America’s best-preserved Puritan town
Ipswich, Massachusetts was founded in 1634, and is America’s best-preserved Puritan town. Opposition by the people and leaders of Ipswich to a tax imposed in 1687 is commemorated in the seal of the town of Ipswich, with the motto, “The Birthplace of American Independence 1687.”
Historic Districts - The contiguous historic neighborhoods of Meeting House Green, High Street, the East End, and the South Green are well-preserved streetscapes of 17th to 19th century private residences. Ipswich History - Ipswich, Massachusetts was settled in 1633 in an area the Native Americans called "Agawam." This page features posts on this site in chronological order of the events.