Wenham is justly proud of its historic past; its present responsible and responsive local government; a wealth of dedicated and able volunteers; its nearly 300 acres of parks, playgrounds and recreational lands; and its excellent regional school system. Wenham is home to Gordon College. The Wenham Village Improvement Society provides a "Free Lunch For Voters" at its traditional Saturday town meeting. A walk along Wenham's lovely main street provides a timeless picture of beautiful old homes, gardens and yards, punctuated by friendly faces, residents say, giving one a general sense of connection to all that is right about New England small town life.
Location: Northeastern Massachusetts, bordered by Beverly on the south, Danvers and Topsfield on the west, Hamilton on the north, and Manchester on the east. Wenham is 22 miles north of Boston and 235 miles from New York City.
Total Area: 8.09 sq. miles
Land Area: 7.72 sq. miles
Density: 546 per sq. mile
Climate: Normal temperature in January: 25.8°, July: 71.6°. Normal annual precipitation: 43.6"
U.S.G.S. Topographical Plates: Salem, Marblehead
Reginal Planning Agency: Metropolitan Area Planning Council
Form of Government: Select Board, Town Administrator, Open Town Meeting
Year Incorporated: 1643
Active Registered Voters as of 5/9/2023:
Total Registered: 2,815
Other Parties: 13
Tax Rate: Fiscal Year 2023 $17.35 per $1,000 of value
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