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Wenham, Massachusetts, USA

Wenham, Essex, MA

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. Wenham means "home on the moor". kids.kiddle.co

Wenham includes: Mapleville.
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  • Wenham was first settled in 1635 as a part of Salem

    Massachusetts City and Town Incorporation and Settlement Dates

  • 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.

    Massachusetts City and Town Incorporation and Settlement Dates

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

    www.wenhamma.gov/ wenham_history.php

  • 1845 - WENHAM. [Pop. 689. Inc. 1643.]
    While a part of Salem, Wenham was called Enon. [John 3 : 23.] The inhabitants are mostly farmers, and the soil is generally good. Wenham Pond, on...Read MORE...


  • 1854 - Wenham
    Wenham, a post-township of Essex co., Massachusetts, intersected by the Eastern railroad, 21 miles N. by E. from Boston. The manufacture of boots and ...Read MORE...


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

    www.wenhamma.gov/ wenham_history.php

  • 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 the Eastern Division of the Boston and Maine...Read MORE...


  • 1895 - Wenham
    Wen'ham, a post-village in Essex co., Mass., in Wenham township, on the Eastern Railroad, 22 miles N.N.E. of Boston. It has 2 churches, and...Read MORE...


  • Wenham, Massachusetts, USA
    Idlewood Lake
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  • Wenham, Massachusetts, USA
    View from Wenham Lake, Mass.
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  • 1906
    Wenham, a post-village of Essex co., Mass., in Wenham township (town), on the Boston and Maine R., 22 miles NNE. of Boston. Here is Wenham Lake. Pop. ...Read MORE...


  • Wenham, Massachusetts, USA
    Pumping Station, Wenham Lake, Mass.
    Postcard


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  • Wenham was first settled in 1635 as a part of Salem

    Massachusetts City and Town Incorporation and Settlement Dates
  • 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.

    Massachusetts City and Town Incorporation and Settlement Dates
  • The year 1692 saw the witchcraft hysteria in which Sara Good, raised in Wenham, was hanged as a witch.

    www.wenhamma.gov/ wenham_history.php
  • 1845 - WENHAM. [Pop. 689. Inc. 1643.]
    While a part of Salem, Wenham was called Enon. [John 3 : 23.] The inhabitants are mostly farmers, and the soil is generally good. Wenham Pond, on... Read MORE...

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

    www.wenhamma.gov/ wenham_history.php
  • 1854 - Wenham
    Wenham, a post-township of Essex co., Massachusetts, intersected by the Eastern railroad, 21 miles N. by E. from Boston. The manufacture of boots and ... Read MORE...

  • 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 the Eastern Division of the Boston and Maine... Read MORE...

  • 1895 - Wenham
    Wen'ham, a post-village in Essex co., Mass., in Wenham township, on the Eastern Railroad, 22 miles N.N.E. of Boston. It has 2 churches, and... Read MORE...

  • 1906
    Wenham, a post-village of Essex co., Mass., in Wenham township (town), on the Boston and Maine R., 22 miles NNE. of Boston. Here is Wenham Lake. Pop. ... Read MORE...

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