“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
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Historical Markers in Danvers, Massachusetts

Clickable Map of Essex County, Massachusetts and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil;; J.J.Prats/dc:title> Essex County, MA (279) Middlesex County, MA (298) Suffolk County, MA (330) Hillsborough County, NH (38) Rockingham County, NH (137)  EssexCounty(279) Essex County (279)  MiddlesexCounty(298) Middlesex County (298)  SuffolkCounty(330) Suffolk County (330)  HillsboroughCountyNew Hampshire(38) Hillsborough County (38)  RockinghamCounty(137) Rockingham County (137)
Lawrence and Salem are both the county seat for Essex County
Danvers is in Essex County
      Essex County (279)  
      Middlesex County (298)  
      Suffolk County (330)  
      Hillsborough County, New Hampshire (38)  
      Rockingham County, New Hampshire (137)  
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1Massachusetts (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
2Massachusetts (Essex County), Danvers — Deacon Nathaniel Ingersoll1634 - 1719
. . . Map (db m17994) HM
3Massachusetts (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
4Massachusetts (Essex County), Danvers — Rebecca Nurse Homestead1678
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 m185940) HM
5Massachusetts (Essex County), Danvers — Salem Village Meeting House1672
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
6Massachusetts (Essex County), Danvers — Salem Village Parsonage1681
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
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7Massachusetts (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
8Massachusetts (Essex County), Danvers — Samuel Holten House1670
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
9Massachusetts (Essex County), Danvers — Samuel Parris Archaeological Site
Samuel Parris Archaeological Site 1681-1784Map (db m48719) HM
10Massachusetts (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
11Massachusetts (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
12Massachusetts (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
13Massachusetts (Essex County), Danvers — The Church in Salem Village1630 – 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
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14Massachusetts (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
15Massachusetts (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 here, . . . Map (db m38341) HM
16Massachusetts (Essex County), Danvers — Village Training Field1671
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
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Sep. 27, 2022