Place:Wareham, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States

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NameWareham
TypeTown
Coordinates41.75°N 70.717°W
Located inPlymouth, Massachusetts, United States
Contained Places
Cemetery
Agawam Cemetery
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Wareham is a town in Plymouth County, Massachusetts, United States. As of the 2010 census, the town had a population of 21,822.

The town of Wareham includes a number of distinct recognized subsections, including Onset, Wareham Center, West Wareham, East Wareham, and Weweantic.

The newspaper of record is Wareham Week (warehamvillagesoup.com).

History

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Wareham was first settled in 1678 as part of the towns of Plymouth and Rochester. It was officially incorporated in 1739 and named after the town of Wareham in England. Because of its geography, Wareham's early industry revolved around shipbuilding and the related industries. It also served as a resort town, with many smaller resorts scattered around the town, especially in Onset. Like Sandwich, its waterways, especially Buttermilk Bay, were considered as possible pathways for the Cape Cod Canal. Although the canal proper goes through Bourne and Sandwich, the southern approach to Buzzards Bay passes just south of the peninsulas that make up the topography of the town.

Wareham is home of the Tremont Nail Factory, the oldest nail manufacturer in the United States. The factory was established in 1819.

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