Salem in Essex County, Massachusetts — The American Northeast (New England)
The Witch Gaol
built in 1684, used until 1813
razed in 1957
During the witchcraft
persecution of 1692, many
of the accused were
imprisoned here. One of
them, the aged Giles
Cory (b. 1611), was pressed
to death on these grounds.
Location. 42° 31.35′ N, 70° 53.838′ W. Marker is in Salem, Massachusetts, in Essex County. Marker is on Lynde Street. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 16 Lynde Street, Salem MA 01970, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Town House (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); The First Meeting House Erected in Salem (about 700 feet away); First Armed Resistance (approx. 0.2 miles away); Saint Peter's Episcopal Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); Peabody Museum of Salem (approx. ¼ mile away); The Burying Point (approx. 0.3 miles away); Essex County Armed Services Memorial (approx. 0.3 miles away); Leslie's Retreat (approx. 0.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Salem.
Categories. • Colonial Era • Notable Buildings •
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