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Our Genealogy Helper for Marblehead ...

We have a couple of goals for our Gazetteer:

  • That it be a tool that can help us with planning our trips.
  • That it also helps us to understand the community in which our ancestors lived, the community that was part of their daily lives.

By learning about Marblehead (and the surrounding area) during the time that our ancestors lived, we hope to have a better understanding of both their community and its relationship to their lifes. We hope that this tool helps to give us an insight into their world.

As we add data and organize our Gazetteer to help with our family research, we will be adding to this, our Genealogical Helper for Marblehead. While we don't have information that is specific to any given person or family, we intend to expand our understanding about where and how people lived.

Name Variations for Marblehead ...

When searching records, keep in mind that names and their spelling can change over time. Our sources include documents like maps, railroad schedules, Travel, Express and Shipping Guides. Many of these documents date from the 1800's and it's common to find spelling differences.

Although we can't give a definitive list, hopefully the following will give you a feel for the variations that might have occurred.

Another variation: Marble Head.

If you have information about these names (such as the reason for the change, date of change, the origin of the name), please Contact Us.

A Few Details for Marblehead ...

While it's still very early in our research, we have found that:

  • Marblehead was settled in 1629.
  • It was incorporated in 1649.

Neighboring Counties ...

When searching for family records, we have frequently made the mistake of not checking the neighboring counties.

For example, we have great-grandparents who lived in the southeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors were in the next county to the east. Almost all of the nearby churches and cemeteries were in the county to the south.

So when searching for records, we had our best success by looking in neighboring counties instead of the county in which they lived:  their home county contained property and probate records; the county to the east contained birth and death records; the county to the south contained their burial records. If we hadn't included the neighboring counties, we would have missed many valuable sources of information.

If you're in a similar situation, we hope that the following information helps.

Marblehead is located in Essex County.

To see how the shape of Massachusetts' counties have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Essex County: Middlesex, Suffolk & Rockingham (NH).

Below are the counties that are near Marblehead. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Marblehead:

  • Essex County     (The home county of Marblehead)
    • West Town Landing [Essex County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for West Town Landing
      • West Town Landing [Essex County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the northwest of Marblehead
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for West Town Landing have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on West Town Landing
    • Salem [Essex County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Salem
      • Salem [Essex County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Marblehead
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 43,581 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Salem
    • Peabody [Essex County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Peabody
      • Peabody [Essex County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Marblehead
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 53,063 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Peabody
    • Swampscott [Essex County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Swampscott
      • Swampscott [Essex County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Marblehead
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 15,462 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Swampscott
    • Beverly [Essex County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Beverly
      • Beverly [Essex County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the north of Marblehead
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 42,242 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Beverly
    • Prides Crossing [Essex County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Prides Crossing
      • Prides Crossing [Essex County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the north of Marblehead
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Prides Crossing have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Prides Crossing
    • Centerville [Essex County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Centerville
      • Centerville [Essex County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the north of Marblehead
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Centerville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Centerville
    • Beverly Farms [Essex County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Beverly Farms
      • Beverly Farms [Essex County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northeast of Marblehead
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Beverly Farms
    • West Manchester [Essex County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for West Manchester
      • West Manchester [Essex County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northeast of Marblehead
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on West Manchester
    • Lynn [Essex County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lynn
      • Lynn [Essex County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southwest of Marblehead
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 94,539 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lynn
    • Manchester By The Sea [Essex County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Manchester By The Sea
      • Manchester By The Sea [Essex County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Marblehead
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,438 people
      • Manchester By The Sea has also been known as:
      • Manchester
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Manchester By The Sea
    • Danvers [Essex County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Danvers
      • Danvers [Essex County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Marblehead
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 27,571 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Danvers
    • Nahant [Essex County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Nahant
      • Nahant [Essex County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Marblehead
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,506 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nahant
  • Bristol County
    • Easton [Bristol County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Easton
      • Easton [Bristol County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the south of Marblehead
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 25,116 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Easton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Easton
    • Mansfield [Bristol County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mansfield
      • Mansfield [Bristol County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Marblehead
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 24,539 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mansfield
    • Raynham [Bristol County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Raynham
      • Raynham [Bristol County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the south of Marblehead
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 14,560 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Raynham have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Raynham
    • Norton [Bristol County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Norton
      • Norton [Bristol County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Marblehead
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 19,983 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Norton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Norton
  • Middlesex County
    • Melrose [Middlesex County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Melrose
      • Melrose [Middlesex County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the west of Marblehead
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 27,790 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Melrose
    • Wakefield [Middlesex County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wakefield
      • Wakefield [Middlesex County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the west of Marblehead
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 27,051 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wakefield
    • Everett [Middlesex County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Everett
      • Everett [Middlesex County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Marblehead
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 46,107 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Everett
    • Malden [Middlesex County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Malden
      • Malden [Middlesex County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Marblehead
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 59,922 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Malden
    • Wyoming [Middlesex County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wyoming
      • Wyoming [Middlesex County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the west of Marblehead
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wyoming have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wyoming
    • North Reading [Middlesex County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for North Reading
      • North Reading [Middlesex County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Marblehead
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 15,904 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on North Reading
    • Reading [Middlesex County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Reading
      • Reading [Middlesex County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the west of Marblehead
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 25,535 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Reading have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Reading
    • Stoneham [Middlesex County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stoneham
      • Stoneham [Middlesex County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the west of Marblehead
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 23,961 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stoneham
    • Medford [Middlesex County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Medford
      • Medford [Middlesex County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Marblehead
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 60,847 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Medford
    • Wellington [Middlesex County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wellington
      • Wellington [Middlesex County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Marblehead
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wellington
    • Walnut Hill [Middlesex County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Walnut Hill
      • Walnut Hill [Middlesex County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the west of Marblehead
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Walnut Hill
    • West Village [Middlesex County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for West Village
      • West Village [Middlesex County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the west of Marblehead
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for West Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on West Village
    • Mishawum [Middlesex County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mishawum
      • Mishawum [Middlesex County] was located 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the west of Marblehead
  • Norfolk County
    • Brookline Village [Norfolk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brookline Village
      • Brookline Village [Norfolk County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Marblehead
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Brookline Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brookline Village
    • Brookline [Norfolk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brookline
      • Brookline [Norfolk County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Marblehead
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 59,022 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brookline
    • Norfolk Downs [Norfolk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Norfolk Downs
      • Norfolk Downs [Norfolk County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Marblehead
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Norfolk Downs
    • Cohasset [Norfolk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cohasset
      • Cohasset [Norfolk County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the south of Marblehead
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,529 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cohasset have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cohasset
    • North Weymouth [Norfolk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for North Weymouth
      • North Weymouth [Norfolk County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the south of Marblehead
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for North Weymouth have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on North Weymouth
    • Montclair [Norfolk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Montclair
      • Montclair [Norfolk County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the southwest of Marblehead
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Montclair
    • Quincy [Norfolk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Quincy
      • Quincy [Norfolk County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the southwest of Marblehead
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 94,421 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Quincy
    • Wollaston [Norfolk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wollaston
      • Wollaston [Norfolk County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the southwest of Marblehead
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wollaston
    • Weymouth [Norfolk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Weymouth
      • Weymouth [Norfolk County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the south of Marblehead
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 58,104 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Weymouth
    • Milton Village [Norfolk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Milton Village
      • Milton Village [Norfolk County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the southwest of Marblehead
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Milton Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Milton Village
    • West Quincy [Norfolk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for West Quincy
      • West Quincy [Norfolk County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the southwest of Marblehead
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on West Quincy
    • Beechwood [Norfolk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Beechwood
      • Beechwood [Norfolk County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the south of Marblehead
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Beechwood
    • Braintree [Norfolk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Braintree
      • Braintree [Norfolk County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the south of Marblehead
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 37,074 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Braintree
  • Plymouth County
    • Hull [Plymouth County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hull
      • Hull [Plymouth County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the south of Marblehead
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 10,484 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hull
    • Hingham [Plymouth County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hingham
      • Hingham [Plymouth County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the south of Marblehead
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 24,720 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hingham
    • Minot [Plymouth County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Minot
      • Minot [Plymouth County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the south of Marblehead
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Minot have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Minot
    • North Scituate [Plymouth County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for North Scituate
      • North Scituate [Plymouth County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the south of Marblehead
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for North Scituate have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on North Scituate
    • Accord [Plymouth County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Accord
      • Accord [Plymouth County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the south of Marblehead
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Accord
    • Greenbush [Plymouth County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Greenbush
      • Greenbush [Plymouth County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the south of Marblehead
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Greenbush have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greenbush
    • Scituate [Plymouth County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Scituate
      • Scituate [Plymouth County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the south of Marblehead
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 19,047 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Scituate have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Scituate
    • Norwell [Plymouth County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Norwell
      • Norwell [Plymouth County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the south of Marblehead
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 11,171 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Norwell
    • Marshfield Hills [Plymouth County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Marshfield Hills
      • Marshfield Hills [Plymouth County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the south of Marblehead
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Marshfield Hills have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Marshfield Hills
    • North Marshfield [Plymouth County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for North Marshfield
      • North Marshfield [Plymouth County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the south of Marblehead
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for North Marshfield have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on North Marshfield
    • Rockland [Plymouth County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rockland
      • Rockland [Plymouth County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the south of Marblehead
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 17,992 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rockland have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rockland
    • Hanover [Plymouth County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hanover
      • Hanover [Plymouth County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the south of Marblehead
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 14,624 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hanover have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hanover
    • Humarock [Plymouth County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Humarock
      • Humarock [Plymouth County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the south of Marblehead
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Humarock have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Humarock
  • Suffolk County
    • Revere [Suffolk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Revere
      • Revere [Suffolk County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Marblehead
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 52,375 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Revere
    • Winthrop [Suffolk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Winthrop
      • Winthrop [Suffolk County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Marblehead
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 18,446 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Winthrop
    • Chelsea [Suffolk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chelsea
      • Chelsea [Suffolk County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Marblehead
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 39,230 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chelsea
    • Point Shirley [Suffolk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Point Shirley
      • Point Shirley [Suffolk County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Marblehead
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Point Shirley
    • East Boston [Suffolk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for East Boston
      • East Boston [Suffolk County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Marblehead
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on East Boston
    • Boston [Suffolk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Boston
      • Boston [Suffolk County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Marblehead
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 691,531 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Boston
    • Charlestown [Suffolk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Charlestown
      • Charlestown [Suffolk County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Marblehead
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Charlestown
    • Bay Village [Suffolk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bay Village
      • Bay Village [Suffolk County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Marblehead
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bay Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bay Village
    • South Boston [Suffolk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for South Boston
      • South Boston [Suffolk County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Marblehead
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on South Boston
    • Allston [Suffolk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Allston
      • Allston [Suffolk County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Marblehead
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Allston have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Allston
    • Dorchester [Suffolk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dorchester
      • Dorchester [Suffolk County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Marblehead
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dorchester
    • Roxbury [Suffolk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Roxbury
      • Roxbury [Suffolk County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Marblehead
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Roxbury
    • Brighton [Suffolk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brighton
      • Brighton [Suffolk County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the southwest of Marblehead
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Brighton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brighton
  • Worcester County
    • Harvard [Worcester County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Harvard
      • Harvard [Worcester County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the west of Marblehead
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,618 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Harvard have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harvard
    • Southborough [Worcester County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Southborough
      • Southborough [Worcester County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the west of Marblehead
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 10,200 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Southborough have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Southborough
    • Bolton [Worcester County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bolton
      • Bolton [Worcester County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the west of Marblehead
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,476 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bolton
    • Berlin [Worcester County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Berlin
      • Berlin [Worcester County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the west of Marblehead
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,731 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Berlin have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Berlin
  • Hillsborough County (NH)
    • Pelham [Hillsborough County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pelham
      • Pelham [Hillsborough County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Marblehead
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 14,306 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pelham have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pelham
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pelham<3>
    • Hudson [Hillsborough County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hudson
      • Hudson [Hillsborough County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Marblehead
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 25,620 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hudson have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Nashua [Hillsborough County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Nashua
      • Nashua [Hillsborough County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Marblehead
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 89,167 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Nashua<3>
    • Litchfield [Hillsborough County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Litchfield
      • Litchfield [Hillsborough County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Marblehead
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,658 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Litchfield have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Hollis [Hillsborough County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hollis
      • Hollis [Hillsborough County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Marblehead
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,123 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hollis have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Merrimack [Hillsborough County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Merrimack
      • Merrimack [Hillsborough County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Marblehead
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 27,452 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Merrimack have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Rockingham County (NH)
    • South Hampton [Rockingham County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for South Hampton
      • South Hampton [Rockingham County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the north of Marblehead
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 823 people
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    • Plaistow [Rockingham County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Plaistow
      • Plaistow [Rockingham County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Marblehead
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,735 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Plaistow have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Salem [Rockingham County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Salem
      • Salem [Rockingham County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Marblehead
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 30,641 people
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    • Wilson Corners [Rockingham County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wilson Corners
      • Wilson Corners [Rockingham County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Marblehead
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    • Fogg Corners [Rockingham County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fogg Corners
      • Fogg Corners [Rockingham County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the north of Marblehead
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    • Newton [Rockingham County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Newton
      • Newton [Rockingham County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the north of Marblehead
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,934 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Newton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Seabrook [Rockingham County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Seabrook
      • Seabrook [Rockingham County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the north of Marblehead
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,844 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Seabrook have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Atkinson [Rockingham County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Atkinson
      • Atkinson [Rockingham County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Marblehead
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,163 people
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    • Hampton Beach [Rockingham County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hampton Beach
      • Hampton Beach [Rockingham County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the north of Marblehead
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    • Hampton Falls [Rockingham County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hampton Falls
      • Hampton Falls [Rockingham County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the north of Marblehead
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,411 people
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    • Great Boars Head [Rockingham County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Great Boars Head
      • Great Boars Head [Rockingham County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the north of Marblehead
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    • Kensington [Rockingham County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kensington
      • Kensington [Rockingham County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the north of Marblehead
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,090 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kensington have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Monahan Corners [Rockingham County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Monahan Corners
      • Monahan Corners [Rockingham County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the north of Marblehead
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For an expanded list of the communities that are closest to Marblehead, see our County-by-County Page for Marblehead.

Newspapers Published in the Vicinity of Marblehead ...

An ongoing effort between the Library of Congress and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) has resulted in the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP).

To share their results, the partnership has created the Chronicling America website. The goal of this partnership is to assemble a database about the current and historic newspapers of the United States. This includes a growing collection of scanned images from selected papers. All of it available to the public on their website.

Using information that we've taken from the Chronicling America website, we've identified 108 newspapers that have been published in the area around Marblehead.

We have organized these newspapers into two lists:

  • A Local Newspaper List - focusing on the papers published in the immediate area of Marblehead. There are actually two parts to this list - papers printed in the immediate area of Marblehead and those printed in the larger area surrounding Marblehead.
  • An Extended Newspaper List - a longer list, sorted by paper name and containing those papers published within 13 miles [20.9 km] of Marblehead.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first visit the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These professional and volunteer websites offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to everyone.

To help you get started, the following links will take you to the pages that are relevant to Marblehead:

  • Of Special Interest ...
    • The GenDisasters website specializes in newspaper articles about tragedies and disasters. While it makes interesting reading all by itself, it should be of special interest to genealogists and family historians looking for people who were either affected by or directly involved in such tragedies.
    • Stories from Massachusetts
    • Stories from New Hampshire

Cemeteries Near Marblehead ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Marblehead.

This is a new section and is likely to have errors. If you find an error, such as a missing cemetery or we have the wrong name, please let us know. If you know of them, we would also appreciate learning about previous or alternate names.

If you need information about a burial or interment, photos, transcripts, how to contact the cemetery or local authorities, please visit our selection of Genealogy Websites (see below).

If not found below, our Cemetery List for Marblehead covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

Nearby Communities in 1895 ...

We've built the following list with information that came from an Atlas published by Rand McNally in 1895. The Atlas had details such as the population of the community (which appears to have come from the 1890 Census) and whether there was a post office and/or railroad service available. We also indicate if the community no longer exists and is now historic.<6>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that Marblehead had a population of 8,200 people in 1895 with a post office and railroad service. In 2020, Marblehead had a population of 20,551 people.

These communities are listed based on their distance from Marblehead, with the one closest to Marblehead listed first.

  • Marblehead [Essex County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Marblehead
    • Marblehead [Essex County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Marblehead
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 8,200 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 20,551 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Marblehead had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Marblehead have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Marblehead
  • Clifton [Essex County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clifton
    • Clifton [Essex County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southwest of Marblehead
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Clifton had railroad service and no post office
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Clifton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clifton
  • Beach Bluff [Essex County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Beach Bluff
    • Beach Bluff [Essex County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Marblehead
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 52 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Beach Bluff had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Beach Bluff have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Beach Bluff
  • Salem [Essex County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Salem
    • Salem [Essex County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Marblehead
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 30,801 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 43,581 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Salem had a post office and railroad service
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  • Swampscott [Essex County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Swampscott
    • Swampscott [Essex County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Marblehead
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 3,086 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 15,462 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Swampscott had a post office and railroad service
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  • Peabody [Essex County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Peabody
    • Peabody [Essex County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Marblehead
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 10,158 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 53,063 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Peabody had a post office and railroad service
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  • Continue List ...
    • East Lynn [Essex County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for East Lynn
      • East Lynn [Essex County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Marblehead
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, East Lynn had railroad service and no post office
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for East Lynn have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on East Lynn
    • Beverly [Essex County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Beverly
      • Beverly [Essex County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the north of Marblehead
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 10,821 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 42,242 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Beverly had a post office and railroad service
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    • Prides Crossing [Essex County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Prides Crossing
      • Prides Crossing [Essex County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the north of Marblehead
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Prides Crossing had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Prides Crossing have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Prides Crossing
    • Danversport [Essex County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Danversport
      • Danversport [Essex County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Marblehead
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Danversport had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Danversport have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Danversport
    • Montserrat [Essex County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Montserrat
      • Montserrat [Essex County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the north of Marblehead
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Montserrat had railroad service and no post office
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Montserrat have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Lynn [Essex County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lynn
      • Lynn [Essex County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southwest of Marblehead
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 55,727 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 94,539 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Lynn had a post office and railroad service
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    • North Beverly [Essex County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for North Beverly
      • North Beverly [Essex County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the north of Marblehead
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, North Beverly had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for North Beverly have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on North Beverly
    • West Manchester [Essex County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for West Manchester
      • West Manchester [Essex County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northeast of Marblehead
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 150 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, West Manchester had railroad service and no post office
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    • Beverly Farms [Essex County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Beverly Farms
      • Beverly Farms [Essex County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northeast of Marblehead
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Beverly Farms had a post office and railroad service
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We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Marblehead. See our List of 1890's Communities around Marblehead.

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Marblehead ...

While our initial data about Marblehead came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Marblehead in old books and maps. When we do, we'll find a fact here or a snippet there. We've created the following list to keep track of the documents we found useful in adding to our knowledge about Marblehead.

We hope that the following list of documents will be of interest to you.

Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895)
Published by Rand McNally & Co.
(Document found on Google Books)

Note for Marblehead:
Services available in 1895: had a Railroad Station, Express Office

George#&160;F. Cram Map of Massachusetts (1901)
Published by George F. Cram& Co.

We have found Marblehead in these Censuses: 2010-1990. See our Census Page for Marblehead for more information.

Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Marblehead. See our Misc Page for Marblehead for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Marblehead. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for State of Massachusetts: https://www.mass.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Marblehead) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Marblehead. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from MarbleheadOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Marblehead. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.5001, Longitude: -70.8578       In this case, the coordinates for Marblehead have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<4>The Massachusetts Historical Commission (MHC) has created and maintains a database of historic properties that is called MACRIS (for the Massachusetts Cultural Resource Information System). More information about the MHC and MACRIS can be found on their website: mhc-macris.net.
<5>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website: findagrave.com.
<6>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Marblehead, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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