Dedham is the county seat of Norfolk County, with a population of 25,364 residents at the 2020 census. It was first settled by European colonists in 1635 and incorporated in 1636, named after Dedham, Essex in England. The town operates seven schools and is known for implementing the first tax-supported free public school system.
Commuting from Dedham into Boston is fairly easy, thanks to a commuter rail service from Boston’s South Station, provided by the MBTA. It has stops at Endicott and Dedham Corporate Center on its Franklin line. The town also benefits from the MBTA bus service. The famous people who have lived here include Freddy Roach, a professional boxer, and Peter H. Reynolds, a children’s author and illustrator.
Residents and tourists alike enjoy the wonders of the Dedham Historical Society and Museum dedicated to preserving and establishing a great sense of appreciation for the history of Dedham, Massachusetts. Established in 1859 by a group of Dedham residents, it consists of a museum and an archive built primarily to collect and preserve records, items, and traditions of the history of New England and the town of Dedham. The property was left to the society by the family. Today, the museum holds a lecture and display hall, a storage area in the basement and society office. Additionally, it possesses collections including Dedham Pottery, Katharine Pratt silver, paintings, photographs, pre-Columbian stone tools, local and Civil War artifacts, and a historical and genealogical library.
Contributing to preserving its rich history is the Dedham Village Historic District, encompassing the historic center of Dedham, Massachusetts. Its principal focus is a stretch of High Street between Bridge and Ames Streets, with most notable structures like the Norfolk County Courthouse, a National Historic Landmark. The district was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2006.
Living in Dedham offers residents a suburban feel despite its dynamic mix of older constituents and college students. The place is family-friendly, composed of welcoming homeowners to tourists and newcomers. Dedham is safer than 47 percent of US cities, with only seven violent crimes, equating to a crime rate of 0.28 percent per 1,000 residents.
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