Rebecca Nurse Homestead

Rebecca Nurse Homestead (HMWUR)

Location: Danvers, MA 01923 Essex County
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Country: United States of America
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N 42° 33.493', W 70° 56.877'

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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 accused by children of Salem Village of practicing witchcraft. Nurse, upon hearing of the accusation, exclaimed, "I am innocent as the child unborn, but surely what sin hath God found out in me unrepented of that He should lay such an affliction upon me in my old age?." Despite the aid of her relatives and friends, Nurse was tried, found guilty, and hanged on June 19, 1692, and her body was secretly brought back to the homestead for burial. On April 19, 1775, Rebecca's great grandson, Francis Nurse, marched from here to the Lexington Alarm, which began the American Revolution.
Year Placed1977
Placed ByDanvers Historical Commission
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Date Added Sunday, October 12th, 2014 at 11:30am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)19T E 340090 N 4713596
Decimal Degrees42.55821667, -70.94795000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 42° 33.493', W 70° 56.877'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds42° 33' 29.58" N, 70° 56' 52.62" W
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Area Code(s)978, 617, 351
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 159-167 Pine St, Danvers MA 01923, US
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