Introduction to Amesbury, Massachusetts
Amesbury, Massachusetts, in Essex county, is 9 miles NE of Haverhill, Massachusetts and 35 miles N of Boston, Massachusetts. The town is part of the Boston metropolitan statistical area. About 16,450 people people live in Amesbury.
Amesbury was settled in the year 1642. It was initially recognized as "Salisbury New Town" until 1666, when it formally separated from Salisbury. The Powwow River originally formed the boundary between Amesbury and Salisbury. The area was incorporated as "Amesbury" in the year 1668. It was named after Amesbury in Wiltshire, England. It began as a modest farming community and later developed to form an aggressive maritime and industrial economy. Shipbuilding, shipping and fishing have traditionally been important occupations for the people of Amesbury.
Amesbury and nearby Attractions
- Bartlett Museum
- Maudslay State Park
- Amesbury Sports Park
- Custom House Maritime Museum
- Moseley Woods Park
- Cushing House Museum
Things To Do In Amesbury
Amesbury is the land of exotic locales and lovely parks that make for great places to relax. The city park and recreation centers regularly organize events for kids and adults. Those who wish to know more about the history of the region can visit the various museums in the area, including the Custom House Maritime Museum in surrounding Newbury. There are also many restaurants that serve traditional delicacies.
The nearest major airport to Amesbury is Boston Logan International.
Amesbury Higher Education
Northern Essex Community College serves the city.