Settled in 1635 by people from Roxbury and Watertown, Dedham was incorporated in 1636. It became the county seat of Norfolk County when the county formed on March 26, 1793. When the Town was originally incorporated, the residents wanted to name it Contentment. The Massachusetts General Court overruled them and named the town after Dedham, Essex in England, where some of the original inhabitants were born.
The town council of Dedham, Massachusetts have recently updated their town website, click on the links below to access their main site as well as the history page. For more detailed historical information click on the Wikipedia links.
DEDHAM BUSINESSES UPDATE - 06/06/2020
PARISH COUNCIL MEETING - JUNE 1ST
CHANGES TO RUBBISH AND RECYCLING - GARDEN WASTE COLLECTIONS TO RESTART.
INTERNET ACCESS FOR VULNERABLE AND ISOLATED HOUSEHOLDS
WASTE SERVICES IN ESSEX - 13/05/20
DEDHAM ON THE 75TH ANNIVERSARY OF VE DAY.
VE DAY 75TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATIONS
ESSEX COUNTY COUNCIL UPDATE - Updated 08/05/20
ARDLEIGH SURGERY UPDATE - Updated 05/05/20
DEDHAM PARISH MAGAZINE MAY 2020
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