where is the town of Salem they say was the witch town?


and what is the population

5 Answers

  • xyzzy
    Lv 7
    9 years ago
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    Although witch trials took place across the Province of Massachusetts Bay, now the state of Massachusetts, but what is typically called the Salem witch trials are those that took place in Salem Town and Salem Village (2 different places)..

    The best-known trials were conducted by the Court of Oyer and Terminer in 1692 in Salem Town. Over 150 people were arrested and imprisoned, with even more accused but not formally pursued by the authorities. All twenty-six who went to trial before this court were convicted.

    The four sessions of the Superior Court of Judicature in 1693, held in Salem Village, but also in Ipswich, Boston and Charlestown, produced only three convictions in the thirty-one witchcraft trials it conducted.

    The two courts convicted twenty-nine people of the capital felony of witchcraft. Nineteen of the accused, fourteen women and five men, were executed by hanging. One man, Giles Corey, refused to enter a plea and was crushed to death under heavy stones in an attempt to force him to do so. At least five more of the accused died in prison.

  • 9 years ago

    Salem, Massachusetts, in Essex county, is 4 miles NE of Lynn, Massachusetts (center to center) and 13 miles NE of Boston, Massachusetts. It's a residential area and a popular tourist destination. The city is well known for the Salem Witch Trials of 1692. Salem has numerous impressive mansions and homes from the colonial era. It has an excellent collection of Federal, Victorian, Post-Medieval, Greek Revival and Georgian architecture.

  • ?
    Lv 6
    9 years ago

    In Massachusetts.

  • 9 years ago


    Source(s): been there
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  • Fred F
    Lv 7
    9 years ago

    Maine, I think.

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