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 1956
  • MLS® #: 73044985
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Full baths
  • 1,688 SqFt

  • Located in Dedham
  • Built in 1966
  • MLS® #: 73044807
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Full baths
  • 2,019 SqFt

  • Located in Dedham
  • Built in 1928
  • MLS® #: 73034195
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 1 Full bath
  • 1,646 SqFt

  • Located in Dedham
  • Built in 1949
  • MLS® #: 73044828
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 1 Full bath
  • 1,152 SqFt

  • Located in Dedham
  • Built in 2004
  • MLS® #: 73044682
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Full baths
  • 1,414 SqFt

  • Located in Dedham
  • Built in 1958
  • MLS® #: 73044370
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 1 Full bath
  • 2,300 SqFt

  • Located in Dedham
  • Built in 1950
  • MLS® #: 73039198
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 1 Full bath
  • 1,738 SqFt

  • Located in Dedham
  • Built in 1960
  • MLS® #: 73043106
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 2 Full baths
  • 1,780 SqFt

  • Located in Dedham
  • Built in 1935
  • MLS® #: 73035927
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Full bath
  • 1,514 SqFt

  • Located in Dedham
  • Built in 1962
  • MLS® #: 73035180
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 1 Full bath
  • 2,022 SqFt

  • Located in Dedham
  • Built in 1953
  • MLS® #: 73033005
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 1 Full bath
  • 1,750 SqFt

  • Located in Dedham
  • Built in 1930
  • MLS® #: 72992003
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 2 Full baths
  • 1,884 SqFt

  • Located in Dedham
  • Built in 1955
  • MLS® #: 73043594
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 2 Full baths
  • 3,384 SqFt

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

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

  • Located in Dedham
  • Built in 1953
  • MLS® #: 73041729
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Full baths
  • 1,846 SqFt

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

  • Located in Dedham
  • Built in 1965
  • MLS® #: 73007496
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • 2 Full baths
  • 2,332 SqFt

  • Located in Dedham
  • Built in 1880
  • MLS® #: 73004075
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 1 Full bath
  • 1,268 SqFt

  • Located in Dedham
  • Built in 1966
  • MLS® #: 73039070
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 3 Full baths
  • 2,976 SqFt

  • Located in Dedham
  • Built in 1920
  • MLS® #: 73032750
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 1 Full bath
  • 1,250 SqFt

  • Located in Dedham
  • Built in 1903
  • MLS® #: 73041575
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • 5 Full baths
  • 7,410 SqFt

  • Located in Dedham
  • Built in 1835
  • MLS® #: 73036377
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 2 Full baths
  • 2,270 SqFt

  • Located in Dedham
  • Built in 1930
  • MLS® #: 73036077
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 1 Full bath
  • 1,728 SqFt

  • Located in Dedham
  • Built in 1928
  • MLS® #: 73035751
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 1 Full bath
  • 1,708 SqFt

  • Located in Dedham
  • Built in 1932
  • MLS® #: 73033200
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Full baths
  • 1,789 SqFt

  • Located in Dedham
  • Built in 1940
  • MLS® #: 73033221
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Full baths
  • 1,272 SqFt

  • Located in Dedham
  • Built in 2014
  • MLS® #: 73033019
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 3 Full baths
  • 2,380 SqFt

  • Located in Dedham
  • Built in 1910
  • MLS® #: 72964402
  • 15 Bedrooms
  • 9 Full baths
  • 19,508 SqFt

  • Located in Dedham
  • Built in 1930
  • MLS® #: 73033315
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Full baths
  • 1,024 SqFt

  • Located in Dedham
  • Built in 1954
  • MLS® #: 73039292
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 1 Full bath
  • 952 SqFt

  • Located in Dedham
  • Built in 1964
  • MLS® #: 73039546
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 2 Full baths
  • 1,871 SqFt

  • Located in Dedham
  • Built in 1949
  • MLS® #: 73037803
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 2 Full baths
  • 1,618 SqFt

  • Located in Dedham
  • Built in 1954
  • MLS® #: 73020468
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 1 Full bath
  • 1,552 SqFt

  • Located in Dedham
  • Built in 1959
  • MLS® #: 73022930
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • 2 Full baths
  • 2,266 SqFt

  • Located in Dedham
  • Built in 1952
  • MLS® #: 73019649
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • 3 Full baths
  • 1,904 SqFt

  • Located in Dedham
  • Built in 1930
  • MLS® #: 73023524
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 1 Full bath
  • 2,272 SqFt

  • Located in Dedham
  • Built in 1986
  • MLS® #: 73009918
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 3 Full baths
  • 2,758 SqFt

  • Located in Dedham
  • Built in 1950
  • MLS® #: 73033743
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Full bath
  • 1,500 SqFt

  • Located in Dedham
  • Built in 1962
  • MLS® #: 73034182
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 1 Full bath
  • 1,560 SqFt

  • Located in Dedham
  • Built in 1899
  • MLS® #: 73029079
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 2 Full baths
  • 1,850 SqFt

  • Located in Dedham
  • Built in 1935
  • MLS® #: 73035632
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Full baths
  • 1,964 SqFt

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

  • Located in Dedham
  • Built in 2022
  • MLS® #: 73033457
  • 6 Bedrooms
  • 6 Full baths
  • 5,700 SqFt

  • Located in Dedham
  • Built in 1954
  • MLS® #: 73032468
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 1 Full bath
  • 1,324 SqFt

  • Located in Dedham
  • Built in 2004
  • MLS® #: 72972831
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Full baths
  • 4,368 SqFt

  • Located in Dedham
  • Built in 1966
  • MLS® #: 73026702
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 1 Full bath
  • 1,700 SqFt

  • Located in Dedham
  • Built in 1950
  • MLS® #: 73018336
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 1 Full bath
  • 1,471 SqFt

  • Located in Dedham
  • Built in 1900
  • MLS® #: 72994551
  • 7 Bedrooms
  • 4 Full baths
  • 6,778 SqFt

  • Located in Dedham
  • Built in 1840
  • MLS® #: 73030960
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 2 Full baths
  • 2,600 SqFt

  • Located in Dedham
  • Built in 1949
  • MLS® #: 73018166
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 1 Full bath
  • 1,550 SqFt

  • Located in Dedham
  • Built in 1956
  • MLS® #: 73024261
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 2 Full baths
  • 3,092 SqFt

  • Located in Dedham
  • Built in 1695
  • MLS® #: 73002287
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 2 Full baths
  • 3,456 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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