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Georgetown, Essex, MA

Georgetown was incorporated in 1838 but its birth was 200 years before when a small group of Yorkshire families led by Rev. Ezekial Rogers set sail in 1638 from Rowley, England for Salem, Massachusetts on the ship "John". Mr. Rogers and his party of about 100 men, women and children, having arrived late in the year, remained in Salem for the winter living in common houses.

In the spring of 1639, the group, now numbering over 200 individuals, purchased a tract of land between the villages of Newbury and Ipswich and named their plantation Rowley. This territory included the present day towns of Rowley, Georgetown, Groveland, Byfield and Boxford. georgetownma.gov

Georgetown includes: Glen Mills, Marlboro, Baldpate Station, and Byfield Parish.
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  • 1639 - Georgetown is settled

    Massachusetts City and Town Incorporation and Settlement Dates

  • 1838 - Georgetown is incorporated


  • 1845 - GEORGETOWN. [Pop. 1,540. Inc. 1838.]
    This thriving town was formerly the western part of Rowley, and called New Rowley. It is watered by a branch of Parker's River, and may be...Read MORE...


  • 1854 - Georgetown
    Georgetown, a post-village of Essex county. Massachusetts, 29 miles N. from Boston. It contains 3 churches, and a bank with a capital of $100,000....Read MORE...


  • 1859
    GEORGETOWN, a village of Essex co., in the state of Massachusetts, 31 m. NE of Boston, watered by a branch of Parker's river. Pop. 1,540.
    A Gazetteer of the World: Or, Dictionary of Geographical Knowledge, Publisher A. Fullarton, 1859

  • News 1879 - At Georgetown, Mass., the son of a widow married a girl whose brother married the widow, and a child born to the first couple has an uncle and a grandfather and a grandmother and an aunt in the same persons.

    St Joseph Herald
    Saint Joseph, Michigan
    March 15, 1879

  • News 1883 - Injured His Eye
    While the Georgetown steamer was playing, Henry Mack, who was assisting in holding the nozzle, for a moment had his attentions called off, during...Read MORE...


  • Georgetown Massachusetts, 1890
    Georgetown is a prosperous agricultural and manufacturing town in the central part of Essex County, 31 miles north of Boston by the Danvers and...Read MORE...


  • 1895 - Georgetown
    Georgetown, a post-village of Essex co., Mass, in Georgetown township, on the Boston & Maine Railroad, at the junction of 2 branches of the same, 30...Read MORE...


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  • 1916
    Georgetown, a banking post-village of Essex co., Mass., in Georgetown township (town), on the Boston and Maine R., 30 miles N. of Boston. The town...Read MORE...




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  • 1639 - Georgetown is settled

    Massachusetts City and Town Incorporation and Settlement Dates
  • 1838 - Georgetown is incorporated
  • 1845 - GEORGETOWN. [Pop. 1,540. Inc. 1838.]
    This thriving town was formerly the western part of Rowley, and called New Rowley. It is watered by a branch of Parker's River, and may be... Read MORE...

  • 1854 - Georgetown
    Georgetown, a post-village of Essex county. Massachusetts, 29 miles N. from Boston. It contains 3 churches, and a bank with a capital of $100,000.... Read MORE...

  • 1859
    GEORGETOWN, a village of Essex co., in the state of Massachusetts, 31 m. NE of Boston, watered by a branch of Parker's river. Pop. 1,540.
    A Gazetteer of the World: Or, Dictionary of Geographical Knowledge, Publisher A. Fullarton, 1859
  • News  1879 - At Georgetown, Mass., the son of a widow married a girl whose brother married the widow, and a child born to the first couple has an uncle and a grandfather and a grandmother and an aunt in the same persons.
    St Joseph Herald
    Saint Joseph, Michigan
    March 15, 1879
  • News  1883 - Injured His Eye
    While the Georgetown steamer was playing, Henry Mack, who was assisting in holding the nozzle, for a moment had his attentions called off, during... Read MORE...

  • Georgetown Massachusetts, 1890
    Georgetown is a prosperous agricultural and manufacturing town in the central part of Essex County, 31 miles north of Boston by the Danvers and... Read MORE...

  • 1895 - Georgetown
    Georgetown, a post-village of Essex co., Mass, in Georgetown township, on the Boston & Maine Railroad, at the junction of 2 branches of the same, 30... Read MORE...

  • 1916
    Georgetown, a banking post-village of Essex co., Mass., in Georgetown township (town), on the Boston and Maine R., 30 miles N. of Boston. The town... Read MORE...

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