From 1837 to 1886, the Weymouth Iron Company produced wheels, nails, and other items from their campus located on Whitman’s Pond in Weymouth. When running at full capacity, the iron works employed up to 275 people, some of which lived in homes that were built for them near the mill. The company owned the water privileges for Weymouth’s Back River, which allowed them to easily transport raw material to the factory and finished products to merchants.
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Sources: Wicked Local Weymouth