known as South Scituate. The town changed its name by ballot to Norwell in 1888, after Henry Norwell, a dry goods merchant who provided funds for the maintenance of the town roads.


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  • 1890 Norwell Massachusetts
    Norwell lies in the northern part of Plymouth County, and is bounded on the north by Hingham, northeast by Scituate, southeast by Marshfield, south by...Read MORE...


  • Norwell, Massachusetts, USA
    Main Street
  • Norwell, Massachusetts, USA
    Unitarian Church, James Library & School Building, Norwell, Mass.
  • 1906
    Norwell, a banking post-village of Plymouth co., Mass., 7 miles E. of Rockland. Pop. of the township (town) in 1900, 1560.
    Lippincott's New Gazetteer: A Complete Pronouncing Gazetteer Or Geographical Dictionary of the World, Containing the Most Recent and Authentic Information Respecting the Countries, Cities, Towns ... in Every Portion of the Globe Publisher J.B. Lippincott Company, 1906

  • Norwell, Massachusetts, USA
    Residence of the Late Henry Norwell, Norwell, Mass., 1908
  • Norwell, Massachusetts, USA
    Turner House & Store, and Residence of H. S. Turner
    (from right to left) (1910)
  • Norwell, Massachusetts, USA
    Site of Old Block House Yard and Rocky Reach North River, Norwell, Mass., 1911
  • Norwell, Massachusetts, USA
    Twelve Bags Rogers & Hubbard's Corn Manure (No other manure) Used on this Field

    Field of Wm. Wilder's, Norwell, Mass., which the neighbors say "largest that they ever saw." This field has not been cultivated for over 15 years and some of the ears ... Read MORE...

  • Norwell, Massachusetts, USA
    C. A. Berry's Greenhouse, 1913


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