geographical name \ˈmär-bəl-ˌhed, ˌmär-bəl-ˈ\

Definition of MARBLEHEAD

town E Massachusetts pop 19,808


   (Concise Encyclopedia)

Town (pop., 2000: 20,377), northeastern Massachusetts, U.S. Its harbour is sheltered by Marblehead Neck, a promontory about 1.5 mi (2.5 km) long. Settled in 1629 as a part of Salem, it was incorporated as a town in 1649 and developed as a fishing and shipbuilding centre. The port declined after the War of 1812. It is now a resort centre.


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