Introduction to Georgetown, Massachusetts
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.
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.