Danvers in Essex County, Massachusetts — The American Northeast (New England)
Samuel Parris Archaeological Site
Location. 42° 33.94′ N, 70° 57.749′ W. Marker is in Danvers, Massachusetts, in Essex County. Marker is on Centre Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is located behind the fire hydrant off the side of the road. Marker is in this post office area: Danvers MA 01923, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Salem Village Parsonage (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The 1681 Salem Village Parsonage (about 300 feet away); The 1734 Addition (about 300 feet away); The Church in Salem Village (about 600 feet away); Deacon Nathaniel Ingersoll (about 700 feet away); Village Training Field (approx. 0.2 miles away); Salem Village Meeting House (approx. ¼ mile away); Salem Village Witchcraft Victims’ Memorial (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Danvers.
More about this marker. Marker is usually partly obscured by trees/bushes.
(Care in parking is advised. There are no places to park at this location. An idea is to park at the Salem Village Church and walk to this site.)
Regarding Samuel Parris Archaeological Site.
Samuel Parris (1653 – February 27, 1720) was the Puritan minister in Salem Village, Massachusetts during the Salem witch trials, as well as the father to one of the afflicted girls, and uncle of another.
The events that led to the Salem witch trials began when his daughter, Betty Parris, and her cousin Abigail Williams accused the family's slave Tituba of witchcraft. In February 1692, Betty Parris began having "fits" that the doctor could not explain. Parris beat Tituba and compelled her to confess that she was a witch. The hysteria lasted sixteen months, concluding with the Salem witch trials.
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 . . . Samuel Parris. Wikipedia article on Samuel Parris. Includes a photo. (Submitted on October 13, 2010, by Michael Tiernan of Danvers, Massachusetts.)
Additional keywords. Witch, Witch Trial, Salem Witch Trial
Categories. • Colonial Era • Settlements & Settlers •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 13, 2010, by Michael Tiernan of Danvers, Massachusetts. This page has been viewed 2,194 times since then and 85 times this year. Last updated on October 25, 2011, by Michael Tiernan of Danvers, Massachusetts. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on October 13, 2010, by Michael Tiernan of Danvers, Massachusetts. 4, 5. submitted on November 27, 2010, by Michael Tiernan of Danvers, Massachusetts. 6. submitted on December 3, 2010, by Michael Tiernan of Danvers, Massachusetts. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.