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Essex, Massachusetts, USA

Essex, Essex, MA

Essex was incorporated as a town in 1819. It was previously a part of the town of Ipswich and was then called Chebacco Parish. The first European settlers arrived in 1634. At that time, the land formed part of an area inhabited by Native Americans of the Agawam tribe. wikipedia

Essex includes: Conomo, Lakeville, and Thompson Island.
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  • 1634 - Essex is settled

    Massachusetts City and Town Incorporation and Settlement Dates

  • 1819 - Essex is incorporated

    Massachusetts City and Town Incorporation and Settlement Dates

  • 1845 - ESSEX [Pop. 1,450. Inc. 1819.]
    Essex, formerly called Chebacco, was a parish of Ipswich until 1819.

    The chief business, is ship-building, fishing, and agriculture....Read MORE...


  • 1854 - Essex
    Essex, a post-village of Essex county, Massachusetts, on an arm of Squam bay, 28 miles N. E. from Boston. The industry of the inhabitants is directed ...Read MORE...


  • News 1857 - CURIOUS INCIDENT.
    In the snow storm on the night of the 18th, the dwelling house of Mr. William Perkins, a good-sized two-story house, located under the brow of a...Read MORE...


  • 1859
    ESSEX, a township in Essex co. in the state of Massachusetts, 32 m. NE of Boston. Pop. 1,450.
    A Gazetteer of the World: Or, Dictionary of Geographical Knowledge, Publisher A. Fullarton, 1859

  • News 1869 - O'Baldwin, the Irish giant, has been found guilty, in the Essex (Mass.) Superior Court, of prize fighting.
    His counsel appealed and the case will go to the Supreme Court of Massachusetts.
    St Joseph Herald
    Saint Joseph, Michigan
    February 20, 1869

  • Essex Massachusetts, 1890
    Essex is a finely diversified and beautiful town in the easterly part of Essex County, long noted for shipbuilding and the hardy and enterprising...Read MORE...


  • 1895 - Essex
    Essex, a post-village and township of Essex co., Mass., on the sea-coast, 28 miles N.N.E. of Boston, and at the terminus of a branch of the Eastern...Read MORE...


  • Essex, Massachusetts, USA
    Essex, Mass. - Centennial Grove.
    On shore of Chebacco Lake
    Postcard
  • Essex, Massachusetts, USA
    Congregational Church, Essex, Mass.
    Postcard
  • 1914 - Fried Clams are invented
    Woodman's in Essex claims to have invented the fried clam. The story goes that Lawrence "Chubby" Woodman tossed a few clam strips in the fryer in...Read MORE...


  • 1916
    Essex, a post-village and township (town) of Essex co., Mass., on the sea-coast, 28 miles NNE. of Boston, on the Boston and Maine R. It has...Read MORE...


  • Essex, Massachusetts, USA
    Essex, Mass. - Chebacco Lake from Centennial Grove
    Postcard


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Essex, Mass. - Centennial Grove.
On shore of Chebacco Lake
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Essex, Massachusetts, USA
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Congregational Church, Essex, Mass.
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Essex, Massachusetts, USA
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Essex, Mass. - Chebacco Lake from Centennial Grove
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  • 1634 - Essex is settled

    Massachusetts City and Town Incorporation and Settlement Dates
  • 1819 - Essex is incorporated

    Massachusetts City and Town Incorporation and Settlement Dates
  • 1845 - ESSEX [Pop. 1,450. Inc. 1819.]
    Essex, formerly called Chebacco, was a parish of Ipswich until 1819.

    The chief business, is ship-building, fishing, and agriculture.... Read MORE...

  • 1854 - Essex
    Essex, a post-village of Essex county, Massachusetts, on an arm of Squam bay, 28 miles N. E. from Boston. The industry of the inhabitants is directed ... Read MORE...

  • News  1857 - CURIOUS INCIDENT.
    In the snow storm on the night of the 18th, the dwelling house of Mr. William Perkins, a good-sized two-story house, located under the brow of a... Read MORE...

  • 1859
    ESSEX, a township in Essex co. in the state of Massachusetts, 32 m. NE of Boston. Pop. 1,450.
    A Gazetteer of the World: Or, Dictionary of Geographical Knowledge, Publisher A. Fullarton, 1859
  • News  1869 - O'Baldwin, the Irish giant, has been found guilty, in the Essex (Mass.) Superior Court, of prize fighting.
    His counsel appealed and the case will go to the Supreme Court of Massachusetts. St Joseph Herald
    Saint Joseph, Michigan
    February 20, 1869
  • Essex Massachusetts, 1890
    Essex is a finely diversified and beautiful town in the easterly part of Essex County, long noted for shipbuilding and the hardy and enterprising... Read MORE...

  • 1895 - Essex
    Essex, a post-village and township of Essex co., Mass., on the sea-coast, 28 miles N.N.E. of Boston, and at the terminus of a branch of the Eastern... Read MORE...

  • 1914 - Fried Clams are invented
    Woodman's in Essex claims to have invented the fried clam. The story goes that Lawrence "Chubby" Woodman tossed a few clam strips in the fryer in... Read MORE...

  • 1916
    Essex, a post-village and township (town) of Essex co., Mass., on the sea-coast, 28 miles NNE. of Boston, on the Boston and Maine R. It has... Read MORE...

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