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

Wenham

1630 - 1930

 
 
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By Michael Tiernan, October 26, 2010
1. Wenham
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° 36.509′ N, 70° 52.637′ W. Marker is in Wenham, Massachusetts, in Essex County. Marker is on Main Street (Alternate State Highway 1), on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Sign is "in front of" Pingree Park. Marker is at or near this postal address: 225 Main Street, Wenham MA 01984, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Site of Camp Lander (here, next to this marker); a different marker also named Wenham (approx. 0.6 miles away); This Stone Marks the Site of Peter Hill (approx. one mile away); Wenham Lake (approx. 1.2 miles away); The Covered Wagon (approx. 1 miles away); Conant House (approx. 2 miles away); Roger Conant (approx. 3 miles away); Planters Path to their Landing Place (approx. 3.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Wenham.
 
More about this marker.
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By Michael Tiernan, October 26, 2010
2. Wenham Marker
Sign is on a busy road, you should park in Pingree Park and not on the road.
 
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. Original 1930 publication by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts of 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 May 21, 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.) 
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 26, 2010, by Michael Tiernan of Danvers, Massachusetts. This page has been viewed 587 times since then and 40 times this year. Last updated on September 16, 2011, by Michael Tiernan of Danvers, Massachusetts. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 26, 2010, by Michael Tiernan of Danvers, Massachusetts. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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