Lynn, Massachusetts is the largest city in Essex County, Mass, with a population of 89,050 (2000 Census). Lynn, Massachusetts is an urban manufacturing and commercial center, densely populated, and culturally diverse. Lynn, Mass is located on the northern shore of the Massachusetts Bay, bordered by Saugus and Lynnfield on the west, Peabody and Salem on the north, Swampscott and the Atlantic Ocean on the east and Nahant and Revere on the south. Lynn, Mass is 9 miles north of Boston; 51 miles east of Worcester; and 229 miles from New York City.
Lynn, Mass was originally settled in 1629 and was originally incorporated in the year 1631 as part of Saugus. Lynn, Massachusetts was later set off from Saugus and incorporated as a city in 1851. Next, in 1852, northern Lynn was set off as the town of Swampscott, Massachusetts.
Lynn, Massachusetts is believed to have had one of the first tanneries in the United States. The shoemaking and tannery industries were highpoints of Lynn's economy well into the 1800's. Lynn, Mass became a mill town in the early 1900's;. Today, notable companies such as General Electric, Durkee-Mower, and West Lynn Creamery have large presences in Lynn, MA.
Residents of Lynn, Massachusetts are proud of its long history, which parallels the history of New England as a whole.
Notable Areas of Lynn, MA: Lynn Beach, Lynn Heritage State Park, High Rock Tower, Pine Grove Cemetary, Lynn Woods