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Dedham, Norfolk, Massachusetts, USA

"Dedham, a post-village, capital of Norfolk co., Mass., is on Charles River, in Dedham township, and on branches of the Providence Branch of the Old Colony Railroad, 10 miles S.W. of Boston, the branches extending to Forest Hills, to Readville, and to West Roxbury. It has also a station on a branch of the New York & New England Rail road. It has a handsome court-house, 6 churches, a national bank, a savings-bank, a public library, a high school, 2 newspaper offices, and manufactories of woollen goods, chocolates, and cocoas. This is the native place of Fisher Ames. Pop. of the township, in 1890, 7123."

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

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  • 1636 - August 18 - The Covenant of the Town of Dedham, Massachusetts is first signed

  • 1649 - Dedham inhabitants went to Wollomonopoag (Wrentham/Norfolk) to cut grass from meadows due to its scarcity in Dedham.

  • 1660 - Dedham selectmen deputed men to search and view Indian lands around Wollomonopoag.
    The appointed committee, reports back to the Dedham town meeting that they had been to view the lands at Wollomonopoag, near about the pond (Lake...Read MORE...

  • 1661 - The Dedham general town meeting voted to set up a plantation at Wollomonopoag.

  • 1675 - King Philip's War commenced. First company formed in Dedham under Captain Prentice.

  • 1775 - Dedham raised a company of 60 Minute Men..

  • 1845. DEDHAM. [Pop. 3,290. Inc. 1635.]
    For some time the first settlers called this town Contentment. Its name was changed to Dedham in honor of the martyr, John Rogers,
    who preached at...

  • News 1849 - Fire in Dedham. Loss of Life.
    About 2 o'clock on Saturday morning, fire broke out in a house (formerly the alms-house) in Dedham, owned by Mr. J. F. Richards, which, together with ...Read MORE...

  • 1859
    DEDHAM, a township, capital of Norfolk co., in the state of Massachusetts, 13 m SSW of Boston, watered by Charles and Neponset rivers, and one of...Read MORE...

  • News 1880 - Oldest House in New England
    A house built in 1639 still stand in Deadham, Mass., and is the oldest in New England. It is beautifully situated under heavily branching elms, with...Read MORE...

  • Dedham Massachusetts, 1890
    DEDHAM is a fine old town, the seat of justice in Norfolk County, about ten miles southwest of Boston by the New York and New England Railroad, which ...Read MORE...

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  • 1916
    Dcdham, a banking post-village, capital of Norfolk co., Mass., and residential suburb of Boston, is on the Charles River, in Dedham township (town),...Read MORE...

  • Dedham, Massachusetts, USA
    Court House
  • 1921 - July 14 - Nicola Sacco & Bartolomeo Vanzetti convicted in Dedham Mass, of killing their shoe company's paymaster
    July 14, 1921

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