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

Wenham

1630 - 1930

 
 
Wenham(Town Hall) Marker image. Click for full size.
By James Howard, June 7, 2011
1. Wenham(Town Hall) Marker
Inscription. Settled about 1636, called Enon, "Because there was much water there" (St. John III, 23). Set off from Salem and name changed to Wenham 1643.
 
Erected 1930 by Massachusetts Bay Colony-Tercentenary Commission.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Massachusetts Bay Colony—Tercentenary Commission Markers marker series.
 
Location. 42° 36.269′ N, 70° 53.243′ W. Marker is in Wenham, Massachusetts, in Essex County. Marker is on Main Street, on the right when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is on the south side of Main Street in front of Town Hall. Marker is in this post office area: Wenham MA 01984, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Site of Camp Lander (approx. 0.6 miles away); a different marker also named Wenham (approx. 0.6 miles away); This Stone Marks the Site of Peter Hill (approx. 0.6 miles away); Wenham Lake (approx. 0.9 miles away); Conant House (approx. 2 miles away); The Covered Wagon (approx. 2.1 miles away); Roger Conant (approx. 2.7 miles away); Planters Path to their Landing Place (approx. 2.8 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Wenham.
 
More about this marker.
Wenham(Town Hall) Marker image. Click for full size.
By James Howard, June 7, 2011
2. Wenham(Town Hall) Marker
Marker was originally placed on Route 1A at the Beverly town line.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. To better understand the relationship, study each marker in the order shown.
 
Also see . . .
1. Tercentenary Commission Markers. Original 1930 publication by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts of Tercentenary Commission Markers, commemorating the three hundredth anniversary of the Massachusetts Bay Colony. (Submitted on June 7, 2011, by Russell Chaffee Bixby of Bernardston, Massachusetts.) 

2. The Wenham Museum. The Mission of the Wenham Museum is to protect, preserve and interpret the history and culture of Boston's North Shore, domestic life and the artifacts of childhood. (Submitted on June 7, 2011, by Russell Chaffee Bixby of Bernardston, Massachusetts.) 
 
Categories. Colonial EraSettlements & Settlers
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Russell Chaffee Bixby of Bernardston, Massachusetts. This page has been viewed 429 times since then and 2 times this year. Last updated on , by Michael Tiernan of Danvers, Massachusetts. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Russell Chaffee Bixby of Bernardston, Massachusetts. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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