🇺🇸 Dedham is a town in and the county seat of Norfolk County, Massachusetts, United States. It is located on Boston's south-west border. On the north-west it is bordered by Needham, on the south-west by Westwood, and on the south-east by Canton. The town was first settled by European colonists in 1635.
Economy Dedham has been featured on both television and film screens. • William Desmond Taylor's 1919 silent film Anne of Green Gables was filmed in Dedham. It was the favorite role of star Mary Miles Minter, but no copies of the film are known to have survived. The film also starred Paul Kelly. • The 1973 film The Friends of Eddie Coyle was filmed in Dedham and starred Robert Mitchum, Peter Boyle, and Alex Rocco. • In the 1980s, the Endicott Estate was featured in an episode of Spenser: For Hire. • The 1982 film Pieces was filmed mainly in Madrid, but also included the same Dedham Square robbed in 'Eddie Coyle'. • The Endicott Estate was also featured in the 2000 film The Perfect Storm. • The award-winning 2000 film State and Main was filmed in Dedham, and Alec Baldwin's character slept in the Endicott Estate. • In a 2004 episode of The Practice, viewers learned that Alan Shore grew up in the town, and numerous references to the Sacco and Vanzetti trial were also made. Images of Dedham Square, the Dedham Historical Society building and the courthouses were shot on location. In addition, "extremely rare" interior and exterior photos of the courthouses from the turn of the 20th century were shown. • The 2010 thriller Shutter Island was partially filmed in Dedham. • The 2014 film The Judge was filmed partly in Dedham Square. • Kathryn Bigelow's 2017 film, Detroit, was filmed inside the Dedham District Court. • The film I Care a Lot was filmed at the Norfolk County Courthouse and Norfolk County Registry of Deeds.
Dedham has a population of over 25,364 people. Dedham also forms the centre of the wider Norfolk County which has a population of over 725,981 people.