The Witch Gaol

The Witch Gaol (HM1M37)

Location: Salem, MA 01970 Essex County
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Country: United States of America
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N 42° 31.35', W 70° 53.838'

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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 death on these grounds.
HM NumberHM1M37
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, July 22nd, 2015 at 10:02am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)19T E 344159 N 4709535
Decimal Degrees42.52250000, -70.89730000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 42° 31.35', W 70° 53.838'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds42° 31' 21" N, 70° 53' 50.28" W
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Area Code(s)978, 781, 617
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 16 Lynde St, Salem MA 01970, US
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