Dedham

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Dedham

TOWN OF DEDHAM

Dedham is a town in and the county seat of Norfolk County, Massachusetts, United States. The population was 24,729 at the 2010 census. It is located on Boston’s southwest border. On the northwest it is bordered by Needham, on the southwest by Westwood and on the southeast by Canton. The town was first settled in 1635.

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 was formed from parts of Suffolk County 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 boundaries of the town at the time stretched to the Rhode Island border.

Etymology

At the first public meeting on August 15, 1636, eighteen men signed the town covenant. They swore that they would “in the fear and reverence of our Almighty God, mutually and severally promise amongst ourselves and each to profess and practice one truth according to that most perfect rule, the foundation whereof is ever lasting love.”

They also agreed that “we shall by all means labor to keep off from us all such as are contrary minded, and receive only such unto us as may be probably of one heart with us, [and such] as that we either know or may well and truly be informed to walk in a peaceable conversation with all meekness of spirit, [this] for the edification of each other in the knowledge and faith of the Lord Jesus…” The covenant also stipulated that if differences were to arise between townsmen, they would seek arbitration for resolution and each would pay his fair share for the common good.

Properties in Dedham


  • Located in Dedham
  • Built in 1910
  • MLS® #: 73075113
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 1 Full bath
  • 1,625 SqFt

  • Located in Dedham
  • Built in 1956
  • MLS® #: 73073692
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 2 Full baths
  • 1,706 SqFt

  • Located in Dedham
  • Built in 1987
  • MLS® #: 73073304
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 3 Full baths
  • 4,075 SqFt

  • Located in Dedham
  • Built in 1958
  • MLS® #: 73074708
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Full bath
  • 1,120 SqFt

  • Located in Dedham
  • Built in 1984
  • MLS® #: 73039010
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Full baths
  • 1,040 SqFt

  • Located in Dedham
  • Built in 2000
  • MLS® #: 73050579
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 3 Full baths
  • 5,900 SqFt

  • Located in Dedham
  • Built in 1910
  • MLS® #: 73062937
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 1 Full bath
  • 1,176 SqFt

  • Located in Dedham
  • Built in 1910
  • MLS® #: 73064536
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 1 Full bath
  • 1,487 SqFt

  • Located in Dedham
  • Built in 1935
  • MLS® #: 73059187
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Full bath
  • 1,336 SqFt

  • Located in Dedham
  • Built in 1958
  • MLS® #: 73063263
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 1 Full bath
  • 2,052 SqFt

  • Located in Dedham
  • Built in 1952
  • MLS® #: 73069951
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 1 Full bath
  • 1,366 SqFt

  • Located in Dedham
  • Built in 1950
  • MLS® #: 73066479
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 1 Full bath
  • 1,152 SqFt

  • Located in Dedham
  • Built in 1936
  • MLS® #: 73027562
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 1 Full bath
  • 1,104 SqFt

  • Located in Dedham
  • Built in 1951
  • MLS® #: 73061948
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Full bath
  • 1,005 SqFt

  • Located in Dedham
  • Built in 1925
  • MLS® #: 73050856
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 1 Full bath
  • 1,841 SqFt

  • Located in Dedham
  • Built in 1951
  • MLS® #: 73061593
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 1 Full bath
  • 1,092 SqFt

  • Located in Dedham
  • Built in 1958
  • MLS® #: 73061844
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Full baths
  • 2,196 SqFt

  • Located in Dedham
  • Built in 1982
  • MLS® #: 73041962
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 4 Full baths
  • 4,214 SqFt

  • Located in Dedham
  • Built in 2023
  • MLS® #: 73035009
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 5 Full baths
  • 4,848 SqFt

  • Located in Dedham
  • Built in 1952
  • MLS® #: 72846785
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 3 Full baths
  • 2,600 SqFt

  • Located in Dedham
  • Built in 1953
  • MLS® #: 72799869
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 1 Full bath
  • 1,221 SqFt

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