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Hingham, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA

"Hingham, hing'am, a post-village of Plymouth co. Mass., in Hingham township, on Massachusetts Bay, and on the South Shore Branch of the Old Colony Railroad, about 12 miles by water, or 17 miles by rail, S.E. of Boston. It has 8 churches, a high school, the Derby Academy, a public library, 2 banks, and a newspaper office. It is a place of summer resort, commanding fine marine views, The township contains villages named Hingham Centre and South Hingham. Pop. of township, 4564."

Lippincott's Gazetteer of the World: A Complete Pronouncing Gazetteer Or Geographical Dictionary of the World Containing Notices of Over One Hundred and Twenty-five Thousand Places ...
Joseph Thomas
January 1, 1895
J.B. Lippincott

...The first significant European settlement was established in 1635 when the Rev. Peter Hobart arrived with his followers from Hingham, England. In that same year, they renamed the town, Hingham, and it was incorporated as the 12th town in the Massachusetts Bay Colony...


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  • 1633 - “Elizabeth Bonaventure” departs Great Yarmouth and settles Bare Cove (America)

    http://hinghamhistorycentre.co.uk/the-american-connection/

  • 1635 - Hingham is established
    A second party arrives from England and Bare Cove is renamed to Hingham (Massachusetts)
    http://hinghamhistorycentre.co.uk/the-american-connection/

  • Hingham, Massachusetts, USA
    Old Ship Church, Oldest Parish Church in America

    "The Old Ship Church (also known as the Old Ship Meetinghouse) is a Puritan church built in 1681 in Hingham, Massachusetts. It is the only surviving 17th-century Puritan meetinghouse in America.... Read MORE...

  • The eastern part of the town of Hingham split off to become Cohasset in 1770.

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  • 5. HINGHAM. [Pop. 3,564. Inc. 1635.]
    Hingham was named from Hingham in England, whence the first minister, and some of the first inhabitants came. Before the settlement it was called Bear...Read MORE...


  • News 1865 - ANOTHER RAILWAY MURDER.
    Boston, September 1.

    Yesterday afternoon, at one o'clock, a stage coach, with a party of twelve ladies and gentlemen, neighbors, was on its way fro...Read MORE...


  • News 1870 - At Hingham, Mass., the Methodist Rev. W. T. Alderman, who was sick and unable to officiate his church on a recent Sunday, sent his wife as a substitute, and the accounts relate that she preached a better sermon than her husband ever did.

    St Joseph Herald
    Saint Joseph, Michigan
    January 1, 1870

  • Hingham Massachusetts, 1890
    Hingham is a fine old town, situated on the south shore of Boston Bay, and in the northern extremity of Plymouth County, about 17 miles southeast of B...Read MORE...


  • Hingham, Massachusetts, USA
    Junction Lincoln & North Streets, Hingham, Mass.
  • Hingham, Massachusetts, USA
    Main Street
  • Hingham, Massachusetts, USA
    Town Hall
  • 1916
    Hingham, a banking post-village and summer-resort of Plymouth co., Mass., in Hingham township (town), on Massachusetts Bay and on the New York, New Ha...Read MORE...


  • 1985 - Gift from Hingham, UK
    On occasion of Hingham (Massachusetts) 350th anniversary from Hingham (UK) a replica of the Hingham (UK) old town sign.
    http://hinghamhistorycentre.co.uk/the-american-connection/



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Old Ship Church, Oldest Parish Church in America

"The Old Ship Church (also known as the Old Ship Meetinghouse) is a Puritan church built in 1681 in Hingham, Massachusetts. It is the only surviving 17th-century Puritan meetinghouse in America.... Read MORE...

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Junction Lincoln & North Streets, Hingham, Mass.

Hingham, Massachusetts, USA
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Hingham, Massachusetts, USA
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  • 1633 - “Elizabeth Bonaventure” departs Great Yarmouth and settles Bare Cove (America)
    http://hinghamhistorycentre.co.uk/the-american-connection/
  • 1635 - Hingham is established
    A second party arrives from England and Bare Cove is renamed to Hingham (Massachusetts) http://hinghamhistorycentre.co.uk/the-american-connection/
  • The eastern part of the town of Hingham split off to become Cohasset in 1770.
    www.wikipedia.org
  • 5. HINGHAM. [Pop. 3,564. Inc. 1635.]
    Hingham was named from Hingham in England, whence the first minister, and some of the first inhabitants came. Before the settlement it was called Bear... Read MORE...

  • News  1865 - ANOTHER RAILWAY MURDER.
    Boston, September 1.

    Yesterday afternoon, at one o'clock, a stage coach, with a party of twelve ladies and gentlemen, neighbors, was on its way fro... Read MORE...

  • News  1870 - At Hingham, Mass., the Methodist Rev. W. T. Alderman, who was sick and unable to officiate his church on a recent Sunday, sent his wife as a substitute, and the accounts relate that she preached a better sermon than her husband ever did.
    St Joseph Herald
    Saint Joseph, Michigan
    January 1, 1870
  • Hingham Massachusetts, 1890
    Hingham is a fine old town, situated on the south shore of Boston Bay, and in the northern extremity of Plymouth County, about 17 miles southeast of B... Read MORE...

  • 1916
    Hingham, a banking post-village and summer-resort of Plymouth co., Mass., in Hingham township (town), on Massachusetts Bay and on the New York, New Ha... Read MORE...

  • 1985 - Gift from Hingham, UK
    On occasion of Hingham (Massachusetts) 350th anniversary from Hingham (UK) a replica of the Hingham (UK) old town sign. http://hinghamhistorycentre.co.uk/the-american-connection/

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