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Marshfield Town

Marshfield Town Hall is located at 870 Moraine Street, Marshfield, MA 02050; phone: 781-536-2500.

Thomas-Webster Estate, ca. 1832, 238 Webster Street, Marshfield, MA, National Register

Photo: Thomas-Webster Estate, ca. 1832, 238 Webster Street, Marshfield, MA. Home was purchased by Daniel Webster [1782-1852] (senator, attorney, statesman), Secretary of State to President Millard Fillmore. Purchased by Webster from Nathaniel Thomas in 1832. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1993. Photographed by user:John Phelan (own work), 2012, [cc-by-3.0 (], via Wikimedia Commons, accessed March, 2015.

Marshfield as described in 1937 [1]

Settled in 1632 and incorporated in 1642, Marshfield housed a garrison of British soldiers in 1775. In the 19th century, after the construction of a marsh drainage canal, strawberries and cranberries became the most important crops. The Marshfield Agricultural and Horticultural Society was founded in 1867 and maintained a fairgrounds hosting an annual affair on South Street.

  1. Federal Writers' Project of the Works Progress Administration for Massachusetts, Massachusetts: A Guide to Its Places and People, American Guide Series, The Riverside Press, Cambridge, Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston, 1937.
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