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Wenham, Massachusetts, USA

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Where is Wenham, Massachusetts, USA? 

Wenham, Essex, Massachusetts, USA
Wenham was first settled in 1635 and officially incorporated in 1643. Wenham was originally a part of Salem. In September 1643, the General Court of Massachusetts granted that Wenham should be a town in its own right and send a representative to the General Court. It was the first town to be set off from Salem. Because many of its early settlers came from Suffolk County in England, it is presumed that the name of the town derives from two small villages there — Great Wenham and Little Wenham.wikipedia



Wenham, Massachusetts, USA - Idlewood Lake
Wenham, Massachusetts, USA

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Wenham, Massachusetts, USA

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Wenham, Massachusetts, USA - Pumping Station, Wenham Lake, Mass.
Wenham, Massachusetts, USA

Pumping Station, Wenham Lake, Mass.

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Wenham was first settled in 1635 as a part of Salem

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In September 1643, the General Court of Massachusetts granted that Wenham should be a town in its own right and send a representative to the General Court. It was the first town to be set off from Salem.

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The year 1692 saw the witchcraft hysteria in which Sara Good, raised in Wenham, was hanged as a witch.

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27. WENHAM. [Pop. 689. Inc. 1643.]
While a part of Salem, Wenham was called Enon. [John 3 : 23.] The inhabitants are mostly farmers, ...Read MORE...

1854 (Wenham) - In 1854, it was voted to build a Town Hall since the Meeting House was no longer adequate.

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News  1868 - The citizens of Wenham, Mass., have resolved that no bees shall be kept in that town.

St Joseph Herald
Saint Joseph, Michigan
April 11, 1868
News  1869 - One hundred and fifty acres of woodland in Wenham, Mass., belonging to Mr. White, were burned over lately. Two thousand cords of hard wood ready for market were also destroyed.

St Joseph Herald
Saint Joseph, Michigan
May 15, 1869
1890 Wenham Massachusetts
Wenham lies in the southern part of Essex County, 22 miles northeast of Boston on the main line of...Read MORE...

1906
Wenham, a post-village of Essex co., Mass., in Wenham township (town), on the Boston and Maine R.,...Read MORE...


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