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Danvers in Essex County, Massachusetts — The American Northeast (New England)
 

Samuel Holten House

1670

 
 
Samuel Holten House Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Bill Coughlin, April 16, 2009
1. Samuel Holten House Marker
Inscription. A fine example of chronological and architectural house development, this was the 1692 home of Sarah Holton, who gave damaging testimony against Rebecca Nurse during the witchcraft hysteria.

Here during revolutionary period lived Samuel Holten – physician, statesman, and judge. A member of the Provincial Congress of 1774-75, member of the Committee of Safety, member of the Continental Congress from 1778-80, 1782-87 and temporary president in 1785, signer of the Articles of Confederation, judge for over 30 years, a member of the early U.S. Congress, and holder of numerous other town, state, and federal positions, Holten emulated the ideal of the 18th century enlightened man.
 
Erected 1974 by Danvers Historical Commission.
 
Location. 42° 33.636′ N, 70° 57.518′ W. Marker is in Danvers, Massachusetts, in Essex County. Marker is at the intersection of Centre Street and Holten Street, on the left when traveling south on Centre Street. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 171 Holten Street, Danvers MA 01923, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Church in Salem Village (approx. 0.3 miles away); Salem Village Meeting House (approx.
Marker in Danvers Photo, Click for full size
By Bill Coughlin, April 16, 2009
2. Marker in Danvers
0.3 miles away); Salem Village Witchcraft Victims’ Memorial (approx. 0.3 miles away); Samuel Parris Archaeological Site (approx. 0.4 miles away); Salem Village Parsonage (approx. 0.4 miles away); The 1681 Salem Village Parsonage (approx. 0.4 miles away); The 1734 Addition (approx. 0.4 miles away); Deacon Nathaniel Ingersoll (approx. half a mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Danvers.
 
Categories. Colonial Era
 
Marker in Salem Village Photo, Click for full size
By Bill Coughlin, April 16, 2009
3. Marker in Salem Village
The Samuel Holten House is located in Salem Village Historic District, as indicated on the closer marker.
Judge Samuel Holten House Photo, Click for full size
By Bill Coughlin, April 16, 2009
4. Judge Samuel Holten House
 
 
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