Introduction to Ipswich, Massachusetts
Ipswich, Massachusetts, in Essex county, is 13 miles SE of Haverhill, Massachusetts and 24 miles NE of Boston, Massachusetts. The town is part of the Boston metropolitan statistical area. About 12,987 people live in Ipswich.
The town of Ipswich was initially inhabited by the Native Americans. They called the area Agawam, meaning lowland, marsh or meadow. They hunted and caught fish, especially shellfish, leaving behind mounds of shells. White settlers first came to the town in 1633. The town was officially incorporated in the year 1634. It was named Ipswich, after Ipswich in the county of Suffolk, England.
Ipswich and nearby Attractions
- Castle Hill
- John Heard House
- John Whipple House
- Crane Beach
- Dow Park
- Salem Wax Museum
Things To Do In Ipswich
The parks and recreation departments in the city organize a variety of programs and events for people of all ages. There are various historical sites and museums dotting the city. Take a culinary voyage by visiting the various restaurants in the city that serve local dishes. The city also has a beach where one can relax or enjoy some exciting water and beach sports.
The nearest major airport to Ipswich is Boston Logan International.
Ipswich Higher Education
North Shore community college serves the city.