Salem Village Parsonage

Salem Village Parsonage (HMWUN)

Location: Danvers, MA 01923 Essex County
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Country: United States of America
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N 42° 33.98', W 70° 57.721'

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1681

In 1681 the Salem village inhabitants built a home for their minister at this site. Ministers residing here were George Burroughs (1681-83), Accused in 1692 of being a witch and hanged; Deodat Lawson (1684-88), Author of the first volume about Salem village witchcraft; Samuel Parris (1689-96), Minister during the witchcraft hysteria; Joseph Green (1698-1715), noted diarist and area peacemaker, Peter Clark (1717-68), famed theological author, and Benjamin Wadsworth (1772-1826), who tore down the old parsonage in 1784.

It was in this house in 1692 that Tituba, Rev. Parris' slave, told the girls of the household stories of witchcraft which nurtured the village witchcraft hysteria and resulted in the deaths of 23 persons. This house was the scene of many incidents during the hysteria, and is one of the most important sites in colonial American history. Archaeological excavation began here in 1970
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Year Placed1974
Placed ByDanvers Historical Commission
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Date Added Monday, September 1st, 2014 at 11:02am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)19T E 338956 N 4714524
Decimal Degrees42.56633333, -70.96201667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 42° 33.98', W 70° 57.721'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds42° 33' 58.80" N, 70° 57' 43.26" W
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Area Code(s)978, 617, 351
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 67A Centre St, Danvers MA 01923, US
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