Introduction to Andover, Massachusetts
Andover, Massachusetts, in Essex county, is 3 miles S of Lawrence, Massachusetts and 21 miles N of Boston, Massachusetts. The town is included in the Lawrence metropolitan area. As of the year 2000 census, 31,247 people lived in Andover.
The land where Andover stands today was settled in around 1636, as Cochichewick. When the first European settlers arrived in the region, it was inhabited by Native Americans who lived in seasonal camps, planted corn and tobacco, and caught salmon and alewives. The area was renamed Andover and incorporated in the year 1646. Later in 1709, it was separated into two different parishes known as Andover and North Andover. They were established as two separate towns in the year 1855.
Andover and nearby Attractions
- Addison Gallery-American Art
- Robert S. Peabody Museum
- Central Park
- Museum of Printing
- Stevens-Coolidge Place
- Den Rock Park
Things To Do In Andover
There are many public parks in Andover which make for great places to hang out at leisure time. The parks are great places to organize picnics and other events.
Air transportation in Andover is served by Boston Logan International.
Andover Higher Education
The city is served by Merrimack College.