Georgetown is an affluent, rural residential community between the Merrimack River Valley and the Plum Island Sound. 28 miles north of Boston, the town is accessible by Interstate 95, but it is the scenic and winding road of Routes 133 and 97 that offer the best flavor of this wooded community, rich in rustic beauty. Georgetown began... Show all »
Georgetown is an affluent, rural residential community between the Merrimack River Valley and the Plum Island Sound. 28 miles north of Boston, the town is accessible by Interstate 95, but it is the scenic and winding road of Routes 133 and 97 that offer the best flavor of this wooded community, rich in rustic beauty. Georgetown began as the west Parish of Rowley Territory that consisted of what is now Georgetown along with the neighboring towns of Rowley, Groveland, Byfield and Boxford.
The first settlers, led by Reverend Ezekiel Rogers from Yorkshire, England, were first impressed by the wide views from Baldpate Hill. It wasn't long before the party realized that the woods and meadows of the area offered opportunity for settlement building and cow pasturing. By 1700, twenty families had settled in the West Parish area. Roads and homes were soon constructed. In 1729, the first meeting house was erected at East Main Street and Pillsbury Lane. Small scale manufacturing and cutting ship timber became the town's first industries. However, by the early 19th century, the town was identified as a local center for shoemaking which continued until the last shoe factory closed in 1970.
Today, Georgetown has a small and attractive downtown with antique shops, an organ manufacturing company and a supermarket. Georgetown, incorporated in 1838, is a town covering 13 square miles and has a population of roughly 6400 residents. The town that is run by a board of selectmen and by open town meeting has a full-time police department and on call fire department comprised of two private companies: the Erie Four Fire Association and Central Fire Company. The Georgetown Public School District operates two elementary schools and a junior-senior high school. Additionally students may elect to attend a regional public vocational high school. Single family homes in town are generally traditional in architecture and represent the style of expanded capes and colonial farmhouses.
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