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Macy-Colby House- Amesbury, Massachusetts image, Touch for more information
By Russell C. Bixby, October 9, 2011
Macy-Colby House- Amesbury, Massachusetts
Massachusetts (Essex County), Amesbury — Macy-Colby House — 1630 - 1930
Thomas Macy, first town clerk of Amesbury, erected this house prior to 1654. Persecuted for harboring Quakers he sold the house and fled to Nantucket, becoming the first white settler as related in Whittier's poem "The Exiles." — Map (db m48772) HM
Massachusetts (Essex County), Beverly — Balch House — 1630 - 1930
Built in 1638 by John Balch, who came over in 1623 with Captain Robert Gorges. The "Old Planters" received this land in exchange for their settlement at Salem. — Map (db m47949) HM
Massachusetts (Essex County), Beverly — Beverly Korean War Memorial
Korean War 1950 – 1953 Dedicated to Honor the Sacrifice of Our Servicemen and Women of Beverly Who Served and Those Who Gave Their Lives. "For Those Who Have Had to Fight For It, Life Has a Flavor the Protected Will Never Know." . . . — Map (db m36463) WM
Massachusetts (Essex County), Beverly — Beverly Vietnam War Memorial
Vietnam War Memorial The Citizens of Beverly Dedicate This Memorial to All Her Men and Women Who Served America in the Vietnam War. We Honor the Courage and Sacrifice of Those Who Fought and Died. We Remember Them For Their Bravery and . . . — Map (db m36462) HM
Massachusetts (Essex County), Beverly — Beverly World War I Memorial
World War I Memorial Beverly Remembers With Pride Her Sons and Daughters Who Served Their Country in World War I. The Glorious Ones Who Died Gave Their Lives As a Sacrifice For The Cause of peace. They Fought For Us; For Us They Fell. . . . — Map (db m36461) HM
Massachusetts (Essex County), Beverly — Beverly World War II Memorial
World War II Memorial The Citizens of Beverly Dedicate This Memorial To All Beverly Men and Women Who Served in America's Armed Forces in World War II Thus Becoming "Veterans". Beverly Honors With Heartfelt Love and Deep Sense Of . . . — Map (db m36459) HM
Massachusetts (Essex County), Beverly — Conant House — 1630 - 1930
Roger Conant was a prudent and religious man who led the old planters from Gloucester to Salem in 1626, and held them together until the Bay Colony was founded. This house was built on land given by him to his son Exercise Conant in 1666 — Map (db m47357) HM
Massachusetts (Essex County), Beverly — Hale Farm — 1630 - 1930
This house was built in 1694 by the Rev. John Hale, first minister of the first church in Beverly. A charge of witchcraft made against his wife convinced the minister of the folly and wickedness of the crusade and ended all witch-hunting in Beverly. — Map (db m48760) HM
Massachusetts (Essex County), Beverly — Hospital Point Light / Honor the Valiant Men
[Bottom (larger) Marker] Hospital Point Light was established in 1871 and marks the deep-water channel to Beverly, Salem, and Marblehead. A smallpox hospital once stood on the hill to the rear, where there is also evidence of ramparts . . . — Map (db m21441) HM
Massachusetts (Essex County), Beverly — Hospital Point Lighthouse — Established 1872
Hospital Point Light was constructed and first lighted in 1872 to help guide vessels into Salem and Beverly Harbors. The original two-story keeper's house and oil house are still being used. The name Hospital Point stems from a smallpox . . . — Map (db m21429) HM
Massachusetts (Essex County), Beverly — Planters Path to their Landing Place — 1630 - 1930
The old planters, Roger Conant, John Woodbery and John Balch used this path from their homesteads to the cove at the head of Bass river. — Map (db m47401) HM
Massachusetts (Essex County), Beverly — Roger Conant
Roger Conant Leader of the Old Planters And Founder in 1626 Of Naumkeag (Salem) Built His House Here in 1636 In the Southern Angle Of A Two Hundred Acre Grant He Lived Here Until His Death November 19, 1679 Erected by the Roger . . . — Map (db m36444) HM
Massachusetts (Essex County), Beverly — The Memorial Bell
The Memorial Bell The Very Generous Gift Of Mr. Robert Hagopian of Hamilton To be Used at Beverly Memorial Day And Veterans' Day Observances In This Park to Honor All Those Who Sacrificed Their Lives For Our Great Country May God . . . — Map (db m36458) HM
Massachusetts (Essex County), Boxford — Boxford Korea and Vietnam Service Memorial
In honor of those who served their country during the Korean and Vietnam Wars Dedicated during Boxford's Tricentennial in memory of Cpl James L. Melvin, USMC This day 26 May 1985 Adjacent stones are engraved with the Honor Roll of . . . — Map (db m84977) WM
Massachusetts (Essex County), Danvers — Danversport
From 1632-1754 a few farms and native American habitations dotted the woodlands among this land originally granted to pioneer settlers Gov. John Endecott and Rev. Samuel Skelton. On the road to Salem lay the farm of George Jacobs, Sr., a victim . . . — Map (db m43938) HM
Massachusetts (Essex County), Danvers — Deacon Nathaniel Ingersoll — 1634 - 1719
. . . — Map (db m17994) HM
Massachusetts (Essex County), Danvers — In Commemoration of Arnold's Expedition to Quebec
One of the most strategic and daring exploits of the patriot cause during the revolution. Part of the troops encamped in the Town of Danvers on the night of September 14, 1775 on their way to Newburyport where they embarked for the Kennebeck and . . . — Map (db m48470) HM
Massachusetts (Essex County), Danvers — Rebecca Nurse Homestead — 1678
In 1636 Francis Weston was granted this land upon which he laid out a farm. This property was purchased by Governor John Endicott in 1648, and in 1678 Francis and Rebecca Nurse moved here and built a house. In March, 1692, 71-year-old Rebecca was . . . — Map (db m48724) HM
Massachusetts (Essex County), Danvers — Salem Village Meeting House — 1672
Directly across from this site was located the original Salem Village Meeting House where civil and military meetings were held, and ministers including George Burroughs, Deodat Lawson, and Samuel Parris preached. The infamous 1692 witchcraft . . . — Map (db m48726) HM
Massachusetts (Essex County), Danvers — Salem Village Parsonage — 1681
In 1681 the Salem village inhabitants built a home for their minister at this site. Ministers residing here were George Burroughs (1681-83), Accused in 1692 of being a witch and hanged; Deodat Lawson (1684-88), Author of the first volume about . . . — Map (db m48720) HM
Massachusetts (Essex County), Danvers — Salem Village Witchcraft Victims’ Memorial
In memory of those innocents who died during the Salem Village Witchcraft Hysteria of 1692 Back Monument: “I am an innocent person. I never had to do with witchcraft since I was born. I am a Gosple woman.” Martha Cory “The . . . — Map (db m48725) HM
Massachusetts (Essex County), Danvers — Samuel Holten House — 1670
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 . . . — Map (db m17988) HM
Massachusetts (Essex County), Danvers — Samuel Parris Archaeological Site
Samuel Parris Archaeological Site 1681-1784 — Map (db m48719) HM
Massachusetts (Essex County), Danvers — Site of Israel Hutchinson's Home / Israel Hutchinson
Site of Israel Hutchinson's Home — Here were brought Danvers Soldiers slain at the battle of Lexington — This memorial is a tribute to his memory, from lineal decendants, and the town of Danvers. — 1896 . . . — Map (db m47197) HM
Massachusetts (Essex County), Danvers — The 1681 Salem Village Parsonage
{Not all of the text on this marker can be transcribed.} In February, 1681, the Salem village inhabitants voted, "We will build a house for the Ministry and provid convenient Land for that end. The Dementions of the House are as . . . — Map (db m48721) HM
Massachusetts (Essex County), Danvers — The 1734 Addition
{Not all text on marker is transcribed here.} In 1717 Rev. Peter Clark became minister at Salem Village. The 1681 parsonage was in poor condition, so that by the early 1730's Clark asked the inhabitants to come to a decision either to . . . — Map (db m48722) HM
Massachusetts (Essex County), Danvers — The Church in Salem Village — 1630 – 1930
To this church, rent by the witchcraft frenzy, came in 1697 the Reverend Joseph Green, aged twenty-two. He induced the mischief makers to confess, reconciled the factions, established the first public school, and became noted for his skill at . . . — Map (db m48723) HM
Massachusetts (Essex County), Danvers — The Endecott Pear Tree
One-eighth of a mile distant. On a part of the 300 acres granted to Governor John Endecott, is the pear tree planted by the Governor in 1632. This tree still bears fruit. — Map (db m46192) HM
Massachusetts (Essex County), Danvers — The Plains
Called "Porter's Plain" after 17th century settler John Porter, this level expanse of about one square mile was sparsely inhabited into the mid-18th century.

By the time of the American Revolution, patriot Captain Jeremiah Page had settled . . . — Map (db m38341) HM

Massachusetts (Essex County), Danvers — Village Training Field — 1671
Defense was a prime necessity to the early settlers of Salem Village, and as early as 1671 the male inhabitants began meeting here for military drill. This preparation was heightened in 1675 during the King Philip War in which many villagers took . . . — Map (db m17991) HM
Massachusetts (Essex County), Essex — Essex Massachusetts Soldiers' Monument
To the 186 loyal sons of Essex 1861 who fought for the Union. 1865 Erected through the efforts of W.R.C. No. 114. Antietam • Wilderness • Cedar Creek Appomattox • Ressaca • Port Hudson • Gettysburg New Orleans • Mobile • Fort . . . — Map (db m97211) WM
Massachusetts (Essex County), Essex — Free School — 1630 - 1930
A free school for Chebacco parish was opened in an upper room of this house in 1695 by the appointed master, Nathaniel Rust, Junior. The town gave "Six acres of pasture land for the benefit of the school and one-quarter acre for Mr. Rust's . . . — Map (db m47496) HM
Massachusetts (Essex County), Essex — Herbert Goodhue War Memorial
In memory of Herbert Goodhue who died in the service of his country Born June 15, 1914 Died May 13, 1942 In the Philippine Islands Dedicated May 30 1949 — Map (db m97209) WM
Massachusetts (Essex County), Essex — John Wise House — 1630 - 1930
Erected in 1701 by John Wise, pastor of the Chebacco parish of Ipswich, now Essex. Son of a laborer, Harvard graduate, army chaplain, protestant against taxation without representation and against the witchcraft delusion, defender of democracy in . . . — Map (db m47955) HM
Massachusetts (Essex County), Essex — Knowlton Moore Memorial Playground
Sp4 Paul D. Knowlton HHC 4 Trans. Co June 2, 1947 Feb 24, 1968

PFC Robert E. Moore Com 7 Mar I Mar Div Feb 16 1948 Nov 2, 1967

To all who come to use these grounds, take a moment to remember two young boys that played on these very fields when . . . — Map (db m97214) WM

Massachusetts (Essex County), Essex — Shipbuilders Memorial
Dedicated to the those men of Chebacco and Essex who by the skill of mind and hand within sight of this spot created nearly 4000 wooden vessels 1650-1982 — Map (db m97208) HM
Massachusetts (Essex County), Essex — Shipyard of 1668 — 1630 - 1930
In 1668 the town granted the adjacent acre of land "To the inhabitants of Ipswich for a yard to build vessels and to employ workmen for that end." The shipbuilding industry has continued uninterruptedly in Essex since that date. — Map (db m47495) HM
Massachusetts (Essex County), Georgetown — Goodrich Massacre — 1630 - 1930
Ten rods east stood the house of Benjamin Goodrich who, with his wife and two children, was slain by the Indians on October 23, 1692 — Map (db m47864) HM
Massachusetts (Essex County), Gloucester — Blynman Bridge
Blynman Bridge 1907 In Honor Of Richard Blynman First Minister and Leading Citizen Of Gloucester Who in 1643 Dug This Canal Uniting River and Bay G.H.S. — Map (db m36363) HM
Massachusetts (Essex County), Gloucester — 8 — Cape Ann Granite
Cape Ann lies on an outcropping composed of 450 million-year-old granite polished by glaciers. This particularly dense stone was prized for building monuments, forts, and piers. Blocks of Cape Ann granite were used to build Gloucester's Dale . . . — Map (db m115434) HM
Massachusetts (Essex County), Gloucester — Cape Ann Settlement — Massachusetts Bay Colony Tercentenary
On this site in 1623 A company of fishermen and farmers from Dorchester England under the direction of Rev. John White founded the Massachusetts Bay Colony From that time the fisheries the oldest industry in the commonwealth has been . . . — Map (db m85296) HM
Massachusetts (Essex County), Gloucester — Captain Alfred (Centennial) Johnson
The first man to sail single handed from west to east across the Atlantic Ocean. A typical Banks dory decked over, christened Centennial to commemorate the first centennial of the founding of the United States, 1776 . . . — Map (db m115475) HM
Massachusetts (Essex County), Gloucester — Captain Howard Blackburn
Citizen of Gloucester, crossed the Atlantic twice, alone, without any fingers or toes and part of one foot missing, all frozen in an accident at sea. On June 18, 1899, sailed from Gloucester, Mass. To Gloucester, England, on . . . — Map (db m115478) HM
Massachusetts (Essex County), Gloucester — 17 — Charles Heberle
Charles Heberle (1862-1956) was sent at age 13 from Virginia to Essex, where for three years he was indentured to the Essex Tannery. Once free, he worked nearby for a dairy farmer, Caleb Cogswell. Soon, Heberle chose waterfront over farm and . . . — Map (db m115439) HM
Massachusetts (Essex County), Gloucester — Chester H. Grant Circle
This Circle Erected by The Commonwealth of Massachusetts 1956 Is Dedicated to Honor Chester H. Grant 1897 – 1954 A soldier and devoted citizen who faithfully served his community, state and nation in war and in peace. A . . . — Map (db m36316) HM
Massachusetts (Essex County), Gloucester — Coast Guard Aviation Monument
In Honor of the Men Who Established Coast Guard Aviation In May of 1925 On Ten Pound Island in Gloucester Harbor Home of the First Continuously Operating Coast Guard Air Station Growth in Operations and Aircraft Size Forced a Move To Salem . . . — Map (db m36437) HM
Massachusetts (Essex County), Gloucester — 23 — Dogtown & Babson Builders
Born on Middle Street, business theorist and investor Roger Babson hired unemployed stone cutters to inscribe more than two-dozen boulders during the Depression. He hoped that words such as "industry," "initiative," and "integrity" would inspire . . . — Map (db m115460) HM
Massachusetts (Essex County), Gloucester — Eastern Point Lighthouse Fog Bell — 1933 - 1969
This bell was used as the fog signal at Eastern Point Light House from June 1933 to Dec 1969 Cast in Chelsea, MA. gold dust was sprinkled in the mold in order to obtain the right tone. — Map (db m115484) HM
Massachusetts (Essex County), Gloucester — Gloucester Fishermen's Memorial
Gloucester Fishermen's Memorial For nearly four centuries the history of Gloucester has been the story of America's greatest fishing port. With this memorial we commemorate the lives and the legacy of those who died at sea while fishing. The . . . — Map (db m36364) HM
Massachusetts (Essex County), Gloucester — Gloucester Fishermen's Wives Memorial
Gloucester Fisherman's Wives Memorial Dedicated By The Gloucester Fisherman's Wives Association August 5, 2001 [ inscription around the base of the sculpture ] The Wives, Mothers, Daughters and Sisters of Gloucester Fisherman . . . — Map (db m36359) HM
Massachusetts (Essex County), Gloucester — Gloucester Korean – Vietnam Veterans Monument
[ bay side ] In Memory Of Korean Veterans June 27 1950 – Jan 31 1955 Dedicated In 1980 By The Citizens Of Gloucester [ land side ] In Memory Of Vietnam Veterans Aug 5 1964 – May 7 1975 Dedicated In . . . — Map (db m36435) WM
Massachusetts (Essex County), Gloucester — Gloucester Spanish American War Memorial
North facing, front side G. Co. Eighth Regiment Massachusetts Infantry, U.S. Vols. Reviewed by General Maximo Gomez at Matanzas, Cuba, February 20, 1899 Gloucester's sons, one hundred strong answered the nation's call to arms . . . — Map (db m75261) WM
Massachusetts (Essex County), Gloucester — Gloucester World War II Merchant Marine Monument
With Thanks From The People of Gloucester To Our Sons Who Served As Merchant Mariners 1941 – 1945 — Map (db m36317) HM
Massachusetts (Essex County), Gloucester — Gloucester World War II Monument
[ inscribed around the base of the globe ] We Fought For Freedom Around The World [ plaque on central column ] Gloucester Remembers 1941 – World War II – 1945 The people of Gloucester proudly dedicate this . . . — Map (db m36768) HM
Massachusetts (Essex County), Gloucester — In Honor of Nathaniel Haraden
. . . — Map (db m36318) HM
Massachusetts (Essex County), Gloucester — James Babson Farm
James Babson Farm Granted by Special Town Act December 23, 1658 James and his mother Isabel were the first Babsons to reach America, arriving in 1632. James' father died on shipboard while crossong. ----------------- Town records show . . . — Map (db m36302) HM
Massachusetts (Essex County), Gloucester — Nathaniel Warner Company Monument
[ upper plaque ] In Memory of those who fought in the Revolutionary War with the Nathaniel Warner Company and those men and women who helped make this a free and independent nation. Placed by the reactivated Nathaniel Warner . . . — Map (db m36354) HM
Massachusetts (Essex County), Gloucester — Planters Neck — 1630-1930
Here in 1630-31 a company from Plymouth, under Abraham Robinson, established a fishing station and built curing stages. For nearly two centuries and a half Annisquam was a fishing and ship-building center. — Map (db m48615) HM
Massachusetts (Essex County), Gloucester — Revolutionary War Memorial
In Memory Of The Soldiers and Sailors And All Others Who Rendered Aid to the Cause Of American Independence During the Revolutionary War Erected by Lucy Knox Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution Of Gloucester June 17, . . . — Map (db m36356) HM
Massachusetts (Essex County), Gloucester — Riverdale Martyrs
[South Side of Marker] Riverdale Martyrs In the War Of the Rebellion. 1861-1865 [East Side of Marker] Serg – Benj. H. Griffin, C. 23d Mass. Addison Griffin, I. 23d Mass. Abraham Day, Jr. G. 23d Mass. . . . — Map (db m24020) HM
Massachusetts (Essex County), Gloucester — Riverdale World War II Monument
[ front ] Honor Roll ----------- In Honor Of Those Who Answered Their Country's Call [ plaque on back ] Riverdale Honors Her Sons and Daughters Who Served In World War II Meyer Abrahams • Sidney Abrahams . . . — Map (db m36441) HM
Massachusetts (Essex County), Gloucester — 16 — Rocky Neck
“There were no galleries in those days and no one ever expected to sell a picture, so you weren’t interested in making it. You were only interested in actually being a good artist… And, of course, you didn’t need as much money. I remember . . . — Map (db m115465) HM
Massachusetts (Essex County), Gloucester — 6 — Salting Fish
“In Its heyday as a salt fish producer; Gorton's… kept dozens of wharves and acres of flake yards busy with the unloading, filleting, salting, drying, boning, cutting, grinding, smoking, boxing, packaging, and canning of the millions upon . . . — Map (db m115459) HM
Massachusetts (Essex County), Gloucester — Samuel de Champlain — 1630 - 1930
In September, 1606, Samuel de Champlain landed at Rocky Neck in what is now Gloucester Harbor, to caulk his shallop, and made an accurate chart of the harbor which he called Le Beauport. — Map (db m48686) HM
Massachusetts (Essex County), Gloucester — 31 — Samuel Sawyer
Samuel Sawyer was a great Gloucester philanthropist. A very successful ship owner and merchant, Mr. Sawyer donated Gloucester's City Hall clock and bell. He bought up woodlots to preserve the 600-acre Ravenswood Park. He founded the City's first . . . — Map (db m115426) HM
Massachusetts (Essex County), Gloucester — Settlement of Cape Ann — 1630-1930
On this site in 1623 the Dorchester Adventurers founded the nucleus of the Massachusetts Bay Colony, and fishing industry. Here Roger Conant averted bloodshed between two factions contending for a fishing stage, a notable ex- ample of arbitration in . . . — Map (db m48614) HM
Massachusetts (Essex County), Gloucester — Solomon Jacobs Landing & Park
"King of the Mackerel Killers" Solomon Jacobs Landing & Park were named for Captain Solomon Jacobs, who fished in the early 1900s. A native of Newfoundland, he was known as the "King of the Mackerel Killers" for his ability to land huge . . . — Map (db m115472) HM
Massachusetts (Essex County), Gloucester — Stacy Esplanade
Stacy Esplanade Is the Result of a Wish Conceived By His Parents and Fulfilled by Their Son George O. Stacy Keenly Alive to the Beauty Of Gloucester Harbor He Desired to Bring to Its Shores A Corresponding Beauty This Tablet is a . . . — Map (db m36360) HM
Massachusetts (Essex County), Gloucester — Stage Fort Fisherman's Field
Stage Fort Fisherman's Field Oldest Defenses in the Mass. Bay Colony. Thrown up in 1625 by Capt. John Hewest. Occupied in King Philips War 1675 and in King Georges War 1743. Companies under Capt. John McCaw and Capt. John Lane stationed here during . . . — Map (db m36355) HM
Massachusetts (Essex County), Gloucester — Ten Pound Island Lighthouse
Ten Pound Island Lighthouse Before you stretches Ten Pound Island. In 1821 a lighthouse was built on the island to safely direct sailing ships into Gloucester Harbor. Some of America's greatest works of art were painted by Winslow Homer while . . . — Map (db m36436) HM
Massachusetts (Essex County), Gloucester — Ward Seven World War II Monument
In Honor Of Those Who Served In World War II From Ward Seven These Our Dead From Ward 7, WW II Robert J. Hodgen   A.F. • Robert W. Seppala   A.F. • William Lee   M.M. • John A. Filfalt   M.M. • James M. Tarr   M.M. • Roy M. Nickerson   . . . — Map (db m36440) HM
Massachusetts (Essex County), Hamilton — The Covered Wagon — 1630 - 1930
On December 3, 1787, the first covered wagon to leave Massachusetts for the west set forth from this spot arriving the next spring in the northwest territory and founding Marietta, Ohio. — Map (db m47272) HM
Massachusetts (Essex County), Haverhill — Pentucket-Haverhill — 1630 - 1930
On this spot the Indians signed a deed granting Pentucket, now Haverhill, to the white settlers for three pounds ten shillings. The original deed dated November 15, 1642, is now in possession of the Haverhill Historical Society. — Map (db m47862) HM
Massachusetts (Essex County), Ipswich — Agawam - Ipswich — 1630 - 1930
Among the founders and early residents of Ipswich - 1630 - were John Winthrop, Junior, scientist and industrial pioneer; Nathaniel Ward, lawmaker and wit; Richard Bellingham and Richard Saltonstall, magistrates who defended popular rights; . . . — Map (db m47556) HM
Massachusetts (Essex County), Ipswich — Brig Falconer Memorial
The Brig Falconer was wrecked on Ipswich Beach December 17, 1847. Seventeen of the passengers and crew were lost. Twelve lie buried here in one common grave.

Thomas Shaw, and his wife • Julia Laskin • Margaret Hennesy • Howard Fling • Peter . . . — Map (db m107994) HM

Massachusetts (Essex County), Ipswich — Gen. James Appleton Memorial
Gen. James Appleton born Feb 14, 1783 died Aug 25, 1863.

A Patriot, a Philanthropist and a Christian. He served his County, his Fellow men and his God by laboring for the emancipation of the American Slave. — Map (db m107993) HM WM

Massachusetts (Essex County), Ipswich — Ipswich Massachusetts Village Green Memorial
Side 1 A few rods east of this spot were the dwelling and school house of Ezekiel Cheever first master of the Grammar School 1650-1661. In the east side of the common was the home of Rev. Nathaniel Ward 1634 Minister of Ipswich 1637 . . . — Map (db m97170) HM WM
Massachusetts (Essex County), Ipswich — Ipswich Massachusetts War Memorial
To all those who served their country 1775 Revolutionary War 1781 1812 War of 1812 1812 1861 Civil War 1865 1898 Spanish American War 1898 1899 Campaign Era 1917 1917 World War I 1918 1941 World War II 1945 1950 Korean Conflict . . . — Map (db m97169) WM
Massachusetts (Essex County), Ipswich — Masconomet Sagamore of the Agawams
Traditional Grave Site Indians of Agawam Masconomet Sagamore of the Agawams Died March 6 1658 — Map (db m37259) HM
Massachusetts (Essex County), Ipswich — Pillow Lace — 1630 - 1930
From the date of its settlement by John Winthrop and twelve associates, 1630, Agawam (Ipswich) was the seat of pillow lace making, by 1790 the annual production was 41,979 yards. This craft continued until the introduction of lace machinery. — Map (db m47920) HM
Massachusetts (Essex County), Ipswich — Revolution of 1689 — 1630 - 1930
Here on August 23, 1687, the citizens of Ipswich, led by the Reverend John Wise, denounced the levey of taxes by the arbirary government of Sir Edmund Andros, and from their protest sprang the American revolution of 1689 — Map (db m47594) HM
Massachusetts (Essex County), Lynn — Lynn — 1630-1930
The Indian region called Saugus, settled 1629 by people from the Puritan colony at Salem, named for Lynn Regis in England, 1637. First place in North America to make boots and shoes for export. — Map (db m48071) HM
Massachusetts (Essex County), Lynn — Lynn Veterans Memorial
. . . — Map (db m88884) WM
Massachusetts (Essex County), Lynn — Lynn World War I Memorial
To the memory of all who served our country in the World War Erected by the City of Lynn 1937 — Map (db m85819) WM
Massachusetts (Essex County), Lynn — War Memorial Honor Roll — Lynn Essex County Massachusetts
In honor of the men and women of Ward Six who served in World War II and dedicated to those who made the supreme sacrifice to God and country Their memory perpetuated by the McDonaugh Square Associates 1941-1945

Reverse side of memorial, 2 . . . — Map (db m97369) WM

Massachusetts (Essex County), Marblehead — Agnes Surriage Well — 1630 - 1930
Belonging to the Fountain Inn, where Sir Harry Frankland, collector of the Port of Boston, while supervising the erection of Fort Sewall, met Agnes Surriage in 1742. Agnes, a poor fisherman's daughter, later became Lady Frankland and returned with . . . — Map (db m47951) HM
Massachusetts (Essex County), Marblehead — Bailey's Head
This hill was formerly known as Bailey's Head. During the Revolution and the War of 1812, it was used as a fortification, Fort Washington, manned by local citizens with help if needed from the Lafayette Guards and the Marblehead Light Infantry. . . . — Map (db m36617) HM
Massachusetts (Essex County), Marblehead — Fort Sewall
[ left panel ] Welcome – You Are Entering Fort Sewall Marblehead Massachusetts Fort Sewall is a unique earthwork fortification positioned to defend Marblehead for over three centuries. In 1644 the provincial government granted . . . — Map (db m36601) HM
Massachusetts (Essex County), Marblehead — Fort Sewall
Fort Sewall Marblehead Massachusetts Marblehead, founded in 1629, has always been a famous seaport – for fishing, foreign trade, boat building, sail making and yachting. Local sailors have been champions in world competitions, the America's . . . — Map (db m36608) HM
Massachusetts (Essex County), Marblehead — Fort Sewall — 1630 - 1930
Built in 1742 for defence against French cruisers. U.S.S. "Constitution" sought shelter under the fort's guns when chased by H.M.S. "Tenedos" and "Endymion" April 3, 1814. Named after Samuel Sewall of Marblehead, Chief Justice of Massachusetts in . . . — Map (db m47952) HM
Massachusetts (Essex County), Marblehead — Fort Sewall Site Plan
Fort Sewall Site Plan Legend A   Kitchen B   Guard Room C   Store Room D   Dungeon E   Magazine F   Temporary Magazine The bomb-proof headquarters, covered with several feet of earth, consists of four rooms (left to right): . . . — Map (db m36603) HM
Massachusetts (Essex County), Marblehead — Gen. Casimir Pulaski
Gen. Casimir Pulaski Arrived in Salem Harbor at Fort Sewall Marblehead July 23, 1777 Revolutionary War Hero Polish and American Patriot Died in Battle at Savannah, GA October 11, 1779 Erected 1989 Polish American Congress . . . — Map (db m36605) HM
Massachusetts (Essex County), Marblehead — Huzzah! for "Old Ironsides"
Huzzah! For "Old Ironsides" Marblehead citizens have embraced USS Constitution on three historic visits: 3 April 1814 when beneath the guns of Fort Sewall she found refuge from an overwhelming British force 29-31 July 1931 when under . . . — Map (db m36606) HM
Massachusetts (Essex County), Marblehead — In Memory of Those Who Have Died
. . . — Map (db m36550) HM
Massachusetts (Essex County), Marblehead — Marblehead Light — Latitude 42 Degrees 30' 20" N Longitude 70 Degrees 50' 03" W
[Top Marker] In July of 1789, Representative Elbridge Gerry, native of Marblehead, signer of the Declaration of Independence, and Vice President of the United States under President James Madison, filed H.R. Bill 12 in Congress, . . . — Map (db m21453) HM
Massachusetts (Essex County), Marblehead — Marblehead Soldiers Memorial
[ north side ] In Memory of Our Country's Defenders 1776 – 1812 – 1861 Erected by the Citizens of Marblehead Dedicated July 4, 1876 Our Patriots Who Fell In Defense Of The Union 1861 • M. Hennessy • S.J. Goodwin . . . — Map (db m36542) HM
Massachusetts (Essex County), Marblehead — Marblehead Vietnam Veterans Memorial
[ right panel ] Vietnam Veterans Memorial This memorial Erected by Vietnam Veterans, Families, Friends, and Town of Marblehead [ left panel ] John C. Archbold Warren W. Boles Edgar S. Doliber Tristan W. . . . — Map (db m36548) HM
Massachusetts (Essex County), Marblehead — Marblehead World War I Memorial
This Memorial Dedicated By The Citizens of Marblehead To The Memory Of Charles H. Evans   Killed in Action – July 20, 1918 Irving E. Brown   Died in France – October 13, 1918 William F. Farry   Died in France – February . . . — Map (db m36599) HM
Massachusetts (Essex County), Marblehead — Marblehead World War I Monument
This Tablet Is Dedicated To The Sons And Daughters of Marblehead Who Served In The World War 1917 – 1919 Live Wire Committee — Map (db m36544) HM
Massachusetts (Essex County), Marblehead — Marblehead World War II – Korean War Monument
[ left panel ] World War II 1941 – 1946 Richard W. Ahlman Jr. • James S. Baily Jr. • Clifford G. Barry • Sidney A. Benson • James E. Brophy • Charles L. Carlson • John W. Clark Jr. • Frederick T. Clive • John F. Connors • . . . — Map (db m36598) WM
Massachusetts (Essex County), Marblehead — Old Burial Hill — 1630 - 1930
Established in 1638, one of the oldest graveyards in New England. Site of first meetinghouse. Six hundred Revolutionary heroes and several early pastors were interred at the top of the hill. — Map (db m48005) HM
Massachusetts (Essex County), Middleton — First Town Meeting
Under a giant oak near this spot on July 9, 1728, Middleton held its first town meeting & received its charter from the province of Massachusetts Bay — Map (db m48472) HM
Massachusetts (Essex County), Newbury — Landing Place of First Settlers — 1630 - 1930
Landing place on River Parker of the men and women who settled in Newbury between 1635 and 1650. — Map (db m48219) HM
Massachusetts (Essex County), Newbury — Newbury — 1630 - 1930
Indian region called Quascacunquen, settled 1635 under leadership of the puritan clergyman Thomas Parker — Map (db m47986) HM
Massachusetts (Essex County), Newbury — Newbury — 1630 - 1930
Indian region called Quascacunquen. Settled 1635 under leadership of the puritan clergyman Thomas Parker. — Map (db m48593) HM
Massachusetts (Essex County), Newburyport — “The Volunteer” — '61-'65
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Massachusetts (Essex County), Newburyport — Approach to Carr's Ferry — 1630 - 1930
First ferry across the Merrimack river from Newbury to Salisbury, established about 1639, and the only route from Boston to the eastern frontier. In 1641 George Carr was appointed ferryman with rights which continued in his family for generations. — Map (db m47972) HM
Massachusetts (Essex County), Newburyport — Bombshell
Brought from the siege of Louisburg by Nathaniel Knapp Jr. 1759 preserved by his son Isaac Knapp as a memorial to his father and also to his brother Jacob Knapp who served at Bunker Hill and was a member of the . . . — Map (db m115543) HM
Massachusetts (Essex County), Newburyport — Coast Guard Bicentennial Marker — Newburyport Mass
1790-1990 Bicentennial of the United States Coast Guard We the people of Newburyport, Massachusetts dedicate this plaque to the men and women of the United States Coast Guard who have courageously and faithfully served the nation for 200 . . . — Map (db m85229) HM
Massachusetts (Essex County), Newburyport — Dalton House — 1630-1930
Built in 1746 by Michael Dalton, later the residence of his son, Tristram Dalton, one of the first two United States Senators from Massachusetts. Here were entertained George Washington and other distinguished men. — Map (db m49452) HM
Massachusetts (Essex County), Newburyport — Edward Rawson — 1630 - 1930
On this site dwelt Edward Rawson, secretary of the bay colony for thirty-six years, deputy to the General Court for twelve years, elected clerk of the House of Deputies in 1645, he died in Boston 1693. — Map (db m47984) HM
Massachusetts (Essex County), Newburyport — Historic 1893 Newburyport Train Station
A domed Victorian train station was built in 1893 behind where the Winter Street condominiums stand today. At the time, there were 32 trains traveling to Boston every day. The station operated for 75 years and was destroyed by fire on May 2, . . . — Map (db m115590) HM
Massachusetts (Essex County), Newburyport — Market Square Tea Burning
When the British Parliament in 1773 imposed a tax on tea imported into the American Colonies the act was widely resented. In indignation tea was brought by the people to Market Square and burned. To commemorate the incident this tablet was . . . — Map (db m115416) HM
Massachusetts (Essex County), Newburyport — Newburyport Firehouse Center
This historic building, built as a Markethouse and Lyceum by the citizens of Newburyport in 1822, served as the Central Fire Station from the mid-1800s until 1980. A cooperative effort by the public and private sectors has restored the structure . . . — Map (db m115567) HM
Massachusetts (Essex County), Newburyport — Newburyport Sailor's Memorial
In honor of the proud, brave fishermen who lost their lives at sea. May they rest in peace. In memory of The Crew of F/V Lady Luck Who were lost at sea The night of January 31, 2007 Captain Sean P. Cone - Age 24 Crewman . . . — Map (db m85230) HM
Massachusetts (Essex County), Newburyport — Soldiers and Sailors of Newburyport 1861-1864
There are 12 panels in this marker, with hundreds of names of those who served, as well as a recitation of the Gettysburg Address — Map (db m115625) WM
Massachusetts (Essex County), Newburyport — Soldiers of All Wars Marker
In memory of the soldiers of all wars Presented by Mary A. Roat Erected 1951 — Map (db m85321) WM
Massachusetts (Essex County), Newburyport — The 1873 Train Wreck — at Merrimac Street, Newburyport
A misplaced switch forced a freight train onto a dead-end side track on May 23, 1873, and the 34-ton steam locomotive smashed through barriers and fell down the embankment to Merrimac Street below. The engineer and fireman jumped clear before the . . . — Map (db m115587) HM
Massachusetts (Essex County), Newburyport — The Bartlet Mall
It was first shaped thousands of years ago by a huge chunk of ice which broke off a retreating glacier. When the ice finally melted, it left a steep-sided pit that geologists call a kettle hole. In 1645 the first settlers from England named . . . — Map (db m115536) HM
Massachusetts (Essex County), Newburyport — The Large Packet Ship Dreadnought
“She’s the Liverpool Packet- O Lord, let her go!” The Dreadnought, in her ten years running in the Atlantic Packet Service, made for herself such a name that she is still remembered: “The wild boat of the Atlantic ,” As . . . — Map (db m85299) HM
Massachusetts (Essex County), Newburyport — The Memory of the Officers and Men
To commemorate the memory of the officers and men who left this Memorial Hall April 16, 1861 in answer to the first call of Abraham Lincoln for troops to defend the Capital issued April 15, 1861 Capt. Albert W. Bartlett . . . — Map (db m115617) HM WM
Massachusetts (Essex County), Newburyport — Watts' Cellar — 1630 - 1930
Near this spot was "Watts Cellar," a landmark before the settlement of Newbury in 1635. An excavation used for the storage of fish by fishermen who visited the New England coast. — Map (db m47985) HM
Massachusetts (Essex County), Newburyport — William Lloyd Garrison — Garrison the Liberator
1805-1879 Garrison the Liberator Presented by William H. Swasey July 4 1893 Side 2 I solicit no man’s praise. I fear no man’s censure. The Liberty of a People. Is the gift of God and Nature Side 3 Neither God nor the . . . — Map (db m84824) HM
Massachusetts (Essex County), Newburyport — Within Lie Buried
(left tablet) Reverend … John Lowell Thomas Cary John Murray Charles Milton Christopher Bridge Marsh Ministers of this City Judge Theophilus Bradbury Nicholas Pike Timothy Palmer ”Lord” Timothy . . . — Map (db m115614) HM WM
Massachusetts (Essex County), Peabody — Birthplace of George Peabody
Birthplace of George Peabody February, 18, 1795 Placed by The Peabody Historical Society June 16, 1902 — Map (db m36247) HM
Massachusetts (Essex County), Rockport — Bear Skin Neck — 1630 - 1930
Named from a bear caught by the tide and killed in 1700. Commercial and shipbuilding center of Rockport for 160 years. First dock built here 1743. Sandy Bay Pier Company organized 1809. Site of Stone Fort and Sea Fencibles Barrack during War of 1812. — Map (db m48007) HM
Massachusetts (Essex County), Rockport — Benjamin Tarr House
1630 - 1930 Benjamin Tarr House -- Answering a sudden alarm to meet at the house of Lieutenant Benjamin Tarr, grandson of Richard Tarr the first settler, sixty-six men from this village under Captain John Rowe, marched to Charlestown and fought in . . . — Map (db m73109) HM
Massachusetts (Essex County), Rockport — Cannon from the U.S.S. Constitution
This Cannon from The U.S.S. Constitution "Old Ironsides" Was Presented to the Sandy Bay Historical Society By Descendants of The First Settler, Richard Tarr, and Dedicated August 20, 1931 — Map (db m36255) HM
Massachusetts (Essex County), Rockport — First Congregational Church of Rockport Steeple Rehabilitation
The Project This is the bell from the steeple of the First Congregational Church of Rockport. It is the bell that is rung hourly by the Town Clock, still owned by the Town of Rockport. It is also rung by means of a rope and bell wheel on . . . — Map (db m115529) HM
Massachusetts (Essex County), Rockport — First Settler — 1630 - 1930
Here stood the cabin of Richard Tarr founder of the Tarr Family on Cape Ann. He came to Marblehead in 1680, then settled in Sacco, Maine. Driven thence by Indians, he became the first settler of Sandy Bay (Rockport) in 1690. — Map (db m48008) HM
Massachusetts (Essex County), Rockport — Harvey Park
Town of Rockport This Park Was Made Possible by the Generosity and Public Spirit of George W. Harvey Her Native Son 1924 — Map (db m36283) HM
Massachusetts (Essex County), Rockport — John Pool — 1630 - 1930
Here stood the first framed house in Sandy Bay (Rockport) built in 1700 by the second settler John Pool. He built the first sawmill, bridge and vessel in this settlement, and furnished the lumber used in building Long Wharf, Boston, in 1710. — Map (db m48842) HM
Massachusetts (Essex County), Rockport — Old First Parish Burying Ground — 1630 - 1930
Original plot given by the first settler, Richard Tarr, who was buried here in 1732. Here lie most of the early settlers and many of the officers and soldiers of the French and Indian, Revolutionary and 1812 Wars. — Map (db m48841) HM
Massachusetts (Essex County), Rockport — Old Stone Fort
Old Stone Fort Site of fort erected by public subscription as a protection againat British warships during the War of 1812, captured in a sneak attack and dismantled by frigate Nymphe. Ammunition gone, all nine seafencibles taken prisoner, the . . . — Map (db m36300) HM
Massachusetts (Essex County), Rockport — Rockport World War I & II Memorial
These Our Dead In Honored Glory Rest World War I 1917   1918 James E. Bryan R.C.A. John A. Carlson U.S.A. Dwight P. Dutton U.S.M.C. Edward R. Everett U.S.A. Harold T. Grover U.S.A. Edward Peterson U.S.A. World War II 1941   . . . — Map (db m36282) HM
Massachusetts (Essex County), Rockport — Samuel De Champlain
Due east from here on July 16 1605 the Sieur De Monts sent Samuel De Champlain ashore to parley with some Indians. They danced for him and traced an outline map of Massachusetts Bay. These French explorers named this promontory, The Cape of Islands. — Map (db m74709) HM
Massachusetts (Essex County), Rockport — Straitsmouth Island
Straitsmouth Island was first sighted in 1614 by Captain John Smith. He also spotted nearby Thacher and Milk Islands and named all three the Turks' Heads. Lighting the Way Built in 1834, the island's first lighthouse was 19 feet . . . — Map (db m115515) HM
Massachusetts (Essex County), Rockport — The First Settlers of Sandy Bay
To the glory of God and in honor of the first settlers of Sandy Bay The First Parish in Rockport was constituted in 1755. The corner stone of this meeting house laid in 1803. The tower was shattered by a British bombardment in 1814. . . . — Map (db m73110) HM
Massachusetts (Essex County), Rockport — Town Wharves
Town Wharves First timber wharf built in 1743 to shelter fishing boats. In 1793 62 vessels of 5 to 10 tons were sighted in Rockport Harbor. From incorporation of Sandy Bay Pier Co. in 1811 wharves were rebuilt and extended of durable granite blocks . . . — Map (db m36262) HM
Massachusetts (Essex County), Rowley — First Fulling Mill — 1630 - 1930
Ten rods west is the site of the first fulling mill in the English colonies, built about the year 1643 by John Pearson. — Map (db m47953) HM
Massachusetts (Essex County), Rowley — Maximilian and Joseph Jewett
Near this spot, their graves unmarked, lie buried Maximilian and Joseph Jewett sons of Edward and Mary (Taylor) Jewett of Bradford England They came over in 1638 in the Company led by Rev. Ezekiel Rogers which settled the . . . — Map (db m115313) HM
Massachusetts (Essex County), Rowley — Rowley Burial Ground — 1630 - 1930
The burial ground set apart at the settlement of the town of Rowley in 1639. Here are buried Ezekiel Rogers, Samuel Phillips, Samuel Shepard, Edward Payson and Jedediah Jewett, the earliest ministers of the town, and nearly all the original . . . — Map (db m115314) HM
Massachusetts (Essex County), Rowley — Rowley Massachusetts Civil War Memorial

Rowley's tribute to her men who served in the military or naval service of the United States in the War to preserve the Union. There names appear here. Erected 1901 1861-1865

[There are three sides of engraved names] — Map (db m97164) HM

Massachusetts (Essex County), Rowley — Rowley Massachusetts Korean War Honor Roll Memorial
To those who served 1950 Korea 1955 There are 2 rows of names inscribed alphabetically — Map (db m97166) WM
Massachusetts (Essex County), Rowley — Rowley Massachusetts Revolutionary War Memorial
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Massachusetts (Essex County), Rowley — Rowley Massachusetts Viet Nam Honor Roll Memorial
Lest we forget Vietnam 1964-1975 Followed by 2 columns of names listed alphabetically. — Map (db m97167) WM
Massachusetts (Essex County), Rowley — Rowley Massachusetts World War I Honor Roll
1917-1919 Erected by the town or Rowley in honor of the men who served their country in the World War Followed by 3 columns of names inscribed alphabetically Dedicated 1935 — Map (db m97168) HM
Massachusetts (Essex County), Rowley — Rowley Massachusetts World War II Honor Roll
In honor and memory of those of Rowley who served in World War II 1941-1946 There are 7 columns of names inscribed. — Map (db m97165) WM
Massachusetts (Essex County), Salem — Capt. John Hodges House - 1750
This house was built in 1750 by Capt. John Hodges, a West Indies trader. In 1788, it passed to his son, Capt. Benjamin Hodges. Benjamin Hodges (1754 – 1806) was one of Salem’s most distinguished sea captains of the . . . — Map (db m115326) HM
Massachusetts (Essex County), Salem — Central Wharf
The grassy strip of land extending into the harbor in front of you was once a busy commercial wharf. In the late 1700s and early 1800s, cargoes from around the world were unloaded on the wharf and stored in warehouses until they were sold. Central . . . — Map (db m86465) HM
Massachusetts (Essex County), Salem — Central Wharf — Salem Maritime National Historical Site — National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior
The grassy strip of land extending into the harbor in front of you was once a busy commercial wharf. In the late 1700’s and early 1800s, trade goods from around the world were loaded, unloaded and stored here. Build in 1784, Central Wharf was . . . — Map (db m86467) HM
Massachusetts (Essex County), Salem — Derby House — Salem Maritime National Historical Site — National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior
The Derby House is the oldest brick house still standing in Salem, and one of the finest examples of Georgian colonial architecture in the United States.

Merchant and fleet-owner Richard Derby built the house in 1762 as a wedding present for . . . — Map (db m62546) HM

Massachusetts (Essex County), Salem — Derby Wharf
The wharf in front of you was Salem’s longest, and was once one of the busiest in the nation. During the War of Independence, American privateers sailed from here to prey on British ships on the high seas. After the war, fleets of trading vessels . . . — Map (db m86544) HM
Massachusetts (Essex County), Salem — Derby Wharf
The wharf in front of you was Salem’s longest, and was once one of the busiest in the nation. The first 800 feet of the wharf was begun in 1762 and completed about 1770 by Capt. Richard Derby, Sr. (1712-1783), one of the wealthiest merchants in . . . — Map (db m86545) HM
Massachusetts (Essex County), Salem — Essex County Armed Services Memorial — Salem Maritime Visitor's Center
Dedicated to the citizens of Essex County who served in the United States Armed Forces The Revere Bell 1801 — Map (db m97349) WM
Massachusetts (Essex County), Salem — First Armed Resistance — Leslie's Retreat
In the revolution the first armed resistance to the Royal authority was made at this bridge 26 Feb. 1775 by the people of Salem. The advance of 300 British troops, led by Lt. Col. Leslie and sent by Gen. Gage to seize munitions of war, was here . . . — Map (db m48471) HM
Massachusetts (Essex County), Salem — Great Salem Fire Alarm
At 1:37 PM on June 25th, 1914, Box 48 was pulled for a fire in the Korn Leather Factory on this site at number 57 Boston Street in an area known as Blubber Hollow, followed at 1:41 PM by a general alarm.

This was the start of the Great Salem . . . — Map (db m103628) HM

Massachusetts (Essex County), Salem — Great Salem Fire Centennial — Salem, Essex County Massachusetts
In commemoration of the enterprise and resolute spirit with which Salem arose from her ashes looked calamity in the face and rebuilt her walls on this spot in the pathway of the great fire of June 25, 1914. Which swept from the west to the water’s . . . — Map (db m97366) HM
Massachusetts (Essex County), Salem — Home for Aged Women — Given by Robert Brookhouse 1861
This house was built about 1811 for Benjamin W. Crowninshield, 1772-1851, member of Congress and Secretary of the Navy under Madison and Monroe. Here was born William Crowninshield Endicott, 1826-1900, Justice of our Supreme Judicial Court and . . . — Map (db m97365) HM
Massachusetts (Essex County), Salem — Home of Nathaniel H. Felt
This house, formerly located at 10 Liberty Street, was once the home of Mormon pioneer and local church leader Nathaniel Henry Felt (1816-1887). Born and raised in Salem, Nathaniel and his brother John ran a tailoring business at 217 Essex . . . — Map (db m33724) HM
Massachusetts (Essex County), Salem — Immaculate Conception Parish War Memorial — Salem, Essex County Massachusetts
A memorial to the boys of the Immaculate Conception Parish who served their country in the World War — Map (db m97350) WM
Massachusetts (Essex County), Salem — Leslie's Retreat — Feb. 26, 1775
Here, in defiance of King George III, local minutemen hid 17 cannons, and were confronted by 300 British troops under command of Colonel Leslie. The Redcoats were routed, with only Joseph Whicher of Salem being wounded. This was the first open . . . — Map (db m47991) HM
Massachusetts (Essex County), Salem — Lyceum Hall
In this building on February 12, 1877 Alexander Graham Bell presented the first public demonstration of long distance telephone conversations. Following the demonstration the first news dispatch sent by telephone originated . . . — Map (db m115324) HM
Massachusetts (Essex County), Salem — Narbonne House — Salem Maritime National Historical Site — National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior
Salem Maritime National Historic Site-The modest house in front of you is one of the oldest in Salem. Built here in 1672, the Narbonne House is also one of America’s few surviving middle-class homes of the 1600s.

The builder and first owner was . . . — Map (db m62543) HM

Massachusetts (Essex County), Salem — On "The Line" 1880-1940
For decades, the main attraction on the line was the Willows Pavilion. This unusual looking structure boasted a roller skating rink and a 300-seat, second-floor restaurant. In the rear tower, a camera obscura projected scenes from the surrounding . . . — Map (db m85995) HM
Massachusetts (Essex County), Salem — Peabody Museum of Salem
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Massachusetts (Essex County), Salem — Privateer Warehouse — Salem Maritime National Historical Site
Elias Hasket Derby, Salem’s prosperous ship-owner, and his bride Elizabeth Crowinshield began their married life in the brick house behind you in 1762. Seven children later, in 1780, Derby began building a much larger structure on the site in front . . . — Map (db m62549) HM
Massachusetts (Essex County), Salem — Roger Conant — Born 1592 – Died 1679 — The First Settler of Salem, 1626
“I was a means, through grace assisting me, to stop the flight of those few that then were here with me, and that by my utter denial to go away with them, who would have gone either for England, or mostly for Virginia.” — Map (db m17985) HM
Massachusetts (Essex County), Salem — Saint Peter's Episcopal Church — Salem, Massachusetts — Founded 1733
The first congregation of the Church of England gathered in Salem in 1626. Driven underground by the puritans, it re-emerged in 1733 as Saint Peter's Parish, built on land given by Philip English, one of the accused Salem witches. Just before the . . . — Map (db m47989) HM
Massachusetts (Essex County), Salem — Salem Harbor
If Salem was once a prosperous world seaport, it was not due to the geography of the harbor, but to the enterprise of her mariners, tradesmen, and merchants. Unlike other major ports such as New York, Salem Harbor had no major river to link it . . . — Map (db m86540) HM
Massachusetts (Essex County), Salem — Salem Harbor
If Salem was once a prosperous world seaport, it was not due to the geography of the harbor, but to the enterprise of her seamen, tradesmen, and merchants. Unlike other major ports such as New York, Salem Harbor had no major river to link it . . . — Map (db m86541) HM
Massachusetts (Essex County), Salem — Salem Maritime National Historic Site
Welcome to Salem Maritime National Historic Site. The site was established in 1938 to preserve the wharves and historic buildings associated with Salem's contributions to the economic development of the young United States. From its founding in . . . — Map (db m86459) HM
Massachusetts (Essex County), Salem — Salem Maritime National Historic Site — National Park Service-U.S.Department of the Interior
Salem Maritime National Historic Site-Welcome to Salem Maritime National Historic Site, a unit of the National Park System. Since 1938, this park has preserved the wharves and historic buildings associated with Salem’s prosperous years of overseas . . . — Map (db m86463) HM
Massachusetts (Essex County), Salem — Salem Willows
Salem Willows is named for the European white willow trees planted here in 1801 to form a shaded walk for patients convalescing at the old smallpox hospital. Later the area became a park. During the first half of the 20th century Restaurant Row on . . . — Map (db m85992) HM
Massachusetts (Essex County), Salem — Salem Willows Park Opens for Business
Salem Willows Park is truly one of the city’s treasures. The 35-acre waterfront site, located at the tip of the Salem peninsula, is named for the European white willow trees that were planted in 1801 for the benefit of patients at the nearby . . . — Map (db m86190) HM
Massachusetts (Essex County), Salem — St. Joseph's Parish War Memorial — Salem, Essex County Massachusetts
There are three sides of inscription: Time will not dim the glory of their deeds Then a panel that says Erected by Laurier Associates and dedicated to the 2105 volunteers of St. Joseph Parish — Map (db m97367) WM
Massachusetts (Essex County), Salem — The Burying Point — 1637 — Oldest Burying Ground in the City
Here are buried Captain Richard More Mayflower Passenger Governor Simon Bradstreet Reverend John Higginson Chief Justice Benjamin Lynde Justice John Hathorne of the Witchcraft Court — Map (db m51923) HM
Massachusetts (Essex County), Salem — The Custom House
Inside this impressive building were the offices of the United States Customs Service collectors, inspectors, and other officials. It was here that ship’s captains and owners paid duties on imported goods, ordinarily about 5% of their value. . . . — Map (db m23857) HM
Massachusetts (Essex County), Salem — The Custom House
Inside this impressive building were the offices of the United States Customs Service collectors, inspectors, and other officials. It was here that ship’s captains and owners paid duties on imported goods and conducted other business. Before . . . — Map (db m86927) HM
Massachusetts (Essex County), Salem — The First Meeting House Erected in Salem
Here stood from 1634 until 1673 The First Meeting House erected in Salem. No structure was built earlier for congregational worship by a church formed in America. It was occupied for secular as well as religious uses. In it . . . — Map (db m85825) HM
Massachusetts (Essex County), Salem — The First Muster
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Massachusetts (Essex County), Salem — The Pedrick Store House
The Pedrick Store House, originally located on Marblehead Harbor, was built by Marblehead merchant Thomas Pedrick (1736-1802) in about 1770. It was first used as a store house for salt and goods from the cod fish trade, with a sail loft on the . . . — Map (db m86521) HM
Massachusetts (Essex County), Salem — The Point Neighborhood
Salem's Point neighborhood was originally known as Stage Point for wooden fish-drying “stages” along the peninsula. Stage Point was a center for Salem’s early maritime business, and key to her historic economic development. . . . — Map (db m115319) HM
Massachusetts (Essex County), Salem — The Salem Witch Trials Memorial
In 1692, nearly two hundred people in the Salem area were accused of witchcraft, then considered a crime. Twenty of the accused were tried and executed – victims of fear, superstition, and a court system that failed to protect them. This . . . — Map (db m85901) HM
Massachusetts (Essex County), Salem — The Town House
Three rods west of this spot stood, from 1718 until 1785, The Town House. Here Governor Burnet convened The General Court in 1728 and 1729, a Town Meeting held here in 1765 protested against The Stamp Act, and another in 1769, . . . — Map (db m85899) HM
Massachusetts (Essex County), Salem — The Witch Gaol
Here stood the Salem 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 . . . — Map (db m85900) HM
Massachusetts (Essex County), Salem — To the Farthest Port
In the late 1700s and early 1800s Salem’s ships reached out to the world. From this wharf alone between 1785 and 1799, shipowner Elias Hasket Derby dispatched 170 trading vessels on pioneering voyages to China, India, the East Indies, and the . . . — Map (db m86538) HM
Massachusetts (Essex County), Salem — War Memorial Honor Roll — Salem Common, Salem Massachusetts Essex County
Dedicated to those who died in the service of their country 2 columns of names for World War II 2 Columns of names for Korea 2 columns of names for Vietnam 1 column for Iraq 1 column for Afghanistan — Map (db m97383) HM
Massachusetts (Essex County), Salem — Wharves in the Early 1800s
If you visited Salem’s waterfront in the late 1700s or early 1800s you would have been impressed not only by the ships and their exotic cargo, but also by the variety of artisans and craftsmen who worked on the wharf. Sail makers, riggers, rope . . . — Map (db m86536) HM
Massachusetts (Essex County), Salem — Wharves in the Late 1800s — Salem Maritime National Historical Site — National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior
Not until the later 1800s did we have photographs of sailing vessels berthed along wharves here, but by then we had declined as a world port. The shallow harbor could not accommodate the clipper ships and larger vessels that dominated the seas after . . . — Map (db m62541) HM
Massachusetts (Essex County), Salem — World War I Memorial — Salem, Essex County Massachusetts
Roll of honor 1917-1918 Then two rows of names World War I Donated by the city of Salem Rededicated by Mayor Anthony V. Salvo November 11, 1986 — Map (db m97368) WM
Massachusetts (Essex County), Salisbury — First Meetinghouse — 1630-1930
Site of the first meetinghouse built on the open green in 1640. The bell, hung in 1642, is said to have been brought from England by order of the Reverend William Worcester, who settled here in 1639. — Map (db m48121) HM
Massachusetts (Essex County), Salisbury — Robert Pike Homestead
Near by stood the house built in 1639 by Robert Pike, a leader in civil and military affairs who represented Salisbury for thirty-seven years in the general court. — Map (db m75590) HM
Massachusetts (Essex County), Salisbury — Salisbury
Early name Colchester settled in 1638. Name changed to Salisbury in 1640 in compliment to its Puritan clergyman William Worcester of Salisbury, England. — Map (db m77223) HM
Massachusetts (Essex County), Saugus — Adam Hawkes — 1630-1930
Adam Hawkes, the first white settler in Saugus, built on this site about 1630. President John Adams was his great-grandson. — Map (db m48116) HM
Massachusetts (Essex County), Saugus — Appleton's Pulpit — 1630-1930
In 1687 Major Appleton of Ipswich made a speech on this rock denouncing the tyranny of the Royal Governor, Sir Edmund Andros. A watch was stationed on the hill to give warning of any approach of the Crown Officers. — Map (db m48112) HM
Massachusetts (Essex County), Saugus — Blacksmith Shop
A ringing anvil and glowing forge were signals that the blacksmith was working. The skill, stamina, and strength of the blacksmith played an important role in constructing machinery and maintaining the ironworkers' equipment. Using simple tools and . . . — Map (db m86452) HM
Massachusetts (Essex County), Saugus — Iron Works — 1630-1930
"The Company of Undertakers for the Iron Works," consisting of English gentlemen and colonists, erected a furnace on this site in 1643. Joseph Jenks, their employe, built a forge here in 1647, invented the modern type of scythe, and built Boston's . . . — Map (db m48222) HM
Massachusetts (Essex County), Saugus — Making Iron
Ore, charcoal and rock called gabbro for flux were hauled to this site, and a drying fire was started in the furnace. Within a day or two the water wheels and bellows were set in motion, and the “blast”, once begun, would burn . . . — Map (db m86192) HM
Massachusetts (Essex County), Saugus — River Basin Terminus
The discovery of a navigable river at a site which also offered timber and flowing water for power was cause for company investors and site planners to celebrate. Improved roads to this remote area did not exist in the 1600s. Transportation to the . . . — Map (db m86451) HM

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