Dedham, MA

Dedham, MA

Home to the First Man-Made Canal in North America

Dedham is a town in Norfolk County, located southwest of Boston.

The first man-made canal in North America, Mother Brook, was created in Dedham in 1639. It linked the Charles River to the Neponset River.

In 1643, Dedham authorized the first taxpayer-funded public school. Presently, Dedham Public Schools operates seven schools.  In addition, there are several private schools in the town, including: Noble and Greenough School, Dedham Country Day School, Ursuline Academy, The Rashi School, and Little Sprouts Early Education and Childcare.

The commuter rail service from Boston’s South Station is provided by the MBTA with stops at Endicott and Dedham Corporate Center on its Franklin Line.