Place:Swampscott, Essex, Massachusetts, United States

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NameSwampscott
Alt namesSwampscotsource: USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS25006344
TypeTown
Coordinates42.474°N 70.906°W
Located inEssex, Massachusetts, United States
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog


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Swampscott is a town in Essex County, Massachusetts, United States located up the coast from Boston in an area known as the North Shore. The population was 13,787 as of 2010. A former summer resort on Massachusetts Bay, Swampscott is today a fairly affluent residential community and includes the village of Beach Bluff, as well as part of the neighborhood of Clifton. It is known for its quiet suburban character and beaches. The town is home to Marian Court College.

History

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Swampscott was first settled in 1629 as the eastern part (Ward One) of Lynn, and was set off and officially incorporated in 1852. A beach town north of Boston, measuring , and abutting Salem, Marblehead and Lynn, Swampscott was an important destination for the wealthy at the beginning of the 20th century. While Revere Beach, which lies just several miles down the road, has the honor of technically being America's first public beach, Swampscott was the de facto first resort town. Lynn was the divider between the poor beach and the rich resort town. The name "Swampscott" comes from the language of a local native American tribe. The following is verbatim from the official Swampscott web page: "History of Swampscott."[1]

Swampscott's public school system includes three elementary schools, Hadley School, Clarke School, and Stanley School, one middle school, Swampscott Middle School, and one high school, Swampscott High School. The Machon elementary school was shuttered in 2008/9, but the property remains on the district's rolls. A new building was completed in 2007 for Swampscott High School. [1] In 2011, The Town of Swampscott is working out the details of installing a massive wind turbine, with the approximate height of a 30-story building on the property of the Swampscott Middle School. When installed it is expected to generate a little more than half of the power for the middle school.[2]

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