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Town of Danvers

 

 

Danvers, 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. Israel Putnam 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.

 
Danvers Archival Center The Witchcraft Victims' Memorial at Danvers
Danvers History
Danvers Historical Archives
Historical Sites of Danvers, Formerly Salem Village
Map of Salem Village in 1692
Rebecca Nurse Homestead
Salem Village Historic Site
Salem Wax Museum