town (1990 pop. 24,174), Essex co., NE Mass.; settled in the 1630s, set
off from Salem 1752, inc. as a town 1757. Danvers has light industry, such
as the production of electrical equipment and shoes. The Salem witchcraft
incidents began there in 1692; more than half of the victims were from
Danvers. John Greenleaf Whittier
spent his later years in the town, and the American Revolutionary Gen.
was born in Danvers. Numerous buildings of historical and architectural
interest are preserved, several dating from the 1600s.
Source: The Columbia Encyclopedia,
Sixth Edition Copyright ©2000, Columbia University Press.