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Overview

Introduction to Georgetown, Massachusetts

Georgetown, Massachusetts, in Essex county, is 5 miles SE of Haverhill, Massachusetts (center to center) and 25 miles N of Boston, Massachusetts.

Georgetown History

Georgetown, originally a part of Rowley, was settled around 1638, and incorporated in 1838. Before the white settlers arrived, the area served as the camping ground of the Native Americans. John Spofford, the first permanent settler, built a log hut in 1669, and the Boston and Maine Railroad entered the area in 1860. Georgetown is located in Essex County, which was formed on May 10, 1643.

Georgetown and Nearby Attractions

  • Georgetown Historical Society Museum
  • Brocklebank Museum
  • Georgetown Rowley State Forest
  • Stage Fort Park and Beach
  • Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Bradford Ski Area

Things To Do In Georgetown

Georgetown offers numerous attractions which include the Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary, the Georgetown Rowley State Forest, the Stage Fort Park and Beach, and the Harold Parker State Forest. The Georgetown Historical Society Museum, Georgetown Peabody Library, and Brocklebank Museum are cultural attractions in area. The town also has several churches including the First Congregational Church, the Byfield Parish Church, and Saint Marys Church.

Georgetown Transportation

General Edward Lawrence Logan International Airport is the nearest major airport.

Georgetown Higher Education

Nearby colleges include Northern Essex Community College, North Shore Community College, and Merrimack College.

Georgetown Almanac

CategoryValue
County Essex County
Standard Zip Codes1833
Phone Area Codes351,978
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude42.73
Approximate Longitude-70.98

Georgetown Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

StationHAVERHILL
Distance4.8 miles
Jan Temp16 to 35 F
Apr Temp35 to 58 F
Jul Temp61 to 84 F
Oct Temp39 to 62 F
Annual Precip46.8 inches
StationMIDDLETON
Distance8.7 miles
Jan Temp17 to 38 F
Apr Temp37 to 58 F
Jul Temp62 to 83 F
Oct Temp42 to 64 F
Annual Precip45.3 inches
StationREADING
Distance16.1 miles
Jan Temp16 to 35 F
Apr Temp35 to 58 F
Jul Temp60 to 83 F
Oct Temp39 to 62 F
Annual Precip48.3 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Boxford2,501$137,938
Haverhill62,943$78,987
Rowley1,702$88,722
Topsfield3,407$150,921

Georgetown Public Libraries

Georgetown Peabody Library
2 MAPLE ST
Georgetown, Massachusetts
(978) 352-5728

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Georgetown Public Schools

Georgetown High School
11 Winter Street
ZIP: 1833
(978) 352-5790
High
Total Enrollment 404
Georgetown Middle School
11 Winter Street
ZIP: 1833
(978) 352-5790
Middle
Total Enrollment 355
Penn Brook
68 Elm Street
ZIP: 1833
(978) 352-5785
Primary
Total Enrollment 409
Perley Elementary
51 North Street
ZIP: 1833
(978) 352-5780
Primary
Total Enrollment 294
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