Place:Market Drayton, Shropshire, England

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NameMarket Drayton
Alt namesDraytonsource: Wikipedia
Drayton in Halessource: Wikipedia
TypeCivil parish, Urban district
Coordinates52.9°N 2.483°W
Located inShropshire, England
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog
the following text is based on an article in Wikipedia

Market Drayton is a small market town in north Shropshire, England, close to the Staffordshire border. It is on the River Tern, between Shrewsbury and Stoke-on-Trent, and was formerly known as Drayton in Hales (c. 1868) and earlier simply as Drayton (c. 1695). Market Drayton is on the Shropshire Union Canal. The A53 road by-passes the town. The counties of Staffordshire and Cheshire are both close by.

In 1245 King Henry III granted a charter for a weekly Wednesday market, giving the town its current name. The market is still held every Wednesday.

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