Ipswich, MA 01938

Ipswich was founded in 1633 on land that the native Indians called “Agawam.” The small settlement benefited from proximity to the ocean, abundant fresh water, excellent fishing, and fertile soil. Lace and stocking making became important industries, and the industrial revolution brought immigrants here to work. In 1689 Ipswich residents revolted against arbitrary rule by the British Crown, for which the town is referred to as the “Birthplace of American Independence.” Today Ipswich is known for beautiful Crane Beach and has more early 17th century “First Period” colonial homes than any other community in the country.

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