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History of Norwell, Massachusetts, USA

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(South Scituate)

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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.

Norwell includes: Accord (Queen Anne's Corner), Assinippi (Snappy), and West Scituate.

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Unitarian Church, James Library & School Building, Norwell, Mass.

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Residence of the Late Henry Norwell, Norwell, Mass., 1908

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Turner House & Store, and Residence of H. S. Turner
(from right to left) (1910)

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Site of Old Block House Yard and Rocky Reach North River, Norwell, Mass., 1911

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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...

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C. A. Berry's Greenhouse, 1913

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