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History of Dedham, Massachusetts, USA

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Dedham, Massachusetts, USA

Dedham, Norfolk, MA

Settled in 1635 by people from Roxbury and Watertown, Dedham was incorporated in 1636. It became the county seat of Norfolk County when the county was formed from parts of Suffolk County on March 26, 1793. When the Town was originally incorporated, the residents wanted to name it Contentment. The Massachusetts General Court overruled them and named the town after Dedham, Essex in England, where some of the original inhabitants were born. kids.kiddle.co

Included in Dedham are: Stone Haven, Ashcroft, Endicot, Findlen, Jerusalem, Oakdale, Readville Manor, and Riverdale.
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  • 1635 - Dedham is settled

    Massachusetts City and Town Incorporation and Settlement Dates

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

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

    http://www.virtualnorfolk.org/

  • 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.

    http://www.virtualnorfolk.org/

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

    http://www.virtualnorfolk.org/

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

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  • 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...Read MORE...


  • 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...


  • 1854 - Dedham
    Dkdham, a post-township of Norfolk county, Massachusetts, on the south side of Charles river. Population, 4447.

    Dedham, a post-village, capital...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...


  • 1895 - Dedham
    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...Read MORE...


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  • Dedham, Massachusetts, USA
    Square, Dedham, Mass.
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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...


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

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    July 14, 1921



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  • 1635 - Dedham is settled

    Massachusetts City and Town Incorporation and Settlement Dates
  • 1636 - August 18 - The Covenant of the Town of Dedham, Massachusetts is first signed

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

    http://www.virtualnorfolk.org/
  • 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.

    http://www.virtualnorfolk.org/
  • 1675 - King Philip's War commenced. First company formed in Dedham under Captain Prentice.

    http://www.virtualnorfolk.org/
  • 1775 - Dedham raised a company of 60 Minute Men..

    http://www.virtualnorfolk.org/
  • 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... Read MORE...

  • 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...

  • 1854 - Dedham
    Dkdham, a post-township of Norfolk county, Massachusetts, on the south side of Charles river. Population, 4447.

    Dedham, a post-village, capital... 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...

  • 1895 - Dedham
    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... Read MORE...

  • 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...

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

    historyorb.com
    July 14, 1921

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