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The William Butter’s Farmhouse is saltbox half house built by William Butter II (later known as Butters) in 1682. His father, William Butter, was one of Wilmington’s earliest settlers. William Butters II is believed to have been his only child, born in 1666, and the first white child born in what is now the town of Wilmington. The Butters Farm is believed to be the second oldest house in Wilmington, built sometime between 1682 and 1690, and it is the oldest unchanged dwelling in town. This home and farm is also significant as the site of the discovery of the Baldwin apple, (known at the time of its “discovery” as the Pecker or Butters apple), in the late eighteenth century, which is memorialized with a statue on the adjacent lot.

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