Danversport (HMTHV)

Location: Danvers, MA 01923 Essex County
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Country: United States of America
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N 42° 33.133', W 70° 55.536'

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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 of the witchcraft hysteria of 1692.

By the mid 18th century Archelaus Putnam, Israel Hutchinson and others, realizing the potential of the Danvers river system, began its industrial development. Tidal powered grist, saw and other mills were erected on "Ye neck of land" and bridges were built and maintained by area residents to open up a direct roadway with Salem.

By 1775, this "New mills" area was a center for shipping, shipbuilding, and fishing. Danvers bricks, made from rich local clay pits, became a national standard. By the end of the 18th century Nathan Reed, inventor and entrepreneur, set up an iron works and developed a nail cutting machine. Later still the leather tanning industry lured immigrant of wide ethnic diversity to the area now known as Danversport.

The Endecott Pear Tree and cemetery and many early buildings remain in this active section of town.
Year Placed1994
Placed ByDanvers Preservation Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, September 19th, 2014 at 11:00am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)19T E 341910 N 4712888
Decimal Degrees42.55221667, -70.92560000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 42° 33.133', W 70° 55.536'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds42° 33' 7.98" N, 70° 55' 32.16" W
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Area Code(s)978, 617, 351
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 35 Water St, Danvers MA 01923, US
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