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.
PARISH COUNCIL MEETING - MONDAY 7th SEPTEMBER AT 7PM.
DEDHAM BUSINESSES UPDATE - 01/09/2020
CHILDRENS PLAY AREA RE-OPENS
DEDHAM AND ARDLEIGH MONDAY LUNCH CLUB
PARISH COUNCIL MEETING - MONDAY 3RD AUGUST AT 7PM.
PARISH COUNCIL MEETING - MONDAY 6TH JULY AT 7PM.
CHANGES TO RUBBISH AND RECYCLING - NORMAL SERVICE RESUMES
A12 WORKS - JUNCTION 29 - 30
THEFTS FROM SHEDS AND OTHER OUTBUILDINGS IN DEDHAM.
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