Rose Cliff on Fort Point, the northern coast of Weymouth Neck c. 1907
Weymouth, the second oldest town in the Commonwealth, was settled in 1623 as Wessaguscus, and established as the Town of Weymouth in 1635.
Bathhouses at Wessagussett beach with Great Hill in the background – c. 1939
Bradley Fertilizer Company was located on Weymouth Neck from 1870 until 1967, it was the largest fertilizer factory in the world at one time.
The U.S. Army had a Nike missile site on what is now Webb State Park at the tip of Weymouth Neck from the early 1950s until 1974 when it was shutdown and the land was transferred to Massachusetts.
Pictured above are Abigail Smith Adams and the Abigail Smith Adams Birthplace. The Birthplace has recently undergone a restoration, made possible with a grant from Weymouth’s Community Preservation Fund and the Abigail Adams Historical Society.
The town has an active and dedicated historical society. The Weymouth Historical Society makes its home in the Holbrook Homestead, 238 Park Avenue, South Weymouth – open from 9 am – 1 pm every Wednesday for tours and genealogical research.
Check out our Historical Timeline.