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Weymouth is located in the eastern part of the state of Massachusetts and a township of Norfolk. It sits along with Hingham Bay and in the Weymouth Fore and Weymouth Back rivers that are on the southeastern part of Boston. The municipality has embraced the villages that are in the South, North, and East of Weymouth. The area where the present-day Weymouth stands were settled in 1622 and were named Wessaguscus or Wessagusset Plantation. It was considered to be the second oldest community of Massachusetts and was the dispersal point of the earliest expeditions that took place around Massachusetts Bay. When it was incorporated in 1635, the village was named after Weymouth, England, and its economy has primarily depended on farming and fishing until it was destroyed by water pollution.