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More About Wellesley, Massachusetts
In the 1630s, Wellesley was settled as part of Dedham, Massachusetts. It is located around the Charles River, and according to history, the town was named “Contentment” by the first settlers who were elated by their discovery. It was said that the pioneers paid five pounds of currency and three pounds of corn for the land. The part which was to become Wellesley was also called West Needham and was a quiet farming community.
In the 1820s, they sold their farm produce at the Faneuil Hall Market in Boston up until the 1830s when railroads expanded to the town. This new development led to the migration of businessmen and the urbanization of the town.
In the 1880s, West Needham was on the rapid wave of modernization with the introduction of traditional media such as newspapers, telephones, and even banking. During this time, Wellesley residents advocated for the creation of a new town.
On April 6, 1881, the new town of Wellesley was christened by the Massachusetts legislature. The name of the town “Wellesley” was named after the estate of Horatio Hollis Hunnewell, who was a wealthy businessman and a large benefactor of the town. His mansion was named “Wellesley” in commemoration of his wife, whose maiden name was Welles. The town’s historic buildings have recently been modified or demolished to more modernized structures, and the town’s history has been largely preserved in its museums.
What to see or do in Wellesley MA
The Davis Museum, located in Wellesley College Campus officially opened in 1993. The first art collection was displayed in the Farnsworth Art Building. The museum exhibits antiques and paintings from renowned artists like Hiroshige, Giorgio Vasari, Alex Kartz, and Alberto Diego Giacometti, to mention a few.
If you are a lover of nature and science, a place of interest is the Wellesley college botanic gardens. The outdoor garden grooms a vast collection of over 1500 different plant families, and it is home to the Paramecium Pond, which is a landmark in the botanical gardens. The Walter Hunnewell Arboretum also has more than 500 species of woody plants and thousands of trees imported from England by the estate owner, Walter Hunnewell.
Notable people from Wellesley
- Nathan Samuel Freiman; is a former professional baseball player who grew up in Wellesley, MA.
- Joseph Edward Murray (1919-2012); was a surgeon famous for the first successful kidney transplant on identical twins. He was a resident of Wellesley.
- Christopher Isaac “Biz stone”; He is a software engineer, Twitter co-founder, and an entrepreneur. He graduated from Wellesley High School.
- Aneesh Raman; is a policy advisor and former presidential speechwriter for Former President Barack Obama.