Dunwich was first founded by religious exiles escaping persecution from Salem. Jeremiah Whately founded the first lumber mills, these soon brought money into the town. However after Boston’s increasing industrial investment began to push Dunwich out of the market. Dunwich’s poor infrastructure played the major role in its fall during the 1800’s, whilst Boston’s port allowed it easy access to international and internal markets. And as internal infrastructure improved Dunwich found itself more and more isolated.
Dunwich now finds itself as an isolated farming hamlet, which is starting to develop a small tourist market. With those who wish to visit a piece of untouched rural New England land scape.