Dean's Corners

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Dean's Corners (alternate spellings: Dean's Corner)

Origin: "The Dunwich Horror fiction)" by H.P. Lovecraft


In the Mythos

"When a traveller in north central Massachusetts takes the wrong fork at the junction of the Aylesbury pike just beyond Dean’s Corners he comes upon a lonely and curious country [Dunwich]...."
H.P. Lovecraft, "The Dunwich Horror (fiction)"

West of Arkham and south of Dunwich, along the Aylesbury Turnpike, lies the tiny, sleepy crossroads hamlet of Dean's Corners, the middle of nowhere where nothing ever happens, both a haven and a prison to its inhabitants.

Heresies and Controversies, Keeper Notes

  • Dean's Corners is a small hamlet with a population of 83, the first stop on the Aylesbury Pike heading towards Arkham, the settlement survives on passing automobile traffic. Aside from the residents' houses, there is a general store, a petrol station, an inn, a post office and a church. (Watcher in the Valley by Kevin Ross)
  • Dean's Corners has a general store, gas station, restaurant/small hotel, Unitarian Church, and a post office (the town's "newest building" in the 1920s) that serves Dean's Corners and "Jennings Township south of Miles Ridge". (Watcher in the Valley)
  • Dean's Corners might also serve as a stage coach and later bus stop for the area, probably at the inn/restaurant, and (since the town seems to subsist on traffic through the Aylesbury Pike) there might be a roadside attraction expected here; the "Pike" in Aylesbury Pike refers to the turnpike, a toll-road, and as the first stop out of Aylesbury on the turnpike might support a tollbooth. (Y.Whateley)


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